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PC Alarms and fails to start: K7VM4 mobo

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Hi xpt's,

I've a PC with a K7VM4 motherboard, and XP Home installed. Over the last week or so the PC has been playing up: after 20 mins of running fine, the PC crashes (blue screen of death).  I 've attempted a defrag which aborted prematurely. Now when I switch the unit on, the PC wont boot up at all, no bios available, the PC alarm sounds giving 7 short beeps, and the screen is totally blank.

How do I decipher the bleeps to uncover the faulty componet.

Thanks and kind regards.



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callandor is right with the codes could be a componet going bad like ram maybe
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it is the Virtual mode exception error

it has to do with the display try another video card or monitor highly doubt the monitor maybe the config for the settings on the display are messed up  

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Just a hunch from me, but I have heard that some of the K7 CPU's were bad for burning out if they overheat.  The Intels seem to be able to shut themselves down prior to burn-up.  I think it was Tomshardware.com where I read this information.  The tests they were doing, they actually had some of the CPU's catch on fire.

Good Luck.  I think the CPU would be the first thing I would check.

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Since the mobo is an 'all-in-one/video & sound onboard", I will start with replacing the CPU, and then the mobo if the problem persists.

I thank you all.

Kind regards
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