Yesterday my laptop was running okay. I started it up, restarted it again to refresh it from hibernation, then ran Windows Update (just security updates).
After it restarted following the updates it got to the Windows Boot Manager screen (dual-boot) but the machine was beeping rapidly, then went into a restart loop, doing the same thing over and over again until I turned it off holding the power button.
The day before I was having a problem with drag and drop and some menus. Drag and drop didn't work and menus didn't show up or kept disappearing, and it seemed to be fixed after logging out and logging back in, but kept reoccurring every so often.
Because of this, I thought the escape key might be stuck or there might be something underneath it, so I cleaned out the keyboard but no change.
I checked sites on the internet and I don't think its a BIOS beep code because the beeps that come out aren't intelligible like a slow "beep, beep, beep", but a fast constant stream of "beepbeepbeepbeepbeep" like an alarm. All the beeps are the same tone.
The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545 from 2009. There is no battery in it, it just runs off the charger only. Any ideas on what could be the issue? Could it be related to the charger? Something more serious?
- Fans spin at power on. Dell logo shows up and blue progress bar completes
- Constant stream of beeps start (with no error message)
- Computer gets to Windows Boot manager at the same time
- Computer restarts and repeats the process