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Question: Solved: Beep beep beep

I turned my wife's computer on and the screen didn't even flicker and all it does is beep at me.
I tried removing on componant at a time and started it after every removal.
Still beeps at me.
Until I got to the CPU. It stopped beeping at me. Of course, every other piece was out of the puter, so I'm not sure if its supposed to stop beeping or if thats the problem.
Any ideas?


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Answer: Solved: Beep beep beep

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My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?


Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I understand that this means there is a system board error.  I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full). Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself?  Is there a pin short I can use for this? Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/  I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars. Thanks for any help!

Answer:X230 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep, no screen: can I reset the BIOS?

1-3-3-1 means no memory. If you have 2 DIMMs, try with just one, then just the other. When you try with just one DIMM, it needs to go into slot-0. When you have the machine sitting lid-down and the battery compartment away from you, slot-0 is the one on the right.

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My X230 gets very little use since I bought it in 2012... sometimes no use at all for weeks at a time. Yet the system board failed, as did a replacement, and now the third board seems to have failed. On startup I get 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep and a blank screen. I tried the existing RAM stick in both slots: no startI bought and tried a NEW stick of RAM from Crucial in both slots: no startI tried both sticks in the slots at the same time: no start Other than another bad system board, what could it be? Where can I get a system board that might last? By the way, at the same time I bought the X230 I also bought a T530 that gets gallons of heavy use almost every day and never had a problem that I didn't cause myself. 

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Hi, Ive got my old computer out to give to my son, but it has a black screen and beeps at startup. one three then one beep.Nothing comes up on the screen.I cant find anything on the mobo to identify it.It is an OLD computer. It used to work well. I was just curious if it would go.Ive since changed the drive probably WIN95, and 4 gig.Ive tried other drives, changed the screen to another, taken out the battery to reset the bios removed the cables to the CD and floppy, but always the same start up beeps.I looked at the beep codes here and here CH000304.Well Im confused ...How would I go about getiing this going please?

Answer:beep, beep beep beep, beep. Black screen?

I don't think that is the right document....Exactly what are the beeps?

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Hi, I have been using the Y480 for almost 2 years. However, when I boot up this morning, it just beep beep beep continously. and the screen just have a cursor blinking. But after I reboot again and press F2 to enter bios, and then quit bios settings, the notebook can be boot up successfully. I have backup everything I need What should I do to fix the error? Is my harddisk gonna be failed? I have lost all the purchase receipts but I have registered 2 years ago. Thanks!Peter

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

Beeps are error messages from the Motherboard. Either the MOBO is failing or you have a problem with your RAM, I dont think it is related to your HDD, but you should create a backup. Also, if you don't have, please create recovery disks immediately. You may want to do more research depending on the BIOS manufacturer and the beep codes. You can google these terms and you should find information on the procedure to validate this. You can also try to re-seat the RAM, maybe it got a bit unsettled, if you moved the laptop. All in all, if you took the externded warranty and you are still under it, you may want to send the laptop to Lenovo for repairs.

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Hi there, I have an ibm thinkpad lenovo which was working fine till yesterday and suddenly today have stoped working. It do not display anything on start button press. It looks the processors are started as fan kind of noises are there, then it give 1 beep then 4 short beeps and the 1 beep and then another 1 ie. 1, 4, 1, 1 and nothing happens. Please sugggest what has happened to it. I dont want to be fooled by the service repair guys. regards,Sidsmart

Answer:R61: blank screen, 1 beep, 4 short beep the 2 more beep.

1-1-4-1 - Cache Error (level 2). You have a problem with the bios, which may require the replacement of the entire motherboard.

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i was actually coming on here to ask about my new graphics card, butttttt...

my laptop is acting up. i have a toshiba satellite m305d-s4830
amd turion ultra x2 dual core mobile processor zm-80
4096mb 800 mhz 50ram
250gb (5400rpm) hdd

i shut it down properly upon finding that my C key was on the fritz. a couple of months ago, my E key had been doing the same (randomly not working and randomly typing e consistently). once i rebooted, i got the message "Operating System (OS) Not Found".

i let my computer rest for a while and turned it back on. i currently get the toshiba startup, but around when it's suppose to load the os, it beeps continuously at the loudest volume with a contantly blinking underscore in white font on a black background.

i believe this may have happened once before, but i have no clue what i did to fix it.

there are no extra items like CDs or disks in the laptop.


Answer:Solved: beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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I have two printers connected to a Dell E520 through Vista. They are a Brother 5440CN and a HP 6110xi. The .Brother works ok but I can't say the same for the HP. Clicking any button on the HP gives the same response. Beep, beep, beep. I have recently moved the system to a new location just a couple of feet from where it was. Before the move Brother would scan and copy and the HP would do the same, but now as noted I can't get any response out of it but beep, beep, beep

Anybody have any ideas??.

Answer:HP 6110xi Printer Goes Beep, Beep, Beep

Here is the support and software site for the HP Officejet 6110xi All-In-One .

See if resetting the printer resolves the issue.


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I have ThinkPad T500, 2241, CTO. Every time laptop boots, there is an annoying beep. It is not a beep sound that one might have when power status changes. Beep is off both in Power Manager and turned off in BIOS section of power management. Moreover, in device manager in non-plug and play list i disabled the BEEP. Still this annoying sound is there. BIOS is updated. However, there is no other section in BIOS where I can turn off the beep. Please help!Message Edited by Gordik on 03-22-2009 09:31 PM


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Answer:T500 annoying beep!!! (cause is not battery power management and not BEEP in device manager)

Look through the bios again, there is a separate entry for beeps afaik. Did you look in the section where you can also set power mode beeps, keyboard beeps etc? I think its there, not 100% sure though.

Thinkpad T400 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

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Hi,my old BIOS IVKT06AUS I flash to new BIOS IVKT07A If i connect power adapter my computer automaticaly start without push the power button but start OK to Win.If i go to sleep mode and wake up with keyboard computer start to black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep :-(If i long push power button computer is off and i again short push power button computer start correctly (i see all running aplication as i wake up from sleep).From windows i switch off computer. Now if i disconnect power adapter and connect again i hear only beep and black screen (black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep)Again i must long press power and short press power and computer again working.I try change memory but same problem :-( Previous BIOS is OK withou this symptoms. I think is problem in new BIOS :-( Sorry for my English :-)Please help me.Thank You.   

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hello everyone,
i had this problem last night i tried to uninstall program that i suspect as a virus and after that i wasnt able to turn on my computer, i heard 3 beeps, on the first place im able to go to safe mode by pressing the f8 but now im stuck with the 3 beeps constantly repeating the same thing, I dont know what to do , I need to do my homework pls help me. thank you


Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===The 3 Beeps are most likely coming from the BIOS and is an indication that your have some Hardware problem.Could be RAM or a failing Motherboard.Check it out. you computer to a qualified technician is probably your best option.

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Here is my problem I have a Compaq presario with a frozen bios screen but cpu ok, mem ok, video ok, nothing is conected and power supply ok.
any ideas?

Answer:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

Is the beep pattern just one short one long? Check your manual for the POST beep codes to determine what it is telling you. All POST beep codes are different so there's no way to tell unless we know exact model of your PC. The manual usually has the beep code in it, though.

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Hello Team,I purchased a T61 laptop in 2008.Machine Type 6460Serial Number : *Now a problem with my laptop I shutdown the laptop properly in the evening and when i tried to start it in the morning it is giving me a long beep and 2 short beep. there is no display on the screen also . Seems there is some problem with motherboard and graphics card. Looks like no booting process is going on i checked with external monitor but no display on external monitor also.CPU fan is working for few seconds and stoped then a long beep and 2 short beep . when i am trying to stop the machine with poweroff button again one beep before poweroff. Pls sugguest me wht to do the next and what is the real problem . Moderator edit: Masked serial.

Answer:CPU fan is working for few seconds and stoped then a long beep and 2 short beep

Hello, Your reported T61 bios beep codes would indicate you have one of the following failures: System boardLCD assemblyDIMMThe DIMMS would be my first choice to test so, if you have more than one DIMM installed, try  try removing one of them and try to boot, if OK, you have removed the bad RAM; however, if the results are the same, remove the other DIMM and install the one you removed previously. If you can boot OK now, you have isolated the bad RAM. Now, if you can't boot with either stick, then, I guess the RAM is not the problem (unless you have two bad sticks and I doubt that). See the  Memory Removal and Installation Guide for more information. Good luck!

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Hi guys,

I have an Asus Z97A Motherboard/GTX 1080/24GB DDR3Gskill/ 500 GB SSD + 1to HDD and recently when i boot my PC i hear 1 long beep then quickly after 3 short beep.. I've searched in Asus website about the meaning of these beep and it's written that it's a Video card faulty..

But well just after these beep my pc is booting well ! and video card working well too, i've no problem playing games.

The strange thing also is that it's making these beep like 1 time every 2 or 3 days as i shut down my pc every night and when i'm going to work.

Do you have an idea of what i can do ??

EDIT : And by the way here's what i tried,

-Disable integrated graphic
-Clear CMOS
-Update Nvidia driver

Answer:1 Long beep + 3 short beep Asus motherboard

This may be your GPU video card starting to fail.

[Motherboard] Table for ASUS BIOS beep codes

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My tower is not booting up when I turn it on.  My son took the side off and was going to put more memory in it for me, but in the end he didn't.  He put the old memory back in and put the side casing back on.  Today, when I turn it on, it has 1 short beep and 1 long beep.  It just won't boot up.  Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get it back up and running?

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Answer:one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 81...

RBurke, welcome to the forum. The BIOS Beep Code that you are hearing is caused by a memory problem.  Here is a guide that will help solve the problem: You should read the entire page.  The beep codes common to HP computers are toward the bottom of the page. Please click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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A few times now my E5440 will give a low beep... then a few seconds go by, and another beep.  It just happened a minute ago - only two beeps this time.  But I think it happened a few days ago and beeped several times with the same pause of a few/several seconds in between the beeps.  It's so quiet that before I've thought I was imagining it.  But this time I was sitting in front of it typing.
There are no pop-up notifications on the screen anything is wrong, such as the 'disconnection' sound when you remove a portable HDD, or your Wi-Fi disconnects.  Nothing to indicate what the beeps mean.  The laptop is working perfectly.  Battery is fully charged.  I can hear the fan turning and changing speed but it's 2:30am here with no outside noise and I can barely hear the fan.  (I assume it would be spinning up like crazy if something were overheating.)
I'm at a loss what it means.  Does anyone know?
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit if that matters.

Answer:Latitude E5440 - Unexplained: Beep - Pause - Beep

Thanks for writing to us. 
Is the system saving the date and time or does it goes back to any different date/time? 
Please update the BIOS from the tag#--submit--drivers and downloads--operating system--install the bios.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message


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Go to the website of your bios provider and check the beep codes. I'm guessing it's the video card.

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I am trying to help with a Dell Inspiron 5100.
The computer was running very slow and I've made a bit of progress resolving that. I think it needs some more RAM and I'm not sure if that could be at all related to the following.
The problem now is that after running for few hours, then shutting down, then trying to turn back on:
1. light comes on indicating computer is on
2. the computer makes 2 beeps
3. screen
4. screen
5. and so on

This does not happen everytime trying to start the computer so I'm really at a loss. I've read about overheating in this model which would seem to make sense but sometimes this will happen after the computer has been off for a day or so.

At a complete loss now.

Any assistance much appreciated!

Answer:beep doesnt turn on

sure it's only 2 beeps? - nothing listed here for 2 beeps...

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My friend has an irritating continioius beep beep noise coming from his pc. Appears to start when playing game on pc, games sounds can still be heard over the noise.Is the beep beep noise an indicator that the on board battery is about to fail / needs to be replaced, or something to do with the transformer.Any help much appreciated.TerryMag

Answer:Beep Beep Noise Coming from pc desktop

Might be a temperature alarm.

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My computer has been making this noise for quite some time now. but it would only happen once every few days so it didn't really concern me until now because its happening non stop. The noise is definitely coming from system sounds. I'm not sure if this is related but under device manager there is an unknown device which i cannot account for as i put the computer together and I'm staring in to the case rite now. there is also a yellow icon by teredo tunneling pseudo-interface (i have no idea what that is)lately my computer just seems to be working really hard when idling. the cpu is constantly spiking up to 100% usage and my hard drives seem to constantly be spinning. specscpu: intel core 2 duomobo: abit ab9ram: 1gb ddr2gfx: geforce 9800 gtx+hd: 2 seagate internal drives (1 with os) the other blank for storage. In my mind there are two possibilities. 1 i have some sort of virus. 2 some hardware is malfunctioning. either way i have no idea where to start and i was hoping someone could point me in the rite direction. Thank You!

Answer:Weird beep beep boop noise

You should check for malware first. I'll ask a mod to move this to the appropriate forum.

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I have this problem since the first day I use this laptop toshiba ,at 30%+ volume a dull beep (phone type) comes out of my speakers, not having the problem when I use a pair of headphones I think it's a problem of packing cases, any ideas?

Answer:Beep beep from Qosmio X770 speakers

To be honest I?ve never heard about such issue and really don't know why this happen but if this issue happens from the first day I think you should contact your local dealer or nearest Toshiba service provider directly and ask for help.

Generally speaking preinstalled recovery image and all installed drivers are tested so I cannot imagine it is some software related issue. Contact service and ask for help. Hey should check this and fix it. valid warranty will cover all costs.

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I tried installing an MSI Radeon HD 6450 2GB Pci express x16 video card. Once hooked up, I boot up and computer beeps, from what I can tell 1 or 2 long beeps, 8 short beeps. I was running built in 128m video so I disabled that in the Bios, but that didn't do it.

I noticed the Video card manuf. recommends minimum 400W PS, my rig only has a 300W PS. Would that really affect my upgrade or am I barking up the wrong tree. I don't want to fork over for a new PS unless it' warented. Thanks a bunch.

Windows XP PRP SP3
-Intel P4 CPU 3,00 Ghz, 3,0 Ghz,
-Intel Luxemburg D915GUX (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

-Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (built in video 128 Mo) Accelerator 3D Intel GMA 900
-WDC WD1200JS-00MHB0 (111 Go, IDE)
-2016 Mo (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
-Creative Audigy LS Audio Processor

Answer:2G Graphics card upgrade...Beep! beep!

It's possible you need a new PSU.

The TDP on that card is only 27 Watts and it doesn't require a hook up so I would think your current PSU could maybe support but I wouldn't risk it. There is also the possibility that the motherboard you have isn't providing enough power to the card.

You could try to re-seat the card or clean out the PCI express slot and see if that helps.

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I tried to start the computer but I am just getting one short beep followed by a long beep.  I think it has to do with the ram.  I tried reseating the ram in different combintations but none of them seem to improve the computer.  edit: oops I put this in the wrong section.  I have a desktop not a notebook   sorry for the confusion

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Hi there i seriously need you guy's help with my model # P6310Y.I continually hear 1 short beep and 1 long beep when i try to boot up my pc.According to hp it's a memory issue but i proved that wrong.I have gone thru removing the RAM checking if one of the modules are bad.they are all good 2gb x 3.I also removed the windows 7 harddrive and i still get the beeps i described above.I made sure all cables are seated properly and i cleaned the entire MOBO for dust including the CPU.I get a blank on my monitor nothing shown.When i plug in the keyboard i don't get any power, lights etc(num lock,caps lock)The mouse is getting power.I replaced the power supply still getting the beeps and i can remove all cables,hd,mouse,KB and the beeps continue.Please help me guys as i have hit a dead end and i appreciate your time,Sincerely, tech1126

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why sometimes a beep error are hard to find or detect the hardware that causes not to boot up the pc.. is there any possible way to detect or easy way to detect such errror??

Answer:beep codes or beep error

I dont understand your question...Are you saying there are beeps when you turn on your computer?

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Is my video card has this code?

A while ago it takes time i open my notebook i'm worried this is second time it happened.

Answer:one beep long followed two beep short

What model Samsung? Have you checked the Samsung site for your specific model to see if there is listing of the beep codes?

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Hi, I have a acer travelmate 4070 laptop when you turn it on it starts beeping loud,
I started clicking enter so it can boot quick lol as soon laptop booted, opened window
went to normal screen operation it stopped beeping.
I gave it a shut down, turned it on again and that loud beeping started again.
Sounds like a smoke detector lol the beep wont stop, what can it be ?

Answer:Beep, Beep wont stop

how many beeps? tell us the sequence of beeps heard. need more specs of your machine as well

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I tried to start the computer but I am just getting one short beep followed by a long beep.  I think it has to do with the ram.  I tried reseating the ram in different combintations but none of them seem to improve the computer.  edit: oops I put this in the wrong section.  I have a desktop not a notebook   sorry for the confusion

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the BIOS doesn't beep during startup but can beep later such as when i hold three buttons at a time

Answer:My computer does not beep on startup but can beep later

Has it ever beeped at POST?

I've had systems that did, some that didn't (probably because I didn't have the system speaker properly connected).


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Hopefully this is the right forum for this.  I got an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180t CTO Desktop PC.  I know it is an old machine but it has been working okay up till the other day.  I was having some memory issues so I reseated all my ram.  Now it will not start but does one short beep then one long beep.  I figured it was a ram issue but I do not know how to solve the issue.

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I was just using my PC yesterday, everything is normal, It was hot around 32 ?C I think. Around 3:00 P.M. my PC suffered 2 BSODS, I can't upload the .dmp files because I can't open it. I thought its just overheating so I turned it off and after a few minutes the second BSOD appeared, I restarted my PC and the one short beep and one long beep is sounding. I checked my RAM and tried to switch it to another bank but the beeping is still there. My video card temp was 50-52 ?C before the first BSOD happened. What can I do to fix this?
HP Pavilion P6640D (1 year, 9 months)
Pentium? Dual Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20 GHz (1 year, 9 months)
Foxconn 2A8C (1 year, 9 months)
2048 MB RAM Samsung 2rx8 PC3 10600u (1 year, 9 months)
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (1 month, 2 weeks)
Seagate Barracuda ST3320418AS 320 GB @ 7200 RPM (1 year, 9 months)
Western Digital 32000BEV External HDD 298.09 GB (1 year, 9 months)
Bestec ATX-250-12Z 250 Watts (1 year, 9 months)

Answer:One short beep, one long beep

Is it possible you are hearing 1 long - one short?
That might indicate a BIOS CHECKSUM error, depending on the brand of BIOS.

You can try a ClearCMOS procedure (CLRTC is the same thing):
Note all your current BIOS settings
Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
Remove the 3v motherboard battery.
Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.

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hello, i have a hp a335w i just installed a new power box 2 days ago pc was working fine ,but today when i turned pc on i got one short beep then one long continues beep i disconnected the memory , harddrive, cd, one at a time to check for problem but still have the same problem pc will not boot up

Answer:one short beep one long beep

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Hi, Today I replaced my old graphics card with a new GeForce 9500GT and also added a new Kingston 2GB Ram Card. I installed both of them then restarted the computer, since then it has only powered on and playing 1 short beep then 1 long beep. I've tryed everything I can think of ranging from taking out everything new and putting it back to before I added the new items to completely taking out all 3 RAM sticks and reseating them. I'm not sure how a brand new unopened 2GB ram stick that fit perfectly and a brand new right out of the box graphics card can cause a problem like this. I've been through the ins and outs of the internet trying to find a solution but nothing has worked. Hoping someone can think of a unique way to fix this or how it could have possibly happened in the first place. I dont buy anything used everything placed inside my computer was/is brand new when it was purchased. Any help/comments on solutions would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Answer:1 Short Beep, 1 Long Beep

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Good afternoon,I'm having trouble with my windows vista computer.  When I start it up, nothing appears and there is a beep noise.  It goes beep beep then there is a 3 second pause then another beep beep.  I don't know how to fix this and any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Answer:Windows Vista Beep Beep

These "Beep codes", as they're called, are to notify you that the Power On Self Test, or POST, has failed. The number and sequence of beeps is generally to identify which component failed, but without knowing the manufacturer, specifically the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), it would be difficult to determine what the beep code is identifying as the problem component. For a successful Power On Self Test to take place, the following components must be working:BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) CPU (Central processing Unit) or processorPSU (Power Supply Unit) Video Output device (Graphics card)RAM (Random Access Memory)If any of these fail, your computer will not power on properly, and may exhibit symptoms like what you are describing. Generally, the first step in fixing a computer that refuses to start up is to isolate components that may be causing the problem. One thing to try would be to clean the internals of your computer (Warning: be sure power is turned off to your computer before working on internals!) and to reseat components like RAM, peripheral cards (such as your graphics card), etc.. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, you may think of taking the computer in to a reputable shop- most places that are reputable would not charge or would charge very little to clean and reseat a couple components. Chances are that the problem component is either RAM or Graphics card, these components tend to fail or require service faster than others, and may als... Read more

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hey my pc has developed an anoying beep well 8 of them in total when i turn it on, the screen is blank , if i take out the graphics card and plug it into the mobo it works fine which led me to think it was the graphics card so i changed it for a new one, but same thing happens, any ideas ppl?everest tells me my mobo is elitegroup p4m900t-m rev 1.0 American Megatrends Inc. iv disconnected all other pci cards and 2gb ram the graphics card is XFX geforce 8500GT

Answer:beep beep beep pc beeps

It could be that your Pc is overheating.If it has been with you for a while then dust gets stuck in the heat sink of the procesor and on its fan this makes the fan go slow and that causes the overheating.Ifyou know a little about Pc then switch off the PC at the mains take off the side pannel of the tower and look on the mother board for a small fan, you could put a vacuumm close to the fan and this may take out the dust, if not you will need to take off the fan to clean the heat sink

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Hi every1, Pls help me, I've bought 2 new ram cards from Each card is (256MB 144-Pin SoDimm 32MX64 PC133Mhz) equalling 512MB, because i was told the beeps are ram problems. And they both worked fine for a while, no beeps T22 loads up, but now all of a sudden my T22 beeps when i turn it on so i've swapped the ram cards about, still beeps when i switch the laptop on. so i took 1 ram card out and tried it with just 1 card (256MB) in both slots, perfect!! no beeps and loaded up perfectly when i put the card in each slot. When i try the other card with the first card BEEPING again!!!! so i tried that card on its own in each slot and beep again, thats the second time i had to send one back.Also should my Ram cards be PC133Mhz  or PC100Mhz? Whats happening to my memory banks?????Sorry for the long message. Thank you.   

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Windows XP, Service Pac 3

I just had a "search engine redirect issue" fixed by "Gringo." One thing that is different now is at windows start-up, this laptop makes a BEEP TIC (Higher in frequency than the BEEP) vs the BEEP BEEP sounds I've had for ever. The computer start-up sequence is very slow as it takes minutes before the computer is ready to be used.

During the virus removal, a few times the reboot start-up sounds were BEEP - TIC - BEEP (again the TIC was higher a higher tone and faster than the BEEPs). What do the different sounds mean?

I'll start another thread requesting help to fix my computer problems.


Answer:BEEP Tic vs BEEP BEEP at start-up

What is the make/model of the system?

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As the title says my PC outputs a "beep beep" sound out external speakers. It is extremely annoying. I haven't the slightest clue why it does this. Its kindof i higher pitch beep beep. all my specs are on my profile.

Answer:Computer Outputs a "beep beep" sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY?

== sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY? ==

Does that mean "one out of three times the wallpaper changes"? Have you looked in your Control Panel under Sounds and see if anything is set that might cause it?

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My Asrock K7S8X, AMD+ 2.1, 512 MB PC has always run fine, but now it starts ok although the fan seems to be racing on, then the post beep, fine, then just as the fan starts to slow and the resultant volume deceases from the aforesaid fan, a second post-style beep occurs. I have a program called MotherBoardMonitor which tells me that the minimum speed for the fan is 2500RPM, my CPU temp is (approx) 47 to 54 , Mobo temp around 31, what could the problem be, i cant find any specific info on the net after hours of looking, thanks for any help, G

Answer:startup-post beep- fan runs hard- 2nd post beep??

Before you do anything else reseat your RAM modules. If this doesn't fix it go back to basics - disconnect everything from your mobo except graphics card, power and RAM does it boot the monitor on start up? If not and you only have 1 ram module fitted beg or borrow another and try that - if you have 2 ram modules try them one at a time on their own. Post back when done and adviseRgds

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For some silly reason I removed the 2 128mg PC2100DR ram sticks from my old computer that was working just fine. When I reinstalled them and I try to boot up I get a long beep, a pause, and another long beep. This senario continues and I shut the computer down as soon as possible. I'm sure I have the ram seated properly. Any ideas? Thank you in advance

Answer:One long beep, pause, another long beep when I turn on computer

If you are sure that you have them seated correctly try one stick at a time.

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Anyone know what it means if you get a long beep followed by two short beeps when you boot up?  When this happens the screen is blank; it never continues booting; no Windows XP logo, etc.  It continues beeping like this until I hold the power button down until it shuts down.  Then, I can restart it, and it boots up, seeminly without issue.  This happens when I reboot intentionally (after windows updates or new software installs, etc.) as well as after it periodically locks up.  I suspect that the problem with it locking up is related to this--I don't consider a system lockup to EVER be acceptable, but I don't have time to get mad about it right now.This is a z61m.

Answer:Beeeeeeeep, beep beep

post your version of bios here. every bios manufacturer has their own beep codes which surely sujjests that the system has a problem

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I just got a strange reaction from my pc. It was working fine last night, I went to start, turn off computer, shut down and went to bed. I got up this morning and I saw a notice on the screen (PC did not shut down during the night) It said there was a change to the global template for microsoft word and did I want to save changes so I said no and the pc shut down. Later on I tried to call up my key logger and heard a beeping noise from within my pc. I paid it no attention and went on the rest of the day working. I was using Quicken later on and noticed that when I tried to view certain graphs they seemed to be "fluttering" (The page seemed to go up and down rapidly on its own) I closed it and ran Avast antivirus scan. I tried to activate it and got an error message that said it ran into some kind of runtime error (I think) I finly got it started, ran a scan and came up empty of viruses. Then Avast kept shutting itself off. I emptied my waste basket, went to internet options, deleted all files and history (Including online content) then cleared all in Firefox. Next I went to start, run msconfig, start up disable all, restart, back to start, run, msconfig, enable all, reboot and everything seems to be fine now. Can anyone tell me what this may have or still is?

Answer:Beep, Beep, Beepbeepbeep

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most of the time I start my computer I get five beeps pause of few seconds and then 2 beeps. Initially, it was five beeps on;y but the last two have been started recently. what is it about? how can I solve this problem?

Answer:5 beep pause 2 beep

The beep sequence refers to the CMOS battery - or the clock chip.  Replace the reserve (CMOS) battery -- it's usually a CR-2032 button cell.  If you need details, post the model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS 9333, etc.).

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Morning all,just finished new build and every thing so far has gone well but I noticed that I get no beeps,now I am quite fond of beeps,A pointer to problems,A reassuring sound on power up.Where are they,were they ever there?Mobo ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE.

Answer:to beep or not to beep(that is the question)

Hi SLAYER. Although I've read that some motherboards don't have a POST beep, I personally haven't come across one. The most likely cause of no beep is that there isn't a connection between the case speaker and the motherboard. Possible causes that immediately come to mind are broken wire or the speaker connector doesn't match the motherboard header pins - possible one is wired for 3 pins and the other for 2 pins. If the motherboard connection is correct, remove the socket from the header and touch a 1.5V battery to the connector. You should get a distinct clicking from the speaker.

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My computer sounds like one of those European Police cars heading to and emergency. Beep-beep! Beep-beep, etc.
I am running Windows XP Pro! Need help as to what is going on!

Answer:Need Help: Computer goes beep! beep!

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Question: Beeeep, beep beep

I just got new asus AM2 mobo and I'm getting beeps on start. 1 long beep and two short. Somewhere I found it is related to video card. I'm not sure if that's true, but I know videocard is functional and inserted correctly.
The mobo has it's own video, so I tried using only that, same thing. It just doesn't seem to make sense.

Answer:Beeeep, beep beep

One long two short looks like a video issue, as you said. You say it is also happening when you remove the graphics card and try to boot up with the onboard graphics?

Here's what I'd do:

Remove the motherboard from the case and set it on a box beside your case. Next, reset cmos (check your manual to find the cmos jumper pins).

Remove everything from the motherboard except:

cpu with heatsink/fan
one stick of ram
power supply connections to the motherboard (should be two)
connect the case's speaker to the motherboard

Then use a screwdriver to quickly touch (short) the two pins that usually connect to your case's power on switch.

See what kind of beeps you get.

If you still get the beeps, my guess is your need to RMA the board, but please post your system's full specs (including your power supply specs)

Good luck!

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Ok, the other day my girlfriends brother gave me a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop. He said he couldn't get windows to boot up, all it did was start to load and after a few seconds it would start running CHKDSK with a blue screen, but once it got to step 3 it would say it was complete, but wouldn't go any further or boot windows up.

So yesterday I decided to mess with it, and it did what he said it did. So I tried to booted it into SAFEMODE and it wouldn't. So I restarted it and pressed ESC and ran a Hard Drive Self Test and got an 07 FAIL. After that I restarted it, and all I got was a black screen then it made a loud BEEP sound fallowed by a REALLY LOUD BEEP, then it did nothing.

Does anyone know what the problem is?


Answer:Beep, Beep thats all folks

Probably a bad harddrive.

Youd better hope they had their information backed up...

What you can try is hooking it up to another PC as slave and see if you can get any data off of it, but they will likely need a new harddrive and OS.

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Question: Solved: No beep !

I hope I am in the right section. My computer worked fine until I unplugged it . It was functioning with no issues , but , has been sitting on a shelf for about 1 & a half years . It was covered , and is clean. When I power it up , the monitor will not come on , no lights on the keyboard , fans do run , the cd drive green light does blink , and the power light is green. What I do notice is the absence of that start-up " beep" I hear on my other computers. Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Solved: No beep !

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Question: Solved: One beep??

Hi .. I am using Windows XP SP1.. all updates..
Modem is new, hardrive, power supply, hardrive, all about 2-3 weeks old.(NEW). on a Dell Dimension 4600C computer.

Okay, about an hour ago.. I went to try to get rid of some start up items(not in MSCONFIG).. but in the running/stopped. system.

So, I did that. and all is fine. EXCEPT...

When I go to my email(outlook express 6). or web mail(via earthlink, dial-up).I can send/and receive. No problem..

BUT, when I go to delete any emails. in either their web mail. or my outlook -. .I get ONE BEEP.. Just one beep.

My modem. properties. have M0..(which is M and a zero). for modem off.. I have no speakers on.. I have them totally off.

Why?? am I getting this one beep.. when deleting mail.. Actually, it's when I'm deleting the "delete box". not hitting delete mail.. it's when the box has mail in it. and I go to right click. to delete mail.. Thats when the one beep comes..

Like I said, it JUST started.. after I disabled. .quite a few running processes, in hopes of getting my startup to start up quicker..

What the heck have I done..?LOL. It's not "terrible" to have the one beep.. just a bit annoying.

BTW.. called Earthlink, no help at all.. They even put me on with a "senior tech". who said, to call "DELL" I dont think so.. Been there, done that.. several weeks ago. with all the problems I had.(with the hardrive, etc).. Dont' want to deal with them again.

So, ... Read more

Answer:Solved: One beep??

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i have one long beep and am not getting anything loading i noticedthat the stick of ram is getting hit to the touch does anyone know the problem. also my friend checked the ram to see how much i had he did pull it out could this be the problem?

Answer:Solved: one long beep

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Question: Solved: Beep codes

This should be a quickie for someone.
Can anyone tell me the beep codes for a Gigabyte GA-81RXP.
Specifically to interpret the code I am getting which is one long beep followed by two short beeps close together.

Answer:Solved: Beep codes

I think its video.

But beep codes generally go by the BIOS chip found on the board and here's the list of manufacturer's and beep codes:

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Question: Solved: Mobo beep

Hey ive been using dosbox to run a few old games for a while now. After a short while of playing my computer gives out a hogh pitched beep for around 5 seconds then off for a couple then on again. Its really annoying, plus i have no idea why it happens, all oither games run fine(ie ones not needing dosbox).

Im using a foxconn K7S741 motherboard currently.

What could be causing the computer to beep like this?

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Mobo beep

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My other topic went unnoticed but I've managed to downsize the problem a bit in the meantime.

Issue: No POST beep thus no display on monitor

How it happened: Computer's been fine for months - pulled out video card - dusted off all fans - put it back in - no POST beep.

What I've tried:
Reattaching the video card several times and cleaned for dust on and around socket/card. Reseating RAM and booting with each chip.
Cleared CMOS (I think, ~30 seconds on CLR RTC (should it be a full minute?))
Making sure that all cables are properly connected (they should be as I didn't detach any internal ones initially)

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: No POST beep

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Is there any way to disable the pre post "beep" (very loud) that occurs each time my PC is restarted?
(ASUS MB, AM2 6000+ processor, seagate 300GB sata HDD) as the PC is located in our bedroom it wakes us both whenever it is booted.

Answer:Solved: Posting beep

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I see many people with many types of computers have a similar problem
Thier system powers up with no beeps, no keyboard, no post no usb or no video

The new power packs 350w 450w 500w coming from China have a tiny slide switch Red or Black on the face plate below the power cord.
It is set to 230V by default , which creates the above problems
By swtiching it to 115V everything should boot normal

I have never seen anyone supply this answer on forums.

It answers many of people who encounter this today


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My pc was fine yesterday. I turned it on today and as soon as my desktop was displayed, I got the blue screen saying there was a page fault error involving the file beep.sys. I ran most of the dianostics and they all came back OK. I can't even boot into SafeMode.

Answer:[SOLVED] Beep.sys error when booting

i got the same problem!

Please help!

-tried booting with CD in, does not work

-tried taking HDD out and booting with XP CD in; this works, although the HDD has not been booted, so windows only gives the option to reboot

happened after i accidentally moved some files from system32 GOD DAMN

help would be useful cheers

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Hey there, I got a throw away PC from a friend of mine the other day, and it has a microstar ms6147 motherboard. Was running fine, then I put a new network card in and now when I turn it on the motherboard's giving an error beep. I don't have the manual and can't find it anywhere so I don't know what it refers to, so I came to you guys!

It's a single long beep followed by an equally long silence, then another beep, etc. Nothing appears on the screen.

Thanks for whatever input you can give!

Answer:Solved: Motherboard error beep - What does it mean?

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Installed a new mobo:
Asus M3N-HT Deluxe

I know, I know...phoenix bios doesnt emit single beep codes....

took a look, did some searchin and i cant troubleshoot it, Im still gettin a single beep...

Answer:Solved: One Beep with Peoenix BIOS?

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Specs -

PC Chips P55G motherboard
Pentium E2160 @ 1.8 Ghz
2x 1Gb DDR2 RAM
Some crappy ATI PCIE video card (Not really important)

Hey guys, bare with me here.

A computer I put together for my mom about a year ago suddenly showed a blank screen while still running. Fans were spinning, power lights on, just a black screen. There wasn't a "No signal" screen. Anyway, I shut down the computer, removed the video card, and tried booting it from the on-board video. Still, no display. The monitor works, because if I turn it on without connecting it to the PC, I get a no signal display. Tried booting from another power supply, nothing. Tried booting off of each individual memory stick, nothing. Replaced processor with a spare, still nothing. I figured at this point it would be safe to assume the motherboard was fried, so I ordered a new Intel DG41TY mobo. I've installed it, and still no boot. I'm at my wit's end here, what the hell is there left for me to check? Are all of my spare CPU's and power supplies faulty? Could it be some freak grounding issue? HELP!!!

Answer:Solved: !!PC won't boot, no display, no beep!!

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Hey guys, I'd like to first apologize if this is in the wrong area of the forums, I'm new to TechGuy.
Grandma has a Dell Desktop(no specific model), but she was using her computer and it immediately shut off on her. She tried to turn it back on and got 4 brief beeps back to back. (beep beep beep beep........beep beep beep beep........etc etc). Tried looking for common issues, so far I'm concerned it might be either the motherboard or memory failure. Any tips will help, thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: 4 beep error code

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I have a computer with an Intel DG845 motherboard.
This morning it beeped at me 3 times but wouldf not boot up.
The intel website says this code signifies a base 64k memory failure and suggests cleaning and reseating the memory.
All this is fair enough but I dont know what the "base 64 memory" is, I have two DIMM slots with I think 1Gb memory but I would not know where to look for this much smaller memory.
Can anyone help please

Answer:Solved: Intel beep codes

Base 64 memory is the first 64KB of memory it is not another memory stick.

Clean and reset the memory. If the problem continues build a CD of floppy drive with Memtest 86+, boot the machine with the Memtest diagnostic program and let it make a minimum of 4 full passes on each stick of memory.

If Memtest comes up with any errors on either stick of memory they may need to be replaced.

If Memtest discovers a considerable amount of errors, before you change memory examine the capacitors on the motherboard very carefully and see if you have any with swollen or bulging tops, or any leaking fluid. Sometimes bad motherboard capacitors will mimick defective memory.

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I just got a IC7-G Motherboard and after I got everything plugged in and setup I turned it on and I can only get a long continueous beep. After a while of checking every little thing I can think of I removed the board for the case and ran it on a cardboard box. I was hoping a riser pin was in the wrong place but no luck.

I tried running it with the following:
1 stick of DDR ram in (256) IN DIMM slot 1
3.0 ghz prescott CPU
CPU fan
graphics card

I change the graphics card, try a diffrent stick of ram and tried using an older processor.

All I can get is the long beep with no vid signal. All pieces heat up. I've reset CMOS and taken the battery in and out. Nothing changes.

Answer:[SOLVED] MoBo Beep Error no fix

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My PC seems to be in a 2 minute beep pattern. After the beep I generally lose my mouse for a couple of seconds. I can live with the noise, I can't live with disruption.

I've rebooted and it still beeps. I've turned off the Google desktop, I've uninstalled a stack of applications that should have been gone ages ago. I've even found my 2003 startuplist.exe and run that (see attached).

And now, just to annoy me further it's missed it's last beep!

If anyone has any ideas of how to resolve this I'd be very grateful.


Answer:Solved: XP: 2 minute beep cycle

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I acquired an HP Pavilion dv9000 from a friend who gave it to me for parts. It had the usual video issue that alot of the dv family has. I saw somewhere that you could take the mother board out and bake it for 10 minutes to sort of reseat that nvidia video chip, so I tried it for something to do and put it back together, reformatted and it works beautifully.

The only thing I have noticed is that once in a while it will make a click noise noise followed by a long beep. I figure the motherboard is probably dying. It didn't cost me anything, but it's nice having this great big spare laptop for email and stuff. Any suggestions?

AMD processor, 2 512mb sticks ram.


Answer:Solved: One long random beep

I would say MB and or Video card problem.....did you put it in the oven with the cake?

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I removed my 2 memory modules and when I put them back in and turn the power on, computer beeps constantly and I can't get it started. I checked to see if my modules were installed properly and they were. Computer is a Proteva P4 with intel inside (about 8 years old). What am I doing wrong ? Almost sure its not my mother board or cpu fan.

Answer:Solved: Constant beep at power up

Try one stick of RAM at a time, make sure the notches are lined correctly and that the memory is fully seated.

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Today, after a power failure i was unable to open my PC at all. When i try to open it, it just shuts off immediately. The green light, lights up for 2 seconds and then shuts down. No post screen, no signal to monitor, basically nothing. But it just runs for 2 seconds and then shuts down.

What's wrong with it? Please any help?

Answer:Solved: PC dead, no post beep

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Hi everyone!

I was just wondering if it's possible to make the internal PC speaker beep in Windows. I'm not talking about external speakers or headphones, I'm talking about the speaker inside a desktop computer.

What I've been told is starting Windows Vista, the beep.sys file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers is replaced with a newer version that doesn't allow beeping through the internal speaker, and all beeps go through external speakers (if connected). I've also been told that in Windows XP, with no external speakers connected, Windows XP will use the internal speaker for console.beep in VB.NET, or with any error/warning message.

A few articles online said you can replace your own beep.sys file with one from Windows XP, although this will only work on 32-bit installations. I haven't tried this yet, but I do have an installation of Windows XP available. It would be even better if someone could find a way to also do this on 64-bit installations. (Maybe use the beep.sys from Windows XP x64 Edition?)

Anyway, I want the end result to be able to use console.beep on Windows Vista or newer OS and have the sound come through the internal speaker. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Internal PC speaker beep

Whatever your intention, you really don't want your program to go messing around with the Windows system files. Even if it works (and I imagine you want some sort of audible alert that can't be disabled by just turning off the sound), you'd then throw anything else that expects the beep to use the headphones or connected speakers.

As to the actual answer, you'd need to send a signal to the hardware directly and I don't know how to do that. Perhaps something here can help:!!

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Computer: Compaq Presario sr5610f
Ok so my mom, brother, and I were cleaning out my room for new furniture. I had left the room for a bit and when I returned my mom said my computer was making a grinding noise and shut it off, I did not care. Later I opened my computer case to clean it out (didn't turn it on after it got shut down) so I cleaned it out then I was looking at the mobo and wondered if what I was looking at a spare pci slot ( I have been wanting a new graphics card) so I asked my dad and he said yes and asked why I had my comp open and I told him I was cleaning it out, then he asked for it set it down and pretty much looked like he was having to struggle with the processor to get it out, he gave it to me to clean and I noticed the pins were bent and my dad broke a piece off a comb and straightened them.
Here's the problem. The computer starts up the fans go for about 10 seconds then stops. There is no display and no beep codes from the bios.
Please help I just spent 32 minutes typing this on my iPod touch and my fingers hurt.

Answer:Solved: No display, No beep, Fan runs then stops

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Hi all, just acquired an old hp compaq nx 9020 from a friend who's been upgraded by his employer. It seems to beep periodically but only when it's plugged into the mains. Its a BIOS kind of beep, not windows based. It's 3 or 4 quick beeps rising in pitch.

I'm not sure why but I have a hunch it's something to do with a full battery notice since I can't find anything wrong with the machine. I also think it only happens when the machine is idle, not whilst I'm using it. Could it be a "hey, I'm plugged into the mains and switched on" reminder?

I've fiddled with power settings for mains mode with no effect and there's no BIOS options relating to it, hardly any BIOS options at all in fact. I'd like to stop the beep because I often leave the machine running as a jukebox and keep having tunes spoiled by this random beep.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Do laptops have a 'battery full' beep?

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The machine is a Dell Inspiron 1501 dual-boot machine running Ubuntu 12.04 and Vista. 1GB, 80GB, dual core, Anthon TK-53 x2. When booting with the battery in the laptop, it issues beep codes for over a minute, but then boots to a GRUB boot menu, from which it will boot to both operating systems. It runs about as well as can be expected on 1GB of RAM in both OSs. Without the battery the machine hangs in BIOS, but can be booted via the native boot menu (after pressing "F12").
More on that below.

My main question has to do with the beep codes: what's causing them, and what might they mean? A key determination I would like help with has to do with the logic board: if it's bad, then I think the thing to do with the machine is just to use it as is—a batteryless Ubuntu box—until it dies.

So it boots, but it's, uh, complicated. The videos I've included show the machine booting with and without the battery (which, according to Ubuntu, is at 46.6% capacity). I did run a memtest86 overnight on the RAM. No errors. However, the "System Testing" utility in Ubuntu indicates the following: "memory/info FAILED Meminfo total: 894128 kB DMI total: 1024000 kB Accuracy: 87.00 Memory totals not close enough" Interestingly, the utility issues the same evaluation for another set of RAM modules I happen to have here, which I traded out and tested in the machine with the Ubuntu utility. Suffice it to say that I don't believ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Inspiron 1501 beep codes

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Last night I foolished installed an add on to google chrome from some dodgy site.

I was then bombarded with requests to allow c.exe and other nasties access to the internet which I denied through zone alarm. My computer then started to hang so I even more foolishly rebooted the computer.

Now it can't start. When I boot even in safe mode and even from the last good configuration I get a BSOD caused by beep.sys everytime it gets past the welcome to windows start up screen. I can boot in safe mode to the DOS prompt, but all solutions and fixes I have seen require being in windows.

The laptop came with windows XP home edition installed on it and I don't think I have the CD's. What can I do to get windows to start so I can remove the malware?

Thanks very much for your time and help in advance.

CJ Laing

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD on boot beep.sys malware Help!

duplicate thread can't seem to edit or delete

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Main board is P4VMM
V2 Premier 1.8 GHz
Not sure what the bios is as there is a black screen.

Not sure what was going on when problem first started grandson was using the machine, he said it kept rebooting. What ever happen he didnít pay attention to any messages that came on the screen. Now no monitor just a black screen. Switched out monitor with known good one that didnít work either. When I turn on machine I get long beep repeated over and over. Guessing power supply or mobo. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Answer:Solved: Long beep and black screen

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Recently my computer has been doing something which I am sure is not good. After it has been running for awhile it makes a beep or similar sound. Sometimes the display will flash very briefly. Up to now that is all that has happened and there are no error messages or other odd happenings. And, it will do it periodically for the remainder of time it is on. It is a Dell Laptop 1557 Studio with Core i7 processor. It sits on a cooling fan which runs most of the time. Any ideas on what is going on and how to stop it??

Answer:Solved: strange beep and screen flash

The beep is not the "standard" computer beep.

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My computer will not boot up. I have an Asus A7V-E mb with a Duron 1 ghz cpu with 256 MB of ram.

After turning on the pc I get 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps. Anyone have any idea what error that the beeps is giving?

I switched out the ram - no help. I tried the mb outside the case with only the video card- no help.

Thanks for the help.

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer not booting - Beep code?

It depends on what bios you have. Take a look here for beep codes....


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I have a 8 yrs old desktop with Asus A7N8X motherboard with Nvidia nForce2 chipset & windows 2000 pro.
Computer is on, cd opens and closes but no image is present on the monitor. It emits a beep (1sec long) every 5 secs as long as comp is on; the reset button stops the beep but it returns as soon as I let go off the button. I also disconnected all the peripherals, but beep continues.
Check with the website, but this beep is not on their code list.
Monitor and mouse are relatively new. About a month old.
Any help out there?

Answer:Solved: no boot, no image, one beep every 5 secs

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Last night I foolished installed an add on to google chrome from some dodgy site.

I was then bombarded with requests to allow c.exe and other nasties access to the internet which I denied through zone alarm. My computer then started to hang so I even more foolishly rebooted the computer.

Now it can't start. When I boot even in safe mode and even from the last good configuration I get a BSOD caused by beep.sys everytime it gets past the welcome to windows start up screen. I can boot in safe mode to the DOS prompt, but all solutions and fixes I have seen require being in windows.

The laptop came with windows XP home edition installed on it and I don't think I have the CD's. What can I do to get windows to start so I can remove the malware?

Thanks very much for your time and help in advance.

CJ Laing

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD on boot beep.sys malware Help!

duplicate post, can't seem to edit or delete

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Friend's PC gives 1 kinda long beep, stops and then repeats. Apparently nothing comes up on the screen. WHat I have found so far is possible Memory Problem, video card, or a MoBo error.

Not sure of BIOS or MoBO for sure. I am going to try a mem chip switch here in a min.

any ideas?

I put new mem stick in a different slot (removed old) same results. Appears the Vid card in onboard, and we don't even get the BIOS etc info on the monitor.
It is a different monitor than orig. problem config too.

Thanks for any help you can provide then!

What Candy has been able to advize me so far!

I have a similar problem on hubby's computer after it's been off, haven't figured it out email instead of pms, I'm bogged down.

What I do to start his, is open it and touch everything, Did that X's ~ 3the power supply connection to board, ram, video card, etc. then on two or three tries, it will start. Didn't worky Vid must be onboard 'cuz it ain't in a slot!

Did you look up the bios beep code? or have you been able to figure out which bios it is?

Award Software 4.51 PG 11/02/99

Thanks for any help you can give!


Answer:Solved: No video or boot up and a beep code

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Computer hangs up and freezes after a few minutes followed by a constant beep coming from what i think is the mobo.

asus m3n-ht deluxe mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core
E-Geforce 8800GT 512MB DX10 ready
2x1GB Corsair DDR2 6400 XMS2
Aspire 600W Dark Side PS
Win XP SP3
250GB SATA2/3Gb 16MB 7200RPM

I have read a few other posts and i have tried:If it was a software issue

-Looking at msconfig/startup for unusual stuff, all looks peachy.
-turning off automatic updates

however at this point I am not sure if it is software hogging up my pc to freezing point or if it is a hardware issue. any help would be awesome.

Answer:Solved: constant beep w/ Asus Mobo

Is this a constant beep when the computer is booting? Or while Windows is running, and Windows is still displayed on the screen but it is frozen?

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I recently did a scan with Roguefix to see if I had registry problems and it told be that my beep.sys was infected and needed to be deleted to complete the scan so I said yes to deleting it so that I can complete the scan. After completing the scan I was given a link on where to go and reinstall the beep.sys but the link didn't work! My question is do I need to reinstall the beep.sys and is it important If so, where and how can I download a fix for it? Below are the results of the scan I thought I'd include::

logfile of scans by Roguefix V2.255
Scan performed on
The current date is: Thu 09/02/2010
The current time is: 20:57:08.88

~~~~~ Files found ~~~~
checking size of beep.sys
beep.sys has been infected
Cleaned Temporary files
Cleaned Prefetch folder

Registry was cleaned and repaired


I truly hope someone can help me with this.

Answer:Solved: how to reinstall beep.sys after infected (Vista)

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Thanks to anyone who looks at this post these forums have been a great help for years. Appreciated

The PC froze in the middle of a game of Machines with a friend. Could not Ctrl-Alt-Del after 15min used manual shut down.

Now when booting I seem to get 2 tiny beeps (could be the keyboard) then about 10 seconds later 9 beeps. Nothing loads, no display. This link shows beep code errors.

C2D E6420
Abit IL9 Pro
2 Gig Ram @ 333Mhz
Radeon x1950 Pro

Any idea what I need to do next to isolate the broken hardware and test the machine?

Hopefully it won't be too expensive to replace

Thank you!

Answer:Solved: PC freeze then beep code - ROM error?

Have you tried to clear the CMOS? Usually there is a jumper that you move to accomplish this.

If that doesn't work, try removing everything you can, all USB connected devices, drives, adapter cards, etc. Even the video card, at least to test. See if anything changes. You may get a different beep code for the missing video card. Remove the memory, maybe swap them (if you have two sticks), or try one at a time. It may very well be that the motherboard has met it's proverbial maker ...

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Hello wondering if anyone can help:- Compaq Evo 500 Desktop won't start except for 1 short beep then 2 long beeps .The beeps signifying ram error .Does this mean the motherboard is not recognising the pc133 cl3 memory boards ? I have taken them both out and it still will not start have tried another 2 boards to no effect ,is there anyway i can bypass and get it started and then get to the bios and try and get it to recognise the boards again ? The system is pentuim 4 running Windows XP as to the mhz and gb no idea .Any help would be grateful.
Regards Redfire

Answer:Solved: Comapq Evo 500 won't start beep error

It sounds like your board isnt accepting the ram. Do you have any other sticks of ram to test the board with?

Failing that, try inserting one stick of ram at a time, and attempt to boot. If that fails, then i would insert the ram in a known working board (which takes sd), boot up into windows, and run memtest on both sticks, to see if that brings up any errors.

Please post back if either of these don't work for you, and im sure we will be able to think of something else

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Hello all,

I built a computer for my mom 6 months ago, and now it won't POST or show display or any beep codes. The last thing it showed on the display was the info when it POST's and then went blank.

The mobo is a GIGABYTE GA-7VT600P-RZ Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KT600 ATX AMD with 1 gig processor, with corsair memory (512) value select pc3200.

The power supply came with the case and I don't know the brand off hand.

I have not looked at the system yet, but I will check memory, video card and cables to make sure they are secure and reseat, and check power supply voltages. I'm pretty sure the monitor is good.

If there are any other things I can check, any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: System won't POST, no display, no beep codes

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Hi Guys really need yr help and support... had to take computer back to factory settings due to comp taking 4 mins to load!

Got it all up and running again and now after having a ton of updates when turn on computer i hear the normal beep advent screen shows and then cursor flashes all the time and get continuous beep, it doesnt load and i have to turn it off manually....Whats up with it??

I have had loads and loads of updates which i dont really understand or see why they are necessary,but the all seem kosher! they are mainly for ,microsoft office 2007 etc and security updates for vista 64...

Computer is advent pqd 4003!

Help me pls x x

Answer:[SOLVED] F8 key not working, flashing cursor and contin beep~!

oh got into 'BIOS' whatever that is by pressing f2 key and it loads up....but after a while computer freeze,s monitor switches off,and continuous beep comes on! How on earth can i find out what is wrong!!!!

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Here's my system specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16344 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 13029 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 602635 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 953748 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Crosshair V Formula
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I've got a problem which I can't find a cause for. It's like my system hangs for some unknown reason.

At first the display freezes, then the mouse cursor changes to busy, and then eventually I hear a couple of info message sounds and a few seconds later everything returns to normal. There aren't any changes on the screen, no info message windows etc.

The HDD LED on my PC Case is solid while this is happening. I can move the mouse cursor for a while but sometimes it stops responding too.

I've tested the SSD and RAM but no errors were found. I've taken apart my system (reseated everything, RAM, CPU, PCI-E, checked cables).

I would check the Event Viewer but I wouldn't know what to look for.

Any help is appreciated

Answer:Solved: System hangs and info sound beep. :s

Start Windows in Safe Mode (bearing in mind that third-party drivers aren't loaded in Safe Mode, so some devices will be unusable) and see if the problem has gone away. If it has, it's likely to be a third-party driver that's causing it. Remember also that third-party drivers includes those found in Firewall software, Antivirus software, & CD/DVD-burning software, not just physical device drivers.

If the problem is still apparent in Safe Mode, test the hard drive with the drive maker's diagnostic software. The links are here:

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Boot jingle and loud beep issue is fixed now for Ideapads. You need BIOS update. After BIOS update you will have an option in BIOS to mute o quiten beeper. Covered models (links for updates): U330, Y330, Y730. Y430 and Y530 already have this option in BIOS. BIOS updates for S9/S10 are pending, I hope =)

//help will save the world

Answer:Boot jingle on Ideapads (loud beep) - SOLVED.

Where can we find bios.... i check nada... for bios...... Y430....Message Edited by rstoegbauer on 12-16-2008 05:15 AM

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Almost everytime I power on my system My MoBo emits this siren type noise. My MoBo is an ASUS P2B-D (Award Bios) With 256MB Ram PIII 500. I have tried the following:

Reseated RAM & all Cards
Changed RAM & all Cards
Reset Bios Defaults
Flashed Bios

After switching it on and off a few dozen times it will bootup ok. I am quite happy to leave it running all the time but I am running a microsoft OS!!! Need i say more.

Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated


Answer:{SOLVED} Siren Type Beep when powering up system

Hi Rogue51

Just a random thought. From what I have read most siren type noises have to do with over heat warnings possibly a fan doesn't have a temp sensor on it or isn't up to speed. I would look in Bios for something dealing with overheat sensing. BOL

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HI guys .
Before hand thanks for help and point me into to right direction and apologize of English not my first language.
Ok here is my situation now:
I installed New motherboard with new processor and new power source, new memory ram, but with the same video card and same sound card.
Power Source:
Enermax server EPS=12V, 660w
Model Mobo:
Gigabyte GA-EP43-UDS3L
Intel CORE2 DUO 2.93 GHz socket LGA 775 E7500 cache 3MB <----updated type name missed before,sorry.
Memory Ram:
Corsair 4 GB DDR2 twin2X4096-6400C5 G
Sound Card:
Diamond Xtreme sound 5.1
Video Card:
Nvidia 8800 GT
The H.D.
Checked to have connection to power -(No New) has Windows XP x64 bit installed. 200gb.
Checked to power connection - Floppy drive the same as well no new "oldie"

But we got black screen in the monitor and a " Big Long constant Beep !! " , the computer turns on, the fans are on .
we unplugged immediately and turn off the power source.

This is my check list of Install .

We have the same HD and is the no slave.
I check that the ATX_12v is connected properly to the board and power source.
I check that the ATX 24 is connected and seated properly.
I check all connections of H.D., Floppy and DVD Rom are seated and connected properly.
I check memory ram seated properly.
I check video card seated properly.
I check SATA2 1 seated and connected properly.
IDE seated and connected properly.
Floppy FDD connected properly and plug to power.
H.D. connected to board and conne... Read more

Answer:Solved: New Motherboard-No post-No bios screen- BIG BEEP

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i need help urgently, i was surfing the net yesterday when it just hang. so i restart my pc using power on/ off and then my pc just give me a 5 secs continous beep and stop and a 5secs continous beep and it just continue

my monitor screen is blank and i was unable to boot up to windows at all.

my motherboard is Abit I-N73HD

i have open my casing my powersupply fan and cpu fan is working
my motherboard led light still light on
i only have 2 slots, 1 ram, so i took out the the ram and use eraser to clean it and put in different slot, but the problem still persists.
i took out the battery and put it back after 5minutes but it still not works.
my graphic card is built in, so it could not be the problem too.
i have search all the forums and tried most of the methods.
the beep sound was a continous Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sound for 5 seconds and stop and it repeat again.
Any one can help me. Please

Answer:Solved: computer beep continously for 5 seconds , Help needed

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switch the power on and nothing happens except for a continuous beeping. any ideas?
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 98 Second Edition (H3660) [WIN98SE]

MOTHERBOARD: RM Aopen MX36LE MicroATX VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset [MX36LE]

CPU: Celeron 800MHz KNI (100MHz Front Side Bus)

RAM: 64MB (SDRAM) (upgraded to 256mb)

VIDEO: VGA Integrated Via VT8601 [_ATRI2D]
SOUND: Integrated AC97 Audio (AD1885 CODEC) [0AVIAC97]

Answer:(Solved) Continuous beep won't boot Award Bios

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