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July 13, 2010 3:35:20 PM

Hello,
When i start my laptop i get a repeating beeping sound which if left for about 45 secs displays the boot menu. However if i press any key the beeping stops and the laptop starts normally. But when i try to connect to the internet i have no joy. Right clicking my ISP icon shows that the options are scrolling up and down by themselves Pressing any key stops this and i can continue with no problems. I have tried compressed air on the keyboard and fiddled with the actual keys but no joy. Any advice please?

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a b D Laptop
July 13, 2010 5:25:22 PM

Do the beeps start as soon as you turn on the laptop? The number of beeps each represent a specific problem when doing the 'POST'. If you know how many beeps there are it will give a better indication of what the problem is.
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July 23, 2010 2:57:17 PM

mibix19 said:
Do the beeps start as soon as you turn on the laptop? The number of beeps each represent a specific problem when doing the 'POST'. If you know how many beeps there are it will give a better indication of what the problem is.


Thanks for your reply. The beeps are continuous and last about 30 secs maybe more during which the boot menu loads. If i then start windows normally everything seems fine. I'm just concerned there might be a serious problem which could eventually knacker the laptop completely It's a Compaq CQ60 by the way and roughly a year old. Thanks again for taking the time to reply.
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a b D Laptop
July 23, 2010 5:52:17 PM

Most beeps are related to memory problems,( like not being seated properly), or graphics cards. Try and count the number of beeps and then check the link for an explanation of the problem. http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml If your type of motherboard is not in the list do a quick search.
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July 25, 2010 6:00:19 PM

mibix19 said:
Most beeps are related to memory problems,( like not being seated properly), or graphics cards. Try and count the number of beeps and then check the link for an explanation of the problem. http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml If your type of motherboard is not in the list do a quick search.



Cheers mibix19. I'll give it a try.
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August 4, 2010 4:08:25 PM

mibix19 said:
Most beeps are related to memory problems,( like not being seated properly), or graphics cards. Try and count the number of beeps and then check the link for an explanation of the problem. http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml If your type of motherboard is not in the list do a quick search.





Tried counting the number of beeps. Impossible! They were too fast and went on too long. But if i press the up arrow (below the caps lock key ) either before the beeps start or even after, then everything seems to run fine. Thanks again for trying to help me.
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August 12, 2010 6:35:50 PM

Best answer selected by leebegeebee.
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August 12, 2010 8:41:53 PM

You know what else could be going on, one of the keys on the keyboard could be going bad and possibly making the computer think you were trying to press it, thus accounting for the fast beeping.
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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2010 7:12:39 PM

Thanks for giving me best answer. I hope you get sorted out
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August 15, 2010 5:11:26 PM

ohiou_grad_06 said:
You know what else could be going on, one of the keys on the keyboard could be going bad and possibly making the computer think you were trying to press it, thus accounting for the fast beeping.




That does sound plausable. I'll check each key individually. Cheers.
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