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2 beeps and new hardware won't install


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SmilinJusBecuz

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I have an HP ze2000 and the dc jack was burnt out so I replaced it my self, put the computer back together turned it on and everything worked fine for about an hour. Then the wireless connection was dropped so I tried to turn the wireless antenna off then back on with the button, however then computer froze after I turned the wireless off.

I held the power button down for about 10 seconds and it shut off completely. I waited a few minutes then turned it back on, and heard 2 beeps and the next screen is black and says f1 to resume or f2 for setup. I tried f2 but it doesn't work only f1.

F1 boots me to my desktop and it seems as if everything is working fine from there except the wireless and I get a pop up that says HP Wireless Assistant did not detect any supported wireless devices. I also get a New Hardware found bubble and when I click it, it says "PCI to micro channel bridge" I tried to install it and it wouldn't and for some reason I can't connect to the internet using my LAN to try to get the info online to install it.

I do have the application and driver recover dvd that I ran last night that I don't think helped.

Today when I turned the computer on I heard the 2 beeps again and same screen, pressed f1 it went through the whole booting process and I still can't connect to the internet. I do get the same HP Assistant message, however this time when it says new hardware found it is for Texas Intruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller and it won't install either.

So that's my chapter in the book, if anyone could help me out that would be great.

Thanks in advance

~Shauna~
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TotallyKonfuzed

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not sure if it helps but the only time I've ever seen the DOS "f1 to resume or f2 for setup" message was when I erased my harddrive and my windows xp CD wasn't bootable for some reason. Once I got me a new windows xp cd it went on to partition it and worked fine.

No idea anything about why your wireless internet going down would cause that message tho. As I said before, just fyi. Maybe it will help somehow.
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I get the f1 & f2 option and like I said everything loads fine except for the wireless. If my hard drive died I wouldn't be able to do anything correct? I am able to do everything but internet.
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ya i doubt it's a harddrive problem, i was just adding some info incase it somehow helped. Sounds like you probably have a problem with the antenna or maybe the hardware for the wireless somewhere.
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Ok today I found the driver on the Hp website for the Texas Intruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller I saved it on my ipod and transfered it to my laptop.

I installed it and then restarted the computer but under device manager the PCI to micro channel bridge still gets a yellow question mark then it refreshes and says that its the Texas Instrument. I get a little pop up window that says new hardware found and it points to the Texas Instrument.

However, it's already installed but apparently didn't?
I'm confused.

ETA: I did notice that I says the device is not configured correctly. AND I still get the 2 beeps at startup

Edited by SmilinJusBecuz, 18 April 2007 - 07:47 PM.

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GO ME...... I fixed it myself.

Thanks
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Glad you got it fixed! :whistling:

While I was researching, I came across a topic you had at another site. Below is the final post you made there:

Ok, So I took the laptop apart AGAIN.... 3rd time now and just looked in it to see if anything was unpluged ect. Nothing was so I put it back together, turned it on and NO beeping, then a pop up thingy came on and said new hardward or something and it found my wireless card. I installed it turned my wireless zero config. on and it worked fine. I turned it off then back on and seems to be working fine.

Thank you for all your help.

For the record it was 2 short beeps that meant Parity circuit failure which I just couldn't understand no matter how much I googled and read about it.


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