Computer froze and now makes 3 beeps and won'the turn on!!

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Hello,
Please help! The computer froze so I switched it off and restarted it. It didn't start properly and the dates and time were wrong so I did it again. Now it won't start at all and makes 3 beeps continuously. My hubby is going to be super annoyed. Please help ASAP!

Thanks in advance.

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3 beeps indicates a memory problem. It could either be bad memory or a failed motherboard.

If you have multiple memory modules you can remove one at a time to identify the bad module.

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Thank you! Does it mean files have been lost?

Such a girly thing to ask but how do I access the memory and the motherboard and once I do what do I do next? Hubby takes his computer very seriously and is going to panic big time!
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What type of computer - laptop or desktop?
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The hard disk is probably OK and can be put into a USB hard drive enclosure and used on another computer to access you data.