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#1 Rookie Roy

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

Hello Bleeping. Bleeping has done awesome things for my computers.I have a new problem.I hope this is in the right topic area.I have a Sony Vaio R20 desktop.I have had it diagnosed here with Hijackthis and all was well after.Now the Sony R20 Beeps 5 times when turned on. I went to the Sony website and found that 5 beeps mean a process failure. The last time It was on I had loaded a program to burn DVDs. the disk was from a friend. The burned movie played fine. Turned off fine.Next time to turn on I heard 5 beeps. Could it be just a coincidenctal Bios failure or can you hack a bios ?. In a similar forum here in Bleeping computer,I read that removing the battery resets the Bios. I will wait to hear from Bleepingcomputer before I do anything. Thank You for your time
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:02 PM

"Process failure"...that's not very informative.

Do the 5 beeps stop? Does the system boot into XP?

Have you checked Device Manager to ensure that all routine functions (video, sound, USB, NIC, etc.) are functioning properly?

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