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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What else can I try?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

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

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

Answer:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

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

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

Anybody have any ideas??.

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

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

See if resetting the printer resolves the issue.


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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Solved: beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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


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

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

Thinkpad T400 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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

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

-Disable integrated graphic
-Clear CMOS
-Update Nvidia driver

Answer:1 Long beep + 3 short beep Asus motherboard

This may be your GPU video card starting to fail.

[Motherboard] Table for ASUS BIOS beep codes

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

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

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


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

Answer:Beep beep from Qosmio X770 speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's possible you need a new PSU.

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

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

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

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

At a complete loss now.

Any assistance much appreciated!

Answer:beep doesnt turn on

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

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

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

Answer:Beep Beep Noise Coming from pc desktop

Might be a temperature alarm.

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

Answer:Weird beep beep boop noise

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

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

Answer:Windows Vista Beep Beep

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

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

Answer:One short beep, one long beep

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

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

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

Answer:Beep, Beep wont stop

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

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

Answer:beep codes or beep error

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

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

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

Has it ever beeped at POST?

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


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

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

Answer:1 Short Beep, 1 Long Beep

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

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

Answer:one short beep one long beep

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

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Is my video card has this code?

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

Answer:one beep long followed two beep short

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

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

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


Answer:Solved: Beep beep beep

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Windows XP, Service Pac 3

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

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

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


Answer:BEEP Tic vs BEEP BEEP at start-up

What is the make/model of the system?

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

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

Answer:beep beep beep pc beeps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Need Help: Computer goes beep! beep!

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Question: Beeeep, beep beep

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

Answer:Beeeep, beep beep

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

Here's what I'd do:

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

Remove everything from the motherboard except:

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

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

See what kind of beeps you get.

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

Good luck!

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

Answer:Beep, Beep, Beepbeepbeep

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

Answer:Beeeeeeeep, beep beep

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

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

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

Does anyone know what the problem is?


Answer:Beep, Beep thats all folks

Probably a bad harddrive.

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

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

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Hey folks,

Not sure if this is a hardware or software issue, but here's what happened. Whilst browsing, my PC froze with the screen changing to a strange pixelated zig zag pattern. Upon hitting the reset button, my computer now will not load to BIOS, with no beep- it just stays powered on with a black screen. The LED still functions and I can open the CD drive & close it.

Upon doing a bit of research, it sounds like it could be a video card problem. Although the fact that it randomly happened whilst browsing, and that I no longer get a beep on start up makes me think it could be a virus (although Avast! was running at the time)!

Any help as to how to fix greatly appreciated!


System spec:
Windows XP Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core +4600
992 MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6150
Barracuda 7200.10 Ultra ATA/100 250GB
ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard
M-Audio 2496 Soundcard
Avast! Free Antivirus & Malwarebytes

Answer:Froze on zig zag screen & now won't load to BIOS (no beep)

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A friend of mine gave me a computer to try and fix and this one has me stumped. At first we were thinking his monitor was bad. Once I got the computer to my house and plugged my monitor into it, I realized its much more complicated. The computer turns on, green lights, fans running...but there is no picture on the monitor and the bios never beeps. I also figured this may have been a video card error but I put my card in and still, nothing. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Oh, I dont know if this matters but this is a DFI Lanparty motherboard...not sure about the rest of the specs.

Answer:blank screen on boot and no bios beep

It's either bad RAM, a faulty motherboard, bad PSU, or a dead CPU.

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When i turn on my computer i heard no post beep and i got just a balck screen. I took out the memory no beep. I disconnected all the power connector except the one to power the mobo and no beep either. Any other suggestions or what you think is the promblem? thankz

Answer:No post beep and no bios just a black screen

"Sounds like a dead BIOS chip..." From the limited description... Power supply or motherboard may be bad. Bios chips fail more from bad attemps of updating or flashing rather than out-of-the-blue

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Sometimes my W700ds beeps when the Lenovo is shown, just second before it's starts booting. As far as I know should be everything OK, I mean it's not bios error code (just very small beep) and laptop is booting and I didn't had any errors or breakdowns. The sound is comming from place where are the HDDs not from the speekers!! Have anybody experience with that, what it could mean??? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Strange small tiny beep from HDD in BIOS screen?

Nobody has any idea?

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

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

This is my check list of Install .

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

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

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I took a video of the symptoms.
I have replaced the CMOS battery and reseated the RAM module and HDD. What next should I do?

Answer:Vostro 3560 not booting, no bios screen, beep every 3 sec,

The link you have provided has an error. 
Kindly upload the video on YouTube and provide a link if required.
What is the exact # of beeps in a cycle? This will help isolate the source of the issue.
If it is 1 beep - the motherboard is at fault and needs to be replaced.
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi all
i have a dell inspiron 1564 which i purchased about six months ago.Recently i installed ubuntu 10.10 along with my existing windows 7.But from yesterday i hear unusual beep sound at bios screen when i tried to shut down ubuntu and tried to log in to windows.I even tried uninstalling ubuntu and doing system restore but the noise still remains the same when i restart the system.Moreover what i notice is that the noise is not coming from the system.Could it be something related with virus or hardware?

Answer:Dell laptop making unusual beep sound at bios screen

any pattern to the noise
.Moreover what i notice is that the noise is not coming from the systemClick to expand...

what exactly do you mean by this

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Start BIOS update (either Windows or CD)Says update will continue after rebootMachine goes into black screen, power button litPressing power button yields 2 then 3 beeps(does not power off)Wait 20 minutesPull battery, comes back with old version Any ideas?


Go to Solution.

Answer:T530 stuck in black screen in BIOS update, 2-3 beep when pressing power button

What BIOS version is installed currently?

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Hi I have been having this problem with my Alienware x51 where it does a certain code by beeping which I have searched through the internet and found out that the beeps showed that my motherboard is damaged/corrupted, when I start up my desktop and hear these codes no image was shown on the screen.
I was wondering if on a Alienware x51's motherboard had a reset button and if so where Is it but if not, is there's anyway I could send my pc back to dell to get it repaired even when my warranty has ran out

Answer:Beep codes and Motherboard reset Alienware x51

There is no reset button and you did not say what the beep codes were.
Low and slow beeep beeep beeep beeep is bad ram.

Try Resetting CMOS BIOS data, by unplugging the coin cell battery.
Try changing RAM, to only the one stick.


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I have been using an old dell motherboard from 2004 with onboard graphics and a pentium 4 cpu as an HTPC. It worked fine for several months until the other day when the system froze playing a video. The image stayed on the screen but it was unresponsive. After a hard reset it will no longer post or beep.

The only components on the motherboard are the cpu, a single stick of ram, a case fan mounted to the cpu heatsink, and the hard drive. I tried unplugging the hard drive and all peripherals, i tried removing the ram, and i tried removing the cpu, all attempts had the same results; no post and no beep.

I read on here to replace the CMOS battery if it falls below 3v, so i tested the one it had in it and it was at 2.8v so i went down to radioshack and put a fresh one in it, it tested at around 3.3 volts or something. Still no post or beep.

I tested the system using a different power supply and it gave the same results, so im fairly sure the PSU is not the problem, but there is a very slight chance that PSU is bad, very slight.

The hard drive and fan will spin up, it acts like its going to boot and then it doesnt. I dont have another motherboard that uses the same ram or cpu socket type so i cannot test those components to see if they are working. I dont remember the kind of ram it takes but it was something fairly unpopular and not DDR, so getting more ram will probably be difficult. I have no idea what the socket type is except that it fits a pentium 4 chip and has ... Read more

Answer:computer froze, reset it, now no post or beep

Hi spanktastic2120,

Can you give us more to go on? what Windows are you running? What are your specs?

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Question: New Bios Beep ???

Had problem recently where PC evry now and again stops with a 3 long bleep bios beep code. This happens before anything appears on screen. Problem is I cannot seem to find what this code means. There are lots of bleep code lists for amibos, but this isn't on the list

Bios is AMIbios and is the latest version for my board according to MSI

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-6380E
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 02/04/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3

Answer:New Bios Beep ???

Take a look at this thread HERE If that doesn`t help, then you need to do some troubleshooting.

Turn off your computer, and unplug the mains cable.

Open your case, and disonnect anything not required to boot your computer.

Check all connections and cables etc.

Start with just the mobo, cpu, ram, and videocard.

If your computer still wont attempt to boot, then maybe swapping the ram may help.

If your computer does attempt to boot, then next add the hard drive, and retest.

Keep adding one component at a time untill your system doesnt boot, and that will be your culprit.

Regards Howard

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I've recently put together a computer, everything is connected correctly to my knowledge, and a professional looked over my work when it was brought in for diagnostics (unfortunately they didn't know much about 64 bit motherboards). The components used are as follows:

Case: Thermaltake Soprano
Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI
Processor: AMD Athalon 64 3500+
RAM: Kingston 2x512
Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon x300
Hard Drive: Hitachi 80Gb SATA
Power Supply: Coolmax 450Watt
CD Drive: Optorite DVD+/-RW

Currently the system will turn on via power button on the case, but the hdd and power lights do not turn on (though they are connected to the motherboard). The system makes no BIOS beep and does not beep repeatedly so I'm assuming everything is fully inserted. The power light on the motherboard does light up, and all fans work properly. The CD drive doesn't respond in any way shape or form and the monitor displays nothing.

There is no visible physical dammage to any of the hardware and I sent the motherboard back to be replaced and upon its return the symptoms remain the same. Due to the lack of a BIOS beep I'm assuming there's a problem with the motherboard. The lack of response (no lights and does not eject) from the CD drive even though it has power seems to indicate there may be something wrong with it as well. The HDD and Power LEDs could either be an issue with the case or the motherboard in my opinion, but at this point I'm just stuck making g... Read more

Answer:Not Even a BIOS Beep

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Question: no bios, no beep

I've just started building a new system with the following components:

-DH57DD motherboard

-i3 550 processor

-G.Skill 4gb (2x2gb) 240 pin SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC#10666) Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBPK

-Corsair 550vx PSU

All parts are new.

So far these are the only components installed. With no memory I get the 3 Beeps with LED blinking in unison which signals this. After putting in the memory I observe the following symptoms:

-All fans power on

-Standby light on motherboard is on

-Cpu fan slows slightly and only for a VERY brief moment about every three seconds.

-No POST beep whatsoever, Power LED does come on

-When a monitor is hooked up, receives no signal.

-I've tried each stick one at a time shifted between all the slots and both sticks at once, same symptoms regardless of position.

So what do you guys think? I am far from a pro, but from the reading I've done I've got the following guesses:

-because the system loses predictability when the memory is installed, it's probably the memory (rocket science, I know).

-while everything on the intel compatibility charts say this processor and motherboard are compatible, I've read that others have had problems with this configuration because the BIOS on this board doesn't meet the minimum requirements for this processor until updated, would this cause a problem like the one I'm having?

Answer:no bios, no beep

The guy here had the same symptoms but turned out the issue was with his cpu not supporting on-board graphics:
TW3X4G1333C9A with Intel DH57DD board not booting - The Corsair Support Forums

I see that your cpu is documented to support on-board graphics, but it might be worth a shot to throw in a video card just to see if it is the source of the issue. That is, if you have a spare one on hand

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Question: 850 g3 BIOS beep

The 850 G3 has a HIGLY ANNOYING BEEP when in the BIOS setup screen. Beeps for confirmation for various actions just like an Apple ][+ did in 1979! Really HP? REALLY?! Beeping was annoying then, its twice as annoying now! There is no apparent way to turn off this irritating BEEPING in BIOS. Please DO AWAY with this darned unnecessary NOISE in the next BIOS release, and don't do this again! Its bad enough that Apple brought back the "Chicklet" keyboard, and everybody else - including HP - is copying them. Chicklet keyboards were a bad idea in 1983, and are a bad idea now - just like this thrice cursed BEEPING! 

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Question: BIOS No Beep.

I have a acer m3910 desktop pc and its about last year,i have change the gpu from hd5570 to problem is that when i switch on my pc,there's no the 'beep' sound,everything is blank on the screen.So i remove my gpu,use the onboard graphics and i boot up fine.then i install back my gpu and it boot up just fine.any ideas?happen only like 3-4 time in my one year usage of the new card.

(By the way,sorry for my english as i try to be specific as possible)

Answer:BIOS No Beep.

You say it only has happened 3 or 4 times in a year. That is strange. If the onboard graphics is as good, you could go with that. You might also try downloading updated drivers for the card. It is strange that the failure only happens one in a while. Let us know how this turns out.

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The heading of this post basically says it all. But for the full story today my nephew gave me a TV CARD, plugs into a pci slot. I switched off power, plugged it in and booted up. Win XP detected it. I closed the wizards and put in the install cd for the card. Wouldn't install the software properly so i shut down the comp, switched off power, removed the tv card, thought i would leave it for another time. Powered back up, got the ASUS boot logo then just blank screen on the monitor. Then the monitor goes into power save mode. Tried the restart button on the tower and now don't even get the bios screen, no post, no beeps at all ! I have power to the board, fans , green light, cdrom drives, can hear the hard drive power up. Used the jumper to reset the bios, removed the mem sticks 1 by 1, tried a different hard drive, tried the old single core cpu, tried disconnecting cdroms and floppy, removed graphics card, tried everything i can think of !!, but still get nothing. Nothing was touched in the bios. Only thing i did was insert then remove this damned tv card and tried to install the software. The TV CARD is a R-Leadtek Winfast TV 2000 TV LR16606 PCB REV.1 . None of the capacitors, diodes on the board look popped to me. Really looking forward to your help on this one. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

Answer:No Bios, No Beep, No Nothing !

basically have the same problem with my old comp, recently got setup on my new one, but i was talking to my uncle about it, he's seen it happen on quite a few computer recently, his dad's, his friend's, there were 2 or 3 at the circuit city near him with the same problem and he was talking with the tech there, he couldnt figure out what the **** was up, so far, they're saying it is a bad trojan that gets into your bios and can also fry things like video cards, sound card, memory, etc...first thing to do would just try and switch the video card out and see if a different one will work, you're lucky if that fixes it...otherwise, ill post here as soon as my uncle and i have figured out how to fix it.

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Hello all, my thinkcentre edge 72 beeping two short times and not bootstrap, can you help me to identificate and solve the problem?Thanks in advance

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hi, one of our custom-built computers died (the power supply went & it took the mobo with it), so we bought a new one (WinFast K7S741GXMG). i put it in, powered up, and entered setup. as i started to change the date, it locked up. so i restarted it and now i get nothing. no screen, no beep. i took the memory out & put it back in but that didn't help. also, the power supply is brand new and so is the memory (Kingston 512MB DDR PC2100).

Answer:No boot, no BIOS beep

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Question: Bios Beep Codes

Hi, my name is Delinda and I am new to this website. I am trying to fix a friend's computer problem and I need some help. The computer is an HP with an AMD processor. No I do not know the model type nor do I know which AMD processor it has nor do I know which Bios is has. I do know the the system is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years old.When powering up it beeps once then it keeps repeating long beep, short beep. Or it could be a short beep then a long beep. The only info I have found is that it might be the system board. I NEED HELP IN UNDERSTANDING THE BIOS BEEP CODES.Thanks,Delinda

Answer:Bios Beep Codes

Worth a look,

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Question: bios beep problem

Hi all,,,,,,,,,,could someone help me please,
I have a MSI ms-7369 1.0 board with a ami v2.4 bios and at bootup
I get 2 beeps a pause and then another 1 all of the same duration.
Could someone tell me what they mean and how to check and fix it please.

Answer:bios beep problem

You have a RAM issue
it could be any number of things
Check the RAM is installed correctly
One or of the modules are bad or incompatible
The RAM timings set in the BIOS do not match the RAM

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Hello everyone, first off, i'm using a:

P4 530 3.0 ghz HT,

1 gb centon 533mhz ddr2 ram,

geforce 6600gt pci-e card,

asus p5gd2 premium mobo,

460w ps

The problem is, when I start up the computer everything loads fine, fans, leds, but no monitor. Here's the confusing part. When the keyboard is not plugged in, I get 4 short beeps, with the keyboard, I get 3 short beeps. I have tested several times to make sure I counted correctly. I have also attempted switching around the ram and taking out one or the other, but still 3 beeps, or 4 beeps with no keyboard. I also tried taking out the video card, but still, 3 beeps. I have no idea what's going on and appreciate the help, thanks.

Answer:Bios Beep conundrum

Tell me what BIOS you have (AMI, Award, Etc...) And I can tell you what it means. You can usually find the error beep codes in the motherboard manual.

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Question: Strange bios beep

Ok my BIOS beeps sometimes. Only when I run things that take a lot of memory though, like graphic-intensive video games, so I think it's a lack of RAM. I'm running Vista Business on only 1GB RAM (PC3200 DDR), so I think that may be the problem since it only beeps when I'm playing a game.

I have to wait until I get paid again to buy more memory, so in the meantime, how can I stop this beeping? I couldn't find it in the BIOS setup. I have a MSI K7N2 motherboard.

Answer:Strange bios beep

Increase the virtual memory... How full are the hard drives? Control Panel, System, Advanced...

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My dad has a cube based pc and recently the fan on the northbridge HS has given up the ghost, one of the case fans was the same size as the formentioned fan so i swapped them over, including MB sockets. Now on booting the pc it emits repeated long beeps, i can find the error for repeated short beeps but not long.Can anyone shed any light on this problemRegardsMs

Answer:Help with bios beep codes

does this link help plus you have to know what bios you are running will tell you on start up click here ps im a bit confused as to what you have done

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Does anyone have the BIOS beep codes for the P50/P70 Thinkpads? Mine beeps at me almost every time I boot up.3 short beeps, short pause, 1 beep, short pause, 1 beep, short pause, 3 short beeps. I called tech support and they wanted me to uninstall the RAM I added after I got the system, or they want me to send the computer in to replace the RAM and system board. I don't think those are the problem, though. After it gets done beeping, it loads fine every time. Lenovo Solution Center finds zero errors with my system. No issues with processor, chipset, or memory. Windows recognizes all 32GB of my RAM when it loads as well. Any ideas? I'm disinclined to send my system back since otherwise it seems to generally be working OK.

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Answer:P50/P70 BIOS beep codes

Good day.
Beep codes...
P50 hardware manual, pg37:
P70 hardware manual, pg45:
3-1-1-3 is listed in both.
Hope this helps to clarify a bit.

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I FINALLY found out what kind of motherboard I have. Its a Chaintech CT-5RSA2 and I am getting beeps when I try to boot it up and so far I havent been able to find any information on what those beeps refer to. Any help on finding a site with the codes and what they mean would be a great help. Thanks!

Answer:BIOS beep codes help

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Question: BIOS beep codes

i was wondering what was wrong with the motherboard if there is no beep at all? i tried 2 motherboards and it happens with both, could it be my processor?

Answer:BIOS beep codes

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Question: No Bios Post Beep

I am really flustered The other day mouse and keyboard got disconnected. Reconnected and restart comp. Nothing boots to a Intel screen no beeps, fans and lights all working. Tried different hd same checked all connections, changes hd cable. now ready to beat comp. :unch: I don't want to randomly start replacing. Anyone every run across this situation? Could you plz point me in the right direction.

Answer:No Bios Post Beep

You probably toasted the motherboard. Nice pink font... You must be a nice woman

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Changed the Memory setting (advance Menu) from 2.5 Gb to dynamic rebooted and getting 3-1-1-3 Beep error. Is there anyway to clear or reset the bios\cmos..? I tried pulling the cmos battery with only 1 stick of memory in the computer and it still beeps. is there any Usb bios recovery or secret key combination to get to the bios and reset it..?

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Question: Start Up Bios Beep

Hi Guys,

At start up this morning on my Laptop (VGN-NR360D), twice, I got constant beep... sort of 1-1-1-1-1-1. This was right at pressing the power button before the bios screen came up.
The Third time it went into windows...

the bios is a Phonix bios. I m trying to find some info on the error codes but the constant 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 beep seem to have diverging views on what exactly could mean.

Any thoughs appreciated

Answer:Start Up Bios Beep

Two sites for beep codes, but I couldn't find one definitively for Sony Vaio...

Beep codes Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia

Computer Post / Beep codes

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Question: Bios Beep Codes

I am trying to find out what the meaning of a particular beep sequence is. I am working on a HP Pavilion XT963 (crap) that will not post. Originally it would not post if the front serial port was connected to the motherboard, disconnected it and booted up. I didn't pay attention to the post screen to catch the bios info.
I shut it down and now when I try to boot up I get a series of beeps 3-1-4-3. I have a book to look up beep codes but haven't found a listing for any bios with a series of four. I double checked to make sure that I was hearing right.
I was unable to get bios info on this model from HP's site. Imagine that.
Any info appreciated.

Answer:Bios Beep Codes

Thanks for the quick reply - I did open the case and there is no Bios sticker anywhere. I found TUW-AM and googled it. Came back as Yellowstone.

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Hello everyone. I have a problem with my PC where sometimes it powers on but does not boot and nothing shows up on the screen. It's a ASUS P8Z77-V LX Motheroard with AMI 2.10 bios. It's a random error and I will list everything I did so far further below. What I want to know mostly is what my error code means. I installed a speaker to the motherboard and I am getting8 beeps, then 1 shortI can't find any info about this particular error code. I find 8 beeps but not 8-1 like I have.Full specs:Intel i5-2500kAsus P8Z77-V LX Mainboard8 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance (it's in the list of qualified RAM list)Asus Radeon HD 7880 v2 GPU550W Corsair Power SupplyThings I did to try to fix this so far:- Updated BIOS to the latest (1801) without problems- Bought a new GPU. No difference. Though I'm happy with the new GPU- Tried running with just 1 of each RAM stick, no difference- Replaced HDD because sometimes when this error occured changing the SATA port order would fix it and make the PC boot again. But it still happens sometimes.- Tug / push the components. I've made sure they are properly inserted. I reinserted, too. I believe they are seated well, though sometimes it suddenly boots again after I do the pushing ever so mildly. It might intersect with what I wrote about the SATA port order change, since that involves some pushing too.PC runs stable once its up, it just has sometimes this issue when it was off for a while like after a night until I do the SATA ... Read more

Answer:What does this AMI Bios Beep Code mean?

Even though Corsair makes good parts, have you swapped out the PSU with another known good PSU?Reason why i ask is because I had a similar issue about a year ago with my one computer and it was because of the PSU was weak on boot. The weakness was less than 3 seconds, but during boot when the system needs volts backed by amps a lot is happening during that 3 second window. Swaping out the PSU fixed my issue.What threw me off was looking at my voltages when the system had been on for more than 3 seconds everything read correct. So it was able to carry the load once it got past this 3 second or so period where it was weak to supply the immediate load. *My PSU was not a Corsair though, it was a cheap PSU that came with a low cost case. BUT if it happened to this PSU, it could happen to any brand I suppose.

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Hi all,
I have an ASUS P4C800 Deluxe mainboard with 512mb of corsair twinx ram in dual channels and all seems to be ok. BUT sometime lately during booting i started to get one beep - looked this up in the manual and it says this means a memory refresh error. Then i started to get one louder beep then a quieter beep straight after (or they are different in pitch or something) and two beeps by the manual means a Parity error.

If anyone has this board and/or can help me fix the problem and stop those quick, quiet yet disconcerting beeps - i would greatly appreciate it!



Answer:AMI BIOS beep codes

Try to keep your questions in one post. It gets confusing when you repeat them, and you may miss out on the one that fixes the problem.

Your other posting is here:

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Question: Phoenix BIOS beep

Hey there! Purchased a Micro Star 2000 (AMD 1.67 Gig) desktop from PC World 2 yrs ago- not used much. No hardware added recently to desktop, only general software installations. No real reason for it to suddenly give trouble. Turned tower on- nothing on screen. Fan turns on and off intermittently then remains on, but a BIOS single beep(second long) is heard every 5th second. PhoenixBIOS D686 1998. Board model no is MS6382 Can't find this sequence in beep codes on the net.I unplugged all peripherals then tried cleaning the boards and unplugging and reinserting boards etc. Not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

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I recent flash my BIOS from a F4 to a F5 from gigabyte bios update page

now. when i start my compterm i get a ONE beep when it pass post BIOS before window,

what does one beep mean, i never got any beep with F4, but now i get one with F5, what does it mean ?????????????

also and i do not know id it has any thing to do with this or not but my compter some thime re boot sudden now since i flash bios update
below is my info from my compter
Program: BIOS Agent Version 3.61
BIOS Date: 06/28/02
BIOS Type: American Megatrends
BIOS ID: 62-2002-001199-00101111-040201-KT266A-GA7VTXHP
OEM Sign-On: 7VTXH+ F5
Chipset: VIA 82C3099 rev 0
Superio: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 found at port 2Eh
CPU: AMD Duron(tm) Processor 1000 Mhz MAX: 1800 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 768 MB
Memory Maximum: 3072 MB
Memory Slot 01: 256 MB
Memory Slot 02: 512 MB
Memory Slot 03: 0 MB
ACPI Revision: 1.0

Answer:one beep at BIOS startup

One beep is good (Is with 99.999999999~ % of boards at least)

The reboots may be that you need to update the drivers too, especially with a new BIOS depending on exactly what the BIOS flash fixed.

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Question: L520 BIOS BEEP

Hi all ! I've a Thinkpad L520 7859-5AG BIOS : 1.5 8GET38WW running Fedora 16 x86_64 and everything is fine exept that one short beep every time I boot I've disabled all beep in bios so i still have just one short beep between the lenovo bios splashscreen and GRUB launch  Please, help !!!  regardless, jefibm

Answer:L520 BIOS BEEP

I need to share with you that if your system makes one or two short beeps before starting, this is normal and your computer is telling you that BIOS startup was successful.
However, I would suggest you to please update the Bios of your notebook from the below mentioned web link.
After this, please restart the notebook and check if the issue resolved.

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Recently when my pc (XPS 8700) starts-up/reboots I don't hear the bios beep, the pc boots up fine and appears to be working fine, is there anything wrong?  How do I turn the beep back on?

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Where did it go? I swapped cases and now everything appears to work minus the reassuring beep on boot.

Does it matter it's disappeared? Old case was Lian Li, new one a Coolermaster Stakker.


Answer:No BIOS Beep on boot.

internal speaker plumbed up OK?


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hello, I just got this laptop, and enabled boot password. I hate how it keeps making this loud beep whenever it boots. Why is it on by default and no option to change in BIOS setup. Please help, thanks.

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Question: Constant bios beep

Sorry I don't have alot of info on this but a friend just called me and his computer is down for the count.
He plugged in 2 RAM chips (which he said he had to force in) a friend gave him and now all he gets is a constant supply of short beeps and a message on his monitor saying "no signal".
He took the RAM out to no avail.
He thinks it used to say Award Bios although he can't even get that far now.
Is it fried or is there a possible solution?
Thanks again folks!

Answer:Constant bios beep

ljcoop said:

Sorry I don't have alot of info on this but a friend just called me and his computer is down for the count.
He plugged in 2 RAM chips (which he said he had to force in) a friend gave him and now all he gets is a constant supply of short beeps and a message on his monitor saying "no signal".
He took the RAM out to no avail.
He thinks it used to say Award Bios although he can't even get that far now.
Is it fried or is there a possible solution?
Thanks again folks!Click to expand...

Did he have 1 stick of RAM then added another stick of RAM and is that when the problem started?
You also mentioned he forced the sticks in, that is never a good thing. He cold have damaged the RAM stick as well as the RAM slot itself.
Have him use just one stick of RAM (if he had a working one, have him use that one alone).
Also make sure when he is getting insdie to do any kind of work he unplugs the power cord and also touches the PSU to discarge any potential ESD before touching anything else!
He has to unplug the cord and try one (good) stick of RAM in each slot at a time to see if he gets the system to boot at all, this would be first step.
If he can get that far, chances are, the rest of the boot process should be fine as well.

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I assembled a new system as follows:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
OCZ DDR2-1066 4GB Kit
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
MadDog DVDRW drive
500W PSU

This system, when assembled, went through POST but kept crashing on Vista or WinXP installation. After several tries of troubleshooting, I finally figured out that one of the 2GB RAM sticks was bad. So I kept the good stick of RAM in, and went ahead and installed VISTA and all. Everything was great. Now all I needed to do was go back and exchange the RAM.

I exchanged the RAM for Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800. Then I reassembled the system as follows:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Corsair XMS2 DDR-800 4GB Kit
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
MadDog DVDRW drive
500W PSU

This time, after assembly, I get NO VIDEO signal. No POST. No BIOS. No beeps either. No light on keyboard too. HDD light is always on. Power LED is on. The motherboard LED is on. CPU Fans spin. DVDRW drive works (i.e. tray opens/closes), I can even hear the hard drive spinning and all.

So I first disconnected the HDD and the DVD RW. Still same problem.
Removed one RAM stick. Same problem.
Removed the other RAM stick put the first one back on. Same problem.
Switched RAM slots. Same problem.
Removed BOTH RAM sticks. Same problem.
Finally, just had the CPU and heatsink/fan on there, but still same problem.

Frustated, I went and exchanged the mobo. Got a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L. Now rebuilt the system as follows:

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Answer:No video, no beep, no bios

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Question: Bios error beep?

My computer has the past week started with this bios sweep-llyd which I've uploaded here: (it was 6-8 sec. beepers before coming.)And after this, my network connection has been mega unstable.I've tried switching to a new gigabit Ethernet card - without that it has helped - and I've tested my ram through crisscrossing, and it has not revealed any errors or have helped.So I thought perhaps there was a bios-savvy who could tell me what mistake the sound means?(motherboard is MSI G31M3 V2, and the BIOS is AMI V1.2 from 24-11-2008) and tell what I can do to prevent / remove this error?

Answer:Bios error beep?

The website of your bios manufacturer will list the beep codes.

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