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Old 09-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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I have the above laptop, a Sony Vaio VGN-FS195VP, which i have had running Windows XP Pro SP3, and have upgraded it to windows 7. Its been working like a dream, all drivers installed, updates complete and everything working as it should.

However tonight i have come across a problem, but i do not know whether the OS is to blame or whether its a hardware issue, so i thought i'd mention whats its running.

Anyway, I turn it on, and it boots to the Sony Vaio startup screen, and will go no further. The Power, Battery Indicator, And Drive light are all on, but the drive light doesn't flash, and no other noises can be heard. I shut it down and tried again, however this time, i get 1 long beep, 3 short beeps (then it repeats once) Again i turned it off, and started trying to eliminate my problem.

Hard Drive Removed, Issue remains (1 long beep, 3 short beeps)

RAM Removed, no beeps, no display.

Replace both of the above and am back to getting the display with the Sony Vaio boot up screen, but no further.

Has anyone else experienced this, or have a solution to what has caused this?

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to TSF please try removing your ram and replace only 1 stick and try booting,next you could try testing the ram with memtest86+ http://www.memtest.org/#downiso download the iso zip then unzip and burn the iso file to a disc use img burn for that http://www.imgburn.com/ next you may need to access the bios and change the first boot device to cd\dvd drive try F2 on boot test each stick 1 at a time then swap to the other slot and rerun the test, do this with all your ram sticks and for at least 7 passes

Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.
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