What can I do to fix my PC?
I tried installing a BIOS update found here:
for my Dell Dimension E310. When it attempted to flash It said the operation was aborted so I turned off the PC. The PC powers up and makes weird 3 second sounds. Then nothing is displayed on the monitor. It said the operation was aborted so I turned off the PC
- Jack KLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
why did you try and flash your BIOS? ... bad move unless you absolutely have to (but you know that now) .... there should be a set of jumper pins on your motherboard that will reset your BIOS ... you need to find your MoBo manual and read the section on resetting the BIOS (resetting NOT flashing) ... hopefully there's that option and you haven't completely fried your board
- 1 decade ago
those three sounds could be your computer saying it has a problem. when a computer starts up, it runs some tests Power On Self Test (POST).
the beeps may be saying that it has a problem with the graphics, so that could be why nothing is showing on the monitor.
explain the beeps, and check the POST codes for what the beeps mean:
- sethreberLv 41 decade ago
clear the cmos with the jumper on the motherboard.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
3 beeps means memory error so change your memory -.-
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- David CLv 51 decade ago
if you have your backup disk, use them to restart. if not, try to boot up in safe mode.