I am helping a friend with his HP computer that had a hard drive failure (SMART actually caught it before he lost any data) and while I was installing the new hard drive I laid the computer on its side. When I powered up the computer, the fans turned on, but the display did not and the computer beeped, 1 short beep then 1 long beep.
I looked up on HP's website what the beeps were, but they only have information about 4 beeps or more. I checked out ASUS's website because the computer has an ASUS IPI8L-LA motherboard, but ASUS doesn't have any information on the motherboard.
Well, when I put the computer back on its side, I powered it on again to make sure all of the fans were spinning, including the video card fan, and the computer started right up.
Anyone have any idea what the two beeps might have been? I am going to remove and reseat the RAM and the video card, but I would like to know what the heck happened.
System Specs are:
HP Pavilion Media Center m8100y
ASUS IPI8L-LA motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
2GB of RAM