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Old 07-14-2004, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fixed Disk Parameter Table or BIOS Error

Okay, so I was browsing around the web the other day. My notebook completely locked up, and I had to hold in the power button for 10 seconds to do a hard shut down. A few hours later, I go to turn it on and I get this message after seeing the Compaq logo for about 5 minutes, along with three loud beeps.

Fixed Disk Parameter Table or BIOS Error
System Halted
So, I pop in my Windows XP Installation CD, trying to reinstall Windows, and I get the same thing, Compaq logo, Three beeps, then the error message.

So next I pop in Knoppix STD. Same thing, I can't do anything at all with my system. Anybody know what is going on and how I can fix it? Thanks!

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Old 07-14-2004, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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According to the information I'm finding on compaq beep codes The three beeps means either video error or bad ram... (1 long 2 short for video , 1 short 2 long for ram).
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