Laptop cannot start to welcome screen [Solved/Closed]

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 Habib -
Hello,
my laptop is a compaq/hp and its system is windows xp. When I press the on button, it goes to a loading screen with the hp symbol in the middle and "F10=ROM based setup" at the bottom. This is followed by 8 loud beeps. I'm then brought to a screen with a list of conflicts and "F10=ROM based setup" again at the bottom. If I press F10, I'm taken to a completely blank screen that continuously flashes between a lighter and darker black. If I just wait the same thing happens. Please explain and help resolve this problem! I can't even reach the welcome page!
Thanks!

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I had same problem. All I did is that when I turned laptop on I immeadiately started tapping the F1 key . It went to next screen like always. That is it. Hope it works for you.

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look up agp440.sys on google your problem is the video drivers and you may have to re install windows
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If the beeps are all the same length it would be a video adapter problem. But, since you have a video display that does not seem likely. Is there a pattern (like 1 beep - a pause - 3 beeps - a pause - 4 beeps)?

You might try this sequence it might clear the CMOS memory.

1.) Easy way: Fn+11
- hold the Fn-key pressed,
- switch on power,
- continuously tap on F11
This will lead to the flashing LEDs, cycling on and off.

Letting loose F11, the machine will boot again and show the BIOS error-msg "162 system options not set". Use F1 to save the setting.

Caveat: All settings are set back to factory standard. You'll have to enter a correct date/time.
fhensal: I had same problem. All I did is that when I turned laptop on I immeadiately started tapping the F1 key . It went to next screen like always. That is it. Hope it works for you.

I have tried fhensal's method (F1). It worked like a magic. Please try this first.