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The beeps with have a pattern to them. Listen closely when you first turn the laptop on and listen for the pattern. It might be something like 1-3-2 (1 beep, wait, 3 beeps in a row, wait, 2 beeps) It will repeat for listen for a bit to make sure you have the correct pattern. Once you have that pattern got to the HP webpage, in the support section, in the search type in "beep code errors". It will give you a list of beep patterns and tell you what the problem is. It could be the RAM, it could be another problem with the motherboard; those codes are what you need to have first.
The left hand side of the laptop houses the hard drive, the PXE-E1 media test failure is the laptop looking for another (network) boot device.
In short, you have probably damaged the hard drivem, which is why it is looking for another boot device
Remove the hard drive, check that the SATA connector pins are not damaged, if they are ok, then most likely there is no damage to the SATA connectors on the motherboard.
Test the hard drive on another computer ( as a slave) and see if it is recognised and can be read. Listen for any knocking or clicking sounds, thay will tell you that the drive is damaged and needs replacing
The first step that should be taken is to shut down the laptop. This can most likely be done by holding the power butting down for 10-15 seconds. The next step is to restart the PC and see what happens. If it boots up correctly than this have have been just a one time issue. If after restarting the laptop it will not boot than some trouble shooting steps should be taken. When
starting the PC your getting power? If not than there is an issue with the
power supply or battery. If you are getting power to the PC than you should listen
for the beep code on start up. 1 beep after starting the computer
signifys that the power on self test (Also known as the POST) has
completed with out issue. When getting any other type of beep code you
should research the meaning of the code. Beep codes differ from company
to company. The best way to identify the meaning of a beep code is to
type the manufacture, model and number of beeps into Google. Another
possible issue is that your hard drive is corrupt. If this is the case
than your computer will pass the power on self test(POST) but will have a
message like MBR not found or one of many other errors. If you are
getting an error than it is also a good idea to research the error to
determine the proper fix. If the PC seems to boot correctly but there is
no image on the screen than the issue may be a result of a bad video
card. In that case the video card will need to be replaced.
I hope that information above has helped is some way. If possible please rate this solution.
Try power cycling the laptop by taking the battery out and pressing the power button 10 times. On the 10th time, hold it down for 10 seconds. Put the battery back in and attempt to boot the laptop.
If that doesn't work, listen for a cooling fan when you attempt to boot the laptop. If you don't hear the fan, it's likely that the motherboard is malfunctioning somewhere.
Do you hear any beep codes when you try to turn it on? Here is a list of beep codes for reference:
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
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Let me see if I understand this right!...you turn the power on, the lights come on, the hard this spins and nothing happends???...Does this happend always??? Has it ever taken you to windows since then? Does it ever stay on more than 2 secs?? does it shutdown afterwards?
listen to the beep heres some information on beep code errors Beep Code:Description of Problem:
Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
One Long Beep, One Short Beep
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps
Three Long Beeps
Repeated Long Beeps
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps
If what has happened is true, then the previous owner had killed the BIOS. He has tried to FLASH the BIOS and it failed. This then renderes the motherboard DEAD.
Your only option is to try and find a replacement motherboard.