Computer Reboot

My computer just rebooted and is beeping...2 short beeps.  What does this mean?  I have checked the seating on memory sticks.  They are fine.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Turn the computer all the way off (power down). Remove all but one memory stick. Remove any removable devices (CD in tray, USB key and so on).

Now try to start in the BIOS (normally F1 at start). Does the BIOS start?  Can you see in BIOS if it recognizes the hard drive?

If it does, shut down and start up. Does it start?  

If no, can you start with a Bootable CD or a known Bootable USB key?
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THELFBCommented:
2 short beeps are usually a RAM issue. Boot to a Memtest CD and run a check
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Does it mean that your Windows won't start?
Turn it off completely by press and holding the power button. Disconnect the power cable and wait for 5 mins. Then connect it again and start. Does it show any POST screen messages? At which step does it stop?

And finally, what is the model of your computer?
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GeNeRaL971Commented:
Hi starkstark

I think is a problem of  of parity memory

maybe your Memory is  badly inserted or out of order Barette.
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nobusCommented:
yes - it indicates ram problems; here a list of all codes :  http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
i use memtest86+ to test the ram; and use the UBCD on which you find it :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD

go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                        ultimate boot cd
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html             download page

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html
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