Not a problem I have had before. When booting up, I get two short beeps and the computer asks I either check RAM F5 (did full tests and all tests come up fine), continue with F1 or do F12 for set up. I have tried all and am unable to find anything wrong.
The two beeps started about three weeks ago. Just before the two short beeps started happening upon boot up, I was getting one long beep for about a month prior.
A week ago, I was unable to get it to boot at all and ended up reinstalling the OS, which worked fine for a few days when it started with the two beeps again. Now we are back to the computer asking I either check RAM F5, continue with F1 or do F12 for set up before it fully boots. Hitting F1 booted it up fine...or so it seems until I shut down and have to turn it back on again.
I have reseated the RAM, checked for tight fits on all hard ware. Replaced the video card 6 months ago. Fan works strong and I made sure it was dust free. Did discover the sata cable for the hard drive was bad and replaced when I did the reinstall of the OS. Computer is not quite two years old. XPS 420 Dell with Vista 32 bit and up to date on all updates. Any suggestions?