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I just install a upgrade of memory for my Compaq S4020WM, after I installed everything. I turned on my computer. My monitor doesn't come on, also, there is a beeping sound coming from inside the tower, can you please tell me what I did wrong

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It is because of the new memory. Take out the memory and re-boot. If it boots ok, then it's the memory that you installed.
Also, you may not have it seated into the slot rght. Try reseating it again and re-boot. If it does the same thing ,I would return the memory.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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RAM capacity ?


Memory Upgrade Specs for HewlettPackard Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer. The HewlettPackard Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer takes the PC3200 DDR SDRAM 184-pin DIMM Memory Type, and comes installed with 512MB (Removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your HewlettPackard Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer to up to a maximum memory capacity of 2 GB Memory, the system has 2 Sockets to install Memory, already with 512MB (Removable) standard Memory installed. For best Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer.

If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility before making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible http://www.memorystock.com/memory/HewlettPackardCompaqPresarioSR1215CL.html

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I need to acess the BIOS on my PREsario s4020WM but i need a password to do it is old and was my parents so i cannot figure it out so i jut need the options of what the password would be or how to reset it


Disconnect the power. Remove or reset the jumper near the cmos battery. Connect and turn on your computer for a minute. Turn it off. Reset the jumper to it's original setting and you're done. Put everything back together and you're good to go. Good luck!

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I just bought a ram totalling 1g but still reading 480mb. i was thinking its the bios upgrade issue but i dont know how to deal with it.


did you only install one 1 gig stick if so thats the problem ram has to be in matching pairs so for 1 gig you need two 512 sticks

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Montior in Sleep mode


Take out the newly installed memory chip... If your sure its compatable with the motherboard, reseat it correctly into it's slot and fire up the computer. OR try rebooting with just the old memory installed. Monitor blackouts happen when the incorrect Memory is installed OR when the Memory is not seated properly.
stop chasing video and monitor problems...... :)
Regards..

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No sound


Hai,
Are u installed any sound driver for your pc.Try to install the sound driver with the motherboard cd that came along with a new pc.First put the cd on the cd rom and automatically install all the required drivers.It will work deffenitely.

Thanks

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Black screen


Ensure that the power button is pressed and the monitor is plugged in correctly. If ok, then the installation was stopped while installing your video drivers. If possible use another monitor to re-load the xp operating system until completed. Once the video monitor drivers are loaded the monitor will work again. Let me know if you have any questions.

Don't forget to rate this solution before you log off.

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MEMORY UPGRADE


Sorry for the delay in my response.

Your computer will accept a maximum of 1 GB of memory. If both memory modules are the same brand and part number then it is possible that one of the sticks are bad.

Try each 512 MB memory stick in the first memory slot, without installing a second stick. This will troubleshoot to find out if one of the 512 memory sticks are bad. If both check out ok, then the problem is with the video adaptor.

Have you tried adjusting the refresh rate on the monitor as I described in my first response?

My final possible solution would be to upgrade the bios. Below is a link to the webpage for your computer system. You will find links for troubleshooting guides, driver and software downloads, product specifications, etc. If you click on driver downloads, then choose your operating system, you will be directed to a page that should provide the latest ROM (bios) update.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=93322&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

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