turn on computer and get a long high pitched

December 30, 2010 at 06:24:12
Specs: Windows XP
My son hooked up his Nintendo DS i to my desktop PC and then he just unpluged things when it sttarted to make this high pitched beep and when I came in the room it was a constant high pitched sound. No matter what I have tried it doesn't stop. I need an easy fix so that I don't have to put on more money on this one if possible. I can turn it on. but if I hit F10 for system recovery it doesn't do anything and it won't go past the HP invent screen.

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#1
December 30, 2010 at 06:55:46
You do NOT need to run the Recovery. I don't know why people immediately go to that rather than attempting to fix the problem? It would help to have more details about your system & exactly what your son did.

Were any plugs removed from the PC to connect the DS or was it just connected to an unused USB port? Did he just yank the plug out without using the "Safely Remove Hardware" option? Did you check to make sure no other cables were disturbed? Are there any error messages on the screen or just the continuous tone? I assume the tone coming from within the computer case rather than thru the external speakers? More than likely what you're hearing is a BIOS Beep Code although it may be something simple like a stuck key on the keyboard. The BIOS beeps are unique to the BIOS used by the motherboard, so we would need to know the make/model of your system to be able to look up the code. Here's the list for Compaq, but there are other codes listed in the right side column:

http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcode...


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#2
December 30, 2010 at 06:58:07
Check the mouse and keyboard inputs at the back of tthe PC are fully pushed home.
I have on occasion seen this behaviour when one of those have not been connected properly.

Secondly what happens if you tap F8 as you are booting?
Does it allow you to get into safe mode?

You have also not told us anything about the make and model of the PC you have. All we now so far is that it appears to be an HP as you mention the HP invest screen.
So do tell. It may help get quality replies.

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#3
December 30, 2010 at 08:29:08
He didn't unplug anything, just used an used USB port. My computer is an HP Pavilion 525 W that I purchased back in 2003. I had sent it out in 07 to get it fixed and now I am having a similar problem. I am running windows XP on it and had early this year installed the new verision of Micrsoft word that I think was 07. I hope this helps. I can tell you that it is just a constant beep and it I can't get past the main screen, which when I was reading the manual that came with it said that it is the blue screen, that says HP Invent intel pentium 4 and then it doesn't go past this page at all.

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#4
December 30, 2010 at 08:36:53
Nothing happens if I hit F8. I have and HP Pavilion 525 W that was orginally purchased in 03 and then in 07 was sent out for repair, with a similar problem, I just dont' have the extra $ 300.00 to that this time. Nothing special was done he used and unused USB and then just unpluged it when he was done. I guess that is why I am so confused by this. I just don't know what else I can do. I am also in the process of finding the backup/recovery disks that I made for it, but I am not sure that it would help if I can't get past the one screen. Let me know if I am wrong on that part. Thank you

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#5
December 30, 2010 at 12:38:04
OK here is something you can try:

I am thinking that it might be a CPU overheating problem due to clogged up cooling fan.

Open your case and give it a good dusting. If you work carefully you can use a household vacuum cleaner to vacuum all dust and fluff accumulated in the heatsink and fan assembly.

While your are at it give it a good clean inside.
After that check all the cables are fully pushed home where they should be. This includes all power cables, IDE cables and any other.

Once you have done this try booting up.
This works quite often. You may be surprised.

Good luck.

P.S.
Are you sure that the model is HP Pavilion 525 W. The reason for asking is that I could not find such a model on HPs website. The nearest I found was a HP Pavilion w5251 which is from the HP Pavilion w5200 Desktop PC series.
Here is the link to it:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

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#6
December 30, 2010 at 14:06:33
Don't use a vacuum if you have dry air as the static will kill your computer. Use a can of compressed air instead.

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#7
December 30, 2010 at 14:48:48
The vacuum suggestion is by the way only for the heatsink and fan.
Alternatively you can use a long haired clean and dry bristle brush and shake all the dust loose and blow it. You might want to do this outside on dry day.

Personally I have a set of small hose attachments meant for electronic sewing machines which works very well on my PCs and my wife sewing machine.

However, as pointed out do be careful not to use it on the motherboard or other static sensitive components.

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#8
December 30, 2010 at 15:04:50
I did that and I get a short beep and then I have the long continuous beep after that . Yes, when I look at the front it says pavilion 525w.

Any other suggestions?


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#9
December 30, 2010 at 17:04:14
Check your BIOS beep codes against whichever BIOS your system has. Here are few links to help:
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beep...
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Ar...

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#10
December 30, 2010 at 18:24:14
I want to first thank you, the one problem is solved, but now I have NO beep and the fan on the motherboard has a problem at first by staying on and the monitor screen doesn't comes on at all. Before you ask yes I have made sure that I really have it on. Suggestions on this one?

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#11
January 3, 2011 at 10:28:06
I have a major issue and you seem to be helping the most. I replaced my fan on the motherboard and replaced the memory and the fan works great, but I am back to having the 1 beep and then the continuous beep. Any other ideas? If not then I think that I am going to be taking it in and having a diagnostic test done on it as I need it to be able to be able to print school papers off. Any other suggestions would be great. Thank you.

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#12
January 4, 2011 at 02:19:14
Try the trouble shooting steps recommended here:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bi...

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#13
January 4, 2011 at 15:27:39
None of this seemed to help. I do have a question though is the CPU and motherboard the same thing? I have no idea what they problem is.

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#14
January 5, 2011 at 10:42:43
No its not.

The CPU is the processor that is mounted on a socket in your motherboard and usually has a heatsink and fan on top of it to keep it cool.

The motherboard is the PCB (Printed circuit board) that is mounted inside your PC case. It has a CPU on it, it has memory (RAM) slots on it, it has other sockets on it such as USB, NIC, Audio(if you have on-board sound) and VGA(if you have on-board graphics) output sockets.

If you are asking questions at this level then perhaps you should try and find someone locally who knows about PCs to help you.

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#15
January 6, 2011 at 07:30:02
Everybody here charges to have them do that kind of thing and right now I just don't have the extra money as the tramission is my vehicle just went out and will cost me about 6000 to get fixed , which I am having problems finding money for that. Sorry it has been a while since I have had any computer classes and the actual parts of the computer used. I am not in the field and don't do much with the computer, but use it and so I have forgotten a lot of this stuff. If I replace the motherboard then does a different one come with the new CPU or is that a separtate part that I have to buy for it? Please bear with me on this as I am trying to do this on my own. I am greatful for all your help.

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