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HP AMD Desktop beep noise

When I turn on the HP AMD desktop in the morning, it made a long beep sound and the computer doesn't start up.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Hi sorry this is long, but I figured the more info, the easier to figure out the 'fix'!

    I have a compaq sr1703wm. Winxp sp2. I stupidly ended a bunch of processes in task manager (someone said to do this for faster dl). Anyway, when I ended one that was a 'network process', a box popped up that said something like 'network ending in 60 sec. & pc will be restarted'. I couldnt hit cancel or anything, so it shutdown, but wouldn't restart! There was a long beep, not really a pause in the beep. My moniter stayed black, but the power button on the moniter kept blinking.
    Its not the moniter because when I unplug the monitor from the pc it stays lit & the monitor logo comes on until I plug it back into the pc (even though the pc is off, moniter does the samething - goes black & power button blinks!)
    I tried everthing, but it wouldn't boot. After a few hrs. of turning it off & on, it started up. It said 'new hardware found' (which I have no new hardware). Device manager had yellow mark near Other Devices: Video Controller & also something was wrong w/ my network card or adapter (no doubt from me playing w/ task manager!). I tried to update driver, none could be found. I couldnt find much help on the web.
    I then tried to do a repair w/ win cd, but when I shut it down so I could do it - my pc did the same beep & wouldnt come on. After 2 more hrs. of turning it on & off, it came on, only this time there was no internet connection! So I tried system restore, when it shut down to do that - it didnt come back on for 2 days!
    I just now got it back on & this time I have internet. It still has the video controller sign (& says its new hardware) but there doesnt seem to have the network card problem anymore.But now a Microsoft box says 'because I have so much hardware it doesnt recognize I need to 'activate' my windows again'!
    I do have sound & I had NO problems until I stupidly ended the processes. I cant really afford $200 to bring it to a shop, so any advice will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully, it doesnt shut down or need to be restarted for anything before I get the right answer! :) Thank you so much in advance!



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HP BIOS beep codes

Because Hewlett-Packard (HP) uses a variety of motherboards and BIOSs, their computers use a variety of beep codes. Instead of listing each model's beep codes, links are provided to the support pages of several popular Hewlett-Packard desktops.
Note: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq merged in 2002 and the new company dropped the Compaq name from all but a few consumer product lines--such as Presario desktops and notebooks. This table lists only HP-branded desktops, while the next table lists Compaq-branded machines.
System codes and messages link
e-PC c10/s10
Kayak XM600
Kayak XU800
HP Multimedia PC series
Pavilion Desktops with Phoenix BIOS
Pavilion 5010, 5030, and 5040
Pavilion 7xxx (7010, 7020, 7030, 7050, and possibly others)
Vectra PCs with Phoenix BIOS (VL4, VL5, VL7, VL8, VLi8, VE2, VE3, VEi7, XM4, XA5, and possibly others)

Vectra VE 5/xxx Series 4
Vectra VL600
Vectra XA5
Vectra XA 5/XXX
Vectra XE310
Workstation i2000
Workstation xw3100

Compaq (Hewlett-Packard)

Because Compaq uses a variety of motherboards and BIOSs, their computers use a variety of beep codes. Instead of listing each model's beep codes, links are provided to support documentation for several popular Compaq desktops.
Note: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq merged in 2002 and the new company dropped the Compaq name from all but a few consumer product lines--such as Presario desktops and notebooks. Official Compaq support documentation is difficult to find on HPs Web site.
System codes and messages link
Business Desktop d330 and d530
Multiple Models

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