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Equium A200- Continuous beep at boot

Question: Equium A200- Continuous beep at boot

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

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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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Hello,

This is Varun from India. Could anyone please help me fix a problem which has been haunting me from the last two days. This problem is currently occuring in my satellilte Pro A200. Actually the problem is that there is a continuous beep sound from an internal speaker during start-up that is when the name TOSHIBA appers at the time of starting and moreover it freezes there right on that screen. But , I somehow kept using my system by pressing F5 or F9 and then letting it start manually in NORMAL MODE.

But, i can't keep doing this all the time. And moreover, this beep sound blows continuously only while starting the system and it goes on hanged up in the same screen until i press either F5 or F9. I kept restoring my system but to no use. Could any one please help me out in this.

Sincerely waiting for the reply.....

Varun.......

Answer:Satellite Pro A200: A continuous beep sound during start up and freezing

Hello

To be honest it is very strange issue. Is some external device connected to your notebook?
Have you tried to update BIOS to latest version?

Sorry but I believe in such case there is no much you can do. Maybe BIOS update, clean OS installation. That?s all.
Maybe you should contact nearest service and ask what it can be.

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A Acer desktop was dropped of with me with the discription being it wont start up and it beeps. After futher investigation: When you power up the system the fans start then stop then start. Then no boot screen or anything just one continuous beep. I was able to get it started up once by clearing the CMOS and reseating the Ram, but that won't work for some reson now. Either it's a virus or the Ram is not sufficant or bad. The system is running Vista 32 bis. with only 1gb of ram which if that was all might work, but they are also running Quickbooks 07 and a few other heafty programs. any sugestions

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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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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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.
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I just got a beautiful new laptop for Christmas (HP Pavilion g7 1260ca). Every time I start it up, it starts in "Windows Boot Manager" and makes me select Windows 7 as my operating system. That's annoying in it's self (why won't it just start on it's own! It's not like I'm running another operation system as well!) but what's even worse, as the text is appearing on the screen, a loud obnoxious beep sounds with each word that appears!
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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Hello,

sometimes my Sattelite makes some loud beeps at Bios boot time for about half a minute.
After that, it starts booting the OS (Vista) without any problems.
But something must be wrong (because of the beeps).

What could this be?

Thanks a lot.

Gerd

Answer:Satellite A200-1O5 - Beep at Boot

Maybe there is a key stuck on the keyboard, which can happen if there was liquid ingress or foreign objects entering the keys.

You may need to send the notebook to a Toshiba Service Center for a keyboard replacement.

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Hi,

I am trying to boot from a USB flash drive. I have enabled it in the BIOS, I have tested it on one non-Toshiba laptop and it works. Also tried selecting FDD but no luck.
I can???t find any relevant BIOS updates. Any ideas?

Laptop Info:

Toshiba A200-1V0
PSAF5E 002005KS
Bios version 1.6

Regards

Carl

Answer:Equium A200 - Cannot boot from USB

Hi

The booting from USB is not possible because the BIOS does not support this function.
You can boot only from USB FDD but to do this you will need a boot diskette like Win98 boot diskette?

The BIOS update will not help you because all BIOS for A200 series don?t support this!

Best regards

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Hi,

This laptop was having issues with ATI display drivers (even the ones included on the recovery disk). It was creating a blue screen on a dll file.

after reading around i found that it was recommended to upgrade the bios, after going to the correct section of the website, i downloaded the windows bios flash tool for the laptop.

I ran it, and it opened, came back to the laptop and the screen was blank, an the blue ring around the power button was lit, but no display.

I left it for a while to see if it would reboot itself or something but nothing happened, it wouldnt power off from the button so i disconnected the power, and removed the battery.

Upon turning the laptop on again, it only stays on for about 3 seconds then turns off again.
I get this beep code: Long Beep, Short Pause, Long Beep, Short Pause, Short Beep, Then it powers off.
The caps lock and the numlock keys are lit up.
The DVD drive light flashes.

But other than that, no display etc.
Ive tried leaving the battery out for a while.

Anyone have any ideas why toshiba's own bios flash would cause this? Also anything i can do about it? anyway to recover bios etc via a recovery mode?

thanks in advance.

PSA67E

Answer:Equium A60 doesn't boot - get a beep code

Hi

Well, unfortunately for me it seems like a hardware fault.
Maybe the motherboard is broken.
Such issues can occur if you use a wrong BIOS or the wrong BIOS update procedure.

Please check this FAQ document How to upgrade the BIOS:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

Unfortunately if there is something wrong with the hardware you should ask the Toshiba service for the help.

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Hi all,

I have Toshiba Equium A200-1V0.

I wanted to restore Vista back to factory settings and used the recovery disk - all seems to go fine, selected "no" to the add-on disk at the end, as I do not appear to have one. When the laptop rebooted it goes past the post screen and then blackness....nothing happens at all.

Now, I thought perhaps there was a hardware issue, so I tested this using a copy of Windows XP I have - installs fine, no problems whatsoever. I did notice that the recovery partition "Winre" was 1.5Gb in size and has 1.37Gb free. I assumed this would be full, it contains a file called "boot.sdi" and folder called "sources", in the "sources" folder there is a file called "boot.wim" and thats it, I'm not sure if this is right.

Either way, I can't get the thing to work with the recovery disk (Vista Home Premium) and there doesn't appear to be any hardware issues as XP is fine.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Danny

Answer:Equium A200-1V0 Won't boot after recovery

Try removing all the HDD partitions and run Recovery again.

you can use FDISK on a DOS boot disk ( www.bootdisk.com ) to remove the non-DOS partitions.

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Hi,

basically I connected to the internet after a long period with no access so there were quite a few automatic updates to download. After downloading them, I turned my laptop on again, it booted past the Toshiba screen and then show a black screen that says 'windows failed to start and that a recent hardware or software change might be the cause'.

At the bottom it also informs that 'an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data'.
It DOES say that I need a windows installation disc to repair it but I didn?t get one with the laptop, so I?m looking for other ways.... in the manual for the A200 it says that if I hold F8 when I power on I should be able to access the windows recovery environment, but nothing happens if I hold it down or hammer it repeatedly.

I?ve removed battery and generally shook it about. No change. I got a Vista Home Premium disc (I have normal Vista) and booted from that but that ONLY gives the option of updating or installing vista, NOT repairing it.

So, my point is, as I can?t access my data to back it up anyway, if I do get hold of a proper copy of vista, will I be able to repair this problem or is it more likely that I will lose everything?

Cheers in advance

Answer:Boot error on Equium A200

Wait a moment!
Can you start your notebook in SAFE MODE?
Sorry but I didn?t understand well one thing. When notebook starts and if you press F8 button can you enter Advanced Boot Options ? Recovery options is something else.

If you can enter this option is there option called ?Repair my computer??
One more thing: have you got any DVD with your notebook?

Sorry about all those questions but your posting is a little bit confusing for me.

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I have a Equium A200 - 1VO, boots into Windows Vista and runs ok until I connect the mains cable and then it locks up and will do nothing. Also if it is on mains power at switch on it will not do anything, nothing comes on the screen.

Can anyone help please?

Answer:Boot up troubles on Equium A200-1VO

What happen when you remove battery and try to start notebook with AC power supply only?
Is there some reaction?

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*After installing what i gather is the most recent update for windows vista and when the computer re-boots itself, i am greeted with the following message:*

' +WIndows failed to start. A recent Hardware or Software change may be the cause. To fix the problem:+
+1. Insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer+
+2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."+
+3. Click "repair your computer."+

+If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.+

+File: /Boot?BCD+
+Status: 0xc000000f+
+info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.'+

*Iv tried starting it in safe mode by holding F8 on the start up but this just causes the startup screen to flash whilst emmiting a high pitched noise, like an alarm.*
*Am i right in assuming that when it tells you to insert the windows intillation disk it is referring to the 'Product Recovery' disk i got with the laptop? if so, i am reluctant to use this disk as on the back of the casing it says 'WARNING: If you use the Product Recovery you will loose all the data on the hard disks....' Is this the only option or does it offer just a repair funtion which does not remove any files as i do have quite a number of very important files which were yet to be backed up.*

*Any help would be much appreciated*

*Thanks*

*Stores*

Answer:Equium A200 - Boot problems after update

If you want to repair Windows, you would need a retail version of Windows. You cannot use the Toshiba Recovery Disc.


Otherwise you would need to backup your data by connecting the HDD to another PC using a USB Adapter, then run Recovery from your Toshiba Recovery Disc, then copy back your data.

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Hi All,

When I boot from the HDD I get the message The file is possibly corrupt.
The file header checksum does not match the computed check sum.

If I use the recovery disc, the same problem.

Any help, greatly appreciated.

Answer:Equium A200 won't boot - checksum does not match

Hi

Check the HDD please!

Possibly the HDD malfunctions? I recommend using the tool called Drive Fitness Test.
It?s freeware and you could download this from several different pages?
The tool creates a bootable CD which you can use to run some diagnostic tests!

Greets

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Hello all, I have a confusing issue I would love to get some input on...

I recently had to change the video cable in this model, nice simple job without having to extract the whole motherboard. However afterwards the system fails to show the HDD from within the Boot Choice Menu and will not boot to HDD.

The drive is showing up perfectly fine within bios and is fully accessible on another computer.

What is confusing for me is that the work done had nothing to do with the HDD part of the board, the only interaction I had with it was to remove the drive then plug it in again afterwards. My first thought was maybe the solder joint on the SATA connection had become fractured, but then if that was the case it wouldn't show the drive make and model in Bios:?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated :)

Answer:Equium A200-15l HDD not showing in boot menu

> My first thought was maybe the solder joint on the SATA connection had become fractured, but then if that was the case it wouldn't show the drive make and model in Bios?

Is the HDD listed on the first BIOS page with all the details like HDD size and name?
If yes then this means that BIOS has recognized the HDD properly.

In such case I would try to power up the unit and would press F12
Now the boot menu should appear on the display containing all bootable devices?
Is the HDD listed there?

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Hi,

I have a Equium A200-1V0 with what I can see is a common problem on many forums I find through google, but I cannot find any solutions for it.

1. The laptop will not boot (no bios screen) when the charger is plugged in.
2. It will boot up normally with out the charger connected. However, the battery, even if left to charge, will deplete once vista has fully started. When I then plug in the charger it freezes.

I am using a genuine charger. Any ideas? Do you think it is just the battery? Or is there something on the board causing this issue?
 

Answer:Equium A200 - charger/freeze/boot issue

Yes, replace the battery...
 

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Hi,

I have a Equium A200-1V0 with what I can see is a common problem on many forums I find through google, but I cannot find any solutions for it.

1. The laptop will not boot (no bios screen) when the charger is plugged in.
2. It will boot up normally with out the charger connected. However, the battery, even if left to charge, will deplete once vista has fully started. When I then plug in the charger it freezes.

I am using a genuine charger. Any ideas? Do you think it is just the battery? Or is there something on the board causing this issue?

Answer:Equium A200 - Charger/Freeze/Boot issue

Is anyone able to help?

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Hi,

I've recently been experiencing some problems which began with intermittent 'white screen crashes' - unresponsive keyboard, only able to re-boot by the manual power button on my laptop. This has happended a few times now and seems unrelated to whatever program I am using (it doesn't just hang pending a response from a program). The screen is usually, but not always, white when this happens (it did cross my mind that the colour [one unbroken tone] seems to be whatever the predominant colour on the screen was just before the crash).

Since, despite a few error-free days, the problems have escalated: Today the computer had problems powering-up at all. When it did so I got the normal "failed to start properley last time ... checking/correcting errors" thing. This has re-occurred, as well as the random crashes.

I predominantly use Vista, but I do have a dual boot option which I set up for when the system starts (the drive being partitioned), so I also use XP from time-to-time. The crashes have happened in both operating systems.

Here is what I've done in the way of diagnostics/fixing the problem:
-Disk scan/repair returned no hard drive errors as far as I could see.
-Ditto for RAM (which I also checked to see if it was mounted properley)
-As far as I can tell the fan is working properley, and I've cleaned it (I thought the crashes may be related to overheating).
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Answer:Equium A200-15I - random crash & boot problems

How did you test the RAM? Use www.memtest.org

It could be a mainboard or VGA Board failure.

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My Equium A200 is taking a long time to boot up. I seem to remember downloading a patch to rectify this, and it worked but it has now slowed up again and I can't trace the patch.

Can someone help me please?

I am using Vista Home Premium

Answer:Equium A200-1VO - Slow boot up with Vista patch

Found the patch, downloaded and works fine. Thanks anyway

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I have applied Windows Vista SP1 Italian in my Equium A200 (PSAE8E) and updated latest bios 2.20.
Everything works fine and now the blu light under the words EQUIUM is off.
I am happy not to waste any more power for lighting the EQUIUM words, but I wonder where there is a control for that.

Answer:Equium A200 - no more light in the EQUIUM label

This LED can be enabled/disabled in BIOS. Please enter BIOS settings, enter advanced settings and check the last option. I do not remember anymore the exact name for this but you will find it there.

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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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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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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.

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Answer:One Continuous beep

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Hi
I am having inspiron 14r and I am facing some issue with it recently.
After starting my laptop, it works fine for 4-5 minute. After that continuous beep sound is coming.
It is very loud
Please help me.
Also, there is no problem with the screen or other software in the lappy. Only the continuous loud beep sound starts and after that laptop gets hanged.

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Hi

One of my pc's recently acted up. It was working fine for couple of years without problem and then I stopped using it for a few months; now when I go back to it, the motherboard just beeps continuously (long beep).

According to the manual, a continuous long beep might be due to bad ram, but when I took out both ram sticks, it had a different kind of continuous beep. I replaced the ram with a different stick and it made the continuous beep sound like the other ram

The motherboard is gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G, dual core cpu. Bios is award

When I had the hard drive plugged in, even tho it made the loud continuous beep, it booted to windows (win2k pro) ok except that the graphics looks as if the video driver has not yet been installed. I didnt want to potentially damage it so i turned off and I took out every component except for just the video card and ram. What should I do next? swap psu? I have an antec 550 true power.

Also, what should the beep sound like if i were to take out the video card?
Please help.

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: system continuous long beep but boots to windows ok

ok, i figured it out! it's kind of a duh thing! The fan in the front of the case, instead of being connected to the connector on the mobo (system fan), was connected to the normal molex connector because it didnt have the right end. And in the BIOS, the setting was to monitor the system fan; since there's no fan connected there, it was beeping to alarm me about it; disabling that works hahahah
 

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Hello, my pc (specs below) often freezes, after which turning it off is the only option, or it shuts down without warning, after which it will try to reboot. Upon rebooting there is often a loud continuous beep and the pc won't start up. This problem occurs almost exclusively within 15 minutes of booting up, and once it happens it will occur several times. Sometimes it works for hours straight, and if I keep it in sleep mode instead of turning it off it can work for days straight.

I've tried resetting the computers to the manufacturers settings three times, after which it worked fine for a month or two. But then the problem starts again. I hope someone can help me here.

The pc is an acer x3990, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
intel core i5 2320
NVIDIA GeForce GT520 up to 4095MB
8GB DDR3

Answer:Computer freezes/shuts down, loud continuous beep when rebooting

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Coolbest


Hello, my pc (specs below) often freezes, after which turning it off is the only option, or it shuts down without warning, after which it will try to reboot. Upon rebooting there is often a loud continuous beep and the pc won't start up. This problem occurs almost exclusively within 15 minutes of booting up, and once it happens it will occur several times. Sometimes it works for hours straight, and if I keep it in sleep mode instead of turning it off it can work for days straight.

I've tried resetting the computers to the manufacturers settings three times, after which it worked fine for a month or two. But then the problem starts again. I hope someone can help me here.

The pc is an acer x3990, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
intel core i5 2320
NVIDIA GeForce GT520 up to 4095MB
8GB DDR3


According to this:

Beep Codes - Acer Aspire X3990 Service Manual [Page 79]

it's a memory error. Try running Memtest86+ on the laptop overnight (if you can get it to run that long) and see if it finds any errors.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Hello,

For the past two weeks my laptop has been beeping. It doesn't beep when I first turn the computer on. Once I'm to the desktop it starts to beep and it's VERY inconsistent. It may beep 5 every five minutes or every 20 minutes. Sometimes it beeps once and other times its beeped two or three times fast. And occasionally I get the BSOD saying something about "dumping my physical memory." On top of that when I load the computer I get an error saying that my Catalyst Control Centre is not working. I just assumed all these things were connected.

A few months ago my hard drive died so I installed a new one. I haven't had any issues until the issues I listed above, all of which start just a few weeks ago. Unfortunately my warranty has expired so Dell's support hasn't been much help.

So does this sound like the hard drive I installed is creating the issues? Any advice is very helpful!
 

Answer:Dell Studio 1536 with Vista 64 has a continuous beep and BSOD

Have you checked for crud in your keyboard... any cause for a sticking key, sticking space bar, etc.

Don't see how the hard drive could cause the problem.

Have you looked at all the Dell Beep Codes... They are posted elsewhere on this TechSpot forum... that could give you a starting point.
 

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hello.. i'm new here... and i need some help... my computer is AMD Athlon 850Mhz... i'm using genious keyboard and a4tech mouse... 3 days ago, we decided to replace both since they are old enough to retire... so we bought a brand new generic keyboard and generic optical mouse, but after installing these devices during startup (counting and detecting devices) i'm hearing a continuous beep sound and it will stop when entering windows xp but i keyboard and mouse are not functional... please help!
 

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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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I have a T5500, and anytime I stress the CPUs the system starts a continuous, constant beep noise.
The system still appears to run normally and the CPU temps are also under control, just the annoying sound.
I do not see a continuous sound anywhere in the manual so I don't know what this means.
This is an old machine and out of warranty so if I cannot find the problem, can I just turn off or disconnect the speaker making the noise?
Thanks.

Answer:[Solved] T5500 Workstation continuous beep with high CPU usage.

Solved, I feel like such an idiot. Someone helped me find the problem. I am powering the PC with a UPS unit right next to it and it clearly does not have the juice to power the T5500 anywhere close to full load.
So after days of troubleshooting I found it to be a simple ID10T error.
Thanks.

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Well, decided to upgrade my graphics card due to low fps etc... used to run a Geforce 5700VE and managed to pick up a Ganward 6800GT Golden Touch from ebay. Hooked it all up, turned on the computer and got a loud continuous beep from the graphics card and no signal to my monitor. My only hunch is a lack of power although the fan did start spinning.

The rest of my system spec is:

S755Max Jetway Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 3000+
1.5 GB Ram (3200)
and my power supply is 'KY-450 ATX) 350watt.

Hopefully someone can help!

oh, also i put my old card back in and that works fine.

ALso, the card has got an Accelero X-1 cooling system now.
 

Answer:Help! Gainward 6800GT upgrade continuous loud beep on startup

Yes, this is likely power. The card uses 150W even before you OC it, and minimum requirements according to Gainward is 300W PSU. If you have the additional power connected, your PSU's 12V+ rail may not have enough amps to run it. The original cooling solution concentrates on the memory, which is good, since OC'g hits the memory hardest. BTW, if you have a "golden touch" you may have gotten touched by the eBayer. Check out the Golden Sample GLH here:
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=11763&PageId=1
 

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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,

I have an Equium M50-192 laptop which has decided to stop working.

I get 4 short beeps when I switch it on. The power light comes on and the fans start but the screen does not do anything.

Where can I find out what the beep codes mean?

Thanks,
Dan

Answer:Equium M50-192 beep codes

Hi

It?s not easy to say what could be wrong. Generally the beep codes appear because the computer POST fails.
If the unit fails the POST (Power on self test) the beep code indicates what is causing the notebook not pass the POST.
The problem is that the bee codes are not standard and every BIOS provides different meanings of post codes!

As far as I know your unit was delivered with Phoenix BIOS so you could try to google a little bit for Phoenix BIOS post codes.

However, mostly a hardware fault is responsible for such problems. You could try to check the memory modules functionality.
Remove the single modules and check if one of memory part malfunctions.

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Hi,
my Satellite A200-1CR(PSAE0) I did format with my vista cd, not recovery cd.
The reason was that toshiba had too many things -drivers,programmes- that my pc needed 3 min to open and 3 to close. After the clean installation is really fine, I've never seen it so fast, most drivers were recognised by vista so I installed only 1 or two. I don?t need anything else but I have one serious problem:


There is no beep in low battery so laptop closes suddenly bios setting and windows setting is ok. Does anybody know which driver I should install so this is fixed???



thank you in advance.....

Answer:Re: No beep when low battery on Satellite A200-1CR

Thats not really a problem. If you had installed the Toshiba Powersaver then this issue wouldn?t appear. So, please visit the Toshiba Drivers & Download site and download the latest available version of the powersaver.

The powersaver enhances your powersaving features and should enable your "beep".

Greetings

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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 have just purchased an Equium A200-15i and wonderd if the fan should be going off as often as it is. Have just had to return my previous laptop to the shop as had the same problem with that one, in that the fan would go off every minute or so. Can anyone advise if this is normal as I have no idea!

Answer:Fan on my Equium A200

Hi there,

could you please explain what you mean with "go off". Where is the problem, is your machine crashing due this or is the FAN running constantly or what?

A better description would be make the answering much more easier, because no one understands sometimes each other. Remember, we are all not coming from the same country, the range between the people here is sometimes about 10000 Miles and no one speaks the same english.. :)

Greets

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Is it possible to fit a second hard drive to my equium, i see the empty bay on the base but some components are missing to connect another drive?

Answer:Is it possible to fit a second HDD to Equium A200

What Equium series do you mean exactly?

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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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hey guys,

Got an A200 m01 (i think) from around 2008, which just last night decided to not boot. It makes it past the BIOS screen, but then when about to boot Windows the screen turns off and it makes a continuous (and infinite) beeping (sort of pulsating). Now, I cant find anything on Insyde BIOS, but the common continuous beeping sound is a RAM error. I was hoping this would be the case (although I realise POSTing is completed before the BIOS splash screen appears and thus I am at a loss as to what it ACATUALLY is), but upon removing the one RAM module the system doesnt even give me a BIOS beep code! What the hell!

And no amount of googling has gotten me any closer to solving this. I'm a poor student so I cant afford to take it to a computer repairer for them to charge me $80 to say its dead, so if anyone has any information I will be very grateful!

Thanks

Taylor

Answer:Satellite A200 - Unknown beep code

Hi Taylor,

I think the problem is that only an authorized service provider knows the exact beep codes and their reasons so you can?t find much in the Internet.

Of course such a problem is a little bit annoying but you?re right, theoretically it could be a problem of RAM. As I understand you correctly just one RAM module is installed in your computer, right?
Have you already tested the module in another RAM slot? Theoretically the memory slot could be also faulty.

Furthermore you can test the RAM module itself using a special test software like Memtest86. It?s freeware tools that you can find with Google. Just create a bootable disk and boot from it. The test will start but it can take up to 1 hour or more until it?s finished.

Maybe Memtest86 will find something but let?s wait what happens so some feedback would be great. :)

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Hi Everyone,

Just recently has my laptop started malfuntioning.
Yesterday, after startup (or when you take it out of sleep mode) it started beeping -

Beeping is 10 short in a row, fast.

I run a stock standard Satellite A200, using Windows Vista.
I do not know what to do, and during the beeping (which lasts about 10 - 15 minutes) I cannot do anything - the CPU (i think) simply cannot handle any processes. The beeping comes from the right side of the laptop, and is feint, but definately a sign of a problem.

I believe it has something to do with the motherboard, but I don't know how to diagnose this problem, and after hours of searching I have not found anyone with a similar problem to mine.

I am sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum, as the boards are confusing and I cannot find a technical support one.

Please Help,
Victor11

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - Beep Noise after Startup

Hi

As I understand your problem, it seems that you are not able to get into the BIOS and you are not able to boot the Window OS.
You cannot see the Toshiba Splash screen as well? Is it right?

Hmm? it seems that this beeping sound is related to a hardware malfunction?
So possibly the POST (power on self test) cannot be passed properly and therefore you get this alert beep sound?

What to say; in most cases it?s motherboard related but it?s hard to say what could be exactly wrong?

Maybe you could try this;
Remove battery and disconnect the AC adaptor for some hours?
Wait and after some time connect both parts again?
Then try to power up the unit again?

If this will not work, then I would recommend asking an ASP technician for a help?

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I have a Satellite Pro A200. All was fine until early this morning when a constant beep started. The laptop beeps once every 30 seconds. Everything seems to be working fine. It restarted without difficulty and I am using it to write this message. The only problem is the constant beep. Any suggestions as to the problem and what to do would be very helpful. Thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 Constant beep every 30 seconds

I recommend you to contact nearest service provider. Such behavior is definitely not normal and it should not happen.

Have you done something with your notebook last days? Maybe some hardware upgrade?

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Hi,

I've been using only one USB port even since I bought my Equium, though when I try to plug my mouse into any of the other 3 USB ports, it asks to install a driver though the mouse I bought never came with one nor did I need to install one in the first place when I plugged my mouse in, sometimes nothing happens at all. Though there is still light that shows on my mouse so I know the computer recognizes it from using the 3 other USB ports some way or another.
(Port I use for my mouse normally)

Does anyone know how to get the other 3 USB ports to function? As its highly irritating me.

Regards

Message was edited by: Cobalt

Answer:Equium A200-15i - 3 USB's not functional

Hi there,

you don?t have many options. You can do the following: Perform a bios update on your machine and set all your bios settings to default. If this does not help then backup your files on your harddisk and recover your machine to have a "factory"-Windows installation.

If the error persist after doing all these things then you must send your machine to an authorized service partner for a hardware checkup or repair.

Here?s a link to find the nearest available ASP in your country:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Good luck

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I have Equium A200 ,been fine till last week

It just wont charge up unless you really forcefully hold the wire into the connection point. Any one any idea s power s going through the lead right upto the computer this I have tested and when I eventually get it to charge it only lasts 30 minutes on full charge? To be fait I ve had it nearly four years with no problems but would love to know if any one has or had the same problem

Thanks for taking the time to read this
Janie

Answer:Equium A200 - Won't charge

Hey

For me it sounds like that the power cord is broken or it?s something wrong with power connector on mainboard/notebook.

Easiest way to determine what part is causing this problem is connecting another AC/DC adapter. If you have a friend with compatible adapter asks if you can test the adapter on your notebook. So you can check if it?s the AC/DC adapter or power connector on notebook.

I think in both cases you need some spare parts and you can get it from an authorized service provider in your country. :)

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Hi,

I have Equium A200-1v0 and well it keeps overheating and just shutting its self down.
No idea why it isn't over used or on any wierd surface.

Plus I'm having problems where i can only have one internet explorer window open at same time and the second one crashes and some websites make it crash (like paypal for example).

Some games make it crash. Command and Conquer Generals for one and sometimes Theme Hospital too.

Yeah alot is going wrong. No idea why.

thanks for any info :)

Answer:Equium A200-1v0 overheats

Hi Andrew

In my personal opinion all these issues are related to the same reason.
I think the high internal temperature causes the overheating issues and leads to the system crash.

You should know that all internal devices like CPU or GPU produce a lot of warmness during gamin playing. This warmness must be cooled.
But if the cooling modules don?t run properly and cannot cool the devices with best performance then the notebook shuts down automatically to prevent the hardware from damage.

In most cases the main reason for such overheating issues could be the dust and debris inside the notebook.

You could try to clean the fans using the professional cleaning set. I use the compressed air spray which can be purchased in most computer stores on online shops.
Such tool helps to remove the dust and debris from the internal cooling modules.

Best regards

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Working normally with no problems, shut down normally, but won't restart.

Has power light showing but harddrive light flickers momentarily and goes out.

Tried removing battery but does not help

Any suggestions??

Answer:Equium A200 won't restart

If I understand you right the notebook shuts down if you try to restart it. Is that correct or what happens exactly?

It?s really hard to say what causes this issue but I would try to update the BIOS. You can find it on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Good luck!

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I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the CPU on my Equium A200 laptop?

Answer:CPU upgrade on Equium A200

Hello


I believe this document can give you answer to your question
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

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