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HP p6258 stuck on opening screen / beeps mystery

hello! i have a HP p6258. it gets stuck on the hp opening screen. i unplug everything from the m2n7b-la (violet) motherboard and reboot. one 2 second regular beep and one longer regular beep with a black screen (no indication of a signal getting to the monitor, either). i then plug in one RAM stick, i get no beeps and,"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". when i add the DVD or HD back to the motherboard, i'm back to getting stuck on the opening screen.

i can't find a comprehensive manual on the MB for the beep code, but doesn't getting a beep indicate the MB is ok and then i should try to find what is causing the hangup on that opening hp screen by those beeps?

thanks again for the knowledge!

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Won't boot

In reply to: HP p6258 stuck on opening screen / beeps mystery

Put a boot able disc in the optical drive.
Set the boot order in the bios to optical first.
Boot the machine.
What happens?

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cant get that far

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hello bob. can't get that far, as the screen is stuck on the hp blue screen that shows all those options to get to setup or boot order.

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In reply to: cant get that far

Remove the bios battery and take it to your local merchant.
Buy a new one.
Replace the battery.

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Don't know if you've seen this.

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