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Computer beeping on startup

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#1 acjax38


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:24 AM


I am having problems today with my computer which is a "HP Pavillion dv5 Notebook PC." On startup I am hearing 3 quick beeps and 1 long beep before I am prompted with a screen with the following information:

Boot Device Not Found

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3F0)

F2  System Diagnostics

I then clicked F2 to open the System Diagnostics and ran the following tests:

Start-up Test

100% of the system memory tested OK

4,229,419,008 bytes of system memory tested OK
Memory test pass

Hard Disk Not Exist

Run-In test-

100% of the system memory tested OK

4,227,346,432 bytes of system memory tested OK
Memory test pass

Up until today I have been noticing my computer acting strange, Google chrome was closing randomly, .dll files needed to be repaired with sfc/ scan now in the command prompt, and my antivirus AVG needed to be reinstalled. Did my hard-drive crash and is the data recoverable? Is it possible I have a virus? Anything anyone can do to help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:21 AM

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