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Error Beeps On Start Up

I am experiencing a strange phenomenon, when I boot up the A200, there are a series of steady mid-toned beeps - if I don't touch anything it will beep endlessly. As soon as an arrow key is depressed (doesn't matter which one) and held, it stops beeping and begins to load Windows Vista for Business. The computer operates perfectly, with no apparent issues! There are no error messages or anything that would indicate a problem exists with the keyboard itself, other than the beeps.

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  • rikkalan Jul 10, 2008

    Adding to my initial thread post:

    The computer is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200,

    Part#: PSAE4C-01H0BC

  • alabamark Sep 23, 2008

    when you go to power it on it shows the toshiba start up then goes to a black screen with a flashing dash at the top left hand corner and start the error beeps after that i cant get it to do anything. i was pressing random keys and it went to load but wouldn't let me type password any help would be great thanks for your time

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem on my IBM NetVista. After we set it to default settings on the computer it started doing the exact same thing you described. How do we change it back?

  • rikkalan Dec 26, 2009

    Turns out it was a stuck key on the keyboard.

  • Alex Andreatta May 11, 2010

    those beeps are more or less error codes from the bios post test. can you enter the bios/setup on startup? if so can you reset to default or optimum settings?

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Hi!

It could be a problem with the keyboard that it might have a sticky key. Try to check the keyboard for some sticky keys and check if you can still clean them or else replace it. :)

Hope this helps!

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