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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Motherboard has VM800 on it

ive tried another psu

post test (with just the cpu, ram, mobo)

tried looking up some bios beep codes but cant seem to see anything anywhere
for long long long long long beep codes, just repeating hmm wondering if anyone

tried clearing cmos also and other jumpers........

Answer:Bios Beep Codes anyone know what long long long is?

heres a site with codes

the award bios seems to have this continous and reports a memory error

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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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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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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 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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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)
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Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (1 month, 2 weeks)
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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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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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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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I have an Acer aspire X3990, which is about 3 years old (or young).
This issue started a few days ago out of the blue.
I was using my computer until it got jammed, I waited but nothing happened, so I cut off the electricity to shut it down. When I turned the electricity on again, my computer started up too, but it gave one long beep sound. Something I've never experienced before. The monitor showed nothing and the beep didn't stop until I turned of the electricity again. When I turned it on again my computer worked perfectly fine. The day after it worked fine too.

Today, something similar happened. I turned my computer on, it started up normally, but it shut down automatically after a few minutes, then it started up again (I didn't do anything) and gave the same long beep.

I don't have any experience with hardware from computers whatsoever, does anyone know what the problem could be?

p.s. just a few side notes: I did leave my computer on sleeping mode for a few days prior to this, I use a lot of Photoshop (big software..?) and don't have much free space left.



Answer:One long beep when starting computer

Beep codes for the aspire X3990
Problem with RAM.

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Hi everyone, I have a compaq presario with windows xp home, recently I started receiving a long beep when I started my pc. And sometimes (different lengths of time in use) it would shut down and show black screen. I check out the post beeps and thought my memory might not be working right. I tried to reseat the memory, it seemed to clear the long beep, but then I started to do it again, I went and purchased new memory and still it gives a long beep or shuts down at different times in use. No specific pattern. I did notice a win32 error in the error log report. Any ideas as to what might be causing this problems.


Answer:Long Beep at Computer startup

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hi,i have a computer here which i cleaned. my family member was complaining it makes a lot of noise. i noticed the pcu fan was so dusty, i cleaned it with the air spray.when i was done, i started the computer and i get this continious long beep. i get to the post stage and sometimes i see the win xp loading (or safe mode), then the computer shuts down.i took out the fan again, placed it back. still nothing.i took out the RAM, placed it back and still nothing.any ideas?i am using award bios on this computer.thanks

Answer:Continious long beep, then computer shuts down

Can you identify the beeping here:www.computerhope/beep.htm

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My 15 year old son has an eMachines T2825 with the following specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 2800+ Processor (2.083 GHz) with QuantiSpeed? architecture
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Corporate Edition
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce?2
Memory: 512 MB DDR (PC 2700)
Hard Drive: 120 GB HDD 2
Optical Drives: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD; 8-in-1 Media Reader(USB 2.0, Secure Digital (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce4? MX graphics
Sound: nForce? 6-channel Audio
Network: D-link wireless Extreme G

He plays World of Warcraft heavily, and was having some trouble with lag. At the suggestion of a co-worker we upgraded his video card to an Apollo 6800 128 Geforce 6800 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card for his birthday. For a while this seemed to help, but then he started noticing response issues again.

Much to my chagrin, he decided to open it up himself and attempt to switch back to his onboard video. He could not get the computer to work after that. I have since tried his old monitor with the onboard graphics (with the 6800 completely removed) and with the upgraded card as well. Since his monitor was old, I tried both conditions with another monitor that was known to work. I could get no video with either. I do get one long beep, a significant pause, then a repetition of the long beep and pause until I turn off the computer. I could find no... Read more

Answer:Computer Issue - ONE LONG BEEP, No Video

Tell your son to keep his dirty mitts off that PC if he does not know what he is doing (obviously!).
Put the 6800 card back in, you should get a signal again.
Then go into BIOS (hit the Del key a few times at startup) and activate the onboard graphics. Save the settings (F10 key) and switch the PC off. Remove the 6800.
Reboot in Safe Mode (hit the F8 key a few times at startup and select from the menu. You should have signal again, this time from the onboard graphics.
You now need to UNinstall the graphics drivers for that 6800 before you reboot into normal mode.
Once there, you need to RE-install the onboard-graphics drivers that came with the PC.

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Out of nowhere,

My computer has been freezing constantly. Once it does that - it makes this long beeping noise. What could cause this?

Answer:Computer Freezing and making a long beep

The long beep is trying to tell you something. I suggest you post your computer specs so that Louis or one of the others can zero in on the problem.

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Hey guys. I have an HP desktop computer that's been giving me trouble.

Three week ago I had to start using my on-board video because I couldn't get windows to boot and couldn't see anything on the screen either. It seems the PCI express slot got fried or something, I don't know. The GPU is a BFG Tech Geforce 8600 GT 512 MB GDDR3. It works on another PC though.

Anyways, I've been using the on-board video since then, and it was working fine up until now. The computer just froze and started beeping. I turned it off, then when I turned it back on, I get no video! I just hear the fans running, and it doesn't seem to even boot into windows. I doubt the LCD is the problem.

Any ideas what's going on here?


HP Media Centre Edition PC
AMD Athlon X2 6800+
320 GB HD
Soundblaster Xfi Xtreme Gamer sound card
300 Watt PSU

Anything else you guys want to know?

Thanks in advance guys. MG has always been there for me :major

Answer:Computer Freezes, Long Beep - Now It Won't Boot!

What is the beep code? Is like one long two shot etc.

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So I will just be on the internet or not even doing anything at all, and the computer will just give one long beep, and i am forced to restart. I can play games fine, no problems. I did a memory test with a boot-cd test and it said the ram was fine. I don't know why it has this started just about one week ago and has done it three or four times now. I have had my computer the same way as it is now since fall of last year.

8800 gts 640 version
e6850 c2d
4gb ocz ram 800mhz
arctic cooling freezer 7
650i ultra mobo
ocz gamexstream 700w psu

any ideas?

Answer:computer screen goes blank, long beep, restart

Try running memtest overnight for 8 hours. Also, prime on the Ultimate BootCD (google) for 8 hours. If your pc is stable outside Windows, then it's Windows.

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can anybody help me ,
my computer is not booting .yesterday the same problem is occuring but after two and three try computer was booting but now when i start my computer today, it giving two beep mean one short and one long at regular time interval.
This problem has been occured before as i also post my problem to this forum ,but at that my computing was booting,
2 gb ram ,dual core 2.8ghz
operating system-xp
please help me

Answer:Computer booting problem -giving one short and one long beep

Hi -Please read this page and tell us if the Beep codes match those listed > Compaq BIOS Beep Codes - BIOS CentralThank You -

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I've got problematic Dell Inspiron 1564. Suspected bad video.
When turned on, screen is blank and beep codes are "long-short-short-pause-short-short".
I can't find info about this beep code. I've found that long-short-short is bad video but what about next two short beeps?
Hard drive activity looks normal after that and I guess system works fine except graphics.External video output doesn't work.

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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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Hi Ive had problems with my computer blue screening for a while but havent known how to fix it but now it has gotten much worse. It now wont turn on at all at times and makes a very long very loud beeping sound. And it sometimes comes up with a error message saying cannot boot or something I cant remember the exact message.

Luckerly it has just worked long enough without crashing for me to write this message im using phoenix bios I think if that helps.

Answer:Computer makes a long beep and wont switch on and keeps blue screening/crashing

Start the computer again. Tell me the STOP code error on the BSOD.

Is the beep a Continuous Beep?

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I was told to post this here from this thread: didn't know which log to post because I didn't read the finish screen, so I'll post the dds log and attach the 'attach' log.DDS:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 2:37:23.53 on Tue 02/23/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1782.1312 [GMT -6:00]AV: COMODO Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {043803A5-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}FW: COMODO Firewall *enabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exeC:\windows\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp:// {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No FileBHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No FileBHO: Ask Toolbar: {d4027c7f-154a-4066-a1ad-4243d8127440} - c:\program files\\GenericAskToolbar.dllBHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes and then beeps one long beep untill reboot. ( power button. )

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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 machine is making these beeps at boot up, nothing on the screen, just four long beeps, then one long, two short - and continues with the one long, two short... Any idea how to sort this out? It suggests the system board is faulty?

Answer:T410 Four long beeps, one long beep, two short beeps...

this could be suggesting a faulty ram, try to take the ram off and reseat them and see what happens. One of the ram is under the keyboard and another one is under the laptop.

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Question: One long beep

Hope someone can remember what the old error codes are. I have a friend's computer and something has died (either motherboard or CPU). It was completely DOA. I switched out the CPU with a known good Celeron. When I power up, all I get is a long beep and I can't remember what that signifies.
Thanks for your help

Answer:One long beep

dead video card or no power being supplied,do you have the specs to hand,if its a new computer check the power to the card if its old,be a m8 and stick your card in se if it works

BTW welcome to MG

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I worked on a computer recently. I removed the hard drive to have it scanned and replaced it. When i restarted the computer it got a loud beep that would not stop unless i unplugged the machine and the machine would not boot.The machine has a phoenix bios so i checked the list of beep codes to see what the beep means but there is no reference for the beep i was getting. What could cause this beep. Can anyone tell me?The computer is a desktop pc running windows xp that is only used for surfing the internet. He complained of it being slow and the cpu is always busy so i tried to help. IT has no anti virus, no firewall and no ad ware and spy ware remover. I decided to  remove the drive put it in an enclosure and scan it with my anti virus. When i scanned the hard drive i found over 500 viruses mostly Trojan horses. The motherboard is an integrated board with only a pci 56k modem installed.At the moment i cant tell you any specifics about hardrive, memory or service packs because the pc is at my friends house. I would have to get that information and put it  here tomorrow or so.

Answer:Why do i get one long beep?

Quote from: TangfirmerCan anyone tell me?Not until you tell us what breed of pc you worked on.  Please read this..e.g. the following was posted in response to a similar query referring to an HP laptop.  We can't be expected to give you a diagnosis of any kind without knowing what we're trying to deal with.QuoteThe continous beep usually means a memory failure (RAM) or video memory if a plugin card is used. Check to be sure the unit sees all of the memory, a weak power source( without AC adapter) could cause a partial failure of one memory card. Another fault would be that the battery is very low on charge and won't accept any charge. BAD Battery. You really need to check out the user manual for the real meanings.

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Question: One long beep

When my hubby tried to turn on his computer yesterday all he got was one long beep. I turned it off and restarted it without any problem. Does anyone know why this would happen.

Thanks, Jac

Answer:One long beep

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Question: Long Beep

I have a friend's computer and upon boot up, it beeps (not normal post). It's one loooooooong beep and then repeats itself after a couple seconds off. Over and Over and .......

I know it worked 2 weeks ago when I "optimized" (ad-aware, spybot, window washer, AVG, etc) it for her and gave it back to her it was running fine.

Any ideas what the problem is?


Answer:Long Beep

RightGirl said:

I have a friend's computer and upon boot up, it beeps (not normal post). It's one loooooooong beep and then repeats itself after a couple seconds off. Over and Over and .......

I know it worked 2 weeks ago when I "optimized" (ad-aware, spybot, window washer, AVG, etc) it for her and gave it back to her it was running fine.

Any ideas what the problem is?

LindaClick to expand...

she'll need to look the the manual of her computer or contact the pc manufacturer to find out what the post codes mean. if the pc is custom built, she'll need to look in the motherboard manual for the post codes.

going off commonality, i believe a long beep is faulty video card. but i may be wrong.

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Question: New PSU, long beep

Hello all,
I have bought a Corsair 650TXEU PSU, I originally planned to use it later for my new PC but I still use my older one, so an older motherboard as well which is an ASRock 775i65g. And I did run my PC with the new PSU right after I bought it - when I turned it on i heard a long continous beep and no screen (although all the hardware were working, because I heard the fans moving).
I want to ask what might be the problem here? Maybe too much power?
I'd be glad if someone could help me out, thanks in advance!

Answer:New PSU, long beep

Make sure you connect a power supply to the ATX 12V connector. This is the 4pin plug (check your manual for location)
Also, check that all RAM modules, add-on cards are seated properly.

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Question: 1 long beep

when my brother boots up his its booting he gets 1 long beep......n wont boot up....what does the beep i know different types mean different things

Answer:1 long beep

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Question: Long beep

Ok, this is for a friend of a friend, when his computer is turned on all he hears is a long continuos beep, is this a RAM Failure or is it something else as I do not know.Thanks.Tom.

Answer:Long beep

is it a Gateway machine?

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Question: long beep

this doesnt seem to be a problem but im wondering what this could mean. after i shutdown my computer, and wait a few seconds then turn it on again, the first try i get a long beep and nothing happens. but then i try to turn it on again and it always works on the second try, is this something i should be concerned about or is it nothing. this only happens some of the time though.

Answer:long beep

yea its a computer i just built its a Soyo - P4X400 Dragon Lite.

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My Z60t(2511HAU) not able to boot.If I let it sit for half a day and power and battery unplugged. then connect the power.The first time I boot it, it will have no beep. But it does not have any display. If I power it down at this time and then reboot it.It will give the following beeping sound: three beep pause one beep pause four beep pause three beep.What does this mean?  

Answer:Z60t not boot up, no display at all, beep sound: three pause one pause four pause three

Hello hua_zhong_8611, welcome to Lenovo forum!  It seems that either your ram or system board produce the beeps and blank screen. Please refer to your Hardware Maintenance Manual page 50f..pdf. Reseating the ram or removing one, if 2 dimms are installed, could help to narrow down the problem.  

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i have just turned my first self built pc on and i get one very long beep, and towards the end of it there is also another 4 beeps under neath ( 1 lasting a second or so with 3 quick ones after). Then the origanal long one goes up in pitch and it turns its self off...what does this mean?

Answer:one long beep then turns off


Something wrong with the 'POST" which means a hardware problem. Recheck your RAM, Video Card connections with the motherboard...

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So I just put a new samsung ssd in my computer and it worked fine. Then it restarted and then had 1 long beep and 3 short on startup and my moniter stays blank. I hardly know anything about computers any help would be welcomed but I have a
P5kc asus motherboard
6gb of ram
560 w power supply
q9550 processor
6970 atI graphics card
Running on windows 7.

Answer:1 long beep 3 short

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Hi , i have a 5 years old PIII system and recently after taking out the ram and after putting back,turn the system on, but the monitor shows nothing, like it was not connected at all and a long beep sound is heard.I tried to used another graphic card to try but same no reaction and still a long beep sound.And then off the whole system by switching off the power supply main .I then switch on the power supply main and the system on by itself without me pressing the start button and gives out a long beep sound.I have also tried to used a new ram to try but still the same ,the monitor has no movement at all if thought it was no connected to the PC and a long beep sound.
Hope someone can advise what is the problem.I have also tried using another power supply but still the same the PC on by itself and a long beep sound.
Thank you.

Answer:PC boot up by itself and gives out a long beep

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I just replaced my motherboard with 361BS KLE133 Socket A Motherboard w/ Video & Sound. I installed it to the best of my knowledge and now when I turn it on there is an immediate long beep then it powers off. It sounds like the power supply fan and the processor fan spin up momentarily.
Can anyone help?

Answer:1 long beep as soon as power on AMD

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pc is coming on but there is one long beep followed by 2 short display on the screen

Answer:my pc has one long beep followed by two short

Know your beeps ---- Error Beeps, Messages, and Codes

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I just finished upgrading my computer. When I tried to boot up all I got was a nonstop beep. I have tried reseating all of the power connecters and cables. I have reseated the video card, the cpu, and both sticks of ram. Thinking that I might have a power supply problem I bought a new power supply did not help. Motherboard Asus P5N32-ERam Corsair PC-6400 2GBMSI GTS8800 340MBIntel DUO Core 2 E6600Thermaltake Toughpower 750wattKoolance PC2 caseWestern Digital Raptor HD 37GBWestern Digital HD 200GB

Answer:Long beep on startup

Can you boot to the BIOS,or you just get beeps?

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One long beep and two beeps that is all I get. Blue screen said something about memory compatability and if first time reboot in safe mode. the beebs are all I get.this is desktop I built over a year ago have had no problems till now.XP Pro operating sys,Asus M2N-SLI motherboard,VGA XFX 8500GT video card,Corsair twin 2x2048- 6400C4 Ram.Swapped out the hard drive to another comp no problem.Not using card in SLI format.Any ideas most likely problem Ram,video card,mother board or processer.

Answer:One long beep and two short

Check these against your particular BIOS.

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Hello, this is my first post here. This forum is nice!
Anyway, i have a Motherboard Asus P5KC with integrated audio (Realtek) - Vista Home Premium. So last night i connected my bass to the mic input but i believe the signal was too strong because the sound was clipping bad. So when i played a little harder, suddenly the pc started to make a continuous beep sound. Anyway, i figured that out, for some reason the PC Beep option was all the way up! (Right Click on the Realtek icon on the taskbar -> Sound -> Speakers -> Properties -> Levels -> PC Beep). So i turned PC beep to 0 and then hit the mute icon next to the bar as well. So that took care of the constant beeping. However, i get a loud continuous beep (same pitch) that lasts around 6 seconds everytime i start my pc. The beep occurs at the end of the hourglass screen, just before it plays the Windows Startup sound. It is really annoying and loud. I have tried everything. Uninstall the realtek drivers from device manager and programs. Then reinstall them. Also i have tried disabling the audio device from the bios then uninstalling drivers, then re-enabling it and reinstalling drivers but nothing. I have also tried to turn off the beep from regedit (i saw it in another thread) and i have also tried to stop the beep from the device manager -> show hidden devices -> non Plug n play devices -> Beep -> Startup = disabled. But nothing worked. And it is driving me crazy! Could it be that my sound circuit... Read more

Answer:Long Beep After Startup, please help

"ACHIEVEIT" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hello, this is my first post here. This forum is nice!
> Anyway, i have a Motherboard Asus P5KC with integrated audio (Realtek)
> - Vista Home Premium. So last night i connected my bass to the mic input
> but i believe the signal was too strong because the sound was clipping
> bad. So when i played a little harder, suddenly the pc started to make a
> continuous beep sound. Anyway, i figured that out, for some reason the
> PC Beep option was all the way up! (Right Click on the Realtek icon on
> the taskbar -> Sound -> Speakers -> Properties -> Levels -> PC Beep). So
> i turned PC beep to 0 and then hit the mute icon next to the bar as
> well. So that took care of the constant beeping. However, i get a loud
> continuous beep (same pitch) that lasts around 6 seconds everytime i
> start my pc. The beep occurs at the end of the hourglass screen, just
> before it plays the Windows Startup sound. It is really annoying and
> loud. I have tried everything. Uninstall the realtek drivers from device
> manager and programs. Then reinstall them. Also i have tried disabling
> the audio device from the bios then uninstalling drivers, then
> re-enabling it and reinstalling drivers but nothing. I have also tried
> to turn off the beep from regedit (i saw it in another thread) and i
> have ... Read more

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When I switch my computer on, it immediately starts beeping and the screen remains blank. The beep is one long beep (maybe 4 secs), and loops over and over. I scoured various forums and whatnot, and the only thing I came up with is that it may be a memory error?This would make sense, as I left my computer to download torrents which probably took up all the space on my C drive (stupid I know.) So the first time I switched it back on, windows would load for about a second and then go to the 'user select' screen. When I tried to log in the same thing would happen over and over. So I ried to load windows in safe mode but no love, so after much frustrations I turned it off. Now the above problem is happening. What would be my best course of action?Any help would be most appreciated.. bearing in mind I'm not exactly a whiz at computers.Kind regards!

Answer:PC won't boot up, one long beep?

See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated: a laptop, or netbook, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that.For a brand name computer, see the Owner's or User's manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that - it may already be in your installed programs. If you can't get into Windows, it may be on a disk that came with the computer, or you can go online and look at it or download it - it's in the downloads for your specific model. For a generic desktop computer, see the mboard manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that. ......If you have a desktop computer, also make sure all cards in mboard slots are all the way down in their slots.

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I have a new Envy and right away it started doing the long beep when I shut the lid. It's almost immediate, but it doesn't do it every time--maybe 1/5 of the time. It is definitely not coming from the speakers. It is a loud, long beep. Occasionally it will happen when I am using the laptop but it happens more often when I shut the lid.It's not particularly bothersome, I just want to make sure nothing is wrong.

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ummm, im having a hard time on my pc because it keeps on giving me a ONE LONG BEEP and doesn't have a signal on my monitor. it's the first time it happened to me and I'm confused because none of the sites I've visited told me on how to manage this beep. i also tried removing the RAM and VGA card for the beep to change but it didn't. i hope you guys could help me... thanks

Answer:one long beep problem

Please go to the Guides Forum and check the FAQs:

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I was just looking for some advice, I have a Vaio laptop and every so often it will make quite a long beep and then there is a click. The click almost sounds like the CD drive is trying to open. Nothing else happens to the laptop and I can use it perfectly normally. This will happen once every few days, is not time specific and it does not happen during startup or shutdown.

I'm just a little confused as to what it could be, I backup my data daily as all my work files are on here, but if anyone has an idea as to what it could be/ if I need to be looking for a new laptop!

Thanks for taking the time to read and if you can help at all then I'd really appreciate it

lottie x

Answer:Long beep then click

check the beep code here

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

check you can see the drives listed ok in the bios

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Trying to figure out what is wrong with my Compaq Evo D300v.

When I try to boot I get one beep then two longs beeps.

Read somewhere that the beeps indicate bad video card. Is this correct?

I was careless yesterday when I moved my computer while refurnishing the room. Pulled out the cord from the back of the tower without shutting down what was running. I know, my bad. Didn't think apparently. Left my brain someplace else. Also when I lifted the tower and tilted it towards me a bit I heard a noise as if something moved inside. I have looked inside and can't see any loose cords or anything like that.

Is there anything I can do about this? Grateful for advice.

Answer:Beep code: two long

There are so many versions of your computer it's hard to say what your beep codes mean. Some were made with pentium processors others were made with celeron. some are desktop, some are workstations.

I found this, but it may not even apply. Depends on your motherboard. It would help if we knew exactly what parts your particular PC was made with. It's extremely unhelpful when a certain model of PC applies to several very different hardware configurations. It's even more frustrating when the manuals don't have a list of beep codes and their meanings. Precisely why I hate manufactured PC's. I searched all manuals for your PC and this is all I could find about beep codes.

CAUTION: Some models support ECC memory and some support
non-ECC memory. For those systems that do support ECC, Compaq
does not support mixing ECC and non-ECC memory. Doing so will
cause the system to blink the NUMLOCK LED on the keyboard
continuously and, if a speaker is installed in the system, there will be a
short beep followed by 2 long beeps. In addition, the system will not
boot the operating system.

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Question: Bios Long Beep

okay.. well when booting the computer we got a long beep, any ideas what that could mean, it happened after reseting bios

also, his lcd isnt getting a signal either

we've had it boot with an normal beep already, but no signal, so we're trying several things right now, any ideas on how to get a signal going?? my friend had the same problem, he's running a 24 inch widescreen dell monitor

and he's on my old computer

abit kn8 sli
2 gigs ddr 500
250 gig wd hdd
520 watt psu

keep in mind i've owned it before and had it run just fine.... and we've already got it to post correctly

Answer:Bios Long Beep

1 Long Beep: Memory problem

1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error

1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error

Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem
Pheonix BIOS, Phoenix BIOS 1.x
1-1-3 (02h): CMOS write/read test failure

1-1-4 (03h): BIOS ROM checksum failure

1-2-1 (04h): Programmable interval timer test failure

1-2-2 (05h): DMA initialization failure

1-2-3 (06h): DMA page register write/read test failure

1-3-1 (08h): RAM refresh verification failure

1-3-3 (0Ah): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - multi-bit

1-3-4 (0Bh): 1st 64K RAM odd/even logic failure

1-4-1 (0Ch): 1st 64K RAM address line failure

1-4-2 (0Dh): 1st 64K RAM parity test in progress or failure

2-1-1 (10h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 0

2-1-2 (11h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 1

2-1-3 (12h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 2

2-1-4 (13h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 3

2-2-1 (14h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 4

2-2-2 (15h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 5

2-2-3 (16h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 6

2-2-4 (17h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 7

2-3-1 (18h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 8

2-3-2 (19h): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 9

2-3-3 (1Ah): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit A

2-3-4 (1Bh): 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit B

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Hi all! I got a problem with my PC(Not really mine) when I tried to boot it, there is a long continuous beeping sound. From what I know, in general long continous beeping sound meaning that there is some problem with the memory (RAM, Video card or motherboard) But which is which I am not being able to pinpoint it.

As I do not have other extra parts to switch around with it to test it out.

Its a P3, 16 mb of Video card and 64 mb ram. This is kinda old..which i dun personally think there is a need to fix it. But i am doing it our of goodwill for a friend. At first I thought it would be a case of just reinstalling and stuff like that.

I have tried to changed the RAM to other slots and check the video card. But still there beep sound continue.

I am not sure which problem it is Would anyone advise me on this??


Answer:Long Continous Beep from PC

What Mobo do you have ?

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can any help me to fixe my asus p4vp-mx motherboard i try to change a new video card the result is 1long and 2 short beep plz help for dis thanks

Answer:1 long and 2 short beep


there is a buid in video cards and i also clear the bios but the problems still there

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The PC speaker just beeps when I power on my computer. Nothing happens just one long continuous beep. HELP!

Answer:One long continuous beep

Usually memory or video card.
Try reseating your memory or trying just one module at a time.
Try your video card in another slot.

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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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One long beep ( lasting about 1 sec ), every once in a while, no errors, no noticeable problem with the operation of the laptop. This started happening when I upgraded memory ( swapped out a 64MB IBM module with Kingston KTM-TP390X/128 ) and hard drive over a year ago. I run Win2k. I just upgraded memory again swapping out the Kingston memory with a Samsung 256MB module but I still get the one long beep now and then. All memory is recognized and utilized. I've never seen any documentation on what just one long beep means. Any ideas? I'm just about ready to open this laptop up and destroy that speaker.

Answer:A22m, one long beep help

Welcome to the forum! The only "one beep" issue I've seen described is mated with no display on LCD, so that's clearly not the case here... Personally, I'd let it run as long as it chooses to and not worry about it... Good luck. 

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I have purchased a pc not long ago I was just about to start a game and my pc crashed I rebooted it now my monitor won't go on with the pc. It makes a long beep then 3 short ones I have bought another 8gb ram as 1 said it had failed and I moved my gpu it started up again but as soon as I go to play a game it gets back to square 1 help me please

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When booting system goes through the normal checks and then enters the opening WINDOWS screen. Before getting to my desktop....I hear a high pitched beep for a few seconds and then it stop very short time and then agian the high-pitched beep (this goes on intermittently and I never get to me desk top.
I shut down my computer, totally, and wait about 30 seconds and then power the unit up again. Again I get the same occurances of the beeps until again I shut down the computer totally. I do this a number of times until finally the system boots correctly and fully to my desktop configuration.

My question is: What do the long, intermittent high pitched beeps mean....what part of my system is failing; RAM memory, CPU getting too hot, etc....
Is there any reference documentation of Boot-up beeps and what they mean?

Any help would be greatly appreaciated

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I just built my pc with MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum MB , AMD 64 3000, Kingston DDR400 1GB and Coolmax CX-450B 450W power supply.  When I use the power button in front I get 1 long beep and nothing happens but if I hit the front button to turn on and then use the power button in back, off then back on again I get 1 short beep and everything is fine. Thanks for your help!

Answer:1 long beep at start-up

Recheck all installed  hardware/or reset it ram sticks etc..............check mobo manual........

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I have just had 3 computers brought in and they all have the same symptons as above, there is no video at all. I think there may have been a blackout thru the night.

The motherboard is a Via vt8235 if this helps not to sure what else you might need to know.

Please help

My apologies i have just relised that this is in the wrong section, i am used to troubleshooting XP problems.

Answer:One long beep every 5 seconds

What motherboard is installed? You need to look up the beep codes on the motherboard manufacturer's website.

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At a friends house trying to install his new video card. Not sure exactly what his specs are but when we installed his new video card and we tried to boot up we got 1 long beep (never stops) and no video. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help guys!

Answer:Long beep with no video

take the video card out and boot the computer ??

does this work ??

also wat video card is it...

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I expereince a long, unbroken beep when my Dell Precision 380 operating on Windows XP SP3 goes on Standby. The Computer is running but there is a black screen and the mouse and keyboard freezes up. How do I stop this?

Answer:Long, Unbroken Beep

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it is my gpu, right?... i have a ud3 gigabyte motherboard without onboard video, i tried with both my pci16 slots and i have the same beeping with both, im going to buy a new video card, but i want to be 100% sure about it... so... 1 long beep and 2 shorts = bad video card, right?

Answer:1 long beep and 2 shorts

Depends on which BIOS it's using...              Beep Codes...

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Hi, Once in a while, I hear  a long beep followed by a little "click", coming from my pc. Maybe it's the memory, I don't know. Also, sometimes, my laptop freeze out completely, even while I'm not doing anything (low on I/O and memory).Maybe the beep is related to the freeze. I've done the system and memory extensive tests. No problem reported. I've resetted my pc to the original HP state, and the problem still got back. Thanks for any help/suggestion,  Patrick 

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I have a HP a6130n (purchased in July 2007) and it has been giving me the "blue screen" and shutting down. Then all I get is one short and one long beep. It will start up again and work for a while but then will do the same thing again. I have NOT installed anything new. No new hardware or no new software in the last several months.
Any HELP?!

Answer:HP a6130n one short one long beep

Hi there

According to HP's support website, one short and one long beeps signify that your computer is having problems with the installed memory modules. Your symptoms are also common of the same.

Your computer supports four, 1GB DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) RAM sticks. I suggest you replace the ones in your computer. You might only have one or two.

Replacing them is easy and can be done at home.

Here is a cheap pair (two 1gb modules):
If you have more than one RAM stick it is possible that only one of them is faulty while the other is fine. To test your RAM modules you will need to run a memory test such as memtest86+

To figure out which one it is, you can also take one out and turn your computer on with just one or the other. If you figure out which one is faulty you can leave that one out and run the computer on just the healthy one.

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AIO 300 20ISH With no OS at the moment, trying to get into BIOS but pressing F12 or F1 makes a long beep.Any advice?

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i have a N1996 motherboard with two slots for 184pin memory. i have purchased a new module to slot into the second slot but i just get a long beep then the beep stops, then a long beep again etc.
i have just tried the original one in the second slot(on its own) twice, but still the beep. i have put the memory back into the first slot and it works fine.

any help would be grateful

would i need to change the bios setting, or do you think that the second memory bank is down.

Answer:second ram memory slot just getting a long beep

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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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This post is going to involve 2 PCs, which I will refer to as PC 1 and PC 2. They are identical except for their graphics card and power supply. They both have ASUS P5E Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 3.00GHz, 3.25 RAM, running windows XP.

PC 1 ( gforce 8800gt card and a 500 watt power supply )

The LG monitor went off and never came back on. My sister had an old vga Mitsubishi diamond plus 91. I didn't have the funds yet to buy a new one so I hooked that up and everything was fine for about a week or two. Then the monitor shuts off and goes into power saving mode. I assume power supply and it sits waiting for a new one.

PC 2 ( gforce 9800gtx card and a 700 watt power supply )

The LG monitor went off and never came back on. I take the Mitsubishi from PC 1 and a week later, the monitor shuts off and goes into power saving mode. I assumed the monitor finally died and went out and bought a new acer flat screen. I hooked it up and when I booted up I heard 1 long beep and 3 short beeps. The monitor went into power saving mode. I then researched and found that beeping code to be an Award Bios error saying the graphic card was bad. I pulled the card from PC 1 and upon boot up I heard 1 long beep and 3 short beeps.

As I read this back to myself, I am seeing and feeling sick at the thought of....did I fry 2 graphic cards by using that old vga? They are both lifetime warrantied but it means both PCs down for as long as it takes to RMA them. I am currently on my laptop, but my worl... Read more

Answer:Need Help 1 long beep 3 short beeps

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Hey well I am building a computer and when I boot up I get one long beep then two short beeps

Motherboard is A8N-SLI Premium 939
Video card is x300 ATI

I have no idea what is causing this to do this

Answer:Long beep two short beeps

Looking up some info on the motherboard:

1 long, 2 short - Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information.

In layman's terms. There is something wrong with the video card.

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Hi there, My Mesh pc which is only 4 months old has now started suddenly crashing leaving the BSOD it does this for no apparent reason. Also sometimes it won't start up and all I get is a long beep lasting 20 sec, 5 sec gap then the long beep again over and over again - meanwhile the screen is completely blank (not even the BSOD). Nothing will persuade it to start, I have wiggled all the components and some times it starts again and sometimes not but I can't coonect the ability to start again with anything I have specifically done. I am reluctant to ring MESH because in the past I have had to hang on for ages and got nowhere when I did get thru. I wondered if there was something simple that I was not getting. I have not added any new hardware and the software is all normal stuff. Thanks

Answer:Long Beep - what does it mean? MESH/Vista

only 4 months oldtake it back for repair under the guarantee.Beep Codesclick hereclick hereProbably memory, you could try a remove and refit but don't if it will invalidate the guarantee if you open the case.

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I have another laptop which is an HP G60 model running in windows Vista 64-bit. When I turn it on, it performs a somewhat 3-4 minutes of long beep. I test the memory and the harddrive and still it performs OK. Please I need help.

Answer:HP G60 Laptop Performs long beep

Lets go back to squoare one
Test the memory and Hard Drive using these methods
The memory test should be for 8 passes. and then take a known good stick and test each slot
Use this memory test not the one that is part of your OS, this is much better
Before the test, I think that you should back up your stuff.

Download memtest86 and test RAM

Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Lately my computer has been giving me trouble.

It usually happens when I am playing a game online, I havent noticed it during offline activities/play. This seems to only happen during the hot summer. Here is my problem:
About 5-10 minutes into a game, my system will freeze and the system will put out a long continuous high pitch noise(beep). I used to think it was just because it was getting too hot inside the system, but I now have windows open and extra fans blowing so that is not the problem. Then I thought it was a video card problem, but it would mean that it only malfunctions during the summer. Now I think it has something to do with the power supply. I read in a book that the long continuous POST error code meant a bad power supply and that I should exchange it.
Before I go to the trouble of buying a new one and putting it into the computer, I was hoping that someone could give me some ideas as to why the system is doing this. Here are the specs to my system:

Asus A7A266 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz CPU
3x 512 MB PC 133 DIMMs (1.5 GB RAM)
60 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM HD (C:/ & Windows 2000)
80 GB Seagate 7200 RPM (D:/ & Windows XP)
(I use dual boot, and always use Win XP.)
Inno3D Kyro II 64 MB Video Card
Soundblaster Live! Platinum Sound Card
8x DVD-ROM/CD-RW Samsung Disc Drive
32x CD-R Pacific Digital CD Burner Drive
Linksys 10/100 Network Adapter
300 W Power Supply (i think this is the problem, i think i need a 350).

As I said before this only happens durin... Read more

Answer:one long continuous beep during play

It really does sound like a overheating problem. Are you using the Asus Probe software to give you an idea of its base running temp vs the temp after heave game play? If it goes up 10+ degrees, that would be another hint of heat problems. If you have had the system running for awhile, pick up a can of the compressed air and carefully clean out the dust on the CPU fan blades and all other fans in the system. Clean off dust on the video card and every thing else at the same time. Dust acts like a fur blanket and raises temp on all surfaces. As it builds up over time, fan efficiency declines. Try moving the computer away from a wall that may raidate heat and make sure all the internal cables are bent to allow the best circulation of air from the front of the case to over the cpu fan and to any rear case fan and the power supply exhaust fan. Remember that space is needed behind the tower to help move the heat away. I have a similar system Asus A7A266/AMD 1.33ghz/512 mb ddr, Cd-rom, Cd-RW, 2 WD hard drives dual booting Win98se/W2kpro with Creative Audigy Platium, Modem, and Nic card. That fills my mid tower case and lately in Michigan the temps have been in the 90s often. Unfortunately that computer is near a South facing wall that for kicks i put a thermometer up next to it and was amazed to see an area temp of 111 degrees near it. I use a Thermaltake MiniOrb which works great until it gets hot like lately. Fortunately, i just take of on side cover and put a small fan blowing acr... Read more

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A few days ago I tried to turn on my (self built) computer and nothing came on screen, and then there was one long beep from the motherboard. Though the instructions give no definition for one long beep, I think my video card is screwed. (It said video card problems are 1 long beep followed by two short)

My last card died 6 months ago mysteriously, and I replaced it. At the time I figured it just died, but now, with a second one likely dead, I'm thinking that it may have been fried. I had the power supply tested 6 months ago and it came up fine. The PSU is a OCZ, which I was told was high quality.

I'm not sure how to proceed. I don't think I should replace the video card cause it may just get fried again. And do I replace the PSU, which seems to be working fine? How do you guys suggest I proceed?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Long Beep and No Video. What do you suggest?

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Compaq Evo HP motherboard #283983-001
Older system has been running great for quite a while, but now on power up, i get 1 short and 2 long beeps. I have tried reset and replaced RAM, a different HD, new cmos battery. Machine will not boot or send signal to monitor.
Cannot afford new machine right now. See new motherboards online for about $75, but want to make sure that is necessary. video is integrated in motherboard.
Any ideas please?
Thanks all!

Answer:1 short beep 2 long beeps

Compaq Beep Codes -

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hello everyone i need some help.

i have asus p4s800 when i power on it well beep with a one long beep,i already change memory but still the same one long beep,what i did i'll pull out the motherboard to the case also the power supply to for testing.only the speaker is connected to the motherboard for any beep .but is stil d same. please help me..............

i also try to change the power supply.

p4 2.4
256mb memory
60gb hard disk

Answer:my asus p4s800 one long beep

look in the owner's manual and find what the long beep means.

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Effectively I updated the BIOS, this seemed to work as I got the new display logo and once in Windows I reinstalled the chipset driver, which wanted a reboot. So I said yet to that, now any time it powers on it just beeps for a few seconds then nothing. Tried reseating the RAM, and the GPU, but this hasn't worked. Not sure how to reset the CMOS if it's that, but the complete lack of anything happening on the screen (doesn't seem to get that far) and the manual not having post codes in, means I am at a loss what to try next. Does anyone have any ideas? I mean all I've done is search for my SNID then install the BIOS and chipset it gave me so a bit frustrated that now it doesn't work at all.

Answer:Single long beep on power on then nothing (G3-605)

To clear CMOS, you can unplug AC power cord, take off the CMOS battery (silver button battery) just over the GPU card, press power button twice, wait 3 minutes and then put back everything. or  power off your PC, unplug AC power cord and short pin 2-3 (Pin 1 starts from left) of the Clear CMOS, it's in the middle of the bottom of the motherboard.short it for 2-3 minutes and then take off the short and try to power your system. I can't find any Beep codes but normally 1 short is something wrong on GPU.

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Hi,Wondering if anyone might be able to help me here. I have a computer desktop built by a friend of mine. The problem with it is that it produces a long beep everytime it is turned on every morning. after a minute or two, it becomes a short beep but this goes for about a minute. Then, the beep goes away. The funny part is that after using it for a while and re-starting it, there is no beep at all. It seems to me that if it's restarted after being on for a while, i don't get any beeps at all. But if you leave it overnight off and turn it on the next day, then i get the problem. Not sure if this is caused by the incompatibility of the hardwares being put together in the box.Here are some of the computer parts in the box.Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU 6600 @2.40 GHzSCSI: GIGABYTE GBB36X ControllerLet me know if you need to know more specific parts.Thank you in advance

Answer:long beep coming out from my desktop PC

Have a look at this....

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Any help appreciated

I have made no changes to the PC but it will not get to windows load up.

POST tone sounds like 1 long then silence though possibly 2 short to follow which would suggest a graphics card problem.

I have changed the graphics card for a working one in another pc and it also does not work in this pc.
I have tried my card in the other pc and it works fine
I have used another pci-e slot with the same results
I have tested the monitor with another pc and it is fine
I have removed all peripherals
I have removed RAM stick by stick and also in pairs
I have checked all internal wiring

I am a bit stuck now and suspect a motherboard problem

Help appreciated

Answer:PC won't pass POST - one long beep

What BIOS does your motherboard use?

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Hi everyone,I have a quick question.I've recently bought a second hand T60 (1952-CTO) which had lots of problems including a keyboard that didn't work (0210 error Stuck Key) over heating (reconditioned the CPU fan & reapplied new thermal paste) and now I'm facing a new problem.The T60 works find when plugged in (with no battery installed) but when I tried to run it on the battery alone nothing happened (despite being charged to 100%).When I then turn the T60 on with the power lead and battery I get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps with nothing on the screen.After turning the T60 off then try again, it works and boots up fine.I've looked it up on other threads and they suggest he DIMM so I've tried he following:Battery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - does not bootBattery & Lead [off] - does not bootBattery & Lead [on] - does not bootUnplug & reconnectBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - does not bootBattery & Lead [off] - boots ok***Battery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery & Lead [off] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [off] - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - does not boot - 3 beepsDisconnect & reconnect leadBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - boots okRemoved 3rd party DIMM & leave originalBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery & Lead [off] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [off] - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - b... Read more

Answer:T60 - 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps

It's either the system board or the DIMM, because we know the LCD works when plugged in., page 54.  What happens when you only install a known-good DIMM?

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my pc wont bootup.. i am getting one long beep. all the fans go, two mobo lights come on, and all the drives spin.

i have a 2.8 p4, 2x 512mb ddr 400 ram, GT6600. my motherboard is an abit 1s7

any ideas whats up?? i have a very big deadline coming up :-(

Answer:long beep, short deadline :-(

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Can you describe the 1 long beep a little more?

Does it do this then nothing?

Does it do this then repeat?

If it gives one long beep and then nothing, then it probably means you have a faulty cpu.

See Below.

Basic Beep Codes for ABIT AWARD BIOS Motherboards

No beep at all - this means your motherboard is dead, either due to a defective or underpowered power supply, poorly seated CPU or RAM, or a dead-on-arrival board

One beep - board is working fine

One long beep then machine shuts down - faulty, improperly installed or missing CPU

1 short(Beep) System booting is normally

2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error

1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR

1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error

1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error

1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error

Long(Beep) continuous DRAM isn't inserted correctly

Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has a problem

A two-tone siren, generally caused by overheating or out of specification voltages

Four beeps then machine shuts down. This is because this version of the BIOS will shut down your machine if no fan tachometer signal is detected on the fan header. Make sure you attach a fan to the FAN1 or FAN4 header or clear CMOS to reset to default (no checking).

Thanks to Paul Howland & Overclockers for providing the information.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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my pc wont bootup.. i am getting one long beep. all the fans go, two mobo lights come on, and all the drives spin.

i have a 2.8 p4, 2x 512mb ddr 400 ram, GT6600. my motherboard is an abit 1s7
any ideas whats up?? i have a very big deadline coming up :-(

Answer:long beep, short deadline :-(

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Just now, I walked away from my computer, which was working fine. Came back, had some problems getting the mouse to respond. Then it was OK. Then suddenly, out of the blue, the system freezes hard (not a reboot, just freeze) and starts emitting a long beeeeep.

My first thought was overheating. But! I have SpeedFan in the taskbar, it said 52c. I run Second Life on this machine, and it's gotten up to 68c (which makes me real nervous) without crashing or having any issues at all.

The system rebooted without a fuss.

Only thing that happened just before that was I reinstalled the side panel - because of the hot temps in SL, I'd taken it off to cool the system a bit, and hadn't put it back on. I haven't even run SL during this boot - system is shut off each night.

It's running behind a modem and a router, and has a full compliment of virus scanners, software firewall, and malware scanners.

Any ideas?

Answer:Suddenish crash and long beep.

52c.. is pretty hot.. perhaps try cleaning off the thermal paste an puting on new.

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Whenever I turn on my computer it seems to do the little tick sounds right after you hit the power button, and then it beeps. But it seems do it for a while before it actually gives the beep.

Is there anyway to speed up this process?

I have:

Windows XP Service Pack 2
GeForce 4 MX Ti 4400 128 MB
512 Mb DDR Ram
Dvd Rw drive
athlon xp 2200 1.8 Ghz

Answer:Long time before beep on booting up

You'll have to look in the bios for options. It may have a option to skip memory test, or fast post, or something like that.. Also, while your there, check the boot order for your drives.. You can significantly speed up booting if you tell it to boot from the hard drive first before checking other boot options.

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lready tried:  Replacing power supply.  Reseated memory.  Reset CMOS battery.  Reseated CPU.  When powered on I get a long beep then silence for about 20 seconds, then the same long beep.  This doesn't sound good.  Chat support was not up to the task.  Any ideas?

Answer:a6500f won't boot. One long beep.

Here is a guide to 'BIOS Beep Codes'.  Yours motherboard has an Award BIOS.  Here are the 'Product Specifications' pages for the computer.  The beep code that seems to match yours is in 'Other beep conditions'.  It may be a memory problem.  You can use Memtest 86 to check the memory.  I believe it may be a seletion in the BIOS.

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Compaq Evo D500 (P4)
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 1.7 GHz
Front Side Bus 400-MHz
Hard Drive: 20-GB 7200 rpm QSI SMART III Ultra ATA/100
Audio: Integrated AC’97 Audio with Internal Speaker
NIC: Integrated Intel PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Vanta 16-MB 4X AGP

When I start the computer.. 1 short beep 2 long beeps, then, continues to run... LED lights are on, fans working, hard drive working, however nothing displays on monitor. I am assuming Phoenix BIOS, however I am not able to find beep codes with this sequence for any BIOS. I have tried multiple sticks of RAM, multiple CMOS Batteries, cleaning slots, reseating graphics card and RAM, unplugging all devices and reconnecting, and different graphics cards. Everything is connected correctly. I cannot get the computer to boot up and display on monitor.

Any suggestions or assistance is greatly appreciated!

Answer:1 Short Beep 2 Long Beeps...

This site suggests a RAM problem:

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i turn my computer on and get 1 long beep and then 2 short beeps, no images are even displayed on the monitor, it just beeps over and over. what is this?

Answer:1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps

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I have an IBM Thinkcentre M50 with a P4 CPU and a AGP card Geforce FX5500 and it works just fine. I would like to upgrade the video to a Geforce 6600gt which I have. However, when it is installed, I get the beeps and no video. Is the Motherboard incompatible, is the power supply not good enough. It's only 230w. Lenovo says the card should work, but I'm thinking, what do they know.
Thanks in advance for the help.

I just removed the card and placed it in another older PC and it worked. I then put the card back into the IBM with the power supply from the old PC and nothing except the beeps.

Answer:One long beep and two short beeps

hi try running everest and get the info on your mobo etc post it then someone may be able to help

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My computer was working just fine until recently, I moved the computer to another location and it started giving me a long beep error code. Started testing RAM, Video and PSU and found out that the computer would start fine with just 1 stick of RAM. Ran a memory test for each RAM stick and they all passed with flying colors. Also, tried all the RAM sticks on a different computer and they all worked fine. As for the PSU and Video, I used different and working parts and still had the same problem. Thought it was a mobo problem and decided to buy a new one and for my surprise it did work with all the RAM sticks... once, I turned off the computer and moved it to my room and it gave me the same long beep.

My computer specs are:
P5N-E-SLI mobo
Intel Core2 E6600
GeForce 8600 GTS DDR3 512Mb
4x 1Gb Corsair DDR2 667MHz
Hitachi 500Gbs 16Mb Cache

Please assist, I ran out of ideas on how to fix this problem

Answer:Long beep error code

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