i have a problem with my laptop maybe someone can help.my laptop when it is working will stay on for about 2-3 hours and then all of a sudden act like its rebooting but it doesn't get past the compaq screen and before that it make about 8 beeps.also sometimes when i turn it on.it just stays at the black screen before the logo and make the same beeps.my model is a compaq r4000 if that helps.its a decent laptop.I would like to save it if it can be saved.Please help if ya can.thanks
Re: my laptop wont boot and its makes 7 or 8 beeps
I have a a compaq armada m700 it had same issue had to remove my HDD and back it up using an external USB IDE converter then reformated the HDD. CHKDSK reveals a bad boot sector and a driver problem COMPAQ has an open source of updates and drivers you can download but my advice is get a new HDD you could always usethe old one as a back up. Hope this help
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DELL BEEP CODES Beep CodesBeep CodeDescriptionFailure Coverage 1 System Board: BIOS ROM failure System Board, covers
BIOS corruption or ROM error 2 Memory No Memory / RAM detected 3 Chipset Error
(North and South Bridge Chipset DMA/IMR/ Timer Error for Intel platform);
Chipset Error System Board Chipset Failure Time-Of-Day Clock test failure. Gate
A20 failure Super I/O chip failure Keyboard controller test failure. 4 RAM
Read/Write failure Memory failure 5 RTC Power Fail. CMOS battery failure 6 Video
BIOS Test Failure Video card / chip failure 7 CPU Cache Test Failure CPU failure
8 LCD LCD failure
Hello, if your computer peeps on startup it could be that your keyboard is stuck somehow thats why it beeps, it is sending and interupt request. try checking your keyboard to be sure its not stuck. happy new year
Liquid damage is usually fatal. It maybe that the beeping sound is a keyboard key that is stuck on. It sounds that, at the very least, you will need the keyboard replacing, but I wouldn't like to say that was all. Don't get your hopes up!
more than likely those are beep codes and should give us an idea of what is going on. Typically there is a specific pattern of long and short beeps. If you can identify them for us we can start the troubleshooting process
I think you may mean the Hard Disk light not floppy, although, if you have a floppy disc drive, check there's no floppy disc in it as it will stop the boot up.
But if it's not the floppy, and the hard disc drive light stays on, possibly the hard drive is faulty, maybe damaged sectors.
The other maybe is a possible memory fault, although the beep codes can only be identified if you know the motherboard make.
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