Why does my computer beep when it starts up?

A certain number of beeps are healthy and normal sounds for a computer to make when booting up. The trouble comes when the computer hangs or does not display an image upon boot up. In these cases, the motherboard will beep a certain number of times depending on the problem it is encountering. Refer to your motherboard manual and look for the "Beep Codes" section which will translate the number of beeps into a problematic area. This effort will help technical support diagnose and fix your problem more easily.