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Toshiba beeping on start up

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
March 24, 2012 9:04:45 AM

Hi All,

Apologies up front if this has been answered before. My search has not located answer.

My Toshiba L650 beeps when I turn it on, a black screen appears with text saying "windows starting". I turn computer off and back on again and it comes up with the following message on a black screen but with no beeping.

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, start up repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during start up, choose start windows normally.

Launch start up repair (recommended)
start windows normally".

I have run the repair option several times and this has not fixed issue.

Every time I turn computer on it beeps so I turn off then on again. Select start windows normally and it boots normally.

I am running windows seven. No new hardware or software has been loaded (apart from auto update to windows).


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March 24, 2012 9:28:27 AM

Hi czedd,

What is the beep sequence (ie: short beeps/long beeps/short and long beeps)?
Also, need computer specs
March 24, 2012 10:15:31 AM

The Beeps are constant evenly spaced about 2 seconds long and 1 second apart.

My computer specs are

[PC Information]
Model Name Satellite L650
Part Number PSK1JA-07E017
Serial Number 7A322493Q
OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
BIOS Version 1.50
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz
Physical Memory 4096MB RAM
Hard Disk Capacity 485,806,305,280 [Byte] 452.442 [GB]
Hard Disk Free Space Capacity 413,785,444,352 [Byte] 385.368 [GB]
Video ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 version=8.712.2.1000
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Conexant Audio Driver For AMD HDMI Codec version=
Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD version=
Network Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller version= MAC Address=00:26:6C:71:7C:D E
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter version= MAC Address=E8:39:D F:3E:66:A5
Modem TOSHIBA Software Modem version=
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
IDE Device Hitachi HTS545050B9A300
MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL FW version=1.00
March 31, 2012 12:49:49 AM

For those that are interested my F6 key was damaged. It was not repairable so a new key board was fitted.