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NEED COMPUTER HELP

My husband has a fairly new desktop computer that has stopped working. It is a Dell Optiplex 960 C2D. When we try to start it, it emits six beeps.

Search tells us that this is a video card distress code, so we removed the aftermarket video card, and the computer worked for a day, but now it is not starting again. Do you have any suggestions?

Husband does not handle stress well ever since his stroke and he is about to lose his mind, as he had a lot of information on this computer that isn't backed up. Please, if you know anything that could help, let me know. I hate to see him so upset. Thank you!
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Thank you all! We turned off all external noises like the window air conditioner and the TV, and listened very carefully, and while the distress code was a total of six beeps, they were spaced out as 1-3-2. This gave us more information to work with because THAT beep code is indicative of a memory problem. We pulled all of the memoir and re-slotted them and voila! It works again!

I can't tell you what a relief this is! Thank you all again for your suggestions. It is so nice to have friends who are willing to offer some help,
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About Rectangle Magnet Express yourself with a rectangle magnet design that fits your sense of humor, political views, or promotes your cause & beliefsOur high quality fridge magnet is professionally printed on 2.125"x3.125" metal shell (approximate size) with a flat magnetic backing. Also protected by a clear mylar/UV coverUse it on a refrigerator, locker, cubicle, tool box, or as a dishwasher magnet for some attention-grabbing styleThese novel...
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35 years ago, I woke up in the back of a 1972 Chrysler Town and Country station wagon. (Don’t panic, this story has a happy ending.)

We left our son with a friend and drove to Reno, Nevada to watch the air races, which are amazing. Imagine NASCAR in the sky. I wasn’t able to get a hotel reservation for all three nights, so the first night, we pulled our behemoth vehicle into the parking lot of the hotel where I had reservations for the next night, and we laid out sleeping bags in the back to spend the night.

Next day, we went to the races and it is a spectacular event! It is amazing to see the racing airplanes zooming by overhead and looping around huge pylons.

We got to stay in the hotel that night. Following a quick trip to the license bureau, I unpacked John’s suit and the lacy dress I brought, we got dressed and strolled across the Truckee River to a nearby wedding chapel. My bridal gown was blowing in the breeze, and both of us had huge grins on our faces. A slightly inebriated minister conducted the ceremony and his wife took some Polaroid photos.

We hadn’t told a soul we planned to get married, so essentially we eloped. It’s been a wild ride, all marriages are. But I am still in love with him and we have a good life together.

Sending you all good wishes for joy and happiness in your lives!
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Happy Anniversay you two kids! And what a great wedding story. :)
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I made it to the bathroom and back safely during the commercial break! [You have to celebrate the little moments :-) ] #Emmys
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one little victory
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Walking the plank!
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I wish a camera could capture what it looks like outside, because it is so beautiful. It is dark, still moonless. and there is a low fog that hangs at the treetops, engulfing them, dissolving the black tree trunks into the gray blur above.
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This sounds wonderful!
Halt and Catch Fire’s Scoot McNairy is making the trip from Silicon Valley to Fargo.
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Yes, I have high hopes. Both of the previous seasons were so good.
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Wow! I'd be happy to see any speed increase. We are in a rural area and have few internet options. What is available is ridiculously slow or outrageously expensive. 
Core internet networks could see a major boost in coming years with the new terabit-speed optical-fiber links of the type being unveiled by Nokia Bell Labs.
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Yup, sucks. Sorry
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I grew up in Independence, Missouri, and was strongly influenced by Harry Truman's straight talk and honest action. I have been a registered radiological technologist, pre-need counselor, webmaster, humor columnist, and blogger.

I am also a moderator for the Google Plus Community "Writers Discussion Group"  which proudly hit 10,000 members March 8, 2013 and topped 15,000 on October 22, 2013.

I am the author of three books,  a collection of essays, "Queen Klutz: The Misadventures of a Very Clumsy Woman," a paranormal mystery novel, "River of Possibilities," and a humorous self-help manual, "7 Ways You Screw Up Your Life (and how to unscrew it)"

I am published in the Examiner newspaper, 2006 Writer's Blog Anthology and as a featured columnist at USA Deep South and Southern Humorists. I live in rural Jackson County, Missouri.

I am a humorist, lover of life, author and caregiver for my disabled husband (stroke) and until her recent passing, my mother-in-law (Parkinson's). I love social media because I don't get to meet people in real-life due to my caregiving responsibilities.

I blog about laughter, bad luck, no luck, being a klutz, cars that hate me, life and love. I turned several of my blog posts and newspaper columns into my first book.  Then I lived the dream of writing a novel which is available at Amazon and Smashwords.  I am an early adopter of new technologies and wrote a third book - a humorous self-help manual with many friends from the early days of Twitter including Foreword by Chris Brogan. Contributors = Jeremiah Owyang, Becky McCray, Susan Reynolds, Terry Starbucker, Liz Strauss. I worked for Seth Godin when Squidoo was being launched, building pages to increase the site's viability.

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    Journalism
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Radiology
    Radiologic Technology
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