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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows Vista, XP and earlier Questions: Vista, XP back to 3.1 Screen goes black – computer beeps

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    • #2019660 Reply

      anonymous

      My Dell Inspiron 530 screen went black while in use. The computer started beeping – four beeps then a pause – continuously.  The hard drive started spinning at high rate. Does this mean anything to any other Vista users. Thanks for any help.  T-Bone Charlie.

    • #2019665 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Dell beep code for the Inspiron 530 are here.
      Four beeps seems to indicate RAM read/write failure.
      Run the Dell Diagnostics, replacing RAM is easy (if you can find it for an older machine).

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      The hard drive started spinning at high rate

      Probably the CPU fan going into failsafe (fast), protecting the CPU from overheating, when the temperature control on the motherboard isn’t working.

      cheers, Paul

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