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X230 DEAD: 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep: tried with NEW RAM & fails

Question: X230 DEAD: 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep: tried with NEW RAM & fails

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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Preferred Solution: X230 DEAD: 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep: tried with NEW RAM & fails

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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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hi guys,

I recently installed a new sata 2 drive at my computer. I installed the OS and everything ran smooth.
Today I started my computer. On the frontpanel all lights came up like usual but inside nothing happened. The fans ran, the light on the mainboard is on but no beep and no boot.
I tried:
- reset cmos
- with and without graphic card
- removed ram
-checked all connections

everytime the same thing: no beep no boot.

any help

Asus P5LD2
Intel PT4 630 3.0 GHz
Asus EAX 300
Seagate Sata 2 80 GB
Kingston dual ram 1.0 GB

Answer:no beep---is my motherboard dead?

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hi guys,

I recently installed a new sata 2 drive at my computer. I installed the OS and everything rans smooth.
Today I started my computer. On the frontpanel all lights came up like usual but inside nothing happened. The fans run, the light on the mainboard is on but no beep and no boot.
I tried:
- reset cmos
- with and without graphic card
- removed ram
-checked all connections

everytime the same thing: no beep no boot.

any help

Asus P5LD2
Intel PT4 630 3.0 GHz
Asus EAX 300
Seagate Sata 2 80 GB

Answer:no beep--is my motherboard dead?

Disconnect the Sata 2 connector.
Power-up....... any beeps? What does the screen say?

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Today, after a power failure i was unable to open my PC at all. When i try to open it, it just shuts off immediately. The green light, lights up for 2 seconds and then shuts down. No post screen, no signal to monitor, basically nothing. But it just runs for 2 seconds and then shuts down.

What's wrong with it? Please any help?

Answer:Solved: PC dead, no post beep

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my computer is dead no beep no screen,, pen 4 titan m/b 40 gig h/d......i switch my comp on it would go half way threw  start up then go blank,,NOW IT STAYS BLANK NO WINDOWS NO NOTHING  .  a Friend told me to f disk it ?? how if you cant see nothing ..i tried it but nothing hapend. i have format the hd on another computer and put it back in but still the same ........dead WHAT THE ......... COULD HAVE HAPEND can some one help please 

Answer:computer is dead no beep no screen

Do you get any indication that you even have power?

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I've just built my second computer and I keep getting the "process failure" code when I boot. When I boot without RAM, I only get the 3 beep code. These are all new parts.

I have gone through many checklists, double checked all cords are connected, unscrewed the standoffs and pulled the MOBO out to boot. I've tried booting with nothing but the mobo plug and cpu connected, but still the same 5 beep code. I've pulled the CPU out bc I was kinda rough putting the stock cooler on, but no pins are bent or broken. The cpu fan is plugged in and working.

I'm convinced I must have been too rough with the mobo or perhaps either the mobo/CPU was dead on arrival, however unlikely that sounds. How can I diagnose this? I'd hate to have to unnecessarily buy a new part that isn't actually the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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Mobo: Asus Z87 Pro
Processor: Intel i4770k
Mobo manual:

When booting the system following the bench build, there is no audible POST, but I am unsure if there ever is with this MoBo. I'm getting no visual to what I know is a working monitor, either in the onboard video or either of the (now removed) graphics cards. The keyboard DID light up. The visual POST via the onboard LEDs result in:

DRAM LED: Good in some configurations (1 stick, etc)
VGA LED: Good, but also removed graphics cards to test
Boot Device LED: No Good (light stays on indefinitely)
Q Code: Cycles 10 to 15 seconds, settles on 99

My question is... even without a boot device, shouldn't I get SOMETHING on my screen? Perhaps I have a bad HDD or DVD drive, but either connected or disconnected the system reacts the same--no visual, same POST LEDs.

What I've tried so far:
- Remove from case, setup mobo on cardboard surface/bench
- Reset CMOS / remove battery / follow manual adjusting jumper
- One stick of RAM
- Remove video cards, switch to onboard video
- Ensure all fittings were secure, processor has power, etc
- Unplug one piece at a time to see if anything affects the POST codes... it recognizes no RAM (Q Code 53), but that Boot Device LED haunts me

I'm not sure what else to test at this point or how to proceed. I'm hoping the mobo isn't bad but I need some direction on what to do next, even if t... Read more

Answer:MoBo Dead? No Beep/No Video

no mention of psu or memory
"processor has power" so u have plugged in the 4/8 power plug...right

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trouble shooting P.C. does not boot , only long beep .Please sugget reasons and solutions

Answer:PC fails to boot, only continuius beep sound

The beep (or beeping) is the key to your problem. You didn't supply any info about your system so see if you can find your answer here:

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Hello Geeks,

Oh, my computer is sad. I returned home from a weekend trip to find it still idling but with no internet connection. The cat had tread on the power strip to the modem and turned it off. No big deal, turned it back on but still had no connection to the internet. So I rebooted.

And that was the last time I ever saw my poor PC function. Now I get nothing except one long beep followed by three short beeps and spinning fans. From what I'd read that indicated either a RAM issue or a Video issue, depending on the bios. I am fairly certain I have AWARD bios, so I assumed it was the video. But since I didn't want to think my newish, expensive video card was toast, I removed, cleaned, and reseated everything first.

No dice. So I ordered up a new video card. Still no dice. Grrr. Well, now I'm plus one 500 dollar video card and minus one working computer. All the fans/internal lights were working, so I figured the power supply was still good. Does that mean the Motherboard slot is toast? Should I try a newer PSU? Replace the MOBO?

The video card is enormous and wont really fit into the secondary video slot, and I'm not sure that'd work anyway, though I tried wedging it past the other connections. Couldn't really seat it without risking breaking something else, so I didn't. Not sure how to proceed. Any advice is appreciated.

OS: Vista Pro, current service pack
Mobo: ASUS Crosshair.
CPU: AMD Athlon dual cor... Read more

Answer:Dead machine, one long beep, three short

Most Asus boards use AMI bios

I would check your memory. One long and three short should indicate a memory issue for Asus boards. SLI&SLanguage=en-us

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Ok guys, I have a serious issue here. I was building a new case for my computer, everything is going great, I put all the parts back in. I start or try to start and I get a beep code. 1 long beep, long pause, 1 long beep, and it continues. I have removed and reseated everything including the processor. I have it currently narrowed down to the motherboard being damaged or the CPU fried. Does ANYONE have any idea how I could go about telling which part has died, because I can't really afford a new processor or motherboard since there are no more good motherboards that support AGP and socket 754 around...If it is the processor I will live with a **** 32bit sempron. But please, anyone have any idea?

Specs are in my sig.

Answer:Motherboard or CPU dead? Unknown beep codes??

That error code sounds like video or memory to me.

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Hi all,

Just shutdown my PC and on turning it on nothing happened. Tried a few more times and now it's making a long beep followed by two short ones (though very closely spaced, hardly any gap between them), nothing on screen.

Reading around, it was suggested this might be a video card problem (due to the beep code). I've tried all of the following to no avail:

1) Removing all connected (USB etc) devices
2) Removing everything connected to the mobo (IDE cables, sound card etc)
3) Removing each of my sticks of RAM, followed by both at the same time
4) Removing my video card (no onboard one)
5) Resetting the CMOS

Even with everything I can think of disconnected other than the mobo power, it still beeps. This leads me to think it's the motherboard itself that has gone, rather than the graphics card (I'd expect a different error if I had no graphics card present?). This ties in with my computers rather odd behaviour over the past few months (e.g the odd blue screen, CD drive access on either drive causing it to hard reset after a bit, occasionally not starting until I leave it for a minute...), and I'm totally willing to replace my motherboard, but was just wandering if anyone had any other checks or suggestions to recommend before I go out and buy one?

And if anyone could recommend a good, cheap mobo (all I really need from it is SATA and support for my processor, I'm not too hardcore a user) that would be great.



Gigabyte K... Read more

Answer:1 long beep, 2 short, I think it's the mobo dead?

You MAY POSSIBLY have a problem with bad capacitors. Take the side off the machine and use a bright light to look carefully at the capacitors. The capacitors are small can type objects that should be perfectly flat on the top. If any have "bulging" tops, are leaking a brownish looking fluid, or the capacitors are leaning (not perpendicular to the motherboard) they may be bad.

Attached is a link showing what you should be looking for.

At times as capacitors start to fail boards become very erratic.

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Hello, trying to help a friend figure out this problem. His PC gradually became less and less stable,

* sometimes it would boot but with errors (kernel errors)
* sometimes no boot, beeps
* sometimes would boot fine, then suddenly shut off in the middle of web browsing or whatever.

Now, it won't boot at all. It just gives a 4 second continuous beep, pause, then a non-stop beep (will continue as long as you let it). All fans are spinning, including the CPU.

The rig was built in August 2004
350w off-name PSU
Asus P4S800
P4 2.8 cpu 800 mhz bus
1 stick, 512 mb Corsair pc3200
ATI 9200
on-board sound

Here's what we've tried so far:

* swapped PSU for known good Antec 420w PSU - results in same beep code

* swapped vid card for know good ATI 9800 Video card - results in same beep code

* swapped cpu for known good P4 2.8 ghz CPU - results in same beep code

* swapped RAM for known good stick of exact same brand and type. - results in same beep code

* tried unplugging all devices, except mobo, video, mouse, keyboard. No go. same beep code.

* tried re-seating video and cpu, nada.

Does this narrow it down to the motherboard? For the life of me, I can NOT find beep codes for this board. Anyone know what one long continuous beep would normally mean?

Thanks for reading this!

Answer:one lonnnnnnng beep, no post - is the mobo dead?

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Merry Christmas...

PC froze, Ctrl+Alt+Delete wasn't working, waited 30 minutes so I disconnected the power cord (on/off didn't work).

It now fails to boot. Turn it on, fans whirring, hard drive spinning, but no beep. Monitor displays 'no signal' (tried a different monitor). A couple days before it got to this stage, it gave me an blue screen (unexpected_kernel_mode_trap), but booted fine after that, not sure if related.

Keyboard and mouse both wired, both unresponsive (though they do power on).

Any questions, I'll try to answer as best I can.

Regards, HP.

Answer:Desktop fails to boot, 'no signal' from monitor, no beep

Just for future reference when your computer won't shutdown it is best to press and hold the power button for 6-10 seconds until it powers off.

Since the monitor is displaying the no signal message that means it is working. Your video card or video port is not sending a picture. I think I would reset CMOS and see if it makes a difference. Unplug from AC and remove the coin shaped battery for a minute. Then put battery back, plug in and try to boot. See if it makes any difference.

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Hey guys! I bought a y410p a while back. After using it, I placed it down for the night. The battery was low, but I am paranoid about over charging the battery so I didn't plug it in. I came back in the morning to find it dead. Nothing worked at all. No lights came on when I tried to charge it to anything. Tested the power supply with another laptop and it worked. Me and some friend tried the power button thing and still nothing. I gave it to my friend to check out and he said it looked like it was dead. Fast forward 3 weeks. After being on vacation, I just got it back and the charge light comes on and it turns on (can hear/see fan running and keyboard turns on, but it makes a beeping noise. It sounds like it's a long beep then astop/pause then a continuous beep. What's wrong with it???

Answer:Lenovo y410p has strange beep code after it appeared to be dead.

Try clearing the CMOS by doing this.......
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 4. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
If the problem continues..... have you tried removing the main battery and then try powering up the laptop just using the charger / adapter as the power source?

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to assist me, I'll get to the point. But before I begin, I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3. Yesterday I was loading a YouTube video in Firefox (with nothing else open besides AVG Anti-Virus and Advanced SystemCare), but as soon as it finished loading and I was about to play it, the computer completely froze up and ALT+CTRL+DEL wouldn't open the Task Manager.

I manually shut off the computer via the power button and waited five minutes before turning it back on. But after I pressed the power button, The fan & monitor failed to turn on & after five seconds the computer made a loud & continuous beep noise with a faint mechanical ticking, and the CD drive light stopped flashing. I waited a few minutes before turning it off and trying it again multiple times with the exact same results each time.

I'm clueless. I have tried taking out all uneccesary cables such as the Ethernet Cable & USB Connecter Cable, but it has not changed. I have had no virus related problems recently, I run both an AVG and Advanced SystemCare scan daily. I haven't any other ideas and would truly appreciate anyone who is willing to offer advice. Thanks.

Answer:Computer fails to boot, Monitor doesn`t power on and constant beep follows

Seems your system is signaling an equipment failure at the POST (Power On Self Test). Is the beeping a single continuous beep that never ends, or a series of individual beeps that just keeps going?

Also, knowing the brand and model of the computer, or if it's a generic build, details of the motherboard, video card used, will help in diagnosis.

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

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

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

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Question: pc beep

anybody know what this is?Just turned this down with the slider in the speaker settings and the interference i was having has dissapeared.

Answer:pc beep

A bit more information, please.

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I am just starting to put a new system together (for the first time). Last night I connected up the motherboard which is an ASUS A8V Deluxe.

I am assembling it out of the case to start with and have connected the 20 pin ATX power and the 4 pin power cables. I have also connected the case cables, Power Switch, Reset, HDD LED, Power LED, and speaker. It was getting late so I have not connected the CPU, FDD, HDD, CD, Memory, Graphics Card, Keyboard, or Mouse but thought when I switched it on I would at least get a beep, in fact as this M/B gives voice prompts on POST I was expecting a message saying "No CPU loaded"

Instead, all that happened was that on switching on the power supply the neon on the board came on as the manual says it will to indicate that there is "soft power" to the board, then when I pressed the on switch the Power LED and HDD LED came on briefly then nothing, not even a beep.

Does this indicate anything wrong? The board is resting on a soft cotton towel so I know that it is not shorting out. Obviously I will try attaching more bits when I get some more time, but would appreciate some confirmation that this is normal or at least not unusual.



Answer:Should I at least get a beep?

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Question: Beep beep

Re Dell optiplex 755 XP Pro Ethernet Connected

Machine is emitting a short 2 beep beep every 3-5 minutes
Whether its on or off.

The only variable is a periodic flash from the input ethernet cable light at the input slot on back of machine.


Answer:Beep beep

That beep sequence doesn't conform to the normal beep error codes for your computer - p350 of User Guide Dell - which you may want to bookmark as it seems to be quite comprehensive in its troubleshooting guide.

If you don't have the onboard Dell Diagnostics on your computer, you can run these Dell Online Diagnostics to check out the hardware Dell Hardware Diagnostics | Dell

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Question: Beep.sys


My pc keeps on replacing the beep.sys file with an infected one. I have scanned the pc with malwarebytes, spybot,avg, antivir, sdfix,etc. Everything seems to fix it but with in seconds the beep.sys file is again back and infected. I have tried to replace it delete it but still it comes back in seconds, together with this there is a popup that comes up that tell me to put in the xp cd because some files is overwritten. In the registry the key beep I can't delete it nor can I change the permissions on it.

In save mode the popup does not start about the xp cd that is needed. I really need help on this as I don't know what else to do and reinstall is not an option if possible.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:43:52 PM, on 10/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
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Question: No beep

I had brand new Motherbord(syntax)
Prossesor AMD athlon,I instal everything ,ram, G.cardallthe wires is instled,
Power is coming Cpu fan iswworking but no beep no signals to monitor i change my cmos batery put it back again ,take it off all dviceput back again not work
it not mothrbord becouse it was ok in begining but after irestart once this happen,
PLease HElp

Answer:No beep

What would concern me is the no beep. The audible BIOS beep codes should tell you what's going on. If there's no beep and no power failure, my guess would be that it has something to do with your video card not relaying info to the monitor. Make sure the card is seated properly in the AGP slot, if it's an AGP card. If it's a PCI or PCI-E card, try changing the PCI(E) slot it's in. Make sure all your monitor cable connections are clean.

It could also be a power supply issue. Sometimes drastically changing the mobo increases the demand on a power supply. What kind of power supply are you using, and what kind of mobo were you using it with before you upgraded?

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Question: Beep.sys


The file beep.sys in windows\system32\drivers keeps on being infected. I have deleted it and even copied a clean one but about every 10 seconds it is back with the infected one. I have also replaced the null.sys with a clean one. Together with this is a pop up that ask me to insert your windows xp home cd.

I have scanned the pc with, malwarebytes, spybot, superantispyware, avira and avg and I did remove a lot of spyware and malware.

I can't figure out where this infected file keeps on coming from.

Any ideas will be grately appreciated.



Welcome to BCUpdate mbam and run a FULL scanPlease post the results==========================We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

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Sometimes when i type something on my keyboard, then i hear a beep from my headphones, and like typing is disabled then... Even while writing this here im getting those beeps... help pls, its been like that for 2 days.

Answer:beep or something...

You might be hearing "Keyboard Clicks" I'd suggest that you explore your keyboard settings and disable anything that resembles keyboard clicks or key sounds. Here's how you do it on a Dell:

Press [FN] + [F1] to enter the Setup program.
Press [ALT] + [P] (both at the same time) to go to the second page.
Highlight Keyboard Click: and press the [Right arrow] key (->) to set
it to Disabled.
Press [ESC] to exit the Setup program.
Now the keyboard will not emit a beep tone when you type.

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Ok. I am helping my friend build his computer. We got everything hooked up. His powersupply hasn't came in yet, so we took the one out of his old Dell, and shoved it in there. Heh

He has:
Athlon 64 3000+
3 Extra Fans
Radeon 9600

Our problem is :
All of the fans come on, and I believe the harddrive is running. The CD-drive lights up in the front but the green light keeps blinking. We try to stick the little needle thing to open it, and when we get the cddrive open, it automatically shuts back. So it keeps wanting to shut itself, even when it is shut.

Nothing ever comes up.. and we never hear a beep. There is this red light at the top/left of the motherboard (looking from the backside of the computer) that appears.

We tried unhooking all the fans, except the CPU fan of course, and it still does it.

Our conclusion is that it is either the powersupply or the processor.

We are going to wait till the powersupply comes in and try that one, just in case.

What does this sound like?

Also.. the motherboard could also be the problem I imagine. I am going to get him to make sure the CPU is down good..

Answer:Nothing comes up, no beep , wow

Although I have heard that the newest Dells use power supplies with wiring that matches the rest of the world, the older ones did not. Do not try to use that power supply again. Keep your fingers crossed that nothing got fried in the process

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Question: Beep.sys


My pc keeps on replacing the beep.sys file with an infected one. I have scanned the pc with malwarebytes, spybot,avg, antivir, sdfix,etc. Everything seems to fix it but with in seconds the beep.sys file is again back and infected. I have tried to replace it delete it but still it comes back in seconds, together with this there is a popup that comes up that tell me to put in the xp cd because some files is overwritten. In the registry the key beep I can't delete it nor can I change the permissions on it.

In save mode the popup does not start about the xp cd that is needed. I really need help on this as I don't know what else to do and reinstall is not an option if possible.

ROOTREPEAL ? AD, 2007-2009
Scan Start Time: 2009/10/15 06:08
Program Version: Version
Windows Version: Windows XP SP2

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xAE68F000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
Path: C:\Program Files\Hunting Unlimited\sys
Status: Size mismatch (API: 182912, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\system volume information\catalog.wci\
Status: Size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 196608)

Path: C:\System Volume Information\catalog.wci\00010004.dir
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: ... Read more


I can see the problem is in the registry, but the registry entry beep can't be accesed in the registry. Access denied is the error I get and the permissions can't be changed. Any ideas?

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Question: No Beep

My compaq computer doesn't have the usual single beep at boot up but everything appears normal (or so I think). Have they stopped using the single beep with newer systems?

Answer:No Beep

if your compaq does not have an in case speaker then you wont hear the single beep. It may be that the speaker either does not exist or has been disabled. Then again I guess it is possible that with newer Compaqs anything is possible and they might have eliminated the POST Beep. How unreassuring that would be.

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Question: Re: **BEEP**

Does this happen when you are not touching the keyboard or using the mouse?

Answer:Re: **BEEP**

IS this during start up?Does your speakers work? and are they enabled?R0SS

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Question: PC Beep help!

hi!, i hav a GA-7ZXe main board and my powerSupply busted out last week. I have changed it .. but now my computer do 8 Beeps when its start. I saw on a web page that 8 beep mean Display failure. but my Video car work perflecty .. anyone can help me ??sorry for my bad english! i hope u will understand what is my problem thx

Answer:PC Beep help!

the problem could be with the ram sticks
>> try reseating the ram
>> if that doesnt work and if u have two separate sticks, try putting them one by one

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Question: Beep Beep

I could really get some browniw points with my partner with your help.
Basicaly, she turns her PC on and after a few moments it just starts beeping from within the towere. Blank screen and pressing F8 repeatedly on start has no effect?? Stuck. Help. thanks.

Answer:Beep Beep

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Question: It goes Beep

My Vista desk top is acting up more and more. When it goes to a new web page sometimes it will freeze and hang there for a long time. If you touch the keyboard during this period the tower will make a beep noise.
Still nothing is responding during this period other than it making the beep noise.

After a while I can use ctrl,alt,delete to get to the control screen and start again.

Any idea why the computer is doing this and can I fix it so it does not "go beep" any more?

Answer:It goes Beep

Run memtest: PassMark MemTest86 - Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Can anyone tell me what this is from and/or how to fix it? My PC has been restarting on it's own as well, and I feel like the extra beep at startup may be trying to tell me what's goin on. I just don't know what the beeps mean. Can anyone help me here?

Answer:Beep Beep! Why? Why? WHY!!!?

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Question: Beep?

Got a friends computer when you turn it on it just beeps and visually does nothing. Hp slimline, about 2 yrs old


Possible HDD problem

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Question: cpu does nt beep

CPU does not beep on starting amd the monitor continues to show orange ligt it does start

Answer:cpu does nt beep

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Question: Where is the beep


When i start my pc nothing comes up on the screen no beep and it stay like that, cd, dvd and both HDD work, but no picture no bios no windows and no graphic card

what's wrong with it

Motherboard: Asus A7M266-D
RAM: 128 & 512 CLS 2.5 PC2700
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2000+
PSU: Cooler Master Real Power 550 Watt
HDD: 200 GB Samsung 133 ATA & 200 GB Maxtor 133 ATA
Graphic Card: Sapphire ATI Radon 9600 256 MB

Answer:Where is the beep

almost anything could be causing this problem. was ther eany recent changes to the computer? have you just added/removed hardware?

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Question: 1 beep

I keep getting a loud short beep
Windows xp loaded
System works but hangs up with sound ac97
Tyan 2266 board
p4 1.6
64 meg nforce g2 400mz
lan card on pci
256 ddr kingston value ram
Is this a ram problem?
Help me please

Answer:1 beep

The following are AMI BIOS Beep Codes that can occur. However because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS the beep codes may vary.

Beep Code Descriptions
1 short DRAM refresh failure

The following are Award BIOS Beep Codes that can occur. However because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS the beep codes may vary.

Beep Code Description
1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information
Any other beep(s) RAM problem

The following are IBM BIOS Beep Codes that can occur. However because of the wide variety of models shipping with this BIOS the beep codes may vary.

Beep Code Description
No Beeps No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
1 Short Beep Normal POST, computer is ok.

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Question: Lil Beep

Ok, this morning i got a constant beep from my computer and it wouldn't start. The only new thing ive added to my computer in the last comple of days has been a cable from my cd drive to my sound card.

+ to get my computer to start i swaped the pins at the back of my cd-drives (changing slave, master) then went into bios and changed boot startup from normal to advanced.

Just want to know why this has occured , what error causes the constant beep?

Answer:Lil Beep

I think constant beep is a CPU problem, varies btw boards tho. Did you knock anything while plugging in your cable? check the CPU RAM and GPU first make sure they are all seated correctly.

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Need help. At my work I guy donated a number of computers. One turns on, there is power to the mother board and all drives. It has RAM, hard drives fine (which wouldn't matter). Unsure about the graphics card. its an asus motherboard. the computer when turns on just beeps (lights are on) in regular intervals. Bios problem? Video card? Any advice?

Answer:beep beep beep is all i get

Check here for a pattern to the beeps:

First thing, though: Reseat RAM and Video card (if not on-board)

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Question: three beep

My motherbord is intel d845gvsr and intel d845glad this motherbord is remove the ram and three beep and instal the ram but no beep and no desplay how to chea of both mother bord ram and procecar is another bord instal and see the display, but this mother bord instal and no displaysir plees help this problem.

Answer:three beep

Um, what?

Mind using proper grammar, please?

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Question: 8 Beep


I need help with my Dell Inspiron N5110. In 6 years, I have never encountered any problem with it except is slowed after a couple of years from the date of Purchase (late 2010) and battery which I removed and never replaced. 
I am not a techie person so please bear with my explanation.

Last week, i have encountered the 8-beeps and blank screen I tried the "D" and power button and it did restart which I thought already back to normal. I shut it down and went to work. The next day, as I turned it on, it gave me the blank screen again and the beeps, unfortunately the "D"-thing wont work anymore.
I am afraid my laptop would resign on me - I cannot afford to lose it. Please I need help - what shall I do?


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Question: What the beep??

Today my computer started beeping every 10 minutes or so and it's really loud. I rebooted but it still beeps. The computer is in my bedroom and I'll have to turn it off to sleep if I can't figure out what's causing it.

It's not the soft beep somebody said was the computer re-initializing - but more like an alert.

Can anybody help with this nuisance?

Answer:What the beep??

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Question: Beep.sys

Tonight I clicked on a link and my comp froze. Windows wont start , it says beep.sys is dumping physical memory, what is this and what do I do? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!


Will it start in safe mode.
Tap F8 at startup.

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Question: beep beep beep

I just got a new system and the motherboard constantly gives three beeps on boot, which according to the manual is a main memory read/write error.

To save you looking it up in my profile, it's an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard, and the memory is Corsair's 1024MB TwinX, DDR 400, PC3700 RAM (four 512MB chips totalling 2.0 Gig).

I can't stop it doing it, the memory tests out fine, and it even does it if I install EACH memory chip separately - I can't believe they are ALL faulty! Is it because the speed is too high for the board? Should I go into the bios and "tone it down" a bit - if so some kind soul will have to give me the *****'s guide on how to do it.

I've tried Tech Service at asus on [email protected], but the email just gets bounced as undeliverable (very helpful - NOT).


Answer:beep beep beep

Does your system work OK? Run some memory testing programs, if they come out good, don't bother yourself.

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