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Inspiron 570 continuous beep on boot and freeze during POST

Question: Inspiron 570 continuous beep on boot and freeze during POST

HI
Long time no see, friends.
My beloved I570 is acting up, probably some sort of Alzheimer or similar.
Here is what happened, will try to be short.
Initially I was using PCIE SATA card to attach 4 more HDDs to the system, then SATA card died (already second in this PC), so I decided to remove all extra HDDs sitting in the case.
Did all standard precautions, including grounding etc. In order to remove HDDs I had to clear MOBO of a lot of cables and remove GPU. Long story short, after I put everything back together and attempted to boot up, I got long continuous beep and WIN7 sliding bar freezes almost at the end, no further activity, just a long beep. BIOS was not accessible as well.
So, I removed GPU, pull out MOBO 24 pin PSU cable, removed CMOS battery, did multiple 30 sec press and hold power button thing, left everything dead completely for about 30 minutes - completely reset system clock and all BIOS settings to default. Also, swap RAM (I have 2 sticks in slots 3 and 4) places. Put everything back, fired up, went to BIOS and fixed everything, DONE, rebooted and everything went back to normal.
Multiple restarts were OK, did also a few cold reboots with some minutes apart - all seems to be normal. Turn it off for a day or so.
Now problem is back again, like nothing happened.
Please, help if someone actually can. I checked multiple thread here and all over the WEB. My keyboard is clean, RAM was resettled, all connectors are firmly attached. This doesn't make any sense.
My last resort would be changing CMOS battery, will do it today later, when I purchase new CR2032 batteries. I also noticed that CMOS battery slot doesn't hold battery tight, battery is a bit loose, moving a bit in the slot, could it be also a problem?
So, what else can kill boot up if it was running well after restarts, but would not POST and produce continuous beep after been disconnected (turned off) for a prolonged period of time.
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance, as usual.

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Hi guys,

I'm wondering if someone can help. I keep having this annoying problem where my PC randomly just freezes up and emits this ongoing beep until I manually have to power it down.

My system specs are:
Model: Packard Bell IXTREME X6617 UK
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz
OS: Win7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
Memory: 6GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5670
I have ran a full Memtest on bootup which reported no problems with the RAM cards. I'm at bit of loss here now though and any help would be greatly appreciated.


Many thanks

Ash
 

Answer:PC freeze then continuous beep

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I posted this elsewhere and have since discovered that place was inappropriate; sorry.

Fixing an old machine, p3 phoenix bois, and it boots with a single beep, and seems fine until it initialises the keyboard. What transpires i can only describe as an angry successive beeping that develops into a seemingly continuous beep. The background is bizare, at least as far as i understand it, a client brought in 2 machines, the first had swolen caps on the board, which we replaced, and ran successfully for some time. However, the keyboard began to stutter with beeps after post and after re aligning the pins also worked fine. Subsequently, the client brought the first back, the keyboard had begun beeping again, only with more intensity and irregularity, simmilar to a stuck key but more erratic. I sent the client away with a new keyboard and success. However, the client returned again, reporting that the beeps had begun again 4 or 5 days later. Again I replaced the keyboard with, and no beeps. Subsequently the client brought in a second machine reporting that the first had persisted with its beeping issue, and that he had chosen to use another machine at his disposal. As it turns out the second computer had the same issue, solved at least initially with the replacement of the keyboard. The problem still persists however, and seems to have gradually worsend over time. In both cases the same original keyboard may have been used by the client, in the case of the first machine the keyboa... Read more

Answer:Continuous Beep After Post

You sure this client isn't messing with you and has somehow caused this? Are there any *.bat files or something similar that have some code in them to cause this? I guess last but not least, is this an error code that the bios is throwing you due to heat problems or something of the sort.

Just seems a little suspicious.
 

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For a while now I have been having a problem where if I am in a program (seems mostly to be in games that want lots of resources) my computer will suddenly freeze and an awful buzzing noise will begin to come out of my speakers(NOT from the case). I saw a post about something like this from a previous user, but he said that the noise came from his case speaker, so it seems that mine is different. My system specs are as follows:

Athlon XP 2100+
GeForce4 Ti4400
512mb RAM
80 GB HD
Audigy Sound Card

And her is my DXDiag:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/18/2003, 19:14:21
Machine name: PHELPS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2100+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 77MB used, 1173MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0a (4.09.0000.0901)
DX Setup Parameters: /Silent
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0901 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
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Answer:Buzz or Continuous beep and freeze

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I recently purchased a used Acer Aspire One netbook. The netbook I opted for was the 8.9 inch screen, 160GB harddrive, 1GB RAM version that come installed with Windows XP.

So, the other night I get a virus on it that makes it so I have to buy this company's spyware blocker or I can't even browse the internet. Antivirus Live I believe it was. So, I followed a tutorial on bleepingcomputer to remove it. I did this successfully. But then, my computer started freezing up and then crashing while browsing the internet. This was followed by a loud beeping noise that continually played until I either hold the power button or yank the battery.

So, I say screw it and freshly install Windows XP off the partition on the harddrive and the problem STILL happens. I have no idea what is causing this, but I think Antivirus Live should be liable.

Anyways, any help would be appreciated. I just got this thing and was loving it until this happened.

Answer:Freeze and long continuous beep

Nobody...? Please help me!

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Hey all,

I just recently got a large hardware upgrade (new mobo, video card, psu, RAM) and have run into problems getting things up and running. Here are my new specs.


Asus P5N-D 750i
OCX GeForce 8800GT 512MB
OCZ DDR2 PC26400 RAM (4GB package)
Corsair TX 650W Power Supply
Note: Using an Intel Pentium D 2.66 mhz processor from old system

I had a friend who is very experienced with installing computer hardware come by and over-see the installation. Everything was double checked that they were installed properly. When we powered on the system we got a long continuous post error beep coming from, i assume the motherboard. We tried disconnecting the RAM (didn't have another stick of working compatible DDR2 RAM to test with) and still got the same thing. My buddy seems to think my CPU may be the problem, as the video card was tested to work fine.

I guess i should also mention that last week i had a PSU malfunction that may have fried my old motherboard, so there is definitely a possibility that the old PSU also took the processor with it as well... Anyone have similar issues or know what a continuous loud post error beep on an Asus motherboard means? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Long continuous post error beep!

Well it depends a bit on what BIOS you have what a continuous beep can mean but in general it means there is a memory error but can mean a system board failure or even a PSU failure.

So what BIOS do you have?
 

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Few months back my dell inspiron 3537 64-bit 6GB ram with i5 processor has fell down from table. It worked well even though there was a crack on the backside of the screen near right hinge.  But now from past one week it  giving trouble in many ways ! Whenever I try to start it it either starts to give continuous short beeps or goes into looping restart. I can hear the drive sound and see power led glowing but the screen doesnt display anything except for changing from dark black to light black. Hdd led also doesnt blink. Please help me configure the issue and solve it.

Answer:Inspiron 3537 gives continuous short beep and looping restart

How many beeps between pauses?
Can you get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) -- press immediately after starting the system?

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Hi, I own a Dell Inspiron N5110 i5 processor laptop with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk. Its getting 14 months since I bought it.From the last few days, I could see that the machine makes beep sound on start up till the windows starts. The sound gets disappeared after OS starts. Especially if I turn on the lap from hibernation mode, some time rebooting also make the beep sound. However, I observed a similar low tone inside the system even when the machine is running. I have been using a cooler also to reduce the heat, all keys are working fine no thing is jammed, I have performed the dell H/W diagnostics test all the results were passed. Drivers are all updated, the processor fan i also running correctly. I am wondering what can be the reason.
Please do share your thoughts and suggestions about this issue.

Answer:Continuous beep sound from my Dell inspiron n 5110 laptop on start up ??

I have tried something from another forum that I found, but do not have the link so I cannot copy and paste or give credit to the poster.  This is what I did:
1) Unplug all power from the laptop
2) Remove the battery
3) Hold down the power button for approximately 15 seconds.
4) Reattach the battery and/or plug in the power supply.
5) Power on the laptop.
This solved my problem.

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Hi,
My Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop (4 yrs old)  continuously beeps on startup and it goes when I press any key. But it is getting hang as soon as the windows is open and getting an error message like windows performance is low. Please let me know the reason for this issue and how it can be fixed.
Thanks 
Nidheesh

Answer:Dell Inspiron N4050 continuous beep sound during start up and getting hang once the windows is open

Beep codes and their meanings:
www.parts-people.com/.../

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Hi
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
Regards
Ganny

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 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?

Thanks!

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

Hi,
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 have Inspiron N5010 suddenly makes continuous Beep sound when press power on with black screen and not Start

Answer:My inspiron 5010 makes continuous beep sound when I press power button and it wont Start

If it's a continuous single beep, it means the mainboard is bad.  If it's some other pattern such as four beeps - pause - four, etc., post the sequence and someone can help you interpret the error.

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Answer:Continuous solid Beep will not Boot

Hello Ahudek,
Remove all the ram and try one stick at a time, see if that does it.
Also check the connections to the graphics card/cards.
It does sound like a memory problem, but i got this when a power lead to a graphics card went bad.

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is this a system board issue?  I pulled the dimms and cpu & put back & now I can boot up but when I move the machine or tilt it ever so gently it will lock up and will only restart if  I press & hold power button. Any chance the Active hard drive protection is bad?  I have it turned off now. PC doctor software test performed - all passed several times.

Answer:Beep before POST 3 - 1 - 4 - 3 Z60m freeze when tilted / moved

are you still using the original hdd?

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A colleague spilt water over an Equium A200 and as a result it beeps continuously at startup. Actually you get a beep, followed immediately by another. However, if you press F1 it boots up OK and all is well. I have run diagnostics and have found nothing wrong.
The only problem is that one or two of the keys don't work so well if you touch them lightly.

Anyone have any ideas about resetting the beep, or what else I might do? Thanks.

Andy

Answer:Equium A200- Continuous beep at boot

Hey,

I think it?s not easy to say why this happens but maybe the water has damaged the keyboard and so always a will be pressed? I don?t know it exactly.

I think it will not be so useful for you if we discuss about this here without testing it and we don?t have real facts so your notebook should be checked from a notebook technician. The guys can make a detailed diagnostic and order spare parts.

On the Toshiba website you can find a list of authorized service providers? Good luck!
:)

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Answer:Motherboard powers on for 1 -2 secs then powers off continuous loop no post beep

Power_good signal maybe..Try another power supply of equal or greater wattage.

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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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I checked to make sure no keys are stuck, so it's not that. Once I choose Windows 7, I'm able to sign in with no problem.
How can I turn off the beep? And how can I make Windows 7 start automatically?

Answer:Starts in Windows Boot Manager and LOUD continuous beep sounds!

Hello ChelseyWol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Brand new and under warranty! Take it right back! Don't attempt to do any repairs yourself! That would likely void the warranty the unit comes with.

The default preinstalled copy of Windows 7 should at least upto the point where you would select the user account during the initial setup. Refer to the user guide as well to make you followed the procedure correctly there too.

The beeping part however does sound a bit odd and the purchaser who gave you the laptop may want to bring it back in to the store or dealer where it was bought for examination or replacement if a problem is found.

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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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Hello
I have dell inspiron about a year old and I recently upgraded to Windows 10. Today my system has been refusing to start. I can't even see the Dell splash screen. Only the startup LED flickers and goes away after about 3-4 seconds.  Then nothing happens. This goes on continuously. Monitor is completely blank.
Would appreciate any help.

Answer:Dell inspiron going into a continuous boot cycle

The Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) is the place to start.  Run an extended test on the hard drive.
If any errors arise, please post those along with the exact system model information (i.e., Inspiron N5110, 5221, etc.).

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Hi everyone,I have a problem with four identical pc's approximately 2 years old at work. Pentium 4, celeron 2.2, Bio-star U8668-D motherboard with 256 mb ram. When the pc is powered on all fans come on but get no beeb from computer. I checked all the connections, disconnected cd rom, floppy, hard disc etc. to no avail. I cleared cmos using jumper and managed to get pc to start. If left for a few minutes, it is a hit and miss affair for the pc to start. I have tried to replace cmos battery CR2032 but it has not made any difference. If I try to start, I may have to make 5/6 attempts before I get the beep and post etc.Does anyone here have any suggestions.

Answer:PC does not boot - no beep, no post

I'm surprised that you have identical problems with all PC's. Sounds a bit like a power supply issue... If all your computers are acting in the same manner then is the mains electrical supply up to the job, have you added any other electrical equipment to the office electrical circuities?You could try turning off any piece of equipment that is using the mains supply and then with just one computer switched on, see if you can get this up and running if you can I would consider calling a electrician in to sort out the mains supply.I have in my time overloaded my mains electrical supply (a bungalow that was built in the early 60's so electrics wasn't up to ruining electrical goods of the 90's)turned the tumble dryer on, and blow SWEBS fuse and not my fuse box... Had to have SWEB come out and replace there fuse to get everything up and ruining again...

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I went out today and came back and my PC was stuck at the "Last known good configuration screen". I tried to boot into windows using that setting and nothing happened, my PC Just restarted and the cycle began back to that screen again.

I restarted, POST gave me no errors but i was still unable to get into windows, I put my disk in and attempted to repair my installation and once again it wouldn't load, I got to loading necessary files etc (With the bar at the bottom) then the PC restart after that..

I'm thinking it could be a hard drive issue, I've got a spare old hdd i can try, but before i pull apart my PC i thought id ask here.

Answer:PC Won't boot, POST beep is OK!

Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Or, run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

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running XP on relatively new HP laptop, which froze today while multi-tasking per usual. Screen froze, cursor rolled with hourglass, continued, futile clicking resulted in emitting of low beeping from computer, pretty sure not speakers. Had to pull out battery to reboot, which it did, successfully getting me to desktop. As soon as start-up launched AIM, freeze screen again. Clicking in attempt to close AIM results now in continuous tone emitting. Pull out battery to restart in safe mode, works fine. Run Malwarbytes, AVG scan, chkdsk, all found no problems. No idea where to go from here, but to you....

Answer:Screen freeze w/continuous alert tone immediately after successful boot up

While in safe mode...Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:msconfigClick OK (hit Enter in Vista).Click on Startup tab.Click Disable allIMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.Click Services tab.Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft servicesClick Disable all.Click OK.Restart computer in Normal Mode.NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.Same problem?

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G'day.
Dismantled PC (removed peripherals and power) for about a month due to house renovations. :cry
Re-mantled it (?) and it won't boot. :cry
Power LED and HDD LED on front come on, but no POST beep, and no signal to monitor. No LED on motherboard lighting up. Pretty sure it has one. Power supply and CPU fans run ok.
Removed the following: two graphics cards (running two monitors, and onboard graphics is shot - I've run it like this for more than a year), HDD, RAM, DVD reader, floppy reader, all USB items, monitor, mouse, keyboard. No beeps at any stage.
Removed CMOS battery and tested voltage - very low. Tried a new battery and no change - no beeps. :cry
Left battery out for about half an hour then replaced it - no change.
Removed battery and for about 20 seconds shifted a jumper which I think is the one that resets the CMOS (no label). Replaced jumper, and still no change.
Any ideas? :confused
I'm thinking that the motherboard my have died, but I can't see why dismantling the PC for a month would do that.
What if the CMOS battery was too flat (lacking power) to keep things going. Would that cause this behaviour?
Maybe I should put one of the graphics cards back in. I have one AGP and one PCI. BIOS was set to run the PCI first, I think. It wouldn't work the other way.

The MB is Sapphire Axion RS300 (pretty old).
MB chipset is ATI Radeon 9100 IGP.

Merci d'avance.
 

Answer:No boot, post beep or MOBO LED

Did you attach the 4 pin power connector to the Motherboard for the CPU if it has one?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems
 

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Packard Bell Force 2460 – Phoenix Technologies motherboard and bios – Windows 95

Failed to boot up the day after a perfectly normal shut-down.

A few times it tried to boot but went blank during the process.

One time I managed to get into setup. Setup was missing the drive specs so I filled in the data, saved and exited from setup and it booted OK. It then ran normally for 8 to 10 hours until I shut it down properly. The next day it would not boot again. No nothing….

I checked the power supply. All the voltage readings are correct.

The Lithium battery for the CMOS is fine (3.45 VDC)

When I apply power by switching on the power strip, the green light lights on the front panel, the hard drive spins up, and its head relays click into their initial settings, but nothing else happens. No beeps, no boot, no video.

Before I discard this relic, does anyone have any suggestions. I searched the web for info on the motherboard but can’t find any. If someone knows how to reset the bios to the defaults, please let me know.

Another thing I noticed is that it I power it up by pressing the power button on the front panel, the green light lights, and the amber “drive activity” light also lights up solid amber and remain on. This does not happen when power is applied by the power cord switch.

This leads me to think that the power button on the panel must have more that one function. Please tell me about this if you understand it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer…..
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Answer:No POST, No BOOT, No BEEP, No Video

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Have 2 computers abit Kt7 mobos both built exactly the same cases power supplies etc. They both developed the same problem some time ago, that is to get them to boot, a lot of the time after switching on I have to pull out or disconnect power and retry several times before they will eventually give the boot peep and come to life. Could this be power supply battery on motherboard or are the just old and worn out. Thoughts suggestions appreciated.
 

Answer:Dificulty getting post boot beep

If you haven't replaced the CMOS battery on the motherboard yet give that a try. It would eliminate a simple problem that can cause your symptoms.
 

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I get about 5 to 10 seconds of "on" time. My CPU fan and case fans start turning. Sounds like it's booting up, but then I get no beep, no post, and then the PC just shuts off. Then it attempts to start up again, and the same thing happens.

I've disconnected literally everything with the exception of swapping out my CPU or my motherboard. I'm hoping that neither of those are the issue. Both are about 2 yrs old. Here is a picture of how I've tried to boot in narrowing down the issue:



My PSU is a Corsair TX850, and it's brand new. I did however try another PSU that is functional, and the same thing happened. I've tried swapping RAM modules. Stock fan is in the picture in replace of the Corsair H80 I recently installed. I've tried to boot using my SSD, and my HDD. I can't boot to disk, either.

I installed these new parts, and had my PC built and assembled and working. I booted, installed Windows, played around a bit. Then powered down, moved the PC around on my desk, and now I can't boot back up.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:PC Won't Boot - Won't Beep or Post, But Does Turn On

Hi,

Can you see any noticeable damage to the board itself or the USB ports on the board that may be shorting the board out ? any blown capacitors etc?

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Hello,
My Pc broke down today, it does not boot, no post, fans slightly turn on but then off and no beep code even without ram. I have tried with a new power supply so that is not the problem. I have also tried to start with just the mobo CPU and psu, but no luck. How do I know if I have a faulty motherboard or if it?s even the CPU?
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:No boot, no post, no beep code

By the way here is what I?m using,

Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H
Intel I7 870
Thermaltake SMART 700W Brand new
Sapphire Radeon HD6950
 

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Yesterday I decided to restart my computer after having it on for a week(it started to slow down noticably.) After shutting down, though, the computer now refuses to boot up. It doesn't get past POST and doesn't beep even if I take out the ram. Also, the power supply has started to make a really loud revving sound(hard to describe exactly, but thats a close description.) This persists even if the power supply is only connected to the MOBO and case fan.

Since computer is down I can't get the exact specs, but I have 2x2gb ram, 1 160gb hard drive 1 250gb harddrive, XON-450X PSU, Nvidia Geforce 8400gs GPU, CD burner, and an intel 2.4ghz quad core cpu.

Edit: I've already tried cleaning the PSU fan and clearing the CMOS. No dice.
 

Answer:Computer won't boot, no post beep even without RAM

Given the sound coming from the PSU, it sounds like that may be the problem. It doesn't appear to be a board or ram issue or you would expect the beeps at least.
Have you got another PSU you can try in this system as that could be the solution.
 

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Hi, I was running a fine working computer and then this afternoon I attempted to install a 300GB SATA drive in it. I tried to reboot and there was nothing, no video, no beep, no post no nothing.
The power light on the mobo is on (P800SE) the CPU fan is working (P4 3.0) the drives sound like they're spinning, the CD-RW and DVD-RW drive light up and the video card (Radeon 9200) has lights flashing too.
So it seems that there is power, but like the topic says, no post screen, no beep, and nothing else.

I really would appreciate any help. I tried resetting the cmos, reinstalled the cmos battery, uninstalled the video card and tried rebooting after each step. The ram is seated right also. (2 X 512)

If anyone could help me find a solution to this it would be great. I don't know if it's the mobo or not, or how to test for it. Someone mentioned that I should reset the cpu but I don't know why that would make a difference at this point.
 

Answer:Serious Problem. No Boot/Beep/ Post

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So recently I started having trouble with my computer. At first, it started when it would occasionally freeze while I was playing WoW. Then, it started to do it just on the desktop. Now, it as at the point where it will not even beep when i power it on, and nothing will display on my monitor. All of the fans work, the HDD spins, as does the fan on the GPU. The last few times I could turn it on, I would see that my CPU was at about 45c. That seems pretty high for a start-up temp.

I guess I'm just wondering if people think that this is a CPU problem like I do? My system specs:

Mobo: Biostar A770 A2+
CPU: AMD X2 6000+
GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon 3870HD
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 640g
PCU: Antec 650w

Answer:Computer would freeze, now will not beep/boot when powered on.

Open up your case, check the fans/heatsinks aren't completely clogged with dust.

After that reset the BIOS and hope nothing's been fried. Though by the sound of it something might have died already.

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Hello, just finished putting another system up. I ran into a problem tough, when I booted the computer for the first time, all I got was a black screen. No bios, no post beep...

The setup:
MSI p6n SLI V2
Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHZ 6mb L2, 45nm (not compatible?)
Sparkle 8800GT 512mb
2Gb G.Skill DDR2 800mhz

The PSU didn't have a 8 pin 12v connector which the mobo had, so I didn't connect it. I will roam around the local computers stores for the cable today and see if it helps (hopefully thats the problem).

I fear it was my mistake tough, with the CPU choise. I tought the CPU list on MSIs site was of all the compatible CPUs and didn't notice that it said "in testing" on the side... damn.
 

Answer:No post beep, black screen on first boot

You absolutely need the correctly configured power supply to work with a motherboard and video graphics card of that quality.
The MSI website and the Core 2 Duo webside will advise you on capatibility between the two.
 

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I am working on a friend's computer, so I don't have any history on it, other than he said "it would shut down unexpectedly, and now won't start at all".

Its a California Design Systems tower - CDS-P9000
According to the label inside:
Pentium IV 2.4 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 256 MB RAM DDR PC2100
ASUS P4PECDS-MBP4P800 MoBo
Award BIOS - CDS-MBP4800

When turned on, fans run, and then it gives 1 long beep, pause, 6 short beeps.

Here are steps I've taken:
1)Swapped the RAM with a known good from a running PC
2)Pulled all ribbon connectors off MoBo,
3)Pulled video card out and disconnected everything from the back except for Keyboard.

Restart after each of these steps gives the same results.

If I pull the keyboard plug and restart, I get one long beep.

I checked the CDS site, can't find any beep codes. Checked Computerhope, limited info on Award BIOS codes.

Would appreciate any suggestions (prefer not to hear -boat anchor!)
 

Answer:CDS PC -No boot past POST - Beep Codes

Sounds to me like a bad power supply.
 

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This is frustrating to say the least...I have worked on this for days....
Did all the diagnostics....everything looks good but must be software corruption. Got Bios error initially
I went to Windows 10 and downloaded a copy and using the flashdrive uploaded a new copy of Windows 10 using USB Storage to boot....
Good news right?  Wrong.... one month later same error....
Is this a bad hard drive or what? the warranty is 1 year and over... what is the deal neal?
thank you,
Buzzy

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This particular computer is using Pheonix Bios. During POST, I am getting 1 long, 2 short beeps as well as no feedback to the monitor which indicates a graphics card failure presumably, but I am suspicious of a motherboard failure as well.I disconnected everything except mobo, proc,1 stick of ram, and gpu and got the same code. Then, I went through all the ram slots (there are 4 on this mobo), and found 2 slots that give a different code which is infinitely repeating long beep. With the gpu disconnected I get the same 1 long 2 short beeps. Based on this, I'm not sure if I can condemn the gpu or not because of the problems I seem to be having with the motherboard as well. Seems like it may be both the gpu and the mobo. I may be able to borrow a compatible known good gpu, but I don't want to risk frying it if the problem is in the mobo itself.Any further tests or suggestions would be much appreciated.P.S. Powersupply is also a known good.

Answer:No Boot/ POST beep code 1 long:2 short

You may want to look this list over.....http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml#phoenix

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As in the title, this is a new build and my first build. The front power button works all the fans spin up, I have a via monitor connected to the gpu via HDMI to vga, but it says no signal. The speaker also gives me the one beep of post beep which means everything is working. So what should I change? And how do I boot or get to bios? Thanks.

Answer:New Build get post boot beep, no signal on monitor

Power supply to GPU?
4 pin power supply to connector near CPU?
Make and model of motherboard and GPU?

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Hi all,

I need your advice. Is my harddisk failing? This problems started many months ago. On and off.

1. It started with display driver crash and restart on recovery when visiting youtube website. It lead to bsod if you continue using without restarting. Next it detect hd6950 as 6800 Series in dxdiag after system restore.

2. It progress to loud beep at post screen slowly booting to windows 7. With lag delay in opening program at windows. Which i have to manual restart.

3. Startup Repair occur few months later. Sometime it repair the error. Sometime prompt to restore before booting to windows 7.

4. Soon Startup Repair mention unable to repair or restore. Prompt send or dont send report. Click finish to shutdown. After i power on it boot to windows 7 normally.

5. After i run avast on boot. Which send most to virus chest including msvcr80.dll and other system files. After sometimes avast service stop running despite restart.

6. Reinstall avast run fine sometime but had lead to itunes stop running without msvcr80.dll.

7. Reformat my c drive and resinstall win 7. Without touching system reserved and 2 partition.

8. Successfully reinstall but my d drive have switch position with e drive. Meaning the name of drive change drive letter. As well as the files inside. Will this cause issue?

9. But windows 7 update have failed updates. Leading to auto chkdsk fixing some missing and replacing them. Next day windows 7 failed to launch with bad_msconfig on bsod.

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Answer:Startup Repair Bug, CHKDSK on boot and occasionally beep at post?

If you think your HDD is bad or going bad run this diagnostic : http://http://www.hdtune.com/

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So I could use some help here. I have several s50 8183 here at my office and most of them suddenly had the same problem (not at the same time but for example they worked fine one day then poof dead). I turn on the power, I get a blank screen, but not no signal its just black then goes to sleep. All the while it has the fans going insanly fast and the harddrive light is flashing fast as well as if to indicate its trying to read it. I have already tried removing to base components and starting with just that. I have tried replacing the battery on the MB as was sugested somewhere else. That has not helped either. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.

Answer:s50 8183 wont boot, post, no beep codes, fans go crazy.

hey DocSun,welcome to the forums and from what you have mentioned, i recommend getting in contact with our support crew via the number listed here : http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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Hello

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,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop.
Firstly, I have detected a problem with the display, some pixels on the monitor were not loaded successfully. The number of those pixels has significantly increased over the time and, further, the laptop has begun to start at a second try, the first try involving a beep at power on, thus avoiding the initialization of the system.
At the moment, when trying to power on the laptop, it starts with a single beep which suggests me that it is a "Motherboard: BIOS ROM Failure" fault.However, I don't know how I could proceed in detecting the problem(s) and getting the laptop firstly to boot correctly and secondly to avoid the failure of loading the pixels. Furthermore, do you think that those problems are somehow related?
Thank you in advance.
Best regards,
Roxana Stan

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop does not boot (1 beep) & Dead pixels

Unplug the system, remove the battery (or unplug it if it's internal) and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove the base cover and both memory modules and reinstall them.
If that clears the single beep issue, hold the D key through powerup, which will start an LCD built in self test.  If the screen then shows solid colors OK, it's fine.
If it does not - or the single-beep issue isn't cleared -- the first step is a big one: the mainboard needs to be replaced.  You're looking at about $300 or more with labor - and on a low-end system like this one, you may find it better to replace rather than repair a major fault such as a bad mainboard.

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Need help with my laptop it won't boot when I press power and FN get beep code 3-3-2-1 tried googling this code but can't find anything out.  thanks in advance

Answer:Dell inspiron won't go to boot screen, when I power on and press FN I get beep codes 3-3-2-1

Hi Leef28,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Do you get the Dell logo screen? What is the status of the power button?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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I was in Vegas with my family for 4 days, and I come back to a particularly strange and irritating problem with my desktop. Within 10 seconds after boot, the screen of my computer freezes, and as far as I can tell, all CPU activity. The same almost screenshot desktop image is displayed until it's turned off, although my mouse and keyboard are still active, as in they are still lit and powered. Same goes for fans. I let my computer sit for about 2 hours after the first time it happened, and the desktop clock remained locked the entire time, mouse fixed in the middle of the screen. The computer won't boot from the install disk (Windows Vista Home Premium) for reasons I cannot fathom, and when I start the computer in safe mode, although crashes aren't immediate, although arbitrarily safe mode will fail to boot, after I started up Steam and a virus scan on two separate instances, crash was almost immediate, although the programs began seconds before a crash occurred. The crashes on non-safe mode also appear to coincide to when programs are about to open (just auto-boot applications, after the scripts start but before the GUIs). As stated, my operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium, with all current Service packs installed, to my knowledge. I am growing concerned the problems are becoming compounded by bad sectors created by being forced to cut power to turn my computer off post-freeze. I can provide other specifics need be, but I have a 3.2 gHz dual-core Intel, GTX 280, 2 ... Read more

Answer:Post-boot system freeze.

Hi and welcome to TSF 40gb is less than 10% so that could be a issue

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I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an SSD; for ~2 weeks I've been occasionally getting a frozen computer just after boot at the desktop. I've had to clean install Win10 at least half a dozen times. I haven't figured out what causes it, but once it happens the cycle never stops without a whole new clean install. Repairs don't work. The computer can boot to a safe mode without freezing, but then freezes again if you come back to normal.

This morning, it froze and I forced a shutdown via power button, quickly used msconfig before the freeze hit, hid all MS services, disabled the 7, disabled 7 startups in Task Manager - lo and behold it came back to normal, so I thought I was narrowing it down. I re-enabled a few services (~3-4) [not startups] (one at a time, restarting the computer each time) and no problem. I re-enabled the entire remainder of services (~3-4) and it froze. I disabled those few again, runs fine without freezing, I'm thinking "ok, has to be one of these couple remaining." Then one-by-one I re-enabled and restarted + shutdown (yeah, both, because I'm worried about something like fastboot making the restart different than the shutdown) after each one (Skype Updater, Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service, Google Update (gupdate & gupdatem). No freeze.

I enabled all 7 startups as well, msconfig is back to "normal startup", now it's not freezing. That's good it's running, but I can't narrow this down until it freezes again.
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Answer:Post-boot freeze at desktop; can't figure out

Hi robbx123,

Welcome to the 10forums

Just to be clear, at what moment does the problem occur? It's quite difficult to find that part back in your description, though your description of what you've tried is appreciated useful for troubleshooting

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem with my Satellite P300, my pc crashes (freeze) after peripherals detection.
You can see a screenshot here : *http://uploads.siteduzero.com/files/253001_254000/253465.jpg*

I have put off battery during the night : nothing
I have connect both G1 under memory during 30 min: nothing
No matter what I do, it crashes in the same place.
I have tried to change memory and the HDD, I am sure They are OK

How can I do a clear CMOS on Satellite P300 please ?

Can anyone help me please ?

Thank you very very much

(I am French :p)

Answer:Satellite P300 - Boot freeze after POST

Hi tutomania,

> How can I do a clear CMOS on Satellite P300 please ?
This is not possible, mate.

Can you access BIOS setup when you press F2 key?

If not I think you have already done what you can try and it seems to be a serious hardware malfunction. Therefore I would contact nearest authorized service provider and ask for help. ;)

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I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an SSD; for ~2 weeks I've been occasionally getting a frozen computer just after boot at the desktop. I've had to clean install Win10 at least half a dozen times. I haven't figured out what causes it, but once it happens the cycle never stops without a whole new clean install. Repairs don't work. The computer can boot to a safe mode without freezing, but then freezes again if you come back to normal.

This morning, it froze and I forced a shutdown via power button, quickly used msconfig before the freeze hit, hid all MS services, disabled the 7, disabled 7 startups in Task Manager - lo and behold it came back to normal, so I thought I was narrowing it down. I re-enabled a few services (~3-4) [not startups] (one at a time, restarting the computer each time) and no problem. I re-enabled the entire remainder of services (~3-4) and it froze. I disabled those few again, runs fine without freezing, I'm thinking "ok, has to be one of these couple remaining." Then one-by-one I re-enabled and restarted + shutdown (yeah, both, because I'm worried about something like fastboot making the restart different than the shutdown) after each one (Skype Updater, Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service, Google Update (gupdate & gupdatem). No freeze.

I enabled all 7 startups as well, msconfig is back to "normal startup", now it's not freezing. That's good it's running, but I can't narrow this down until it freezes again.
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Hello,

I have read many other post on this subject but none fit my exact problem,

Specs:
Intel i5 2500k quad core 3.3GHz
8GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
NVIDIDA GTX 570 Graphics card
Asus P8P67 LE Motherboard
Windows 7 64 bit
60GB SSD/1TB Data hard drive
700 W Xigmatec power supply
Zalman Z9 plus case (In case that becomes relevant)
The problem began slightly more than a month after i bought my pc,

I was playing a game (Team fortress 2) when the graphics began to act odd, for instance when something moved past me it would seam blocky and out of line for a second,

i have checked two other games since,

when i start one (Killing floor) the moment i reach the main menu my pc makes a continuous beeping noise and when i exit the game the beeping noise becomes lower pitch while exiting, then stops once the game has closed.

When i start the other game (Counter strike: source) there is no beeping noise but i get the same graphics problem as i did when playing the first game (Team fortress 2)

The temperature displayed on my case is usually between 22C and 25C and was at 24C at the time when the graphics problem began.

Thanks,
Jesse
 

Answer:Continuous beep from pc during use

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Had new PC for a week, MaxData Athlon1800 XP, installed an anti- virus, couple of games and an old hard drive to get some files, I've since disconnected this in case it was the problem, when on Sunday I switched on and I get this constant tone from the tower. Someone told me to go into BIOS and choose optimum settings but this hasn't cured it.I have used system restore to jump back a couple of days and I've reinstalled XP but it is still there. It did stop for about an hour when my daughter was playing music on it but it was still there come start up later.

Answer:Continuous Beep from PC

Bleeping usually means that the Bios/MotherBoard has detected a problem in POST, usually memory. try setting Default settings and/or test the memory and make sure all your connections are secure.

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Hi I have been at this problem for a day and have no idea what to do.

I boot my system and I just get an alarm sound beep. No pauses no pattern just a beep which doesn't stop. I am still able to use the PC (on it now) as for the beep I just removed the motherboard speaker lol.

I have checked loads of Forums but can no find anything helpful. Looking at My Computer temperature they all seem average for my system plus the beep happens straight away during the system post.

I have taken my Ram and Graphics card out and both are fine. I have also taken my CPU out where I had a little problem. When taking the Heat sync off it pulled the CPU with it stuck to the heat sync like concrete. This in turn bent about 5 of the pins VERY VERY slightly like 0.01 degree angle. How ever the beep happened long before that. I have re-pasted the heat sync and the pins are back in place and be evidnce type right here right now all seems fine apart from the beeping.

I could just ignore it but I am big time gamer and I don't feel combatable playing any game right now till the beep goes away and leaving the motherboard speck out means I lose overheat warning.

It did beep about a month ago it did it for a minute and stopped I had it last week and a reboot sorted it however this does not work no more.

I have made 6 systems and non of them have had any problem's. This system I made about 4 Months ago and is my latest all new hardware (sept for the hard drive which is a month older) My... Read more

Answer:One Continuous beep

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My laptop has been acting up for almost a week. The issue I'm having is that my laptop will turn on, go to dell logo, then turns off then on, and does it all over again. I've ran the diagnostics test but no errors come out. Says all test passed. What can I do to fix it?

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A couple of days ago my installation of Vista started to go nuclear, e.g Windows Explorer crash every 3 seconds, total freeze up and then BScOD. Obviously it was time to resinstall windows.

But when I went to boot from the installation disk, it was hanging and giving problems. After a few reboot i get to where I am now...

On startup I get a constant series of beeps.

I've done some reading on the net and found this is a BIOS warning for the hardware, and I'm 99% sure im on an AWARD BIOS. So the beeps are most likely the memory or the CPU.

We'll I know for a start its not the memory as I had some spare stick lying around, so after changing them over, it still didn't change.

After looking round the house, I discovered an older machine I had with the same socket and spec processor, although this system stopped working with no indication why, I swapped the CPUs over and the problem continues, but the CPU may or may not be working.

Someone told me it could be a loose gfx card, so I've refitted that, and still nothing...

So I'm out of ideas, can anyone help me?
 

Answer:Continuous Beep on startup

While I seriously doubt that you have a defective processor, define "same socket and spec processor". What was the EXACT memory that was installed, and what was the EXACT memory you installed to check the memory?
 

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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 been running Windows 2000 Pro for a little over 5 months now. Just recently I have been having a problem with the default beep (or any sound) on the computer. If I restart I do not hear anything until I open a program or click on something that makes the default beep sound. Then my computer goes haywire. All I hear is the beep over and over and over again, really really fast. This is very confusing and very frustrating since I can't hear music anymore and I have over 40 gigs of MP3 files. I can turn off the sound by MUTING the volume control, but this is not the correct fix, it just shuts up the computer. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Continuous Default Beep...

Open media player, click view,options, playback tab, take the check out of repeat forever and see if that helps. Don't know if it will but I don't know where else to tell you to look either.
 

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I have this computer running xp pro that is giving me a strange error. Back in the shop where the computer has been sitting for 8 monthes and running fine up until today,

On startup while still loading BIOS I get this alarm sound. It is a contiuous alarm. No error messages, the Bios just stops loading and stays in one place.

What is weird is I bring it into the office plug it in and it works fine.

I have tried multiple outlets back in the shop but still to no avail.

Does anybody know what the continous alarm sound might mean when starting up the Bios?

Answer:Continuous beep on start up

Please have a look at the Power On Self Test Beep Codes,
and post back which beep sequence best represents your own issue.

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Hello There, I have lenovo B450. My laptop is makeing continuos beep noise while booting. So i used to shut down it. After that when i start, it doesnot make any noise. What it reason for this??? Please help me...

Answer:Continuous Beep while booting

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
You may please try changing the speaker settings > level > PC Beep ? It should be at  kept at 0
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
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Hi there, first off, Im running Windows xp OS. I recently got Rosetta stone software and I've installed it and everything. It has voice recognition capabilities and when I get to the point where I set up the mic, each time I try it says that it was unsuccessful. I am using the usb headset that came with the software. So, I pull up 'ol Windows sound recorder to see if the mic is picking anything up, and it is, except that when playing the recording back, along with whatever I said into the mic, there is a loud continuous beep. It is only present while playing back what has been recorded from the microphone. I am assuming that this is why I can't get the mic setup in Rosetta stone to complete successfully, because not only is it picking up my voice, but also the loud high pitched continuous beep.

I have speakers connected to a Sound Blaster Audigy card, but the beep is still present if I disconnect the speakers. I've also tried the usb headset in multiple different ports and the beep is still present whenever i record something and play it back.

Any ideas? Much appreciated
 

Answer:Continuous beep when using a microphone

I wonder if the microphone volume is set too high. Have a look at:

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Voice tab

and click on Test Hardware.

In there, the microphone volume will be set automatically (I'm pretty sure that's how it works), and it might be a good place to visit anyway, just to make sure everything is OK.
 

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I have A7V600x mother board with a Athlon XP 3800+...its been working find and all the sudden the computer does not turn on at all with a long contentious beep....we always had a problem with the video card so we thought it was the video card problem but replacing did not solve the problem....we still get the continuous beep like beeeeeeeep beeeeeeep each beep is about 2 sec....I try looking online but nothing really helped...wat could be the problem??

Answer:A7V mobo continuous beep

Athlon XP's only went as far as 3200+

a beep like that is usually memory or cpu, at least that is what is the listed cause for the code. it can however be caused by a number of things which could cause the motherboard to stall early in it's POST (Power On Self Test). if it's not CPU or memory i would guess it's related to the power supply, either the power supply itself or it's connection to the motherboard

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I have to keep my laptop on "mute" because it lets out this ear piercing sound (almost like a smoke alarm). This started a few days ago. I had just turned the laptop (Vaio) on for like a half hour when it started. I took the battery out and waited a good half hour before reinstalling it and it did it again. Everything else is running smoothly.

I am a novice when it comes to computers so I called the Vaio 1-800 number and they said to reinstall the sound card. Does this sound right? (no pun intended). I haven't done anything yet. Just can't listen to music, etc. anymore till I get this all worked out. The laptop is about 18 mos old.

Thank you for anybody's help.

Answer:loud continuous beep

Hi bjelliott51 and welcome to TSF !

Sounds like some overheating warning signal to me... I'll ask someone to move this thread to the laptop support section where you'll have better advices.

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Help me out... I'm working on a friend's computer. I was in the process of installing more ram, 128k pc100, and upon installation, the computer will no longer boot up, will only give me a very anoying continuous beep. I'm not sure what type of bios it is. I'm going to attempt reseting the bios by removing the battery. If there are other solutions, please enlighten me. I'm at a lose and need guidance....thank you very much....
 

Answer:continuous beep, no bootup

Welcome to TSG! Continuous beeps usually mean bad ram. Will the machine boot if you remove the upgrade and put in just the old ram?

Let us know
 

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when i tried to boot up my pc all i get now is 1 long continous beep what does this mean it is a aopen mobo

Answer:continuous beep from motherboard

Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem

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My PC base unit makes a deafening continuous beep once in awhile.The only way to stop it is to reboot but even then it can reacur after awhile.Some days it'll work without any problem.I've noticed some programs can sometimes trigger the noise such as defraging and Norton Antivirus.Anyone else had this problem ?

Answer:Continuous Ear-Piercing Beep???

When you reboot does the beep continue after a short while if you immediately use CPU intensive programs?This sounds like your CPU is overheating and your BIOS is shutting down the PC.Please provide more information- make, model, operating system, BIOS etc.

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Greetings all,      I have acquired (a friend found it next to a dumpster while taking out his trash) a self built computer case contents include: MSI P6N MOBO,  Geforce 8800GTS graphics card,  Enermax 500watt PSU, Lightscribe DVD RW and 2 OCZ  PC2 ram sticks (no HDD).  The front panel button was not connected to the MOBO.  Upon connecting the switch and turning it on the fans come on but the MOBO emmits a continuous beep.  I have downloaded the manual for the MOBO but Have yet to find any information on what this means.  I assume the owner (who is likely a gammer and more knowledgeable than I) felt it wasn't worth fixing, but I thought it might be a (fun ?) project if it's feasible.  Thx in advance for any feedback.

Answer:MOBO continuous beep

Quote from: glathem40 on March 03, 2013, 08:48:33 PM...(who is likely a gammer and more knowledgeable than I)...Most gamers know nothing about hardware; too focused on the games.Continuous beep could be anything.  Remove the CMOS battery & short the terminals, if it has any.In order to POST, you need 1 RAM stick & keyboard.  Connect monitor to see if anything is there.MSI P6N is Intel Socket 775, not the latest, but still in use today.  RAM is DDR2 which is getting expensive compared to the newer DDR3.This looks like it.

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Hello Everyone,
My laptop running on windows 7 was keep on freezing after boot up. I checked it by running in SAFE MODE. It was working fine in safe mode. I thought that it might be freezing due some Window's issues. So I tried to install Windows 10. When I was installing, it got freeze at the end(Keeps showing JUST A MOMENT). After some time laptop restarted. After restart is was showing Windows was not installed correctly. I tried 3 times but the same issue continues.
Please help me get it fix.
Thanks 
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron N4010 Freeze after boot.

A bad hard drive is the prime suspect.  F12 at powerup - boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on the drive.  If you see an error such as 2000-0142, the drive is on its way out and will need to be replaced.

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Hi there,

My PC:
Dell dimension 9200

Whislt booted in windows XP, randomly the PC will freeze and 1 continuous beep comes from the motherboard. I have to turn off the computer and boot it back up again. There are no beeps during boot up.

Before windows freezes, each program I am running slowly stops working.
I.E.
I can chat on MSN messenger for abit until eventually it stops working.
When I right click on the desktop the menus appear semi transparent.

After that everything freezes and 1 continous beep comes from the motherboard.

I have not installed any new hardware or software. It just happened randomly.

I have 2 1gig ram, I tried using only 1 of those each to see if it could be the memory but the PC still crashed regardless of the memory stick I use. Though this doesn't rule out the possibility that both memory sticks are broke (unlikey though?).

I tried replacing my graphics card, it still occured. I ran the hard disk diagnostic which said they pass.

I checked that all cables were fitted correctly and refit them just encase.

Tried to install windows again using windows recovery, which took ages cause the PC kept hanging, so that obviously is a hardware problem.

I can only assume it is either the Power supply or the motherboard. Though I could be wrong and it could be both memory sticks.

Hoping it is the power supply because i've heard replacing a motherboard with a dell pc is not easily possible. The pc has ran out of it's warrenty.

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Answer:Windows XP freezes and 1 continuous beep

Have you checked to see if you have the "stickey Keys" feature turned on or have you tried a different key board? either could cause the described problem.
 

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Hello. I turn on my computer and starts fine but after 7 seconds it does a continuous beep and it just turns off, I think i know what it might be but i want some other oppinions, OK i opened my case took the heat sink off and looked at the heat sink for dust because it might have been over heating then i discovered that the thermal compound (ceramic) was patchy and lost in some places, just like flakey wallpaper but some missing in places not a circle shape and i put the cpu back on and yeah, im thinking if i should get some more thermal compound i was thinking of Artic 5 silver But i dont know if its safe Because this is my first computer and im not a Tech Head,Maybe the cpu is not the problem or maybe it is:confused.

Thankyou...

Intel pentium 4 (3.0ghz) (1GB RAM)
GIGABYTE GA-8i915P SERIES (SUPPORTS LGA775 Intel pentium 4 processor)
NVIDIA 6660 (6 series)
 

Answer:CONtinuous Beep and AUto shutdown

its possibly heat related do you know how to enter the bios

if so can you check the temps?

when you start the pc is the cpu fan working?
did you have this problem before you removed the heatsink, are you sure you have replaced it correctly.

usually pentium 4s have adequate thermal protection on retail heatsinks, is yours retail or aftermarket?
 

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we have a Toshiba satellite computer with vista. when we start the computer, before it gets to the microsoft startup we get a loud continuous beep. if we use the F8 key we get by this problem and the computer starts and runs but we get a chatter where the "3" key keeps repeating and/or the cursor drops to the last item on any drop-down? Any idea what this is?
 

Answer:Loud continuous beep at start up

This could be a BIOS Beep Code that is pointing to your hardware issue. Find the BIOS your system runs and check out this link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html
 

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I just upgraded my system with a new Gigabyte K8NS Ultra-939 motherboard and a AMD Athlon 64 3000+. I have two DDR-2100 256mb sticks (planning on upgrading sooner or later). I placed them in slot 1 and 3 at first (read the manual wrong about running dual channel DDR). Just gave me the "Memory not optimized" at start-up. Well I installed windows and got the computer up and running. Turned it off and switched the ram stick in slot 3 to 2. Started the computer and got the nice "DDR dual channel enabled". Neat. Well, right before I got to the Windows loading screen the computer starts a long, continuous beep. It lasts for about 5 minutes then turns off for 2-3 minutes, then does it again (keeps repeating). I look up the beeping code in my book and it says 'DRAM Error'. I did a little bit of research on the internet and supposedly that error means the DRAM is not installed correctly. It is installed correctly though. hehe

I checked dxdiag and it is showing 512 ram. Everything runs fine but I just have that long beep which is extremely annoying.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

Answer:DRAM Error (continuous beep)

I'm confused, does the beep occur while the system is otherwsie operating normally and recognizing the full size of RAM? Or does this happen during POST?

Most dual-channel motherboards have more than one way to activate dual channel, you might be able to try more than one combination to get it working.

For DDR to work in dual channel they need to be matching pairs of sticks - same brand, model number, speed, and timings. Much like running dual processors. Sometimes you can get two different brands working but not usually...even then, sometimes two generic sticks of RAM or certain brands just don't run in dual channel. It isn't an industry-wide tech by any stretch.

The only other thing that I could think the motherboard might be complaining about is the frequency or maybe the timing of the RAM. Both of those these can be adjusted through the BIOS.

Good luck and keep us posted!
 

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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).

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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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Boots up fine but no snooze button for this continuous alarm beep! Tried reseating RAM but that was no help. Also not a keyboard issue. Starts as soon as you hit the power button. Ran speedfan and don't see any obvious issues. Sweet gaming system, would like to get it back in action without the annoying beep for my nephew. Any help is most appreciated.

AMD Athalon 64 FX-62 dual core processor
2.81 GHz, 1 GB RAM

Win XP home 2002 service pack 2

Answer:Xp Continuous System Beep On Power On

your motherboard manual should tell you what it means

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Hi,

I have a Qosmio G10. It's worked fine up until recently. Now when I start it up, I hear a continuous beep. There is also no screen image.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks

Martin

Answer:Qosmio G10 - continuous beep on start up

I think there is a problem in the hardware configuration.
Did the laptop receive a shock recently?
The laptop beeps because the checks of the bios detected an anomaly.
What you can easily do is to check that at least the RAM is correctly inserted in its place. It happened to me once: I did not inserted correctly the additional RAM that I added, and the laptop beeped loudly!
If it does not solve the problem=> toshiba service.


Message was edited by: djfizz2

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what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

Answer:what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

Detex said:what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

It mean something is not working correctly

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I've just attempted to install some more DDR memory into my Compaq Presario S5600 desktop PC. To install it I had to remove the power connections for a few drives and unseat the graphics card. I reconnected everything, but when I turned the power back on there is a continuous high pitched beep, the lights come on but nothing else happens. The power connections and graphics card all appear to be correctly positioned. I also removed the new memory and I'm still receiving the same continous beep. What does this mean?
 

Answer:Added memory - now continuous beep

I feel a complete plank.

Had a coffee, went back and rechecked everything to find I'd not connected the power supply to the graphics card!

Oh well, it's all back up and running now.
 

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I have a 4 year old T60p type 2007-B49.  This morning when I went to wake it up, it emitted a one long, continuous beep and did nothing on screen.  After a few seconds, I powered down.  I started up, it went to the Windows XP splash screen and gave out a long beep.  Scared, I powered down again. Powered up in Safe Mode, got a bunch of gibberish (safe mode has always been janky on this machine).  Powered down, shook the machine around (see below), powered up in Last Known Good, and it was fine.  I'm working on it now. But I want to figure out what happened.  My suspicious is the fan.  Here's why: 1. I had a fan go out half a year ago ("Fan Error" at startup, no boot).  I replaced it.3. Two months ago, I took the laptop on a trip.  When I got to my hotel, I got a "Fan Error" message.  When I returned home, everything was fine.  Something must've been jostled loose one the outbound trip and jostled back into place on the return trip. However, I did NOT get a "Fan Error" this time, just a continuous beep.  The beep sounded like the beep emitted by my PC when the CPU overheats, also leading me to think it's the fan.  My CPU temps are at 53c right now.  I don't know if that's normal or not for a laptop.  Thanks for your advice in advance

Answer:continuous beep at wake up -- fan issue?

53 degrees idling in a T60p is not considered abnormal. download, tpfancontrol and play with the various fan settings, see whether the fan do anything abnormally. 
 
A new fan/heatsink costs around 70 USD, so it is not that terribly expensive. 

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My laptop is making a continuous single beep when I turn it on. It goes to a black screen and won't load Windows. Tried f12 but nothing happened. How do I fix it?

Answer:Laptop continuous single beep when turned on

Unplug the system, remove or disconnect  the battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules if they're removeable.
If that doesn't solve the problem, you have a bad main system board.
If you require further information we'll need the model information (i.e., XPS L322x, Inspiron N5110, etc.).

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my asus a8v deluxe based computer works fine, completely funtional. however, ever since i built it, whenever it is turned off, the motherboard will eventually start making a continuous beep that never stops until i turn the computer on again. whats going on??
 

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Hi I just installed some new ram on my computer going from 1gb (2x512mb) to 2gb (an extra 2x512mb). The memory is all Geil 512mb PC2-5300. I have tried every combination I can think of yet whenever I have the new memory installed the computer wont start and there will just be a continuous beep from my motherboard (ASUS P5nd2 -SLI). I have sent the new memory back however it was sent back to me telling me it was fine!

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would really appreciate it, thank you!

Answer:Installed new ram, wont start, continuous beep

Post motherboard specs. You may need to adjust the memory timings to get it to work.

Check the motherboard manufacturer's combatibility list. Some RAM will not work, or will have problems with certain motherboards.

You could have a bad RAM slot on the motherboard.

You will need to test each stick one at a time in the same slot, to make certain they will all work with the board.

Are you absolutely certain all 4 sticks are exactly the same ?

Since the old pair works, trade them out for the new pair. If the are good, and exactly the same as the old pair, they should work in the old memory slots. If they do, move them to the (previously unused) memory channel and see if the new memory will work in the new channel. if they do, then the issue is not the new memory, but using more than 2 sticks at the same time.

Then focus on getting 3 sticks to play nice.

At some point things will stop working, and indicate the direction of the problem.

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Hi guys, i was trying to surf the net about 20 mins ago on my computer when all of a sudden the power just turned right off, i initially thought black out, but none of the other computers crashed. And then my computer tried to restart, and it seemed like the power kept on cutting on and off, so i turned the PSU off at the back, waited, turned back on and restarted and i just get the continuous beeps and the screen flashes a message saying i havent plugged in the power on my AGP. But there is lights on the AGP and everything else starts running. The fan on the graphics card runs and everything. I unplugged every cable from the PSU and reconnected, the AGP is still snug in its slot.

Computer is about 4-5 months old, all parts purchased separately and i installed, there has not been any problems until now.

Antec sonata 2 smartpower PSU, 450W which has only 1 PCIe power cable.
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 mobo
Gecube 1900XTXD-VIE3 512mb radeon PCIe.
Intel Core2 DUO E6600 2.4GHz1066MHz FSB 4MB L2 cache
300GB Western Digital HDD SATA2 7200rpm
2GB GSkill (2x1GB) DDR2800 4-4-4-12 (F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ)
Benq 19inch monitor
Samsung 16xDVD DL oem Optical drive
Nortons Internet Secruity, updated when it booted, bout 15 mins before the crash.

Any more info you want i am more than willing to provide,
Thank you in advanced
Tom
 

Answer:Random crash, bios continuous beep

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Hi guys!

First of all, I'm new here. I signed up to this forum because of an issue with my little brothers's PC. I've found some threads about the issue but I wasn't able to solve it with the given information.

So, my brother is just playing a game and all of a sudden his PC gives a long beep, and starts rebooting. Unfortunatly after this incident the pc won't start up at all, it's just giving this never ending beep.

knowing that he has an Asus p5n-mx MoBo and an Award BIOS I starten looking for answeres.
The error should indicate that there is an issue with the installed RAM. So I removed it and replaced it with a spare strip. But that didn't solve the problem. So I took out the Videocard and tried to use the onboard chipset to boot up. Still got the continuous beep. I removed all the RAM and tried to boot up. The result of that the 1 long beep and 2 short beeps error code as repeating loop. Now I am not sure if that is the indication for a not properly installed VGA card but it said so in the beep-code list.

Pc specs:
Asus p5n-mx motherboard
Award BIOS
Intel duo core E7300 2,66Ghz
Corsair 1024 MB DDR2 667Mhz RAM (2x)
320 GB 7200 RPMWestern digital HDD
ASUS EN9400GT 512MB VGA card
Windows XP Home Edition
It would be great if you guys could help out with this one!
 

Answer:PC wont't start up except for a long continuous beep.

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Hi, My Acer x3810 went blank screen with cursor and gave 1 continuous beep when I clicked on a file in my usb flash drive. Recovery process finishes when I run the recovery disks, but on restart goes back to beeping with cursor. It powers up and beeps continuously with blank screen. OS is Vista
 

Answer:blank screen with cursor and 1 continuous beep

Check the RAM with this memory tester: http://www.memtest86.com/

Click "Downloads" then click the first link in the list: ISO image for creating bootable CD (Windows - zip)

Unzip it and you will see an ISO file which is a CD-image file. Use IMGBURN to create a CD from the ISO file.
IMGBURN is here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

Boot your PC from the CD and run the test for at least five passes.
 

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Hi Geek's
I am using dell Inspiron N5010. I am using this laptop for more than 5 years. The laptop worked flawlessly. last week i have changed my Operating system to Windows 10 and installed some drivers. Suddenly my laptop got restarted and keep on  producing beep sound. So manually i turned off my laptop. After a hour switched on my laptop the same beep sound is produced and display is not getting on. In my laptop except center indicator light both the lights have been turned on. Kindly provide a smart solution to get rid of this problem.
Regards,
Swarnesh K

Answer:laptop continuous beep sound on startup

What is the beep pattern -- single beeps, or another pattern like four beeps, pause, four beeps?

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My son's PC crashed whilst he was using it the other day and he had to hard shut down (holding in the power button). Now it will not start, it simply gives a continual beep and shows a black screen with a flashing cursor.
The pc has an Intel i3 processor, an ASUS P8H61-M LE motherboard. We have already tried new RAM sticks in case the RAM had failed but that made no difference.
Any ideas - could it be hard drive failure? How can we tell?

Answer:Continuous beep and black screen with cursor

More likely to be a component failure than HDD. Beep codes should point to exact problem, listen carefully, does it match any of those listed below?
One short beep - VGA detected, No keyboard detected
Two short beeps - When using Crashfree to recover BIOS, the new BIOS is successfully recognized.
One continuous beep followed by two short beeps then a pause (repeated) - No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three short beeps - No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four short beeps - Failure of Hardware component

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Hey I am working on my girlfriend's desktop, it's a 1-2 year old Sony Vaio and the problem is when I turn it on, the fans all run fast, then they gradually slow down, and then I hear a "beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" continuously from the inside. I have the covers off and checked all the cards and pieces to be sure everything is seated properly. Her parents had a new power supply put in and it still does the same thing.

Not sure what to try next. Any help let me know, thanks!

How i should include that she says every once in a blue moon it will turn on exactly normal and work fine. Thanks.

Answer:Sony Vaio Desktop Continuous Beep

Have you tried clearing CMOS by chance?

if you don't know how: unplug the PC from the wall. press the power button a few times to discharge any remaining power in the PSU. Remove the small silver coin battery on the motherboard. Leave it out for about 5 minutes. reinsert the coin battery, plug the computer back in, and turn it back on. See what happens then. If it still gives you the beep codes, try to find out what BIOS it has on it, and use this to help you figure out what the beep code means:
Computer Post / Beep codes

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So I have this HP Pavilion thats not mine, but I'm trying to fix it for a friend. It doesn't power on. I just gives one long beep, and pauses and beeps again ... and continues to do so. According to the HP website 1 beep means "The memory refresh circuitry on the baseboard is faulty". Can anyone confirm or deny this? If this is correct ... new motherboard? Any help soon would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:HP Pavilion 734n Continuous beep, no startup

Take out the memory and see if the beep code changes.
 

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Howdy,
Windows XP student edition upgrade ... whatever
I'm running a Celeron 2.7GHz processor
Radeon 9250 excalibur graphics card
DDR 512 ram (x2), so a GIG.
Gigabyte mother board
Cyclone Power supply 400W
Vibra 128 soundcard
(if more info is needed please ask )

My computer has recently started freezing unexpectedly and the first occurances were whilst playing the only game i play, Counter Strike: Source. I thought it was just some random problem so i restarted and the computer froze when it got to the little 'windows is loading' stage with the moving bar. I freaked out and turned it off, and came back about 10 minutes later and the computer started up again fine.

I decided to test it a little running simple MSN and windows media player (WMP), and it works fine, no problems. I turned MSN and WMP off and logged into a server on CS: S, and about 4 minutes into the game the computer freezes, the screen blackens (sometimes retains the last image on screen) and the speakers output a continuous beeping sound, which can be ceased by turning speakers off.

Now, it's really scaring me because i'm on holidays and i've still got another week of nothing to do! CS is my last resort for boredem after my work, and it's a cheap way for someone my age to amuse themselves!

If you've ever encountered this before, please help me..

Thankyou.

P.S. This problem ALSO occured on my previous machine, i replaced mother board, RAM, Processor with identic... Read more

Answer:Unexpected Windows Freezing + continuous beep

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Hello,
Was experiencing general issues with my windows profile after windows updates last patch Tuesday so I initiated a system restore and let it run today.  After completion laptop turned off (instead of rebooting?)

Pressing the power button: Power button turns white (on) for ~30 seconds, then laptop turns off (indicated by power button light)
no fans
no screen (back-light or otherwise)
no POST codes - beep codes or light codes.  
no other visible activity

During that period nothing else happens, unless I press the power button again. If I do this
The fans spin up momentarily
The system then powers off (as indicated by the white power light)


I've tried:

Disconnect power/battery and hold power button (60 seconds)
Power system on with just battery
Power system on with just wall power
Remove mSATA HD and repeat the above
Disconnect video connector and repeat above
Remove mPCI WiFi module and repeat above
Completely disassemble and remove CMOS battery (tested at 3.1 VDC) for 60 seconds, reassemble and repeat above

All with no change in behavior

I am able to get a light code 2 Amber / 3 White if I remove the RAM module (as expected)
D + PWR diagnostics cycle successfully through a range of colors then nothing

Laptop is 2 months out of warranty.  Any help debugging the issue is appreciated!

XPS 15 9550 September 2016
Other notes:

UEFI Secure Boot was enabled
HD was bitlocker encrypted in Windows 10
HD is currently removed and has not chang... Read more

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i allowed Windows Assist to make some changes and after that experienced following problems -  1. Display became black2. Continuous beep sound3. Keyboard is inactive Tried to resolve the problem by making some changes in the settings of "sticky keys". Has'nt helped.

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Hi all, I have bought HP Pavilion G6 about 4 years back. Now while turned on the continuous beep sound is coming but after while the system will open. After turned on the cursor would not , if i press "ESC" key the cursor becomes active and again some error sound will come and it will not work properly. There is a lag while using the touch pad and also  If i delete the file it is not deleting. Please suggest if i can do anything for that problem before carrying to the service center.

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i have HP Compaq pro 6300 sff, it refuse to boot, i keep getting 4 continuous beep and it blinking red. Please what could have happen and how can i resolve it?

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Anyone have any experience with a continuous disabling/enabling of a USB device (in this case a printer) after installing on an X201 running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit?  Printer (older HP 2420) installs as expected in Win 7 and test page prints as desired.  Shortly thereafter the device seems to drop/readd continuously, and the only way to fix is to unplug the device. Any assistance?  Thanks.

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i have HP Compaq pro 6300 sff, it refuse to boot, i keep getting 4 continuous beep and it blinking red. Please what could have happen and how can i resolve it?

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

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Answer:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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