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HP a6600f beep POST code error message

Question: HP a6600f beep POST code error message

The computer does not get past the POST. It gives a long approximately 15 second tone followed by a 10 second pause and another long tone and this sequence repeats indefinitely.No screen display. I replaced the power supply but same beep POST beep code. I removed the RAM cards and got a different beep code long beep followed by a short beep. I see others have reported this problem. Any successful fix?

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Answer: HP a6600f beep POST code error message

Hi there @John2569, May the Forums be with you! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not starting properly and that you are getting a repeating beep code. I am happy to help with this. I would suggest you follow the following document due to the codes you are getting: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code This process may also be of use if there is any improvement, after using the above document: HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows Vista). I hope this helps, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Answer:Computer wont post and gives me video card beep code error. Please Help!!

3 of 5 rating and lots of DOA's.... Id pull your CPU from it and get a board swap under warranty.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

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Question: Post beep code

Can anyone tell me what 3 beeps mean, my board is Intel D945 GCCR. My computer beeps 3 times and then just won't start up and also that this beep thing doesn't always happen, it happens sometimes and other times the system will boot quite normally.

Answer:Post beep code

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I recently bought two government surplus M58 desktops (7360-P52).  Core 2 Duo E7500 + 2 x 2GB PC3-8500 + 250GB Seagate drive + Win 7 Pro installed. Both machines work without problems after boot.  Before booting, though, I count 38 short beeps at POST in quick succession on both of them. This isn't a documented code anywhere that I can find. I have tried swapping DIMMs and DIMM locations.  I have dropped in 1GB DIMMs instead.  I have changed the button battery.  Unplugged the DVD drive.  Unplugged the hard drive.  The fans seem to be running fine. I would keep swapping parts if it wasn't 38 beeps on both. I would be very grateful for a clue.

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Morning all

I have a HP/Compaq D220 MT computer that is giving an 8 beep code over and over at startup. I have no video no nothing on screen. When i remove the memory it gives the correct memory beep error (3) i have removed all periferals and removed power and data cables from all devices except the MB. HP is SLOOOOOOW at trying to get Tech Support and their "live help" is kinda useless if your not using the computer that has the problem ( if i can use the computer that has the problem then why do i need LIVE HELP LOL) Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Zones Inc.
Returns Tech

Answer:HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

I believe it is a video card problem. Try reseating the video card or try a new one.

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Hi, I am having an issue with my computer failing POST, but the beep code does not match anything I can find.Current Specs:AMD 6350 Black Edition Unlocked 6-core CPUAsus Sabertooth 990 R2.0 MoboAsus Radeon HD 7850 GPUAsus Blu-ray/DVD/CD BurnerOCZ 90GB SSDWestern Digital 500GB Blue HDDWestern Digital 2TB HDDCorsair Ballistix Sport RAM 2x8GB (16GB total)735 Watt Raidmax 80 Bronze PSU w/ blue ledThermaltek Armor Evo Case w/ hot swap HDD bay, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB2.0, 2 x 200mm fan (one w/ blue led), 1 x 120mm fanIssue:Upon power up, the PC fails POST and gives me the following: 1 long beep, 3 short beeps. A slight pause and then the "normal" beep that usually indicates a good POST, then the 1 long three short pattern repeats one time at a higher frequency.No display on any monitors. Everything else seems to be working (lights, fans, ETC)What I have done (not necessarily in this exact order):Power CycleUnplugged all external drivesUnplugged all external components (mouse, KB, etc)Unplugged everything from the back except the power.Switched RAM locationsRemoved 1 stick of RAM and cycled it through different locationsCycled second stick of RAM through all locationsRemoved all RAM (this was the only thing that resulted in a changed. I then got a short beep repeating without stopping)Unplugged all fansRemoved GPUPut GPU in different PCIe slots (the bottom one was not checked; PSU blocks it)Unplugged all internal drivesRemoved PSU cord for 10 minutesRemoved CMOS battery for 1... Read more

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I have a problem with 5 beeps sound, and after replacing the CMOS battery, the beeps are still here...
So I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps, but i would like to know how to disable this sounds, at least temporary... because its annoying when i use headphones?
I can confirm that when i mute all sounds, using the keyboard button the beeps are also muted. How can i do the same thing but only for the 5 beeps?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Disable (post?) beep code sounds

jovan.meshkovhow to disable this sounds, at least temporary
Hello. Try this. It's for turning off system beeps. I think it will turn off the POST beeps.
1. Open the Device Manager. 2. In the View menu at the top, click “Show hidden devices”.3. Scroll down to “Non-Plug and Play Drivers” and  expand (click the + sign).4. Double click “Beep”. 5. Click the “Driver Tab” and change “Startup Type” to “Disabled”.6. Restart.
jovan.meshkovSo I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps
Until the issue with the laptop is resolved, I would be extra careful to keep a separate backup of all data.

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I cannot find a list of POST codes.  This morning my X200s (2 months old) will not boot -- just the loud beeps and a blank screen -- beeps repeated over and over again. What does it mean and what do I do now?  Using an older machine I have failed to find any information on the web 

Answer:POST Beep code Long_2 shorts on X200s

Hi jpff, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
Sorry to hear about those beeps.
There is a ThinkPad General beep decoder. The X200-specific beep decoder in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

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This particular computer is using Pheonix Bios. During POST, I am getting 1 long, 2 short beeps as well as no feedback to the monitor which indicates a graphics card failure presumably, but I am suspicious of a motherboard failure as well.I disconnected everything except mobo, proc,1 stick of ram, and gpu and got the same code. Then, I went through all the ram slots (there are 4 on this mobo), and found 2 slots that give a different code which is infinitely repeating long beep. With the gpu disconnected I get the same 1 long 2 short beeps. Based on this, I'm not sure if I can condemn the gpu or not because of the problems I seem to be having with the motherboard as well. Seems like it may be both the gpu and the mobo. I may be able to borrow a compatible known good gpu, but I don't want to risk frying it if the problem is in the mobo itself.Any further tests or suggestions would be much appreciated.P.S. Powersupply is also a known good.

Answer:No Boot/ POST beep code 1 long:2 short

You may want to look this list over.....

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What started as repairing a friends computer eventually turned into a complete overhaul.Here is the story, He was playing eq2 one day, happy as a clam, and suddenly his comp died.  After that, it just would not start up.He broght it to me, and I replaced the psu, same issue, replaced the mobo, and nada.... after he thought about it, he decided that he wants to upgrade anyway, so asked me to get him new parts and build him a new system...So, here is the listAsus M2N32 sli am2 moboAmd Fx-62 cpu2 gigs of ddr2 ram (a-bit, or a-byte or something, it was listed in the mobo manual as being compatable)antec 900 gaming case (which has a mini tornado inside.... I mean wow lol)At first I used his exisiting graphics card... Put it together and BAM same problem.  The fans would twitch, but nothing powered up....  After I recovered from the head trauma of banging it against the wall, I took the graphics card out, and everything, started working... So I deduced that after all that, it turned out to be the graphics card.  So I replaced with:Nvidia 7950NOW everything powers up, but no display, and the beep code gives me the 1 long, and 2 short beeps, which tells me that it can't display.I have checked, rechecked, reseated.  I switched his graphics card with mine, to see if it was a defective card, and his works in my computer, but mine still had the same issue in his.The only thing I didn't replace yet is the Hard drive.Any suggestions?

Answer:No post at start up, Giving display beep code

Some motherboards hold beep codes even after the problem is fixed. One possible solution is to remove the battery, clearing the CMOS, then replacing it.

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I have a T400 not on warranty. I just purchased it a week ago so I know very little about the system. Pre problem: Lap top worked fine. I placed it in hibernation for the first time and walked a block. I fell in that time. The fall was more jarring to me than the computer but I do think it could be the cause of the problem. When I got home - it would not come out of hibernation so I rebooted. The z light came on and the beep code of 1-1-1-1 occurred. Things I have tried: 1) confirmed the harddrive was still good - placed it in another T400 I have it booted no problem.2) removed the RAM - beep code changed to 1-3-3-1 longer pause 1-1-1-13) replaced the RAM4) Did the Lenovo Hard reset ( unplug, remove battery, hold down power key for 10 seconds tap 15 times put back the battery and plug lap top in.) still beep code 1-1-1-15) searched Lenovo Beep codes - this is not 4 sets of 4 beeps it is just one set of 4 short beeps with pauses.6) removed the cmoss battery and put it back in.7) Hooking up an external monitor.8) holding down the FN key9) holding down the Fn Key and the F1 key10) holding down the F1 key11) pressing the thinkvantage button.12) Pulling apart lap top and disconnecting the modem and trying to reboot. I looked over the motherboard it does not look cracked in any way. The beep code does not seem to exists and I have NO idea how to find out if the security chip was jarred in any way. Any thoughts would be appreciated Thank you&n... Read more

Answer:T400 Model# 2489 Will not post. Beep code 1-1-1-1 and Z light on.

2489 isn't a valid model.  Do you mean 2789?  In any case, your diagnostic procedure sounds correct.  I assume the main battery was out and the machine was unplugged when the CMOS battery was pulled. (either can supply power to the cmos)  One more thing:  I have found that the cmos battery needs to be out for longer than you would expect on the newer models.  I pull it out for the whole time I go through the "pushing the power button" thing.  The only other thing I would do if I had it here is to hook up a contraption that usually can read the post codes to tell where it failed.

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Hi, I have a machine at work which beeps 12 times (3 times, 3 times, 3 times, 3 times) then shuts down. When I checked inside there was no RAM it was discusssed that another technician had changed the RAM and I installed a new DDR 3 (1 Gig RAM module).
I now don't think it's the RAM but what else could it be I'm trying to find a good site for trying to identify the beep code, could it be the motherboard or CMOS?
The PC type is
click here

Answer:Lenovo Think Centre Intel Q45 Motherboard POST beep code issue.

Beep Codes
click here no memory its going to beep**
beep codes are dependant on type of BIOS the board uses
the only 3-3-3-3 s Pheonix BIOS scan for F2 keystroke

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I have an issue where my z61m won't boot when it's sitting at room temp.  Sometimes a POST beep code of 1 long 2 short will occur which points to these as culprits supposedly:  1. System board. 2. LCD assembly. 3. DIMM. However if I just let the machine sit with the power on for perhaps 15 minutes, it will then boot on a subsequent power off/power on cycling and function entirely normally. PC doctor reveals no issue with either the RAM nor the CPU nor the system board nor anything else. Any ideas on what might be going on?  I'm actually typing this post from the z61m.

Answer:Startup - won't fire up windows unless left on for 15 minutes and POST beep message now and then

hey rockstar_not,hard to say what's going on here, but could you remove the RAM and then reinsert and see if that works.also do a system update for your unit.

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My Asrock K7S8X, AMD+ 2.1, 512 MB PC has always run fine, but now it starts ok although the fan seems to be racing on, then the post beep, fine, then just as the fan starts to slow and the resultant volume deceases from the aforesaid fan, a second post-style beep occurs. I have a program called MotherBoardMonitor which tells me that the minimum speed for the fan is 2500RPM, my CPU temp is (approx) 47 to 54 , Mobo temp around 31, what could the problem be, i cant find any specific info on the net after hours of looking, thanks for any help, G

Answer:startup-post beep- fan runs hard- 2nd post beep??

Before you do anything else reseat your RAM modules. If this doesn't fix it go back to basics - disconnect everything from your mobo except graphics card, power and RAM does it boot the monitor on start up? If not and you only have 1 ram module fitted beg or borrow another and try that - if you have 2 ram modules try them one at a time on their own. Post back when done and adviseRgds

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for asus and gigabyte motherboards, can somebody kindly post me links to them please? can't find them on the relevant websites!!thanks for any help

Answer:need POST error beep codes

Thanks to my leet Googling hereG

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Ok. I'm making slight progress on the system I'm working on. I moved some flat cables around and finally got my system to respond. Only it gives short intermittent beeps that continue for as long as the system is powered up. Any suggestions?

Answer:System Error Beep on POST

Hi again, Joe, if you'll keep posting to the same thread, everyone will be able to follow what you've already tried, so we won't suggest it again.

Here's the thread so everyone knows what's up.

Now, for the beeps, how far does the system boot?

Make sure keyboard is very snuggly attached, mouse, monitor (is it getting power?) and the video card is securely in it's slot. After doing this, try moving the video card to a different slot and see if that makes any difference (unless of course, it's an AGP card).

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As of this morning my computer will not start. I've had the components besides the case for a year and a half, and there haven't been any major issues with this build before. Its a pretty standard rig, heres the info:
ASrock 870 extreme 3 mobo
4GB Kingston RAM
AMD Phenom x4 Processor
ASUS graphics card (I got it used from a friend so I can't remember which model it is)
1TB Seagate HDD

However, today when I went to start it it would not even run post and there were no error beeps on startup to indicate any issues, however all of the fans spin up properly.

I tested to see if the ram or graphics card were the problem, but even with each of them removed there were still no error beeps or post, which leads me to believe that it is the mobo which is causing the issue. I'm not sure though, since I've never had a problem remotely like this before.

I would greatly appreciate any additional information or input anyone has pertaining to the situation. Thank you for your help.

Answer:PC will not start, no post, no error beep codes.

I suggest completely disassembling the build, removing everything except the PS, motherboard, and CPU/Heatsink.
If you do not get an error beep code with just those components then you know it is one of those 3.

Also, before or after that test, perform a ClearCMOS procedure, just to be sure there is not a lock-up in the BIOS.

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Hey all,

I just recently got a large hardware upgrade (new mobo, video card, psu, RAM) and have run into problems getting things up and running. Here are my new specs.

Asus P5N-D 750i
OCX GeForce 8800GT 512MB
OCZ DDR2 PC26400 RAM (4GB package)
Corsair TX 650W Power Supply
Note: Using an Intel Pentium D 2.66 mhz processor from old system

I had a friend who is very experienced with installing computer hardware come by and over-see the installation. Everything was double checked that they were installed properly. When we powered on the system we got a long continuous post error beep coming from, i assume the motherboard. We tried disconnecting the RAM (didn't have another stick of working compatible DDR2 RAM to test with) and still got the same thing. My buddy seems to think my CPU may be the problem, as the video card was tested to work fine.

I guess i should also mention that last week i had a PSU malfunction that may have fried my old motherboard, so there is definitely a possibility that the old PSU also took the processor with it as well... Anyone have similar issues or know what a continuous loud post error beep on an Asus motherboard means? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Long continuous post error beep!

Well it depends a bit on what BIOS you have what a continuous beep can mean but in general it means there is a memory error but can mean a system board failure or even a PSU failure.

So what BIOS do you have?

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My computer was working just fine until recently, I moved the computer to another location and it started giving me a long beep error code. Started testing RAM, Video and PSU and found out that the computer would start fine with just 1 stick of RAM. Ran a memory test for each RAM stick and they all passed with flying colors. Also, tried all the RAM sticks on a different computer and they all worked fine. As for the PSU and Video, I used different and working parts and still had the same problem. Thought it was a mobo problem and decided to buy a new one and for my surprise it did work with all the RAM sticks... once, I turned off the computer and moved it to my room and it gave me the same long beep.

My computer specs are:
P5N-E-SLI mobo
Intel Core2 E6600
GeForce 8600 GTS DDR3 512Mb
4x 1Gb Corsair DDR2 667MHz
Hitachi 500Gbs 16Mb Cache

Please assist, I ran out of ideas on how to fix this problem

Answer:Long beep error code

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Hey guys, I'd like to first apologize if this is in the wrong area of the forums, I'm new to TechGuy.
Grandma has a Dell Desktop(no specific model), but she was using her computer and it immediately shut off on her. She tried to turn it back on and got 4 brief beeps back to back. (beep beep beep beep........beep beep beep beep........etc etc). Tried looking for common issues, so far I'm concerned it might be either the motherboard or memory failure. Any tips will help, thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: 4 beep error code

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Hi there!!When I pressed that ON button, the laptop start beeping for about 30secs( i guess it is 2 long beeps, but i could find a error code lik tat)  and stops. Windows will come up after about 3-4 minutes. After that some keys on the keyboard will not function. The keys that functioned will repeat key strokes. How do you solve this problem. Some times keys started workiing and not working. can i have de solution pls!Laptop details:Acer 5738Intel Core 2 Duo Windows 7 Ultimate4GB RAM and 320GB Hard Drive

Answer:Beep code error and keyboard not functioning

Keyboard might be bad...stuck keys etc...when windows comes up open wordpad or notepad etc and try all keys to make sure all A-Z and 0 to 9 are there. Also check F keys etc.

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Thanks to anyone who looks at this post these forums have been a great help for years. Appreciated

The PC froze in the middle of a game of Machines with a friend. Could not Ctrl-Alt-Del after 15min used manual shut down.

Now when booting I seem to get 2 tiny beeps (could be the keyboard) then about 10 seconds later 9 beeps. Nothing loads, no display. This link shows beep code errors.

C2D E6420
Abit IL9 Pro
2 Gig Ram @ 333Mhz
Radeon x1950 Pro

Any idea what I need to do next to isolate the broken hardware and test the machine?

Hopefully it won't be too expensive to replace

Thank you!

Answer:Solved: PC freeze then beep code - ROM error?

Have you tried to clear the CMOS? Usually there is a jumper that you move to accomplish this.

If that doesn't work, try removing everything you can, all USB connected devices, drives, adapter cards, etc. Even the video card, at least to test. See if anything changes. You may get a different beep code for the missing video card. Remove the memory, maybe swap them (if you have two sticks), or try one at a time. It may very well be that the motherboard has met it's proverbial maker ...

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I have an M2A-VM motherboard and stupidly as it turns out especially as I'm an IT professional and should know better, I decided to up rate my memory using memory from a donor machine, now here comes the stupid part, I looked at the RAM and thought that looks right without checking whether it was DDR2, it wasn't. I installed it, powered on the machine and got 1 beep [long] 2 [short] repeating, so I removed the offending RAM. But I'm still getting the 1 beep [long] 2 [short] repeating, and all I did was install that one RAM stick. So I investigated the beep codes for my AWARD bios and this is the closest I can find:

1 Long Beep, 3 Short Beeps
One long beep followed by three short beeps means that either the video card isn't installed or the memory on the video card is bad. Reseating or replacing the video card will typically fix the cause of this Award beep code.

But it cannot be the graphics card as I hadn't touched it and its brand new less than 2 weeks old but I removed and reseated it, just in case but the error reoccurred, so I tried other things without success including:

Reseating the original RAM
Installing a new PSU
Removing the graphics card completely
Disconnecting everything apart from the CPU fan and CPU power connector
In desperation even removed the four pin out black and yellow CPU power cable and that's the only thing that stop the beeping

The only thing a haven't tried is reseating the Processor and Fan, but that... Read more

Answer:beep code error after installing and removing RAM

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I am getting the Long - Short - Short beep code which I believe to be my video card and I need some suggestions on how to fix it. I think what caused the problem was when i reformatted and started putting drivers back on the laptop, I must have downloaded the wrong video card driver off of the dell website.I have a Dell inspiron 1501 laptop with windows xp.

Answer:Beep Code/Video Card Error

a wrong driver would not cause a beep codeonly the bios has beep codescan you see anything at all on screen?even if you didnt have a driver atleast you would see the bios

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Have a M55 MT-m 8810-W8T that does not display. Power i suppose is OK as it powers up and give beep code of 4-3-4-3. From what I found it is a PHOENIX BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X version. From searching I can only find that it means that "Boot code was read OK'. After the beep code I still have no display. Have tried on-board VGA (without the PCIe videocard). Tried the PCIe videocard, different memory, reset CMOS ......but still cannot get to the BIOS not boot into Windows. So what does that exactly mean and how do I get the PC to boot up fully? Thanks for any help in advance. 

Answer:Does not boot only beep error code 4-3-4-3 Model: M55 MT-M 8810-W8T

I could be a bad board. Does your monitor work? otherwise this is all I found on Lenovo's site: luck.

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My computer crashed around a week ago without reason. I rebooted my machine and when I did, my CPU fan was going mad and I got a 5 beep error code, which, according to my research is a CPU error. I tried testing my ram(1 stick at a time), I tried reseating all my connections to the motherboard including the GPU(and booting without CPU), I tried clearing the BIOS with the battery. Eventually it booted up fine like nothing happened. Fast forward to today, and it did it again. I just pulled it out of sleep and bam it crashes. On reboot again it got 5 beeps and a mad fan. This time I just waited, left it on.... I eventually heard windows turn on, but my monitors did not do anything. WTF? I turned it off again, waited like 5-10m, and rebooted. It started up as normal, NO changes made to anything. I  don't even? 
Really upset this is happening; posting here before I contact gigabyte or intel.

CPU-Z TXT Report


CPU-Z version 1.74.0.x64


Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4


Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 4
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 6

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Answer:Computer crashes then on reboot, gets 5 beep error code

Try and run Intel's CPU test -
I don't have any other ideas for you other than that.
Regards. . .

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My Trusty Old S3000-x4 Has Just Given Up on me! Can Anyone please identify a error beep code at boot up for me?
As soon as I switch on the old brick I get 1 continuous beep for about 3 secs and then nothing for about 15 secs Then this just repeats, Has anyone any idea's.
Plzzzz Help

Answer:What means error beep code on S3000-x4 Laptop?


I could not find anything about this beep code.
Maybe you should ask a service guy.


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Hi everyone.I tried to find out what my error beep code is. But it doesn't seem to fit my problem.ProblemMy computer freezes so i'd no choice but to switch off the power. Then when i turned it back on, my monitor screen is blank (the on/off button blinks a few times then it stopped) and continuous error beeps occured. beep ... pause ... beep ... pause ... continuously. I have Phoenix-Award BIOS ROM. motherboard: Chaintech CT-SK8T800I also used a 2nd monitor to test - still have the beep code. the power LED is on.What hardware problem is it? Hopefully someone can help me so that I can hop down to the IT fair this Saturday to buy the neccessary components. Thanks much!

Answer:Error beep code & blank monitor screen

What hardware have you added recently ? ?Power down and re-seat everything including RAM; vid card and any other cards...Double check all drive connections...Post back with more info on the machine ...

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Hi All,
Just finished installing a replacement motherboard in this Inspiron M5030 laptop. The original problem was no power to laptop, no fan, no boot. Tried another known working Dell AC adapter i had and no luck with it. Tried removing Optical drive, Memory modules one at a time and ran diagnostic on hard drive after removing it and putting in another computer. Still could not get laptop to boot.
I now have a different issue where i can not get a display on the LCD. I am able to hook up an external LCD and get the display to work on it.I was able to run the Dell diagnostics and im getting an error code of 0413. The code means LCD cable not detected. I reseated the cable and still have the same issue. The cable and connector look fine and none of the pins look damaged.Im getting what appears to be 2 different BIOS beep codes when first starting the laptop. The first one is a series of 3 short beeps, followed by 2 quick beeps and then repeats. This happens several times and then i get 8 beeps which repeat several times as well. Beep codes stop and it does boot to the Windows 7 login screen on the external LCD.
Im able to stay at the Windows 7 Login screen without issue for over 15 mins. I have tried entering the BIOS to attempt changing the Service Tag, but the laptop shuts off after a minute or 2. Same thing if i hit F12 and dont make a choice.
So something more than the LCD cable seems to be at fault here. Looking at the Service Manual from here: Read more

Answer:Beep codes and Diagnostic Error Code on Inspiron M5030

Beep codes from m5030 manual found here:
Beep Code Possible Problem
One - Possible system board failure or BIOS ROM checksum failure
Two - No RAM detected
NOTE: If you installed or
replaced the memory module,
ensure that the memory module
is seated properly.
Three - Possible system board failure or Chipset error
Four - RAM read/write failure
Five - Real Time Clock failure
Six - Video card or chip failure
Seven - Processor failure
Eight - Display failure

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Hi there,

I have a toshiba tecra s1 and it's not working anymore, and I don't know why.

When I want to start the notebook there's nothing wrong, but after 3 minutes or so the screen isn't responding anymore. Then I tried to restart, it gives a black screen and several beeps. The beeps are:
short, short, long, pause, short, short, shorter.

And this it repeates itself. When I wait for several days it will start again and then after 3 minutes it will "crash" again.

What is the matter with my laptop? Why does it work, and after 3 minutes doesn't work anymore?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards!

Answer:Tecra S1: Blank screen and beep error code appears


Does the notebook boot correctly into the Windows OS???

Usually the strange beep error code appears because there is a hardware problem on the S1 and the POST (power on self test) cannot be passed correctly.
If the computer fails the POST, the computer then returns a beep code indicating what is causing the computer not to pass the POST.

The problem is that all different BIOS systems support different code meanings.
As far as I know Toshiba Tecra S1 uses Toshiba BIOS and only the ASP can read this code and know what it means. I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country for a help!

PS: Check this interesting page about additional information on computer POST / Beep codes

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I'm on firefox. I'm just on facebook and gmail. This long beep happens but no error message. I notice that one of my cooling pads fan turned off. . .could this be the reason for the beep? (there are 3 fans on the cooling pad, only 1 turned off)

Answer:Long Beep While on windows but no error message.

How is the computer running?Is this the only problem??

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When I try to post a message on a board that I joined, I get the following error:

"The host you are trying to send the input from is not a valid host."

What does this mean? And how can I fix it?

Answer:error message when attempting to post on a message board...

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I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?


Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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I built a new PC and am having a problem with the boot up. First one was a memory problem but that just turned out as a bad stick. Using a stick from a buddy until my RMA comes back and now am past the C1 stage but now it will run through everything, hit a 75 and then hang on a 7F. The monitor never gets any feed because the light just blinks as a no video feed. Could I be running some incompatible stuff? Here's what I've got so far. Let me know if you guys need some other info.

Motherboard - Abit NI8 SLI
Memory - K-Byte 512 667 (borrowed from a friend to verify the first stick was bad)
Vid Card - XFX GF6800XT 256M
Hard Drive - 300G Seagate SATA2
CD Drive - NEC DRW-NE-OND1100A

Answer:Abit Post Code Error 7F

Have you tried pressing the <F1> key when you get the 7F error code?

If not try and see if the boot continues.

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Abit AW9D-MAX will not go to post even after flushing bios and pulling battery out overnight
I still receive Error Code 52 which is:
Test All Memory( clear all extended memory to 0 )

Solutions please since no Abit forums or company for support and all Google results I have either done or are not able to get into bios or just show what the code means.

1g strip of Corsair CM2X1024-6400 (have 3 more + 2x2g of Corsair not installed as code 52 is memory error)
Saphire/ATI 4850 Video Card
Dual Core E8400
OCZ P/S 700w
On Board Sound Riser Card (Realtek drivers)
Arctic Freezer Pro 7
4 case fans
2 h/drives
1 DVD/CD Reader/burner
Bios 17

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

I thought it might be the new PS, so I put in another, ... Read more

Answer:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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PCCHIPS Model M810DLU (ver 5.2a)
AMI 62-1111-001131-00101111-040201-SiS740- M810D

I pulled this MB off my shelf of "projects". When I tried to make this work in the past, it always failed to boot. However, I discovered yesterday that 2 of my 3 Socket 462 "project" CPUs didn't work at all. #3 project chip - Athlon 2100+ does work.

So I put that project MB and project chip together, and the combo worked. I was able to boot from a live linux CD and from a Bart PE CD. That's the good news.

The bad news is that this combo - loaded with memory, video, drives, and any of 3 brand new 450W power supplies - occasionally fails to boot.
When it dies,

it's on one of the first 10 instructions
fails on POST Code 'dF'
resets the DRAM and CPU rates from 133 to 100 - changing my CPU from a 2100+ to a 1500+ -- PS: I know that an Athlon XP 2100+ actually operates at 1733Mhz

The Power Supply stays on and other MB accessories (CPU fan, drives as examples) continue to function. The video does not light up because it's too soon in the POST to display.

Normally that would be no big deal: look up the POST code and see where it failed. The problem is that I can't find any reference to a code 'dF' in any AMI or Award documentation or in the documentation available from PCCHIPS.

I've Googled terms like
+ pcchips + motherboard + m810d + "boot" + df
I've always gotten lots of hits, but nothi... Read more

Answer:Solved: Odd BIOS (POST) Error Code

Good Evening snorkytheweasel, I was just reading your post and the M810 looked familiar, quite coincidentally I have one in front of me right now. It is a M810LM slightly different but close.

It doesn't even post!

It did have an odd fail problem before it died. It originally had an Athlon in it.

I tried a Duron 1900 in it and it failed to work also.

I don't think this board is worth playing with further.

That hanging boot symptom is typical of a low 5 volt rail from the PSU.
One last effort may be tried by using a digital meter set to read a DC voltage higher than 10 volts and measuring one of the PSU drive power plugs between the red and black wires in a powered mode. That 5v is critical.

I have no idea what a df code is.


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Ok so i'm on my pc, chatting up girls, looking at crap, listening to crap, when all of a sudden I can't type, and can't use my mouse, I check, and the light is off on the underneath of my mouse, and the lights are no longer functioning on my keyboard (num lock etc), so what do I do? Reset of course...
I hit the reset button, it resets, but doesn't boot up, instead gets to the Abit screen and doesn't load up windows.

I turn off the power completely, try again, it doesn't turn on at all now. After a few times of it turning on and getting to the Abit screen, and some times it not even powering up at all, I check my motherboard manual for the diagnosis, it's post code 50, so i look up code 50 in the back of the manual, and there it is: 'Initialize USB'.
Does anyone have a clue as to what this means, I mean, reinstall usb drivers? Can't do that if it ain't booting up, right? Tried sketchily resetting the CMOS, nothing changed, tried moving jumpers to enable/disable certain usb ports. I don't know what else to do, never had any problems like this before with it.

Setup is in my sig, i had my mic, webcam, mouse and keyboard plugged into usb ports at the time. Tried turning it on with em not plugged in, with em plugged in different ports etc. I'd be SO grateful if you could take the time to reply. THANKSS

Answer:Abit AN8 post code error: 50 - initialize usb.

Try just booting with the core component. Disconnect or unplug any other device beside the CPU, RAM, Video Card and keyboard. See if you can get pass POST and this error.

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Hi all at TSG,

I recently bought an Abit ip35 pro motherboard from a reputable ebay seller who had verified it working before sending. With my components (see below), the motherboard does not post and instead gets stuck on error code 9.0. Everything else: drives etc power up fine. I have tried an out-of-case setup to no avail and have switched almost all components with others. I still get the error code 9.0 on my led display. There is no output to the monitor whatsoever. Here are the components I used during my simple boot procedure:

PSU: Thermaltake TR2-470W (and tried with Winpower ATX-450)
RAM: Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) CAS 4 1gb stick (out of a possible 4x1gb sticks available) (and tried with ADATA 2gb DDR2-667 stick)
GFX: Geforce 7200GS (and tried with my 8800GT 512mb)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 with stock intel fan (tried with Q6600 also)

Thanks for your time and help! I have tried clearing CMOS countless times, holding out the insert key when booting, pressing delete after powering on.) Additional info: there is a loud siren sound (up-down-up-down) that comes from a speaker that I attached to the motherboard's header.



Answer:Abit ip35 pro - No POST - error code 9.0 (no display)

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My computer has been like this since I installed my graphics card (x1800GTO PCI-E), but I have ignored the situation since taking components out one by one and still getting the error beeps. Also, the computer starts up properly after about 15-20 minutes of leaving it anyway.

The error code is: 1 long beep and 3 short beeps, and on consulting a website, it seems that for an American Megatrends BIOS, this means that:

You've probably just added memory to the motherboard since this is a conventional or extended memory failure. Generally this is caused by a memory chip that is not seated properly. Reseat the memory chips.Click to expand...

Yet this cannot be the problem as the memory is seated properly, I am sure of that, and after 20 minutes the system starts up fine.

Another website says that 1 long beep and 3 short ones means this:

Video failureClick to expand...

With no further description I believe that this might be right, and coupled with another website's description of "extended memory failure", this could be the GPU's memory failing (overeating I suspect). As it seems the error is based on time (leave the PC for 15-20 minutes and it starts up fine), this leads me to believe that it is a overheating/cooling error, with either the GPU memory or something else.

As the PC is happy to run for 8+ hours everyday with no lock-ups or other errors, yet cannot restart due to this error, I can't see that ... Read more

Answer:Can't restart PC, error code before POST (suspected overheating)

I'm wondering if it may be your psu causing the problem.
What make and wattage is it and how many amps on the +12v rail?

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Has anyone had the POST 2100 error code after installing a Samsung 850 Pro in the W550s? I had this happen when I tried installing the Samsung and did a warm restart. The machine would boot properly if I completely shut it down but not with restarts. Does the fix described at the following link correct this issue for Samsung 850 Pro 1TB?

------W550s: i7-5600U, K620M, 16 GB RAM, 1TB 850 Pro SSD, Win 7 Pro


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Answer:W550s POST 2100 error code with Samsung 850 Pro 1TB

In the link you provided, the fix was new firmware (provided by Samsung) for the Samsung SSDs that Lenovo qualifies and sells in ThinkPad systems.  Since the drive you are trying to use is not a Lenovo-qualified drive, you will need to contact Samsung directly for support about this issue, and to find out if they have any firmware update available for it.

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Question: post error message

I have two computers ,both completely different specs and set up.On both of them ,during the post at the end of the drive detection phase they say " primary ide channel 80 conductor cable disconected ".This doesnt seem to effect either and both work fine in all respects .Can anyone enlighten me ??????

Answer:post error message

this might helpclick here

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Question: post error message

Having just got win98se up and running on a new Asus A7N8X mobo I have noticed that on post my system reports that the "secondary IDE channel has no 80 pin connector cable connected".My secondary IDE channel has both a CDROM and DVDROM attached on one cable (so it must be 80pin if I understand correctly). So what could be causing this and do I need to worry about it? Both drives seem to be working okay as far as I can tell although I haven't tried any CD burning as yet.Might it be anything to do with Hyperos (which I also have installed, or is it more likely, as I suspect, a windows thing?

Answer:post error message

POST comes way before any operating system even gets off the ground.The message is what it is. You do not have an 80-wire (NOT pin) IDE cable on the secondary channel. Neither do you normally requore one for optiacl drives.Look at the two IDE cables in your system and you will soon see the difference in the number of wires in them (unless you have round or sheathed cables).Anyway, you can ignore the message unless you really want to get a second 80-wire cable. It will have no practical effect. I have come across some optical drives that were not happy with 80-wire cables - but more recent ones should be OK, if you want to replace the cable.

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my elite book 2740p was taking longer than expected to powerdown so i hard power it down, when ever pc turns on end of post message to me appear ..  nothing after that , how do i fix this issue ?this pc is 2 years old no hardware changes was made by my knowledge .

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I have a computer that is running Windows 2000 and haven't used it in about a year. Well yesterday I decided to try to start it up again so I can get some of my old files off of it. I plugged all the cords in along with a new 750gb external hard drive that I've only used on my newer computer so far. I started the computer up and it kept restarting itself and wouldnt get passed the Windows 2000 screen. A blue screen came up with the error code: 0x000000A5 (0x00000001, 0x8187A148, 0X00000000, 0X00000000) After searching google I have discovered that the problem may be that the computer BIOS is incompatible with the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) standard. It also said that this error can also occur because the computer hardware, the peripherals, or the drivers for those devices are incompatible. ( I'm guessing because I plugged in the new external hard drive before powering up is what may have caused this) Well I tried to unplug it and restart but no luck. I've tried to go into safe mode but all it does is restart. I've been searching online for days and it seems that everyone else with this problem gets it after trying to install vista or sp2 something but with my case it's a little different and I don't know how to go about it. I don't have the windows 2000 cd on hand and am wonder how to go about fixing this problem. Most of the advice I've come across doesn't go into enough detail for me to fully understan... Read more

Answer:Error Message 0x000000A5 (x-post)

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When I clicked 'Click here to publish your thread in attempting to make a post to Speakers corner-
I gor the 'Wait' message then a red error message saying- The form contains errors.
The from did not transmit.
I womndered what sort of error - Was the title too long?[ can happen in some forums]
Was it grammatical?
I could see nothing indicated that there was something amiss this end.
Any ideas.

Answer:Error message trying to make a post

This seems to happen when there are quotation marks in the thread title.

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<img src="">

It reads "The connection was refused when attempting to contact tech support"

Is this a Site server fault, or one from my server?


Answer:Error Message When Trying to Post on TSG Site

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Just reinstalled XP Home from an OEM disc. Everything works as advertised, but on completion of start-up I get a small error message "registry data not found". After closing the error window down, everything seems OK. Any ideas please.

Answer:Post XP reinstall - error message

Seems a strange solution, mind you...

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Installed new mother board combo of ASus P4S8X with Pentium 1.8 and mostly new components. When booting up, I receive TWO POST messages: the first is "NO CPU INSTALLED" the second is "SYSTEM Completed Power on Self Test". All BIOS appears to be correct, all drivers appear to be current, everything seems to be functioning correctly.

Other than turning the voice off, any suggestions on how to resolve this error message?

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Yesterday I replaced the cdrw drive that came with the system with a liteon dvdrw drive, after booting into windows the first time no issues all drives show up and work in explorer, when I needed to restart the system and everytime now I get this error with the number of the drive changing each time. " drive 2 not found serial ata sata (0),(1),(2) . I have an optiplex 755 running bios version A22 unfortunately cannot get support from dell because the system is too old for them to allow me to pay for a contract with them, so how do I get rid of the message it always appears when it is doing pxe?

Answer:post boot error message

Hi Rednosedpits
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please go to BIOS and check if the Hard drive and DVD drivers are detected. If not please reseat the cables and post that run the diagnostics for any hardware issues. 
Post that, once the machine goes into windows check in device manager under properties of DVD Drive for any error codes.

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I have a R61i model that keeps giving me an error during POST.  The message is ERRORResource Conflict - PCI on Motherboard      Bus:15, Device:00, Function:00 Press <ESC> to continue  I cannot find anything relating to this problem in a Google search. I've tried updating the BIOS and setting BIOS setting back to factory defaults, but I'm still getting this error. It doesn't seem to cause any functionality problem within the BIOS or even in the OS (Windows XP). Anyone have any ideas on a fix? Thanks.

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I have a computer that is running Windows 2000 and haven't used it in about a year. Well yesterday I decided to try to start it up again so I can get some of my old files off of it. I plugged all the cords in along with a new 750gb external hard drive that I've only used on my newer computer so far. I started the computer up and it kept restarting itself and wouldnt get passed the Windows 2000 screen. A blue screen came up with the error code: 0x000000A5 (0x00000001, 0x8187A148, 0X00000000, 0X00000000) After searching google I have discovered that the problem may be that the computer BIOS is incompatible with the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) standard. It also said that this error can also occur because the computer hardware, the peripherals, or the drivers for those devices are incompatible. ( I'm guessing because I plugged in the new external hard drive before powering up is what may have caused this) Well I tried to unplug it and restart but no luck. I've tried to go into safe mode but all it does is restart. I've been searching online for days and it seems that everyone else with this problem gets it after trying to install vista or sp2 something but with my case it's a little different and I don't know how to go about it. I don't have the windows 2000 cd on hand and am wonder how to go about fixing this problem. Most of the advice I've come across doesn't go into enough detail for me to fully understan... Read more

Answer:Error Message 0x000000A5 (x-post)

have you treid last known good configuration?

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I'm getting an error message when bootin xp pro and not sure if it's worm or important to OS or what.

I what forum do I ask question

Answer:where do I post a question about error message

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Ok. All I am looking for today is to find out exactly what this firmware update fixes on the Samsung SSDs that run into the: "The ThinkPad system may experience a bluescreen that may only appear for a very short time, followed by a reboot.  During POST, the system will display a POST 2100 error code indicating the drive cannot be initialized.  The machine will not boot into the operating system.NOTE:  Powering the system off and then on again will usually clear the error, but a warm reboot will not."  Our company has now over 400 Crucial MX100 SSDs in Lenovo X220 laptops and we are starting to see more and more of our X220s having this problem.  For Samsung drives, lenovo is offering a firwmare update however when we call Lenovo they say that they will not offer any firmware updates for the Crucial drive since it is 'unsupported' which is not true.All I am looking for today is "WHAT SETTING OR FEATURE IS FIXED ON THE SAMSUNG SSD DRIVES WITH THAT UPDATE???".  There are NO README files saying if the firmware update fixes TRIM or powersave features on teh SSD.  All i need to know is what they had to fix so I can try to get Crucial to release a firmware for their MX100 drives to fix this same issue. 


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Answer:POST 2100 error code indicating the drive cannot be initialized and Crucial SSD

No one??? really? ahhh.. i'm going to have to reach into my corporate contacts i guess.

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First, my specs:

Mobo: Giga-byte 8iexp.
CPU: P4 2.4 ghz, socket 478.
2gb DDR RAM 2700
Antec case & PS
Video: ALBATRON GeForce 4 TI4200P (NVIDIA GeForce4 TI4200 GPU), 128MB DDR, DVI+VGA TV-Out.

Built it about 7 years ago. It was my first and only build. Since then I haven't keep up with computer hardware, so bear with me here.

The thing has worked great over the years. But last week out of nowhere it stopped booting. When I try and power on it the monitor says there is no signal coming in and I get one long beep immediately followed by two short beeps. I believe my bios is Award, which from google searches would indicate my video card is causing the problem. I can hear it reading the hard drive as it usually does, but after that it's just silence other than the fans & processor running.

In case it may be pertinent, I made a couple of "upgrades" recently (January). I installed a new heatsink & fan on the CPU to address occasional heat issues. Since I did that I had no indication of any heat issues (ie no symptoms of overheating, and according to motherboard monitor the inside temp was fine when I checked it) so my $.02 is that this current problem is unrelated. I also installed more memory at that time, but again I had no issues with the memory since then so I believe it to be unrelated too.

I've removed and re-seated the video card but no dice. This is kind of out of my realm of knowledge now b/c I don't know how to troubleshoo... Read more

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Help, can't print anything and can't find out how to fix that error code

Answer:Printer Spooler has a error message <Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 193 >

Hi, go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt (copy paste)

sc queryex spooler > 0 & notepad 0
(press enter) I am guessing we will see error 1058.

Next still at cmd type:-

net start > 1 & notepad 1
(press enter)

Please post both notepad entry's here.

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my laptop is giving me this error message in the begining:

Retrieval of "ThotKey" Failed.

Error Code - 0x00031402, 0x00000002

and with it i can not use the hot keys.

Can you guys help me, please?

Answer:Startup Error Message Error Code "ThotKey" Failed


I hope I can help you.

I would recommend removing this tool from the operating system.
You can remove it from the ?add & remove programs? which can be found in the control panel.

Then download the new tool from the Toshiba page and install it again!!

Good luck

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i just received a solution to my computer switching off and restarting itself and was advised to post error message here how do i do this

Answer:how to post error message on the helproom site

Just type it in.

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Hello, there are a couple servers I have been working on, and they seem to be fine; except for one thing.....after POST is about finished, a faunt pops up in bright Yello stating "There is an error or information press F1 to continue or F2 to read" when I press F2 it brings me to this constant loop of RED text stating random numbers/ acronyms which I know is probably a certain code of sorts for a problem. but I'm completely lost on what it means.

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I just replaced the motherboard and I received a "Product Information not valid" error at POST. The message is followed by "The following product information programmed into the system board is missing or invalid.System Board (00A) - Product NameSystem Board (00A) - Product Serial NumberSystem Board (00A) - Product Number"The CT #  for that board is: PBQCF00RHZ30I1Thank you.

Answer:"Product Information not valid" error message at POST

Hi,To resolve this issue, contact HP. You will be asked to provide the fourteen-digit System Board Commodity Tracking (CT) Number

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Hi all - First, I have never published a blog post using Microsoft Word before and am looking for someone who has done it or can make it work. Typically, this might be done with a SharePoint back-end, but I am using WordPress as my back-end.
I have successfully "registered" with my back-end
I get an error "Word cannot publish this post."

In this KB article Error message when you try to publish a new blog post in Word 2007: "Word cannot publish this post" the problem is described, but the work around is foreign to me, despite many years of working with Word.

The article (the only one I have located on this problem) suggests that CATEGORIES are the problem but admittedly, I have no idea how to create, edit or delete them in Word.

Steps to reproduce the problem:Create a new (empty) blog post in Word
Type some text (Lorem Ipsum will do)
Click Publish
Observe error message "Word cannot publish this post."
Verify error condition by pressing CTRL+SHFT+I and observing code 701797 appears in lower right of error dialog.

This sequence assumes you have previously set up and connected to your back-end. If you don't have one, create a brand new test account (e.g. and connect using URL along with your wordpress user name and password. The first time you try to post, you will be prompted for the Blog Post URL to connect to and can manage that information under... Read more

Answer:Error message when you try to publish a new blog post in Word

After working with the Microsoft community, I found that uninstalling, re-installing and updating Office resolved the problem.

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I used the Microsoft update page to load the most recent patches for my Office 2000 installation and ever since then I get an error dialogue box whenever I start Outlook 2000. The box says: ‘C:\Documents and Settings\jrstrube\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins’ is not a valid add-in OK. I Click Ok and Outlook continues to load without problem. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall with no effect. I am running Windows 2000 Professional. Any suggestions on how to eliminate this error?


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I'm continually being disconnected from AIM, and when I do I continually get the message: Error Code 3 Received From Server. Does anyone know what might be wrong and how I can fix this problem?

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my computer but I get is this error message:

CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5

The hard drive is totally clean, formatted and ready. I been able to install the program in other machines without problem. Even, it boots in an old Pentium III, 380Mb old computer that I have for testings.

I tried the installatio connecting the hard drive on other computer capable to run Windows 7 very well, but when I put the hard drive back it does not work neither.

Can somebody have a solution for this?

Answer:Code 5 error message

Hello Welcome to SevenForums,

Hope that you have a good stay here on SF. Did a google search on your problem and found this
I have solution.

You need Vista install DVD. Boot Vista Installation, choose Language press next and than press "Repair my computer". On next window u will have few options, choose "command promt". Remove Vista DVD and insert Windows 7 Install DVD. Navigate to DVD (for example d: or e:, depends on your drives setting, than go to folder sources (type "cd sources" ), and type "setup". Installation will start shortly. Now just follow instructions

the rest of the story is this link. good luck with your install hope this helps, lm
Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5

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I tried to reinstall SP1 after yesterday's BSOD after installing it, which I followed with a system restore.

I tried twice this morning and both times I get a message during the installation phase that reads:

the program can't start because sqmapi.dll is missing from this computer. try reinstalling the program to fix this.

Then after I hit ok, I get error c0000135

I have just average computer skills, so if you have a solutiuon for this issue, please remember that!! Thanks in advance.

and now my recovery won't open????? it's like it's not even there????

Answer:SP1 Error Message and Code........Help!

While waiting for an expert in this area have a look through these links to see if they can provide any help.

Were you aware of this?

1. Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

2. sqmapi.dll -

Try performing SFC scan on the computer.

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7


SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

3. C0000135

STOP: C0000135 The program can't start because %hs is missing. Try resintalling the program....blla blla blla...

Need help with random BSOD, stop:c0000135

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i have a second computer i wish to get online.i have tried loading driver from device manager but get code 10 error message my cable modem seems to the lights on modem all light up and light on ethernet socket flashes not sure what to do any ideas?.

Answer:code 10 error message

Update the driver for the hardware causing the problem (modem) or reinstall it...

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New to board.
I have Windows XP home and 56k modem (dial up). I'm also using EZ Armor antivirus and firewall from Computer Associates I've been getting disconnected from the internet a lot lately. I get an Error Code 20 message window. . Any help on this appreciated.


Answer:Error Code 20 message

Is this a Windows error?

An AOL error?

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above message generating when installing win xp sp2

Answer:error code 7 message

Here's some stuff you can browse through: HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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my dell inspiron 1520 start give problems. after PSA diagnostic i have got error code 0146. message: error code 2000-0146. unit 1:dst log error. what does it means? what do i need to do next? many thanks

Answer:error code 0146, message error code 2000-0146

Had this same problem on Inspiron 1545.  Just wanted add what I did that seems to have solved the problem, I'll let u know if it stops working again.  Will be posting this elsewhere as well.
Got started on this link:  
I booted off the dell OS disk by pressing f12 at startup and selecting CD-rom/DVD. 
After files load, Click repair OS instead of Install. 
Click Command Prompt.  Type C:\   Hit Enter
Type in chkdsk     Hit Enter
After chkdsk runs, If you have the same problem I did, it will say unable to repair in read-only mode.
on C:\, Type chkdsk/r
It will prompt you that all handles will be invalid, type y and press enter.
chkdsk fixed my problem, Reboot by typing exit and press enter.  
Start Windows Normally.
Hope this helps, def post again if it happens again.

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Hi There,

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum,

Recently I went to turn on my IBM Thinkpad t23 and when doing so I got the error message 0175, Bad CRC1, stop POST task.

Should I be replacing the lithium backup battery? or would that cause this error message? I have also read that it is the eeprom chip that is corrupt.

I can't get to the IBM BIOS setup Utility, or the temporary boot devices.

Any ideas on how I can fix this or what the problem is?


Answer:Help, Error message 0175, Bad CRC1, stop POST task

Yes, it may be caused by a dying CMOS battery, and for the cost of one (approx. $5 CDN), it is typically worth eliminating as a suspect. They are usually CR2032s, and can be found at most electronics stores like FutureShop, RadioShack, The Source, etc.

You might also test your memory. I recommend Memtest86+ for the job.

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Hi there, just purchased a new all in one. Worked for a day! Unplugged it to move onto a desk and hasn't worked since. Keep getting the message in subject line. Please help!

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"Quick Restore Maker" among other programs has windows saying that I require a Net Framework uprade but after downloading win10 then fails to successfully install Net Framework. Have reinstalled 10 several times and I always strike the same problem. Also "Advanced Uninstaller" shortcut refuses to stick to start menu or task bar?

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I can't automatically update windows. When I try to install updates they fail.

Answer:how do i fix an error message...code 8E5E0152 if that works for youSome HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Universal Serial Bus controllers error message code 10.I have HP Touchsmart Notebook Can you help

Answer:USB controllers error message code 10

How and when did the problem happen ?The first thing to do is to uninstall all the the USB controllers and hubs in Device Manager and to restart the PC. This may resolve the issue. If not, answer the questions above.Regards SuatCINI

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I have a windows vista home premium 32 bit intel pentium computer. I have been unable to check for security updates for a while - keeping on receiving message: error code 80244019 Windows update encountered an unknown error and programme can't check for definition updates. I am unable to download. McAfee security keep on telling me that I have to reinstall security but keep receiving Webpage cannot be found. Pop ups are coming in at an alarming rate and received a message today that a remote user is using browser. I Would be grateful for your help - please let me know what information you need - I am getting really worried and don't really know much about computers.

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I have just fixed my brothers computer which involved a full format and reinstall of Winxp home. Everything is working OK apart from the sound I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling it finds them OK and installs them OK but I get an error code 10 unable to start device error message. It is the c-media ac98 device that shows a yellow exclamation mark next to it in the device manager list. I did read somewhere that this can be caused by a conflict in the IQ setting with some other installed device. It would appear it is conflicting with something as if I boot up in safe mode there is no yellow exclamation mark next to the offending device in device manager.Anyone any idea how to resolve this problem.

Answer:Audio error code 10 message

See if any of these help, Legolas. click here

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I have a problem when I open any file or program in Windows, for example, when I open the Internet Explorer I got message " The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005). Click Ok to close the application"
please help me

Answer:Error message code(0xc0000005)

Quote: Originally Posted by tigerm

I have a problem when I open any file or program in Windows, for example, when I open the Internet Explorer I got message " The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005). Click Ok to close the application"
please help me

That error is a memory exception. You should download memtestx86, burn it to cd, and run it for 6 passes, to test your ram


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Hello everyone, I have a quick question regarding an error message I am receiving when I try to open an Excel file. I get 2 different error messages, and I've never seen them before today.

First One:

2nd One:

Windows 7 Pro, MS Office 2013.

Answer:Return Code Error Message?

They are probably related, saying that some VBA code (macro) failed. Is this a trusted file or do you allow macros for all files?

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Hi everybody,
My installation of PDFCreator failed to install. I got this error message:

Error message:
An error occurred while trying to replace the existing file.
Delete File failed; code 32. in use by another process...
options: Abort Retry Ignore
What should I do next?
Kind regards,

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My OS is Windows 2000.On installing drivers for Webcam: Logitech Quickcam Go, and plugging in the device, the pc detected the new harware(but with the yellow exclamation mark).The webcam is also receiving power.I am getting the error
Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)I have already tried the following but without success:
1) Windows Troubleshoot:
Select the following subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum
On the Security -Permissions-Permissions for Enum select SYSTEM in the list and in Permissions, check Full Control.
Click Advanced, and then select the Reset permissions on all child objects and enable propagation of inheritable permission check box to make this change in all subsequent subkeys.
I tried to follow this, but I am unclear what exactly is to be done according to the instructions

Please help at the earliest

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All of a sudden, my DVD won't start....error message 10.  Tried to update drivers but they seem to be fine.  Any idea what the error code means?  Thanks...


Go to Solution.

Answer:Dread Dead DVD Error Message Code 10

 "this device cannot start (code 10)"to resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. to do this, follow these steps:- click start start button , type regedit in the start search box, and then click regedit in the programs list.user account control permission if you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click continue .-  locate, and then click the following registry subkey:hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}caution there can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in step 2. you must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the upperfilters and the lowerfilters values. to verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the default data value is dvd/cd-rom and the class data value is cdrom.- in the right pane, right-click upperfilters , and then click delete .- click yes to confirm the removal of the upperfilters registry the right pane, right-click lowerfilters , and then click delete .click yes to confirm the removal of the lowerfilters registry entry.exit registry editor, and then restart the computer.does it work?      

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I'm getting an error message Code 39 in hardware properties for this device
This code states the the drivers are missing or corrupted.

Have searched for drivers on Matsu****a/ Panasonic site - that refers you to Toshiba as OEM.

Cannot find drivers anywhere on Toshiba site or searching the forum.

Grateful for any help .

Answer:Satellite Pro A60 DVD ROM (Mat****a UJ-811T) error message Code 39

Do this;

Remove the CD/DVD drive from the device manager and reboot the notebook.
Then access the registry and remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

? reboot again


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Answer:have HP550-110 ,when downloads app have message error code 0...

Hi, That is an error from Windows Store when download or buying app. Please try: Regards.

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For no apparent reason, my computer (P III, 1G speed, 512 Meg RAM, W2K Pro) tells me that my optical devices (SAF CD Burner and LiteOn DVD) won't start. The error message indicates "incorrect environment." Nothing unusual has happened to the machine, which is left on 24/7. The BIOS indicates that it is willing to start the devices. W2K sees them. Their ready lights flash on POST. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling using Windows drivers. Nothing changed. The computer does a memory dump on reboot. What is going on?

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WOW, has this problem been driving me buggers all day. I've been attempting to download various software programs, including "Registry Mechanic" (yes... ironic isn't it) and keep getting the following error message:

C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\Activate.dll

An error occurred while trying to rename a file in the destination directory:
Movefile Failed, Code 32
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

Click to retry again, Ignore (not recommended), or Abort to cancel installation.

Phooey, what a headache!! Lots of Goole searching, and what few hits I turn up seem to be virtually useless. Most hits seem to indicate a problem with Bitdefender. I do not have Bitdefenderalthough I did use their on-line scanning process just last week. Drove me crazy looking for a clue in program files, etc. Finally went to Internet Options where it gave me the option to "delete the Bitdefender on-line scanner" which accomplished absolutely nothing whatsoever. Oh, woe is me. :-( ... Anyway... a couple of those google hits also suggested that Bitdefender would possibly cause --->> bdss.exe that could be the culprit. Embarassed to concede I wasn't sure how to proceed at that point to even delete or somehow negate the "bdss.exe" problem IF that even has anything to do with it.

I'm running on Windows XP. And I did manage to download CCleaner and give that route a sh... Read more

Answer:Error message--> Movefile failed Code 32

This error is related to installed antivirus, antispyware, or behavior Guard type software on a machine. I was able to get rid of the message and complete installation on a friend's machine by "suspending" PC Tools' "Threatfire." Norton is another one that will do the same thing, however, on selective machines.

After done installing, you may re-enable the program and the installed application will work fine.

None of the other solutions that were suggested by other forums worked for me either. Remember, cleaning up registry will, most probably cause more harm then good. Good luck.

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I have a Satellite Pro A 200 running Windows XP.

On startup I get an error message " A fatal error has occurred. This program will be terminated. code: 0 x 2 "
I just close the box and continue but I would like to know what is causing this message and how I can stop it.
Can anyone help ?

Answer:Sat Pro A200 - Error message on startup. code: 0 x 2

Sorry but we cannot say so easily why this happen and which ?program? is the troublemaker.
Since when have you noticed this issue?
Start notebook in safe mode (F8 at start up) and roll back OS to earlier time before this problem has started.

Check if this can be solution for you. Let us know if this will not help.

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My neighbour brought her 3 year old laptop round yesterday, as she recieves the following message on start up:
I receive this error message on start-up:
HP Battery Alert
The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low. For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.
Primary (internal) Battery (601)
ENTER - Continue Startup
For more information, please visit:
I managed to get into windows but the the mouse button will not move. Everything is just frozen. When I power up again the same message always comes up!!!! I'm not sure if this message is referring to the main battery or not. Also the laptop wont power up at all unless its plugged into a mains charger.
She desperately wants to get the laptop working again. Its a compag laptop...3 yrs old windows vista i think,...def not windows 7. Any solutions please??? Urgent help required!!!

Answer:HP Battery Alert Error message code 601.

HP battery test,have a read and follow these instructions.

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Question: No post, no beep

Hi all,

My first post....great place!

I got a friends comp coz he wanted me to format and do a fresh install. He had a bunch of programs that was conflicting with each other. Anyway when I got it I thought I would just try to uninstall some programs. Long story short it gave me a blue screen "stop error". When I tried to re-boot it doesn't post and it doesn't give me a beep. It just turns on for a few seconds and shuts off. Could the power supply be failing?

Any input is appreciated.


Answer:No post, no beep

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Question: help! no post beep

i've assembled a pc which will not start. it came as a case/mobo/cpu/fan/memory fully assembled. i've added a hdd and 2 optical drives and a floppy drive. when i power up the fan spins and the power light is on and the hdd light flashes. on the screen the memory count is shown and the drives are detected. there is no post beep and when i press del to enter setup nothing happens. it is a good keyboard. i have tried clearing cmos by resetting the clear cmos jumper and tried swapping memory sticks with known good memory to no avail i just cannot get into cmos or any further than the screen which shows that the drives have been detected. can anyone help, please.

Answer:help! no post beep

No post beep!case speaker connected?However if it gets to POST screen where drives are detected then motherboard cpu psu memory are ok.Next it should access operating system from either CD floppy or HDD, depending on how set up in BIOS.There will be an message to tell you which keys to press to enter "setup" something like del esc F10 etc.If your HDD is from an old system has it got an op system installed?If so then the drivers for the old boards will conflict with the new.Either:no op system then boot from CD or floppy and install windowsold op system boot from CD or floppy and format drive and install new op system.

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