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Loud, annoying continous beeping sound after bios


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#1 williamlhixson

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:02 PM

I honestly did try to search for this, but all I found were results for POST codes. This is a annoying loud continuous beeping sound. This happens after the boot diagnostics, at the point where windows should boot up. There is a cursor in the upper right corner, and that is all it does.

This is a HP Pavilion Elite m9040n PC. It came with Windows Vista, and I am upgrading to Windows 7. I stupidly didn't run upgrade advisor, and am now regretting it.

When I go to HP to find drivers, no Windows 7 drivers show up for this PC. Stupidly, again, I assumed this meant that they were packaged in with Windows 7.

I don't think this is a hardware issue. It happens repeatedly at boot up, but when I put the installation CD in, the PC boots off the CD just fine. This probably doesn't eliminate any hard drive issues, but the PC wasn't showing any signs before, and the installation goes through without a hitch. Is this caused by not having compatible drivers? Are there computers that can't be upgraded? I do meet the minimum requirements. 2.4 Ghz, 3 GB Ram. What may I be missing?

I truly appreciate any help...

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#2 Allan

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:56 AM

Sounds like a keyboard key is stuck in the down position.

#3 williamlhixson

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:12 AM

No, like I said in my post, it can't be a hardware problem, since it doesn't do it when I boot in any other fashion. Since no one knows what is going on, I will just figure it out myself.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:39 AM

You will probably find some pertinent information by browsing BIOS Beep Codes for your particular machine.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:16 PM

Since no one knows what is going on, I will just figure it out myself.

Okay




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