I was given a Compaq Presario computer last week for my birthday and when I start the computer it beeps one long beep and then two continuous beeps. I did what the online help suggested and disconnected the mouse and keyboard and sure enough, the computer starts without beeping. I need to find out if I can get replacement mouse and keyboard since it was part of a package deal on sale for $559 last week.
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There could be a number of things, from a corrupted BIOS (easy to fix) to a failed motherboard (end of computer) and several in-between. This forum just isn't set up for this kind of in-depth help. I hang out at www.suggest-a-fix.com (free) computer help forum. Sign in and post in the Hardware and Media section, then me or someone else will be along to help out.
Please turn off the computer, start hitting F8 at the start-up and then
choose last known good configuration. If this does not work, choose Safe
mode options. If still does not work, please try to restore the computer to factory settings. You can try to hit F11 or F10 at the startup to initiate recovery. If not working, please tell me what error message you get on the screen.
Does it come with any beep sound, because beep sound clarify the fault. Check it by the way.
The list is given below.
No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating
When a PC is turned on and then starts beeping, the beeps are actually a message to help troubleshoot. You should listen to the beeps and learn what the pattern is. With that pattern, you may be able to determine the issue.
HP has published a list of these beep codes that are common to many of their system. That information can be found at this link > HP/Compaq Beep Codes
When computer is booting up, tap your function key F8 then try Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) or Safe Mode. If still doesn't work, you have format your computer. But before to format your computer don't forget to save or back up your data or documents. Good Day
tell her she need to switch off pc when not required this will help not to build the static eletricity in ur computer.to remove tht electricity tell her to hold the power button on for 2-3 minutesa without switching the power on this might help
Try to go into the bios settings and restore default settings. It could be a bad setting in you bios thats causing it. If thats not the case it could be bad ram. Are there any beep codes during this process? *Beep codes are beeps that happen when you turn on your computer and there is an error, Most mother boards use them.