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HP AMD Desktop beep noise

When I turn on the HP AMD desktop in the morning, it made a long beep sound and the computer doesn't start up.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Hi sorry this is long, but I figured the more info, the easier to figure out the 'fix'!

    I have a compaq sr1703wm. Winxp sp2. I stupidly ended a bunch of processes in task manager (someone said to do this for faster dl). Anyway, when I ended one that was a 'network process', a box popped up that said something like 'network ending in 60 sec. & pc will be restarted'. I couldnt hit cancel or anything, so it shutdown, but wouldn't restart! There was a long beep, not really a pause in the beep. My moniter stayed black, but the power button on the moniter kept blinking.
    Its not the moniter because when I unplug the monitor from the pc it stays lit & the monitor logo comes on until I plug it back into the pc (even though the pc is off, moniter does the samething - goes black & power button blinks!)
    I tried everthing, but it wouldn't boot. After a few hrs. of turning it off & on, it started up. It said 'new hardware found' (which I have no new hardware). Device manager had yellow mark near Other Devices: Video Controller & also something was wrong w/ my network card or adapter (no doubt from me playing w/ task manager!). I tried to update driver, none could be found. I couldnt find much help on the web.
    I then tried to do a repair w/ win cd, but when I shut it down so I could do it - my pc did the same beep & wouldnt come on. After 2 more hrs. of turning it on & off, it came on, only this time there was no internet connection! So I tried system restore, when it shut down to do that - it didnt come back on for 2 days!
    I just now got it back on & this time I have internet. It still has the video controller sign (& says its new hardware) but there doesnt seem to have the network card problem anymore.But now a Microsoft box says 'because I have so much hardware it doesnt recognize I need to 'activate' my windows again'!
    I do have sound & I had NO problems until I stupidly ended the processes. I cant really afford $200 to bring it to a shop, so any advice will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully, it doesnt shut down or need to be restarted for anything before I get the right answer! :) Thank you so much in advance!



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HP BIOS beep codes
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/eng/support.html

Because Hewlett-Packard (HP) uses a variety of motherboards and BIOSs, their computers use a variety of beep codes. Instead of listing each model's beep codes, links are provided to the support pages of several popular Hewlett-Packard desktops.
Note: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq merged in 2002 and the new company dropped the Compaq name from all but a few consumer product lines--such as Presario desktops and notebooks. This table lists only HP-branded desktops, while the next table lists Compaq-branded machines.
Model
System codes and messages link
e-PC c10/s10
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis13707
Kayak
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis06334
Kayak XM600
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpv07804/lpv07804.pdf
Kayak XU800
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpv07804/lpv07804.pdf
HP Multimedia PC series
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bph01686
Pavilion Desktops with Phoenix BIOS
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bph07107
Pavilion 5010, 5030, and 5040
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bph01004
Pavilion 7xxx (7010, 7020, 7030, 7050, and possibly others)
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bph01053
Vectra PCs with Phoenix BIOS (VL4, VL5, VL7, VL8, VLi8, VE2, VE3, VEi7, XM4, XA5, and possibly others)
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bpv03305
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis06108

e-Vectra
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis06446
Vectra VE 5/xxx Series 4
http://h200004.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpv03974/bpv03974.pdf
Vectra VL600
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis01866
Vectra XA5
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis06112
Vectra XA 5/XXX
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bpv03314
Vectra XE310
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis13051
Workstation i2000
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis07621
Workstation xw3100
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00038866


Compaq (Hewlett-Packard)
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/siteHomeC?lc=en&cc=us

Because Compaq uses a variety of motherboards and BIOSs, their computers use a variety of beep codes. Instead of listing each model's beep codes, links are provided to support documentation for several popular Compaq desktops.
Note: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq merged in 2002 and the new company dropped the Compaq name from all but a few consumer product lines--such as Presario desktops and notebooks. Official Compaq support documentation is difficult to find on HPs Web site.
Model
System codes and messages link
Business Desktop d330 and d530
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00274415
Multiple Models
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=716493758+1107879885254+28353475&threadId=222666

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