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Hardware Or Software (virus) Issue? Bleep.... Bleep, Bleep


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#1 mickyd67

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:57 PM

Hi all - a newbie here, so sorry if this has been asked before.

I have a HP Pavilion DV2188ea laptop. Since Friday night I've had a bit of a problem with it. When it's off, and I press the on button it is making a "PC Bleep" 1 bleep, followed by 2 shorter bleeps in quick succession. When I say PC Bleep I mean the loud bleep that older PCís used to make (well, thatís what I remember from back in the day)

It takes me about 15 attempts to get into Vista; and when I am in there doesn't appear to be a problem.

I've run a virus scan, using Symantec AV, on all User Accounts on the laptop. Nothing has been found.

I've removed and re-inserted the RAM - as it was suggested that might be the problem.

It seemed to 'fix itself' yesterday, rebooted it on a number of occasion, no problem. Tried it again this morning and it started again. About 10 attempts later I got in. The thing is, I am now reluctant to switch the laptop off - I think I'll just leave it in hibernation/ standby mode.

Anyone any idea what the cause of this problem might be?

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:08 PM

http://docs.hp.com/en/AB216-90001/ch04s03.html

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:17 PM

http://docs.hp.com/en/AB216-90001/ch04s03.html

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Thanks for that - I suppose the best thing I could do is remove one of the RAM modules and if it does it again then replace it with the other one.

I'm not sure why it would work sometimes though - and not others?

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:50 PM

It's a process of elimination when troubleshooting.

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