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?