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jamisara
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beeps 5 times

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hi...i just bought a cpu from a hospital, and when i went to start it up, it beeps 5 times and the orange light flashes with the beeps. it wont start up. what do i do??

 

HP Compaq dc5100 sff

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Big_Dave
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Re: beeps 5 times

Read this article:

 

HP BIOS beep codes.

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MattM
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Re: beeps 5 times

sounds like a power supply issue, since the power indicator is flashing red with every beep

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Big_Dave
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Re: beeps 5 times

Try this procedure:

 

Trouble Shooting Power Supply Issues. 

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HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
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Sooky_MD
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Re: beeps 5 times

The easiest way to fix the 5 beeps is to turn off PC. Remove memory sticks. Power pc on without sticks. Power PC off. reinsert memory sticks. power back on and wahlah. no more beeps

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rtsbta
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Why my pc beeps when I switch on UPS without touching the PC ?

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Hello Sir,

 

I have HP Compaq PC, when I switch on UPS without touching the PC, it starts beeping,

what is the cause of that, please help me.

 

Karamjit (Personal information removed) 

 

Hi Rtsbta,


I sent you a private message, if you are not sure how to access your private messages please read the link below.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to-Post-and-More/How-to-check-your-messages/t...

Thank You,
KarolB

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quasirogue
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Re: Why my pc beeps when I switch on UPS without touching the PC ?

oh, very good, you need to fit it

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HardBeatZ
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Re: Why my pc beeps when I switch on UPS without touching the PC ?

Hello quasirogue,

 

Was you having an issue? Judging by your post I can't make a determination if you are having a problem or was and have found a solution.

 

If you are experiencing an issue, please elaborate more before we can start identifying a solution for you.

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My HP Windows 7 is not working. It's my school computer and I have to fix it ASAP. It says to hit F3 but when I do, it either does nothing or makes an annoying noise. I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and then ESC and it took me to the Startup Menu, but only 5 options came up instead of the 8 you listed. I hit all of the buttons on it and nothing helped at all. I don't even know how this happened, my mom was watching Netflix on it and then it started making a loud beepish noise. She turned it off and it hasn't been back to normal since. I do not have a recovery disk or anything of that sort. Please get back to me asap. I cannot get past the "Press F3 to boot to the K12 Restore Utility..." screen. I tried getting to the Startup Menu and did every option there and still no luck. Please, someone get back to me quickly.

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HardBeatZ
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Re: beeps 5 times

Hello maydaymaydayxo,

 

Do you have recovery discs for this machine? At the point you are at you may have to run a system recovery with the recovery discs.

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