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#1 foxslink

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:08 PM

Hi guys,

there is an issue with my old dad´s notebook, when the pc is on , no matter what you´re doing on it, it makes a bleep noise every 10 seconds with a ramdom pattern. I dont know if its board issue or something else, like HDD or Ram. What would you recommend me to do? Im worried it will die at any second. I cant even find the drivers for this old brick, Its a HP 420,couldnt find them on the Manufacturers site https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-420-notebook-pc/4158858
Id appreciate your help



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:44 PM

It could be a sign of hardware failure.

 

Usually the beeps mean something

 

here is a list of the HP beep codes:

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02222922

 

Since you given no information on how many beeps the machine made anything I can do is give guesswork.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

While it's definitely an older laptop (2009-2011), it could have decent performance depending on the CPU chip installed which, as a note, can be upgraded.

Here: though, is the real support page for it:

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-420-notebook-pc/4158858/drivers

What operating system are you running?  (It was shipped with XP, Vista, and 7 so I assume you upgraded to 10?)


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

its hard to count the patterm because the beeps are very sporadic, sometimes it stops, the more i have the notebook on the more sounds it makes. Im running windows 7 64 bits on it, i should be using 32 bitx cuz i hacve only 2 gigs of ram. Ill try to unmount the drive and put another one to see if thats fixes the problem, i doubt it though cuz the drive seems fine, no clicking or temps to worry about. The cpu it has is intel Core 2 Duo T6570 2.10 GHz. Cant find drivers for win 7 , should i try an older OS? 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:04 PM

They're all right there in that link I posted and I changed it to 7 64 bit: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-420-notebook-pc/4158858/drivers

HP beep codes; though, happen during the BIOS self testing operations and not after Windows boots.  Your license key on the Microsoft sticker on the bottom, BTW, works on 32 or 64 bit Windows 7 unless it says it is a Windows Vista or XP license on the sticker


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