Most times when I boot up it beeps twice and it will then give me a screen saying press F1 to continue. It then it boots, or I just get a blank black screen and I have to hold ctrl+alt+del for it to boot up.
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Re: Latitude D600 beeps twice
Sounds like you have a video card problem.
To run the Dell diagnostics perform the following steps:
Shutdown the computer.
Press and hold the <Fn> key (next to the <Ctrl> key), then press and release the power button. Release the <Fn> key when:
The keyboard lock symbol lights begin to flash AND/OR
In the upper left corner of the screen shows Diagnostic boot selected
The diagnostics testing automatically begins. It may take a few minutes before any alert tones are heard.
Watch the screen for images such as the Dell logo, progress bars,or lines of text and/or listen for beep tones that sound similar toMorse code.
If the screen does show an image, write down the codes that appearon the screen. If the screen does not show an image, write down thebeep tones that you are hearing.
Before going further, please click the link to listen to an example of a beep code. Sample Beep Code
The beep codes will begin with a quick series of high pitched beep tones, then a pause, then 3 sets of beep codes. Write down the 3 sets of beep codes that you hear.
If an error code is recieved, scroll back to the top to "Choose an option"and choose "A beep code is heard or an error code is seen. The beep code is not 3-3-3 or 3-3-4."
If there is no error code, continue with step 7.
After approximately 2 minutes the system produces a single alert tone and should display colored bars with the prompt Were color bars displayed? (y/n). The alert tone is repeated 6 times, once every five seconds for 30 seconds, then the second test automatically begins. Press the <N> key on the keyboard to skip the timeout and immediately start the second test.
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Check your BIOS, by pressing F2 and see if the hard drive is recognized. It should indicate the MFR next to the hard drive listing. If it's not there, then you might have a bad hard drive. If it is there, try re-installing the operating system with the set-up disk.
You can also go to the Dell website, enter you service tag number, and get technical support for your particular laptop. It might have a recovery partition in the hard drive to recover to factory settings.
It could be the memory modules (RAM). Get the information from those RAM sticks (manufacturer) and replace them with new ones to see if that solves the issue, if not then maybe the hard drive, and if it's neither of those, I hate to say it, but it sounds like a bad motherboard :(
am I to understand that when you boot it is sending you in Bios to set time and date ...by pressing F1 ...the thing you can try is to press f 10 while in bios even if it says its docked...and than confirm ..this will make it believe that it is set ..and will reboot and enter windows...after that you will set the time and tah date in windows and when connect to the insternet you can sync it with windows server..
Place a Windows XP disk in to a drive and just after pressing power button keep pressing F10 or F12 to get to the boot menu then choose cd/dvd drive and follow procedures from the screen to repair or install system. ANother way is by pressing F1 or F2 or Del just after pressing power button to get to BIOS the go to Boot options and set firs cd/dvd drive then press F10 and enter.
well what you have on your computer is the computer does not find your hard drive where you have the operative system thats why is asking you to boot from cd because the computer wants to instal a operative system may be your hard drive is damage ok lets do a test turn on your computer by presing the power botton and then press the key to boot on bios page can be (delete ,F1, F10 ) any of those every time you try to do the boot up if does not go to bios you have repit the same operation so when you get bios system display on you computer look for the hard drive and the boot order if there is no hard drive so your hard drive is damege and you have to reolace for a good one and instal the operative system