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Question: Windows Vista Beep Beep

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.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Vista Beep Beep

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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 also require reseating occasionally, especially in very dusty or mobile environments. Hope this helps

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

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

What else can I try?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Weird beep beep boop noise

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

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

Answer:one short beep one long beep

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

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

Answer:beep codes or beep error

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

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Is my video card has this code?

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

Answer:one beep long followed two beep short

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

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

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

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

Has it ever beeped at POST?

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


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

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

Answer:One short beep, one long beep

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

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

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

Answer:beep beep beep pc beeps

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

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

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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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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 PC gives a very long beep when it starts up. But it does start up. More over, it automaticall types the / character in the password field sometimes.
sometimes behaves upnormally by not letting to type any character....
Y is it so?

Answer:Beep Sound while Booting Dell Inspiron 1525 windows vista home basic

Try running the Dell Diagnostics Test (the full version) to see if it detects any problems. Here's how: How to Run the Dell. If it does, contact Dell Support for assistance (there's a link near the bottom of the above article).

I hope this helps. If the test comes back completely clean, then post back and we'll try something else (or if your computer is still under warranty, contact Dell Support anyway as they should be happy to assist you and know more about your computer than we do).

Good luck!

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

Answer:5 beep pause 2 beep

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

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

Answer:Beeeeeeeep, beep beep

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

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

Answer:Beep, Beep, Beepbeepbeep

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

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

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

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My laptop has started making a short beep sound every few minutes.Not sure how to describe it.It's sort of a warning sound cut short.
Task manager is showing nothing unusual.

Answer:annoying beep noise in vista

Turning off all windows sounds for a short while would isolate software as the cause
If it still occurs a stuck key, high temperature alarm or a low battery alarm
could be the culprit
Cheers HC

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Seems like in certain apps, the default beep sound in vista goes off when I click on an item. Specifically this happens in Truecrypt when I click on a drive letter, and in WoW UI Updater when I click on an addon.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I know you can disable the default beep sound in control panel, but I don't want to disable it completely. I just want it to stop beeping when it shouldn't. I didn't have this problem until I reinstalled Vista when I got a new hard drive.

Vista 64 bit Ultimate btw.
Edit: Found a solution already:

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I have an HP a1730n running Windows Vista Home premium. lately it has been shutting down at random points and the beeps about every 4 seconds. I am also sometimes getting the blue screen, system crash dump. I have runs the windows memory test but that was fine. Any ideas... TIA

Answer:HP running Vista shuts down at random & beep

Here are beep codes: the blue screen why not be a sport and give us the EXACT error message, it would really help?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Vista. It was working fine before. Today I took it out and tried to boot it. It couldn't boot up. I pressed the power button, and it was ON. however, nothing showed up on the screen, not even the BIOS/manufacturer logo. And no beep sound either. I tried to connect it to another monitor, no help. I took out the HDD and RAM. no help either. Does anyone know what happen, and help me? Thank you very much.

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

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

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

Registry was cleaned and repaired


I truly hope someone can help me with this.

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

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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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Hey guys, as my (hopefully) very informative title says, my Vista PC turns on, doesn't beep, the monitor claims "no input signal" (it worked when tested with another base unit), however removing the RAM caused a series of beeps.

I'm thinking perhaps it is the RAM, but unfortunately I don't have a spare stick of DDR RAM lying about to test it with. Any ideas?

Answer:Newbie - Vista turns on, no beeps or signal, removing RAM makes beep

may be underpowered post your specs including the psu details

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Question: windows beep

i pay an online snooker game and when i click on a lobby to enter i get a windows bleep , i turned windows sounds off and still i get it any idea of how to stop it

Answer:windows beep

Check the options in the snooker software.
See if there are audio options in the window.

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I just installed Vista x64 Ultimate on my HP TX1300 laptop (Realtek HDA sound). I was dual-booting XP Pro and Ubuntu 8.04 before.

Whenever I press a button that causes Windows to make a chime/beep, and I hold it down so that it continuously beeps, the chimes get a little choppy and keep beeping for a while after I let go of the button. There appears to be some lag in the system that causes it to not repeat the beeps fast enough, so that the queued up beeps keep playing even after I let go.

I have tried using HP's updated audio drivers and the audio drivers listed in the sticky above, but neither work. I did not have this problem in XP or Linux.

Only thing that I believe could be causing this is the fact that I only have 1GB of RAM installed (with 256MB of it shared with the graphics card). I have 2GB arriving in the mail tomorrow.

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I’m new to Windows 8.1 and am unsure what those frequent “three-beep” tones mean. 
So far, I’ve noticed an ascending and a descending “three-beep.”  The nearest connection so far is that my Maxtor 1-Touch external hard drive activates (ascending beeps) and deactivates (descending beeps). 
Also, when I’m busy with other computer functions, the “beeps” alternate frequently between ascending (on?) and descending (off?).  Why not just stay on?
If I’m relatively inactive, the Maxtor 1-Touch remains “off” – I think.  Is there a timing factor here?  Again, I’m new to all this.  Comments?



Is the drive showing in windows? You should move data off it ASAP if it still reads. Any beeping coming from the HD is a bad sign. It could be a number of things. The platter motor is stuck, bearing in motor siezed, the head could be stuck on the platter, the head could be scratching the platter surface etc. It sounds as though you're not sure if it's coming from the HD or from the pc.

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is there a way to get rid of that system beep in windows,
it happens when i get email in my inbox (pop acct) and dumb stuff liek that

Answer:System beep in windows

Are your sound card drivers installed and configured properly? If they're not then Windows will use the system speaker. Or if the sound comes from your speakers then change the sound scheme.

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I've given up on trying to look for the codes because it matches nothing.  The IT unit here at work says I have a ghost in my machine which may be true, but this is the fourth PC that has had occasional beeps.  At different times of the day, I get a quick double mid-ranged tone beep-beep.  Today it happened twice.  After the second time however, it gave of three higher pitched longer beeps.  Anyone have a clue as to what this might be?  Was running 8GB of RAM, but went down  to 4GB in slots 1 and 3.  Just trying to solve this infernal irratating machine issue.

Answer:Beep codes while in Windows 7

Exactly which model PC are you using? What version of Win 7, and is it 32- or 64-bit?
Are the beeps coming from inside the PC (tower or desktop) or are they coming through external speakers? If they're coming from the PC, itself, then you may have some hardware issue.
Are you running any specific app when it beeps, or is any specific external device in use (eg, flash drive, USB hard drive, scanner, printer, etc.) when it beeps?
Do you connect the PC through an uninterruptable power supply (UPS)? Some UPS beep when they detect power line problems and/or if their internal battery is weak. If the UPS is close to the PC, you might confuse the source of the beeps.
If they're coming from the speakers, it could be the random beeps that Windows 7 is known to make. My Win 7 PC gives the USB disconnect beeps through the speakers when my fluorescent desk lamp is turned on or off, but only some of the time and totally randomly. So consider what else is on the same circuit as your PC...
And since this has happened with several PCs, you probably do need to consider things beyond the PC itself...

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Does anyone know how to turn of the annoying beep noise in Win NT, the that e.g that sounds when prompting to save a doc..(I know for xp etx ) just cannot suss it out in Windows NT??

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My father's motherboard crashed. I had another computer like his. Put his hard disk in this computer. Boots fine except it beeps a single beep during welcome screen on Windows load. Father says his machine has been doing this for two years. Machine also runs a bit slow even on dual u320 15,000 rpm SCSI stripe that I cloned his disk onto in an attempt to speed it up.

Father regularly cleaned with CCleaner (probably cleaned registry) and Defragged. I ran Startuplite that removed a few things. Still slow and beeps on welcome screen. While running GMER, it errors and windows shuts it down while checking registry.

Since GMER crashes, I can't include that file, but attached is the dds file.

I don't have his copy of windows. He didn't think to give it to me before I left with the computer 200 miles away.

DDS log:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by reddog at 2:11:11 on 2014-05-24
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2456 [GMT -5:00]
AV: ESET Smart Security 7.0 *Disabled/Updated* {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}
FW: ESET Personal firewall *Disabled*
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
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Answer:Beep during Windows Welcome Screen

GMER will run now. Also forgot to mention above that his drive I cloned from is still in the system; so anything done or suggested is easily redone. I only need to boot his old drive as opposed to the new cloned stripe.

GMER 2.1.19357 - GMER - Rootkit Detector and Remover
Rootkit scan 2014-05-24 14:48:10
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 -> \Device\Scsi\a320raid1Port4Path0Target0Lun0 ADAPTEC_ rev.1.0_ 67.80GB
Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\reddog\LOCALS~1\Temp\fwldqpog.sys

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys section is writeable [0xB76D0380, 0x34D70F, 0xE8000020]
init C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\senfilt.sys entry point in "init" section [0xB75CEF80]

---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe[472] kernel32.dll!SetUnhandledExceptionFilter 7C844EE5 4 Bytes [C2, 04, 00, 00]
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe[3228] ntdll.dll!LdrLoadDll 7C91632D 5 Bytes JMP 10001EB1 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\mozglue.dll
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe[3228] kernel32.dll!lstrlenW + 43 7C809AEC 7 Bytes JMP 022484F9 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll
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since the last few days I encountered a problem with the system beep in Windows 7 x64.
Whenever I try to call the default beep, I hear nothing.
But when I adjust the volume via volume control, I do hear the beep.

I have a program that calls the default beep as an alert. This used to work before, but after I installed Minimem and Razer Gamebooster,
the beep has stopped working. After I un-installed those tools, did a reboot, the problem was still there.

I can manually call the system beep via volume control, but not via other programs anymore.
Also Ctrl+G in command line does not work (I hear nothing).

I bet it's just a simple solution, but I have no idea how to fix this.
Can anyone help me?

Answer:Windows default beep problem


This is a new one on me. I mean why would anyone want/need to do such a thing?

Anyway, if I have it right, its not supported in 64 bit Windows.

What?s up with the Beep driver in Windows 7?

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Following on similar posts in this forum: for the past several days there has been a chime-type sound, like a notification, exactly every ten minutes after Windows starts. Regardless of whether connected to the internet or not (although the PC sound has to be on of course). What I've noted from Task Manager and related utilities is the appearance of msmsgs.exe as a process. End the process, and it comes back. It appears to show CPU activity just at the time of the sound. I have disabled Windows Messenger in every way possible, and it shows as not being installed. But the process reappears like clockwork. About the only thing I haven't tried is physically rename/delete msmsgs.exe.

Presumably this is related to the situations reported of having a Messenger window pop up every 10 minutes. (I haven't gone to the trouble of enabling things to try to see the window, as the notification sound is bother enough.) A search through Google and the postings in this forum suggest that it's an increasingly common problem.

(Just downloaded HJT.) Could someone advise on next steps, both to remove whatever is causing the behavior, and to prevent it from reoccurring?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows messenger beep every 10 minutes

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I recieved this laptop (Thinkpad Yoga 14) recently which came with Win 8 Pro (I spent relatively no time on win 8). I went ahead and upgraded to Win 10 since I had the opportunity.Ever since I upgraded, my machine has been making a 'beep' or 'bleep' noise while I am typing (usually quickly).This bleep occurs when various combinations of keys are pressed simultaneously (in no particular order).Some of these are fbj, dcl, sdc, etc...All of my drivers in the device manager are up to date.I found no problems whilst troubleshooting. I have not found anyone else with a similar problem.Is there anything I can do to fix this? - It's extremely annoying. Thanks in advance ---System Specs---Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHzSpeed: 2.4 GHzCores: 2-Video Card 1: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500Dedicated Memory: 128.0 MBTotal Memory: 4.0 GB-Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce 840MDedicated Memory: 2.0 GBTotal Memory: 4.0 GB-Memory: 8.1 GB-OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10240), 64-bitService Pack: 0-Display Maximum Resolution: 1280x720-Microsoft DirectX:Runtime Version: 12.0Hardware Supported Version: 11.1----------------------------------------------  


Go to Solution.

Answer:Beep while typing - Yoga 14 - Windows 10 Pro

Also, disabling Windows Sounds through the "Sounds" menu does not fix this problem. (Couldn't find an option to edit my original post, but I had something to add) 

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since the last few days I encountered a problem with the system beep in Windows 7 x64.
Whenever I try to call the default beep, I hear nothing.
But when I adjust the volume via volume control, I do hear the beep.

I have a program that calls the default beep as an alert.
This used to work before, but after I installed Minimem and Razer Gamebooster,
the beep has stopped working. After I un-installed those tools, did a reboot, the problem was still there.

I can manually call the system beep via volume control, but not via other programs anymore.
Also Ctrl+G in command line does not work (I hear nothing).

I bet it's just a simple solution, but I have no idea how to fix this.
Can anyone help me?

Answer:Windows default beep problem

Open control panel, select option 'sounds' and reset the 'sound scheme' to Windows default.
Alternatively right-click desktop, select personalization then option button sounds gets to the same screen.

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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 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.

The bios does... Read more

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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There will have a very strong and loud beep sound nonstop when enter windows. However when this beep sound appears, my laptop will not able to enter windows. I have to force shut down and restart and again until no beep sound so that able to enter windows. What is the problem?

Answer:Beep sound when windows startup

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Possibly look at this,

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This has become similar to chinese water torture on my system.

I recently did a fresh install on win7 sp1 on this system. However, as I use the computer it emanates the windows 'default beep' sound event spuriously. eg. I will use the mouse to drag a window out to a larger size *beep*, I will click on a tab in chrome *beep*, next 3 tabs nothing, then *beep* again. I click on form button on a webpage, *beep*.

It's honestly driving me crazy now. Any idease where to look? I don't want to just turn my speakers off.


Answer:Random 'default beep' on windows 7

Well, you could adjust your sound scheme to silence that (and/or other) windows sounds.

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I rebooted my computer after a driver update and now it neither beeps nor boots. The keyboard flashed, but it doesn't appear to work. Also, the VGA display is incomplete. The "hard drive" light stays on constantly. Fans are running, etc., so it doesn't appear to be a power supply issue. Any ideas? Thanks!

Answer:windows xp doesn't beep or boot

What do you mean by "the VGA display is incomplete" ?You need to determine whether you have a hardware or software failure.Disconnect the hard drive and see if you can boot up into BIOS.If so and there are no apparent issues your next move is to try booting up in safemode. Re-connect the hard drive and boot up. Tap F8 repeatedly to get to boot options and try safemode. Since your problems began with a driver update you may be able to roll back the driver while in safemode.If you cannot get into safemode but can get into BIOS then a hard drive diagnostic is the next port of call. These are usually run from a bootable floppy or CD and will tell you if the drive is healthy.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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just after I start up my computer, and I press the control "Ctrl" button it makes an annoying beep. I think some other buttons might trigger other beeps like the Shift key. it seems to happen if I press ctrl just after start up.

i run a fujitsu with windows vista. i have heard people in some of my college lectures have the same problem across the hall, making the same beeps after they start up their computers before class and press one of these trigger buttons (control, shift, etc). it is annoying and it sounds like a 1980s crappy computer beep sound. HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT!!??! thanks to all!

Answer:annoying beep when windows starts up

hi it is possible that things have not finished loading and your getting a warning beep as the machine is not yet ready to carry out other actions

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Whenever I turm my backup computer on and logon to windows it freezes and I get this long audible beep, I haven't tryed doing any diagnostics yet, but will be starting shortly, any ideas on what it could be?

Answer:Loooong audible beep inside of Windows

A bad memory stick, or something has come loose from the motherboard...

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I'm on firefox. I'm just on facebook and gmail. This long beep happens but no error message. I notice that one of my cooling pads fan turned off. . .could this be the reason for the beep? (there are 3 fans on the cooling pad, only 1 turned off)

Answer:Long Beep While on windows but no error message.

How is the computer running?Is this the only problem??

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I just installed windows 7 on my T400 and have been hearing a very quiet, almost inaudible beep every 5 minutes or so.  I tried googling and some suggested that it may have something to do with the BIOS, however I thought i'd ask here in case this is something specific to lenovo..

moderator note: type added to subject line for clarity

Answer:T400: consistent, nearly inaudible beep in Windows 7

OK I've been timing the beeps, and they appear to happen in 3 minute intervals.

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My lenovo Laptop G560 model 0679 makes long weird beep Sound as I start my laptop before loading windows 7.Please solve my problem.

Answer:long beep sound before windows startup

Does Windows load?

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OK! This all started Sunday morning, 5 days now of trying everything I've read, I'm throwing in the hat to you fine folks .

I have a Gateway desktop SX2110G with a D1F-AD mobo. My HD is ST5000DM002-1BD142 500GB, AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics, and 4GB DDR3 memory.

I hit the power button and get a quiet power up, one quick beep, the Gateway logo with "hit 'del' to enter bios" on the bottom left corner for about half of a minute then the blue sad face screen that says I have a pc problem and need to restart, then I get a black screen with a small blue box that says "no signal" then she restarts, then it loops all that over and over, since Sunday!

I know you're thinking this is the same as every other BSOD thread...BUT, I've read them and researched and those other computers are working and mine's in another room looping...still.

I can't do any of the "F"s, shifts, alts, or esc's. I obviously can't download on it to repair, can't get to safe mode, I can't make it stop! My HD is good, I checked it on another pc, it scanned over 600,000 files found 1 corrupt, fixed it or deleted it (???) and said my drive is working properly and ready to use.

I wish I had some beeps or something to point me in a fix-it direction, so please help me get my baby back, I hate using this old slow one to google all my pc stupidity!

Thank you in advance,

Answer:Another BSOD head banger :( One beep no Windows!

Hi Zadai & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

On my desktop (HP), one beep means that there is a RAM problem. My guess would be that this is being caused by faulty hardware. Now, always remember the golden rule of Hardware Troubleshooting ^_^ :- "Always try starting up the PC with minimum hardware (No GPU and all other cards, if you have got multiple RAM sticks then put only single stick and see if the system Boots up or not)".

Post back here how it goes on and I would be glad to help you out further ^_^.

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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..


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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Hi I am getting a hugely annoying windows beep when resuming from sleep (after shutting case lid). I have done a bit of searching and tried all the various methods suggested to no avail. Essentially my set up is that the Power Beep in Bios is Enabled, but I have unchecked the 'Beep When Power State Changes' box in Power Manager. Changing between power states within windows (through sys tray or Power Manager) I don't get any beeps. But when the machine goes to sleep and then I come out of it, I get a Windows (not internal Bios) beep. I have tried enabling and disabling all Beep options in the Bios to Disabled, but no matter what combination I select I still get the beep when coming out of sleep. This is really annoying by the way! The only thing I can think of is it that it is unrelated to Power Schemes and is to do with something else when coming out of Sleep? ANY help appreciated!Thanks.

Answer:E520 Windows beep when resuming from sleep

Check in the Windows Sound Scheme. Try setting it to silent.

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For no apparent reason, Windows sounds have stopped working. Going to ControlPanel>Sound>Sounds and performing a test on any Windows sound produces nothing. I have sound, as playing a *.wav file works fine, including the C:\Windows\Media\*.wav files. I did a Command Prompt > sfc /scannow and got the message that Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. What can be wrong?

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I am running Windows 98se on a T42 laptop and everything works fine except for the keyboard beeping everytime I press 3 or more keys at a time. This is extremely annoying when typing quickly and playing games. I have tried this logical solution: however latest T42 BIOS does not have a 'Keyboad beep' option to disable. I have also tried this solution: but Windows 98se does not have a 'Show hidden devices/Non-plug and play' section to disable that beep device. I also tried turning on the FilterKeys in Accessibility Properties which stopped the beep but caused some buttons to not work at all while others were pressed. I am hoping someone can help me resolve this problem. Thanks.  

Answer:T42 keyboard rollover beep in Windows 98se.

Can I suggest Windows XP?   Or at very least Windows 2000, which you can get used for less then $20. ps. sorry I'm not more help, but I haven't used win9x in so long that it's hard to remember it's abilities, but you can easily install a second windows version without removing your win98, if you like it. You'd just need to resize your partition and install in a newly made partition and windows will setup a boot menu when you install.  

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I realize many want to totally get rid of the beeps - I'm not one of them. They might be useful for reporting system errors, right? So the problem is that I put the computer in sleep, me went to sleep as well, then hours later I heard 2 random beeps at about 30 minute interwals. Why was that? Maybe I want to get rid of those.

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when my daughter calls me my phone beeps now and again. She cannot hear it and I have no notifications coming through

Answer:why does my windows phone beep now and again whilst I am on a call

I know when on a call, my phone beeps into my ear to indicates I have another phone call waiting.

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My aspire v5 restarted today for the windows update however, when it restarted it said that it failed and it would have to restart the computer again.  After it restarted it started to make this beep that happens about every 7 seconds and my sound is not even on.  I would really appreciate any help

Answer:Failed Windows update causing computer to beep

What operating system are you running?
Does it still boot up to Windows?

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I just bought a new mobo. And i installed it.
At power up it beeps once. Then it asks me if i want to load windows in safe mode or last know or normally. Either one i try starts loading windows then it goes to a blue screen with text i cant read becasue it restarts right away.
I tried boot fomr cd and formatting my hd but the cpu restarts also once i get into the windows xp install blue screen.

What to do?

Answer:Beep at power on, blue screen restart at windows

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Hi there.

Some of you might be trying W8 / W8.1 guests using VMWARE -- on a laptop you
might find you get an annoying BEEP from the PC speaker when powering on /
starting up one of these Guests.

To stop this simply add this line into the .vmx configuration file

mks.noBeep = "TRUE"

(I've posted this in W7 forum too just in case people don't see this


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Hi,I've got a problem with my lovely t400. Few days ago the screen started to work badly. When i turned on the computer, screen was dark. When I connect it to ac and wait for a while the green led for power supply lights up. Today, I've done the same thing, but the led won't light.Hopefully i've got an external screen so i can work with my comp. I've checked the properties in windows, and there is only external screen. I've taken all the plastics from the screen and saw that led's are on but very dim. Also when there isn't external screen connected, t400 beep twice on the start up.Screen is ccfl.I've checked voltages on inverter:- there is 20v on input- on led is only 1,5v- on output is about 1v ACFuses on MB are ok.I've ordered new inverter and its still doesn't work.

Answer:No led,no backlight,double beep,no internal screen in windows.

If yoy are talking about the output to the bulb, it is AC, not DC. That's what the inverter does - it makes the AC to run the bulb. It is hard to diagnose without seeing it, but it sounds like your panel is bad.

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Not the expected POST beep or anything like that.
When I plug in/unplug the power adapter, there is a beeping from the computer.
Now, if I plug in headphones and do this, it beeps through the headphones.
Muting the sound also mutes the beep.
There is no "PC Speaker" setting for me to mute.
There isn't the Non-PnP devices in the Device Manager to disable the "Beep" device.
I've gone through all of my Window's sounds. No change.
I've had a few Gateway support chats and they told me to either mute the aforementioned PC Speaker or to disable the speaker in the BIOS.
Checked the BIOS and there's no option.
Anyone have this problem? Anyone know what I can do to solve this?

Answer:Gateway NE56R laptop - Windows 8 beep sounds.

If you haven't solved this yet. You could try locating the sound being played and delete the sound file located C:\Windows\Media

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Just started recently: At seemingly random intervals, the audio levels for certain programs will dip to an extremely low level. I just experienced it with VLC player and had to go into the volume mixer. The bar was lowered to about 10% of all the other volume levels.

It also happens to the system beep. In my mIRC chat client I use system beeps as notifications that someone has mentioned me or sent me a message. I can't figure out a way to fix this. "System sounds" is still at full volume in the mixer, but I get very low, muffled volume levels for my beeps. Moving the slider up and down in the mixer sometimes produces beeps of a more appropriate volume, but it never persists and I always end up with the same old quiet beeps.

This may seem like a trivial thing, but as I said, I use system beeps to alert me, and it's started affecting other programs like VLC as well. Restarting my machine solves the problem, but that is an extremely inconvenient "fix." Anyone have an idea of what could be causing this?

Answer:Bizarre audio/system beep glitch - Windows 7

Make sure audio drivers are updated - go directly to audio device manufacturer's support site.

Check audio device Control Panel, which should be listed in Windows Control Panel.

Regards. . .



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