An audible Zen

You have just installed a new motherboard, plugged in all of the cables, and connected the power. However, when you start the computer you hear a series of beeps and the screen remains blank. Which of these would be the most likely cause of this issue?

Beep. Beep. Beep.

When you start your computer, you get a black screen and a series of beeps instead of the normal Windows startup screen. Which of these options is the most likely cause of this problem?

Why can’t my computer see my new memory modules?

You’ve recently upgraded the memory in your computer from 1 GB to 2 GB by removing two 512 MB memory modules and replacing them with two 1 GB memory modules. However, when you boot the computer it beeps and no error messages are shown on the screen. Which one of these would not be a troubleshooting option for this kind of issue?

Diagnosing a beeping computer

You’re powering up a new computer for the first time. Instead of the normal startup process, the system emits a series of beeps. No message appears on the screen, and no other lights are blinking. What is the most reasonable cause of the problem?