Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook ?

Computer: laptop HP dv5000 OS: Win XP Age: purchased 2006 My compuer makes several loud beeps. Then It locks up. I have to crash it by holding down the power button. This started yesterday. After using my computer all day, the same thing happened again. What is the problem. Everything else works just fine. I am concerend about a total failure. KEE


Answers :

What the beeps are for is to alert you that there is a component that is not going smoothly through POST(Power On Self Test) This is a test that the motherboard runs everytime you start your pc. It is the boards way of double checking hardware and that the most basic software to find the windows installation is in order.

These beeps could generally be the same but different according to the manufacturer of the computer.

This is what I need you to do so I can effectively provide assistance. When You turn on your Pc i need you to count how many beeps it is making, as well as frequency. Like if they are short beeps or long beeps. Thats the difference you need to listen for. It may sound randoom but there is a pattern that the motherboard is trying to convey to you to state what is wrong with it. Record the beep sequence and provide me with a little more information on your pc and we will see where we go from there.
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