restart failure

  motherbored 17:35 24 Mar 04

I have a 1.30 GHz AMD Duron with a 120 Gig hard drive and 256 DDR-SDRAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 video card. System runs windows xp. Ever since I got it, when I try to restart, or even if I switch off completely and switch on immediately, the system will not start and I hear three beeps repeatedly. The only way to start is to leave it for a few minutes, then it starts normally. It's a pain when I install software which needs restarting to take effect.

  anon1 17:54 24 Mar 04

On this occasion it would have been useful to know the make of bios however ami bios click here
phoenix click here
award is a different story ( they dont publish the codes) but it points towards memory problems I am afraid to say.

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