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Windows 7: Laptop was working ok, few days later it started beeping on start up


12 Sep 2012   #1

64bit Windows 7
 
 
Laptop was working ok, few days later it started beeping on start up

Hi, i have a laptop that i was using and it was working fine a few days ago, i had turned it off for a few days and left it off, However when i turned it back on a few days later it would not start up to desktop and started beeping continuously.

I looked up online for some possibilities and the beep codes etc, but my beeping tends to just continously beep, not one long beep, but as in it beeps once, twice, three times, four times etc ( No pause ).

I am assuming it could be a Proccessor problem, or a over heating problem/dust problem. I vacumed some dust out of the vents while it was off and did it carefully, i also have had it on a laptop cooler the whole time, yet it continouse to hapen.

The thing that is confusing me is, i decided to try and re-format it to a clean device with my windows 7 which was what it has been running ever since i bought it, Now i put in the windows 7 cd and restarted.

I then started to install a new windows 7, i went away from the laptop and let it do its thing, i came back and it had come back to the black screen asking what OS to start " Windows 7 " So i clicked it, and it took me back to re-install.

So not thinking right i did it again, and walked away, i did this like 3 or 4 times ( Lol ) Not knowing that i was actually installing extra Operating Systems within the operating system..

Now i ended up taking the CD out and completeing 1 of the Windows 7 Installs, where i found i had about 4-5 windows.old folders - ( How to delete those is another question i have for this forum ).

(And yes it did finally start up to desktop with the CD inside it) I assumed it was fixed as it started to desktop, and took out the CD and did some windows updates etc, and restarted it.

When it restarted it did the same beeping and would not start to desktop, Confused i put the Windows 7 CD back in, and restarted the laptop, when it took me to the booting option ( eg. Windows 7/Vista/Windows7 etc ) i took the CD out, and clicked The same Windows 7 option i did earlier.

It again started up to desktop, Confused i thought to try again without the CD, same thing happened and now i have given up assuming it has broke again ( HP Laptop Pavillion dv6 )

Any solutions or ideas on why this could be happening, and the best way and most in-expensive way to fix this is greatly appriciated, I just put in a new HDD because the last one burnt out, and i would rather not spend $100+ On a new Proccessor as i am planning to buy a " DESKTOP " to replace this laptop.

I do however want to fix this if i can, or atleast know what the forum thinks the problems are so i can go about it either now, or later when i have the money to fix it as i still need something to use in the time being.

Thank you in advance, your information and expertise is greatly appriciated!

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12 Sep 2012   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of you 'disk management' Type 'compmgmt.msc' into the start menu search and press enter.

Click the 'disk management' on the left, Then Use the snipping tool to capture the window, save file as jpeg and upload it here.

Should look something like this:


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Laptop was working ok, few days later it started beeping on start up-disk-management.jpg  
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12 Sep 2012   #3

64bit Windows 7
 
 

I am unsure if i can actually get into desktop again on that laptop, i am using a different device to be on the internet at the moment, I can try and if i can, i will uploade the picture. Any solutions if i can't get it into desktop?
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12 Sep 2012   #4

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Anthony i have been able to get onto my laptop right now with the CD in it, i am in the Computer Management, but i don't know where the snipping tool is, do i need to download one? any help is greatly appriciated.
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12 Sep 2012   #5

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Its in 'all programs' > 'accessories' on the start menu
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12 Sep 2012   #6

64bit Windows 7
 
 
RE:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Can you post a screenshot of you 'disk management' Type 'compmgmt.msc' into the start menu search and press enter.

Click the 'disk management' on the left, Then Use the snipping tool to capture the window, save file as jpeg and upload it here.

Should look something like this:

Ok so i did as you said ( thank you for your help =) ) and here is my jpeg file of the snip.


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Laptop was working ok, few days later it started beeping on start up-dv6-pavillion-computer-management.jpg  
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12 Sep 2012   #7

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Just a quick FYI - i am no longer on the laptop with the problems, but i have it next to me ( Off to conserve some battery )
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12 Sep 2012   #8

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Lets deal with the beeps first, Can you open the back of the memory compartment and check that the memory is seated correctly?
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12 Sep 2012   #9

64bit Windows 7
 
 

I'm unsure where the memory is exactly, i have only opened up the back to replace my HDD - I am unsure on how to actually open the whole back of the laptop ( Is the memory under the HDD or elsewhere? )
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12 Sep 2012   #10

64bit Windows 7
 
 

I also am un-able to find a screw driver the right size for the bottom of laptop, Is there anything i can do without opening it up first? ( Until i can find one )
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