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Bios Help Needed -

by rgh11 / August 6, 2012 12:57 PM PDT
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BIOS and POST
by mchainmchain / August 7, 2012 2:04 AM PDT
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POST (Power On Self Test) is what you are hearing. A hardware part is not initializing or registering properly.

Commonly, beeps are heard singly, or in twos, or threes, or fours, or fives, or any variation of the preceding. So, it is possible to hear a one, pause, followed by a four. If this is the only error, it will repeat if the system fails to boot into the operating system.

Never heard of 40-50 beeps in a row.

Every computer system actually has two operating systems on it: BIOS, and the actual operating system you interact and work with.

Link here for common beep codes for HP and Compaq: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=bph07107#N461

Depending on what error code is presented, you will have some options.

If under warranty, back up all important files before sending it in, and have the repairs done there.

Scroll to the bottom of page and click the appropriate manufacturer BIOS beep code.

Report back here if you wish.

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Almost sounds like a low fan speed warning. Once it
by VAPCMD / August 7, 2012 10:07 AM PDT
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spins up to speed, the low speed warning notice beeps stop. Check the BIOS to see if there is such a warning and try disabling the notice temporarily. Let us know.

VAPCMD

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