I have always used my M17x R3 more like a desktop than a laptop and have had it plugged in to my two 24" monitors. It is connected to one monitor via VGA and the other via HDMI.
Today when I was starting VMware Workstation, the computer suddenly turned off. When I tried to turn it back on, I saw the picture of the Alien which is when the user is asked to hit the key which sends them to the BIOS configuration. While the picture was showing, the computer turned off again. When I tried to turn it on again, all of the lights on the laptop would turn on, but the screen would stay off and the computer would beep 4 times. It beeps 4 times, pause, 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, etc...
I have reseated my RAM and plan on taking out the CMOS battery to see if it helps.
I am not sure what could be causing the problem. I find it weird that it happened when I had just started VMware.
No there aren't any. Thanks for the quick response.
I started removing the memory modules and it seems that it may be that one of my ram sticks is bad. I am swapping them around to see if that is the problem. I am able to boot the computer with just two stick in. The ones that go under the computer.
So the problem turned out to be a bad memory ram stick. I tried placing the one that seemed problematic in the other slots and it continued to prevent the computer from booting. The same 4 beeps, pause, etc...
I also tried one of the other sticks in the slot where the bad one was at to make sure the slot wasn't bad and the others ones worked fine.
Thanks for the help.
In case anyone is wondering what ram I am using:
Crucial 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3 10600)
Model # CT51264BC1339.16FR
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