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Hi,

What I have here is...
HP Pavilion dv6256us Entertainment Notebook PC
Intel ® Core ™ 2 CPU T5200 1.60 GHz
32 Bit Vista Home Premium
140GB HD

It started acting up about a month ago, being sluggish and freezing up so I decided to do a recovery on it only to now have even more problems. I have done several recovery's on this laptop and never had any problems but the past couple of days it just has done nothing but give me grief. It almost seems like there is somebody in it messing with my head cause it started out with every time I would click on start it would flash before my eyes but would not open for me then I would go to IE and try to type in the search box and it would not show up in the box then all of a sudden there it was. Now I keep getting these very loud long beeps when I reboot and would not open windows so I would shut it down and try again and the same thing would happen again. I tap on a key and it boots...Any help on this would be so appreciated. This Notebook is about 5 or more years old.. I am not sure that I am explaining this all very well so just hope somebody can understand what I am getting at here...LOL

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Hello Gizzy57

With the symptoms that you are describing it may be a memory issue, a failing HDD or worse case scenario both!

See http://acronymsonlin.../beep_chart.asp let us know which error beeps are the same or most similar so that we can make some suggestions for you.

Can I ask that you conclude your previous topic and reply to the post #5 of colleague rshaffer61 http://www.geekstogo...50#entry2193450 thank you.
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Hello Gizzy57

With the symptoms that you are describing it may be a memory issue, a failing HDD or worse case scenario

See http://acronymsonlin.../beep_chart.asp let us know which error beeps are the same or most similar so that we can make some suggestions for you.

Can I ask that you conclude your previous topic and reply to the post #5 of colleague rshaffer61 http://www.geekstogo...50#entry2193450 thank you.



I am not sure how or why but it seem's that this laptop fixed itself..lol..Its not longer making the beeping sounds but now giving me grief with the Windows SP1 update and I tried the fix it program which said it was fixed but it still does not seem to be working...

I ran test on everything on this laptop and all came out well. I am trying to get it set up so I can install Windows 7 Home on it but unless I can get this Windows SP1 to install it will not let me install 7...

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Please answer the question regarding which beep best described the one you were hearing in case the issue returns.

What problems are you having installing SP1

For guidance regarding installing W7 see the information @ http://h10025.www1.h...product=3340174 good luck and let us know how it works out.
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Please answer the question regarding which beep best described the one you were hearing in case the issue returns.

What problems are you having installing SP1

For guidance regarding installing W7 see the information @ http://h10025.www1.h...product=3340174 good luck and let us know how it works out.


The beeps where one long beep that continued with a black sreen.

SP1 will start the download and install and go through it and evern say that it was successful and show's up in the update folder yet every time I restart that same update is there plus when running the windows 7 test to be sure your computer is compatible it also shows up that I need to take the SP1 update..

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If the previous beep/black screen issue returns you should check that your memory sticks are seated correctly.

For the SP problem I would remove all previous attempts to install the software and start afresh;

Removing bad updates then reinstalling them

Go into Add\Remove Programs.
Make sure to click the little box on the top that says Show All Updates
Scroll through and find the offending update and remove it.
Now try updating again and see if it corrects the faulty update.

Then try manually installing the SP from http://windows.micro..._131W4ENUS21980
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If the previous beep/black screen issue returns you should check that your memory sticks are seated correctly.

For the SP problem I would remove all previous attempts to install the software and start afresh;

Removing bad updates then reinstalling them

Go into Add\Remove Programs.
Make sure to click the little box on the top that says Show All Updates
Scroll through and find the offending update and remove it.
Now try updating again and see if it corrects the faulty update.

Then try manually installing the SP from http://windows.micro..._131W4ENUS21980



Thanks...I don't even know the first thing about getting this laptop open to see any of the componits..lol..However I have been trying a few things here and there to see if I can resolves the issues and just now I tried to see if I could maybe just do a clean install of Windows 7 and that didn't work..I had it so the beeps stoppped and I just had to mess with it and low and be hold they came back and this time I listen good and what it does is like two short beeps but study beeps till it reboots back up to the Hp sceeen then black if I hit esc it stops and boots to windows. I went into safemode to see if maybe I could fix it that way but even that did me no good..I am right now doing yet another recovery on it and gonna try starting from scratch so is there anything I can do from that point on that you think would make the differents. When I do a recovery I do not get these beeps till I start doing the updates and then they start. I think one time it may have been testing or something but not sure but they did stop and it booted up to windows and was fine after..

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To help with reseating the memory sticks http://h10025.www1.h...4995-1&sw_lang=

Just a FYI, the video chip on many notebooks rely on the system Ram to support the integrated video memory and so if you have bad Ram you can get a black screen.

I suggest you check the possible Ram issue first and we can then move on from there when that is cleared up.
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To help with reseating the memory sticks http://h10025.www1.h...4995-1&sw_lang=

Just a FYI, the video chip on many notebooks rely on the system Ram to support the integrated video memory and so if you have bad Ram you can get a black screen.

I suggest you check the possible Ram issue first and we can then move on from there when that is cleared up.

Thank you so much for all your help and I do think I am going to have to replace the ram in my notebook but I was able to get Windows 7 installed after uninstalling alot of things from HP and downlaoding the upgrades. I still get a flash of black screen but its working for now.

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Try running Windows own memory testing program first http://windows.micro...n-your-computer depending on the results running the more comprehensive memtest for 5 or 6 passes may be required.

You are welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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