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    beeps and red flashing light

    I dont know if I am posting in the right place or not. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what it means when a computer beeps 4 times and a red light flashes where start button is. It is an HP desktop computer. Any information will be appreciated. It failed to start then I took out that round coin looking thing and put it back in then it started and I had to click a few things then it did it again. Right now I dont know if it will start up if I shut it down. Thank you.

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    HP Beep codes: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02222922
    It might help if you told us the exact model number.

    Did you buy a new CMOS battery or just put it back in? How old is the computer?

    You might also want to shut down the pc and then reseat (remove and reinstall) the memory.

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    where do i look for model no number? The only thing I see says regulartory model HSTNC059PSF Is that anything?
    I did not buy new battery I thought I had a new one but didnt so put old one back in.

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    It is an old comuter I bought it a year ago refurbished

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    The location depends on the model: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07555

    You didn't say how old the pc is. If you power off the computer and the date resets, you definitely need a new battery.

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    The computer crashed I am on my kindle. Sorry and thank you. It is just flashing red light no beeps

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    When it did state the time was find

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    Will any condo battery for i will buy one

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    Did you reseat the ram?

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    Most BIOS/CMOS button batteries are CR-2032 type, but the battery should say on it what type it is. Also, when you insert it into the holder, check that the + symbols on the holder and battery match up. In most cases, the side with the lettering should be visible when the battery is inserted into the holder.

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    The batteries has the number 18 on it
    No I don't know how to update ram. I think the model is PS-4241-9HA
    It's hard writing on this little kindle with old eyes so I apologize

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    I said RESEAT, not update. Turn off the PC, pull out the ram, then put it back in. That is "reseating".
    https://www.techanew.com/how-to-rese...ps-ram-memory/

    PS-4241-9HA is the power supply, not the computer model.

    Like jdc2000, the coin battery is usually a CR-2032.

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    Here is what a CR-2032 battery looks like. Hover over the image in the link to see a close-up.

    https://www.amazon.com/Energizer-203.../dp/B0042A9UXC

    Is the computer with the problem the only real computer you currently have?

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    I ordered the battery O do not have another computer just a kindle

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    I will try to reseat

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