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HP X181 continuous startup at BIOS

Q: HP X181 continuous startup at BIOS

hp x181 continuous restart after bios. ran primary and secondary harddrive test and tested memory. (all passed) i can load bios and run diagnostic test but when i leave bios it just restarts. have anyone heard of this?

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A: HP X181 continuous startup at BIOS

Can you perform a "Factory Restore"?

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A:Continuous ( 1 never ending ) BIOS beeping in-game

Check the CPU temp warning setting in the BIOS, the alert may just be set too low and certain games set it off. If thats the case then increase the alert to a higher value as your temps are fine.

Also make sure that both power supply connectors, 6 and 8 pin, are properly connected to the video card and not coming off a splitter but each cable comes directly from the power supply.
 

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A:Continuous Beep on startup

While I seriously doubt that you have a defective processor, define "same socket and spec processor". What was the EXACT memory that was installed, and what was the EXACT memory you installed to check the memory?
 

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A:what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

Detex said:what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

It mean something is not working correctly

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A:Continuous shor beeps during startup

Continuous beeping could be a number of things...

But I would be leaning towards a Power Supply Issue or a Memory Issue/Video Card Memory as well.

Laptops are difficult at best to work on........Can you get inside it......?????
 

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A:Continuous Short Beeps on Startup

Are these BIOS beeps ? Check here for beep codes:

http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm

BG

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A:AHCI BIOS not installed & Continuous restart loop - Windows 7

AHCI is an advanced controller interface for sata drives and it
is usually a setting for the raid controller.
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A:Continuous Beeps On Startup - Windows Xp Home

I switched the Ram aroundTry one module at a time. Do you have a serial number on the bottom of the laptop? Can you post it?

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A:lsass.exe error on startup, loops continuous

MS reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 .

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A:VISTA Startup Repair continuous loop

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A:Computer crashes at STARTUP, continuous beeping.

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A:Windows 7 is stuck in a continuous loop: startup repair.

Now first thing is dont panic, as long as your HDD has not failed then all your files are there and recoverable

Have a read through this thread, it basically covers pretty much all options to get the system working again
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you need your files in a hurry and dont have time to fix your machine then you can transfer your files to a usb drive if you have one
you have two options to do this either from a command prompt or from a bootable linux disk (this is probably easiest but will require access to another machine)
this will explain how http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/305917-windows-7-stuck-continuous-loop-startup-repair.html
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A:2-tone continuous beeping coming from mobo. No video/BIOS shows upon powering up?

1 long and 1 short beep is usually a ram problem. Since you posted you have installed other ram, I would tend to think you have fried the board. The only way to really test is to swap in known good parts ie mb, ram, etc.

FWIW antec has a good rep however I am very down on their pw supplies. After having two fail in a short amount of time, I no longer buy or recommend antecs. I use either corsair, FSP, or seasonic power supplies.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-tone-continuous-beeping-coming-from-mobo-no-video-bios-shows-upon-powering-up.829550/
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A:Help! Gainward 6800GT upgrade continuous loud beep on startup

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http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=11763&PageId=1
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-gainward-6800gt-upgrade-continuous-loud-beep-on-startup.69351/
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A:Continuous beeping on startup, can boot by hitting esc, but strange behavior

So is all good now or is Key 9 still wonky? By the way, the DV9000 had massive recalls for basically the same issue as the DV6000 series: heat due to underpowered fans and design.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/continuous-beeping-on-startup-can-boot-by-hitting-esc-but-strange-behavior.147684/
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A:BIOS startup

If you are not having issues DO NOT try to update bios. I don't have personal experience with doing this but have read alot about it and if you mess up one thing or your computer stops working part way through the update then your computer is dead unless you can find someone with a new bios chip and a special setup for installing the software onto it. It dosn't matter what order your boot order is in unless you want to start from the disk/floppy/usb. Happy computing XD
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-startup.960347/
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A:Windows Installer in continuous loop...continuous loop...

Is the computer operable at all?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/368936/windows-installer-in-continuous-loopcontinuous-loop/
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A:startup problem (bios)

Is the boot sequence the only BIOS information you lose ?

Most BIOS use a battery to store information while the power to your PC is off. If the battery is damaged, you can lose the info in the BIOS. But in that case, you would lose all settings, not only the boot sequence.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/startup-problem-bios.74726/
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A:Phoenix V6 BIOS, cant startup XP!!! help please

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check out the meaning of your beeps HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/phoenix-v6-bios-cant-startup-xp-help-please.38014/
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A:Bios Can't Be Accessed at Startup

Looks like the laptop is only 2-3 years old? Did you get the extended (3 yr) warranty for $85?
If so, you may need warranty service...

On the other hand... since you say that it will eventually boot and then crash,
I would like for you to try to get some minidumps to attach to your next post.
You will find them in the minidump sub-folder of your your windows folder.

Also... What changed (programs, or updates, or hardware) since the last known good boot?
Have you tried memory diagnostics? See Here... www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html
Have you tried drive diagnostics? See Here... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html

You said



I was going to do the recovery and repair options for windows but I can't get to it.Click to expand...

Are you saying that you cannot get to safe mode using f8 at boot?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-cant-be-accessed-at-startup.130967/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-even-access-my-bios-on-startup.111802/
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A:startup/BIOS problems

Have you tried going through all the settings and have it redetect the drives. These sites might give you some good ideas..

http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/bios2/1.shtml

http://www.wimsbios.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/startup-bios-problems.66520/
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Thank you.

A:Flashing bios on startup

what do you mean exactly mate? im not sure what you want to hide?

oh and just incase it can be sorted post up the make and model of your mobo so i can see what bios it uses ta

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/255407-flashing-bios-startup.html
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A:Bios Startup Problem

From what I am finding you possibly have corrupted video drivers. I would recommend you go to the Device manager and uninstall your video drivers. Reboot your computer and install them.References:Bug Check 0xD6: DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATIONWindows Driver Kit: Driver Development Tools Driver Verifier

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/108646/bios-startup-problem/
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Can any point me in the right direction please?

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Mervyn

A:On startup BIOS loads twice

Have you checked your BIOS settings?

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/111602-startup-bios-loads-twice.html
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A:XP BIOS Startup Delay

Did You try uninstalling the driver for the USB disc drive?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/xp-bios-startup-delay.108710/
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A:Startup stops in BIOS

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/22640/startup-stops-in-bios/
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A:one beep at BIOS startup

One beep is good (Is with 99.999999999~ % of boards at least)

The reboots may be that you need to update the drivers too, especially with a new BIOS depending on exactly what the BIOS flash fixed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/one-beep-at-bios-startup.545862/
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A:how to remove bios popup during startup

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-to-remove-bios-popup-during-startup.34352/
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Hi:

I am sorry but this forums rules state we can't help with lost password.

Closing this topic.

BG

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A:BIOS Startup screen is blinking

you might try resetting the bios back to defaults and see if it helps. (either short the reset jumper on the board or remove the battery from the motherboard for a half hour or so.)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-startup-screen-is-blinking.104538/
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Malware checks?

AV protection current?

Anything in Event Viewer?

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A:Cannot get past BIOS startup screen

Almost sounds like the romsip data has become corrupted or something. Have you tried clearing the CMOS by removing the battery? You should also make sure that your motherboard BIOS is the latest version and check the release notes for any added CPU compatibility enhancements. I had a motherboard and CPU do all kinds of weird stuff when the BIOS version didn't support the processor. The board is an RMA replacement so it could have an old BIOS version installed. You should consider flashing to the latest build if that's the case.

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A:Double BIOS splash on startup

Hello Kelpto,

See if unchecking both "Time to display..." options in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below may help.

Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/371972-double-bios-splash-startup.html
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A:I forgot the startup password(BIOS) to get into my HP Stream...

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Hi there.

I'd suggest you DON'T do this -- it's very rarely you would ever need a BIOS update - especially on more modern computers. Most of any new features could in fact be handled by SOFTWARE if necessary. If it goes awry your computer will just become a doorstop as it might not be able to boot again.

(Firmware updates on things like DVD players are another issue - but I'm assuming the OP is referring to computer MOBO's).

Even trying to get USB3 support on an older Mobo isn't really worth it -- you need a Pci-e card which is as slow as molasses compared with native USB3 anyway -- not worth it.

However if you really must -- most places that allow you to "flash" the BIOS will have instructions on how to prepare the various sets of bootable media.

If the site is still mentioning Floppy Disks then it's probably time to update your Mobo anyway.

Cheers
jimbo

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A:Once cleaned computer hangs at BIOS/startup

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when you did all this, did you take the nessesary anti-static precautions? grounding the metal chasis while you work is fine, but using a grounded wrist strap is even better. without anti-static precautions, it is easy to destry or damage parts without even realizing it. static electricity levels are usually highest on dry carpet, while wearing socks or rubber sole shoes.

after going through these possibilities, i reccomend running the computer with minimal parts. this means you disconnect all drives, remove expansion cards, and so on. you need a keyboard, cpu, ram, a video card, and a power supply. see if the system can idle in the bios under these circumstances.
 

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A:Blank monitor on startup. Might be a BIOS issue

Try the F2 key.

Raybro
 

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