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My computer does not beep on startup but can beep later

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

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

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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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Hi everyone, I have a compaq presario with windows xp home, recently I started receiving a long beep when I started my pc. And sometimes (different lengths of time in use) it would shut down and show black screen. I check out the post beeps and thought my memory might not be working right. I tried to reseat the memory, it seemed to clear the long beep, but then I started to do it again, I went and purchased new memory and still it gives a long beep or shuts down at different times in use. No specific pattern. I did notice a win32 error in the error log report. Any ideas as to what might be causing this problems.


Answer:Long Beep at Computer startup

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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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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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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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Hi got attacked by some malware the other day, after removing most of it through quick scans and deleting files and registry's relating to the malware my computer now freezes within a few minutes of startup followed by a continous beep...somtimes it will freeze then u can still move the mouse around and then it will beep...i cannot fully run any virus or malware scans because it freezes befor the scans finish...i also cannot boot into safemode as it's corrupted..i have another post looking for the matching safeboot registry so i can try load it...any help would be greatly appreciated its driving me nuts...thanksedit... the malware that i got was apmanager.exe and and antimalware doctor...

Answer:Computer Freezes shortly after startup followed by continious BEEP

Try going into "Safe Mode" you should be able to do your scans.Phil

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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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After over one year of using a Albatron px845pev mainboard it just quit working.

The screen saver was locked up so I rebooted.

On reboot the keyboard lights would not come on or will the intial black screen come on. (the on that checks the ide drives and displays the system info)

Normally after I turn computer on I hear a little BEEP. I do not hear this any more.

The first thing I did was clean cpu HS/Fan and reapply a thin coat of heat paste.

After this computer booted and I heard the little BEEP, black screen comes up but still no keyboard use.

Reboot the system and I now cannot get the little BEEP from the mainboard or the initial black startup screen.

I have cleaned the system of all dust and reset the CMOS.
Have cleaned the Video card fan/hs.

I have checked all connections and they are secure.

I have removed the BATT and unplugged the power supply for over an hour.

I tried to test the power supply voltages but I get no readings. (the PS fan does not run when unplugged from everything, maybe zero output is normal?)
Yes the PS is plugged into the wall just not the MOBO drives, vidcard etc...

How exactly do I check my power supply?

About 1 week ago I installed 1 more 512m pc3500 ram. But had no problems.

If you have ANY ideas please please post them here.

If you have a series of possible fixes PLEASE post them all.

I am getting very desperate.

Currently running

Windows XP
1g pc 3500
Pentium 2.4mhz
80gb Western Digital Hard Drive.
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Answer:1 yr old computer Locked up and now wont boot. Do not hear the MOBO BEEP at startup.

Sounds like a bad power supply.
If the ATX is not plugged into your motherboard, or an ATX test, it will not boot up.
Nothing will work.
It will react just the same as if your motherboard was grounded to your case.

Bad power supply or you do not have enough voltage to power your components.
Try unpluging a CD ROM or a few fans to check to see if you need to upgrade to a higher wattage.

A power supply tester (that works) costs about $20 at

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

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

Answer:One short beep, one long beep

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

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

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


Answer:Solved: Beep beep beep

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Windows XP, Service Pac 3

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

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

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


Answer:BEEP Tic vs BEEP BEEP at start-up

What is the make/model of the system?

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

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I have a refurbished Inspiron 17 Laptop.  The original one I purchased was replaced by Dell as it had many problems.  I am really starting to lose my faith in Dell.  
Just within the last month when I hit the power button it just beeps continuously.  I have looked at the beep codes and it is just one beep continuously.  Every once in a while it will boot up normally as if nothing happened. There is no rhyme or reason to it.  I have done extensive research on this and have done everything I have seen suggested.  I have reseated the memory, the keyboard, the hard drive, etc. etc.  I have taken the battery out, unplugged all devices and peripherals and held the power button down to get rid of extra static etc.  Please advise.  Thanks.  

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Question: beep on startup

i have an old 450mhz pentiumIII.
i want to use it again so i plugged it & start it but all i have
is long beeps.
i removed all the pci cards, memory - but still beeps!
only when i remove the SLOT 1 pentium there are no beeping.
so - is it the pentium that got a problem? or is the reason that there are no beeps when the pentium is out - is because the pc have no brain???
& how to get rid of the beeps & start the damn machine... thanks

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Question: No Beep on startup

Hi everybody,
i found this 933MHz P3 at school and I wanted to put it into a computer for my mom. The thing is that the processor is a socket 370 and it's a slot 1 motherboard. I also happened to have a slocket, which is perfect.

So I put it in, and turn it on and there's no beep. Is that an indication that no CPU is detected so my slocket is broken? I tried my other slot1 P3 and it worked so it's not the slot. I'm using an Award BIOS by the way.

Thanks for the help

Answer:No Beep on startup

It's really hard to say at this point what the problem is. However, I think that the slot 1 motherboard doesn't support the CPU. Many slot 1 mobos will not support a chip that fast mainly because no slot 1 CPUs faster than 1133mhz were made (and very few of those), and by the time anything over 750mhz came out, the slot 1 form factor was on it's way out. The best way to know for sure would be to look up the mobo's specs and see what the max CPU is for that board. Did you clear the BIOS first? Also, many of those older boards have jumpers for FSB and multipliers and if these jumpers aren't set up just right, you get nothing. When you power up do you get any power LEDs? Do the drives and/or fans spin up? We really need much more info from you before any kind of remotely accurate diagnosis can be formed. Try to track down a mobo manual. Many of your answers will be found there.

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My computer (a home-build with MSI motherboard) has stopped beeping on startup, otherwise functioning normally. Any ideas?

Answer:No beep on startup ?

The beep signifies a successful POST (power on self-test). Normally it's set (in BIOS) to halt on all errors except keyboard, or just all errors, but maybe it's set to ignore errors and an error is occurring; hence the lack of beep but no other obvious issues.

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Question: beep on startup?

Asked about this on May 15th. Got one reply about a question but no answer. A friend of mine has a computer, on startup you get a short beep, about a second it lasts, then it runs for a few seconds, then shuts down. After trying for about 4 or 5 times, it comes on like nothing is wrong. Runs great after that. Anyway, he has 512 ram, probably one stick of memory, came with the computer, it is a desktop. Computer is about 5 yrs old. Ran PC Doctor on it and nothing came up wrong with it. Everything checked out O.K. No viruses or trojans on computer, checked with Panda online, norton, spybot and adware. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

Answer:beep on startup?

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Question: No Beep on Startup

My mates PC seems to power up but there is no beep and nothing comes out on the monitor. He has as Asrock KT7V2 Motherboard with 256 SDRAM on it. He is running SP2 and has a 1.8Ghz chip in it. I have tried the graphics card and the bios reset but these have caused no change. Motherboard at fault?

Answer:No Beep on Startup

I've got an ASRock MB with a 1.8g proc. and the same thing happened. It's at a repair centre now and expecting it back tomorrow but can'say whether it's board or the processor. If it's one or the other it's going cost about £90, or both about £150-£160, neither of which I want just before Xmas.Sorry can't be optomistic 'bout this :((Good luckCD

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Question: beep on startup?

a friend of mine has a computer about 6 yrs. old. HP computer. Just lately, it has started to beep just once when you turn on the computer, about 2 or 3 seconds after hitting the on button. It runs for about 5 seconds, then shuts down. After about 4 or 5 tries, it finally starts up and runs like normal. Possible problem somewhere?

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Question: No beep on startup

I have a PC which does very little on startup. The motherboard is an MS 6382 Ver 1. The CPU fan spins OK but that's about all. I've tried changing power supplies and hard disk but I don't even get one beep as should be normal. I've taken out all expansion cards but still no beep. Even when I take the memory sticks out I get no beeps to signify there is no memory in there.Any ideas please?Is the CPU blown or is it the whole motherboard?

Answer:No beep on startup

make sure the speaker inside the case is conected,if so is it conected to the header correctly,eg the plus and minus on the right pins.

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Question: No beep at startup

The PC powers up - i.e. fans spin up and HDD power LED comes on but no POST beep. The HDD activity light does not come on, and the CD and DVD drives will not open (they would appear to not be getting power)It seems that the PSU (4 years old) has given up the ghost. Video cards etc and RAM are all inserted and seated correctly.Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:No beep at startup

Unplug CD and DVD drives and HDD and see if it will boot to error message.You are probably right that PSU is faulty although one of the drives could be pulling down the supply.

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I have a IBM R40 laptop(2682). Two days ago I found it crashed one hour after start so I have to enforce it to be turned off and restarted. Same thing happened again yesterday and this time I was not able to start my laptop again. The running light was still on but screen was all black after several beeps(I believe it's 1 long and 2 short). What's the problem? Is this a typical monitor or videocard problem? I didn't do data back-up yet and the only thing I can do is praying that it's not a possible damage to the harddrive. Any suggestion is really appreciated.

Answer:Can't startup and got BEEP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Typically 1 long and 2 short beeps = videocard failure.

Time to have your laptop taken for repair, unless of course you can do the work yourself.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Question: Beep on startup

My new Acer Veriton gives a single beep just before the POST screen loads. The supplier tells me this is perfectly normal, that it's the graphics card 'finding' the monitor.I'm not convinced, and need reassurance. There are no alarming POST messages and the computer behaves perfectly well, so it may be that I have nothing to worry about. But I don't like BEEPS... I'd always thought they indicated a motherboard problem.Just one more thing - I've gone in, and there are two different makes of memory modules in there - Acer and Kingston. A conflict, perhaps?Opinions gratefully received.

Answer:Beep on startup

It is perfectly normal - it is indicating that your hardware has been recognized, and that basically 'all is well'.

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Question: Startup Beep

When starting my PC, first the graphics card details are shown, then it beeps once, then it shows the ASUS logo, and proceeds to windows. It has been this way since i can remember using the PC. The PC itself works fine.

When i checked online 1 beep is for "DRAM refresh failure". The memory diag tool also did not pick up anything.

What is wrong? please help. will it damage my pc?

The BIOS shows the total 4GB RAM.

Answer:Startup Beep

Originally Posted by Ayson

When starting my PC, first the graphics card details are shown, then it beeps once, then it shows the ASUS logo, and proceeds to windows. It has been this way since i can remember using the PC. The PC itself works fine.

When i checked online 1 beep is for "DRAM refresh failure". The memory diag tool also did not pick up anything.

What is wrong? please help. will it damage my pc?

The BIOS shows the total 4GB RAM.

I believe one short beep indicates that everything went well in POST. Nothing to be concerned of as far as I know. Hope this helps

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This is my third box and second build. Everything's gone smoothly except I've just noticed there's no second beep on startup when there was before. Everythings new including the HD's, mobo, and ram sticks. What happened to my second beep and what does it all mean?Thx XP Pro/Knoppix

Answer:No second beep on startup

My machines only give a single POST beep. If there were more, I would suspect something was wrong.

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Question: Beep on startup

Hi there! I have and Advent 5303 laptop, it runs on Windows 7 Ultimate and has Nero 360 installed. I know I dont have a virus because I've scanned multiple times. When I start my laptop up I hear one long beep. Iv searched everywhere but cant find out why it does this. I know there are lots of other types of warning beeps, like one long 3 short etc, but cant find out why mine does one long and nothing else... Could anybody help me with this as it is really annoying. Its near enough brand new, iv only had it about 6 months. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance, Eamonn.

Answer:Beep on startup

Usually a memory issue try reseeding the RAM.If it is that new contact the manufacture and see about it being repaired under warranty.

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Question: Beep at Startup

A few days ago I tried to add another monitor to my setup. At first it worked fine, but there wasn't enough space on my desk for 2 monitors, so I unplugged everything pretty safely, no yanking or anything. Once it was ready, I turned it on, and an error came up. It was one of those light blue screens with the text smiley face saying "There's an error, we'll restart it for you."

It never restarted, so I held the power button and turned it off. When I went to turn it back on, 1 beep sounded, and nothing showed up on the screen. I checked all the cords, and everything was fine. Of course I restarted it again, and it did the same thing.

I googled a bunch of stuff, like beep codes for certain motherboards. I didn't find it too helpful (probably because I'm not too good with computers). I tried to remove my GPU (EVGA 750 Ti, if that helps), my audio card, and RAM, and turned the computer back on again. Same beep, same issue as before. I'm guessing it's either the card drive or more like, the CPU (Intel Core i5). If anyone needs the recording of the beep (because reading text of a sound can be kind of hard) I can attach it.

If anyone can help me, that would be amazing!

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This issue has occurred twice before, both times when I was AFK. Pretty unusual since I'm at my PC 90% of the time, seems to have something to do with the PC idling? Both times it was fixed when the computer randomly entered system restore on startup after I turned it off and on many times. This allowed me to /FixMbr which fixed the issue. After one of these crashes, I scanned the PC with MBAM and SAS and Avast but no viruses. SeaTools said the HDD was okay as well.

I was left the PC on for a short while AFK but when I came back, the screen was blank. Monitor light was blinking but nothing I did had any effect. So I powered down the PC and tried to start it up again. When the PC starts up, everything is lit and the hard drive starts spinning but there is no video at all, not even the BIOS screen. No matter how many times I turn it on and off, this remains the same.

The issue is that I can't get into the command line since there's no video at all and I dont know the underlying issue.

PC Specs:
Asus P5P43TD
Kingston 2GB DDR3 * 2
Sapphire HD5850
Intel Q6600

What I have that might help:
Windows 7 OEM disc that was used to install [The disc drive is broken though]
450W PSU

Misc questions:
Would buying a USB drive and connecting it allow me to boot with the windows 7 disc?
Would the 450W PSU work for this PC?

Answer:No beep, no video on startup [Probably MBR]

Definitely not the MBR if you cannot see anything on the screen. Buying a USB drive won't help either.

Have you tried re-seating the RAM, or trying each of the sticks by itself in each one of the slots.

You can also try clearing the CMOS using the Clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard.

Trying a different PSU would also be advisable but a 450 watt is a little below the requirements of the PC with the Radoen HD 5850 installed. What is the exact brand and model of the PSU?

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Hello, this is my first post here. This forum is nice!
Anyway, i have a Motherboard Asus P5KC with integrated audio (Realtek) - Vista Home Premium. So last night i connected my bass to the mic input but i believe the signal was too strong because the sound was clipping bad. So when i played a little harder, suddenly the pc started to make a continuous beep sound. Anyway, i figured that out, for some reason the PC Beep option was all the way up! (Right Click on the Realtek icon on the taskbar -> Sound -> Speakers -> Properties -> Levels -> PC Beep). So i turned PC beep to 0 and then hit the mute icon next to the bar as well. So that took care of the constant beeping. However, i get a loud continuous beep (same pitch) that lasts around 6 seconds everytime i start my pc. The beep occurs at the end of the hourglass screen, just before it plays the Windows Startup sound. It is really annoying and loud. I have tried everything. Uninstall the realtek drivers from device manager and programs. Then reinstall them. Also i have tried disabling the audio device from the bios then uninstalling drivers, then re-enabling it and reinstalling drivers but nothing. I have also tried to turn off the beep from regedit (i saw it in another thread) and i have also tried to stop the beep from the device manager -> show hidden devices -> non Plug n play devices -> Beep -> Startup = disabled. But nothing worked. And it is driving me crazy! Could it be that my sound circuit... Read more

Answer:Long Beep After Startup, please help

"ACHIEVEIT" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hello, this is my first post here. This forum is nice!
> Anyway, i have a Motherboard Asus P5KC with integrated audio (Realtek)
> - Vista Home Premium. So last night i connected my bass to the mic input
> but i believe the signal was too strong because the sound was clipping
> bad. So when i played a little harder, suddenly the pc started to make a
> continuous beep sound. Anyway, i figured that out, for some reason the
> PC Beep option was all the way up! (Right Click on the Realtek icon on
> the taskbar -> Sound -> Speakers -> Properties -> Levels -> PC Beep). So
> i turned PC beep to 0 and then hit the mute icon next to the bar as
> well. So that took care of the constant beeping. However, i get a loud
> continuous beep (same pitch) that lasts around 6 seconds everytime i
> start my pc. The beep occurs at the end of the hourglass screen, just
> before it plays the Windows Startup sound. It is really annoying and
> loud. I have tried everything. Uninstall the realtek drivers from device
> manager and programs. Then reinstall them. Also i have tried disabling
> the audio device from the bios then uninstalling drivers, then
> re-enabling it and reinstalling drivers but nothing. I have also tried
> to turn off the beep from regedit (i saw it in another thread) and i
> have ... Read more

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Upgraded to  a new vid card, system locked now will not boot.  Have a continous beep, forgot what that means? Changed vid card back still same cont beep.

Answer:Mainboard beep/startup?

Reseat the RAM modules after disconnecting all power sources...

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Hi folks,New to this forum, hope all are well, happy and healthy.I have an Acer Aspire AX1470 and am hoping I can shut off the startup beep or whatever you want to call it when I turn the computer on and it beeps once. Not out of my speakers, but out of the tower.I know there may be some reason it's there but I don't want it and can't figure out how to turn it off, so if there's a way please let me know.Thanks!

Answer:Any way to turn off startup beep?

Unfortunately, I don't believe it is possible to turn it off. (I've never seen one that can be turned off!)

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I was playing Syndicate on PC, and then suddenly, the game froze along with the sound. I could not alt tab, or ctl alt del. So I shut down the laptop using the power button.

Then onwards, every time I start/restart it beeps numerous times and then the HP logo is seen, then it beeps numerous times again and then asks "Choose operating system". I click windows 7 on that screen and then it starts and works fine.

I have started and restarted, and the number of beep codes are numerous and dont have an exact count everytime. On one start it might be 11 beeps and on another it might be 8 beeps.

I am on HP G70 120, and I am on Windows 7 32 Bit.
The only operating system I am using is Windows 7.

How do I fix this? Whats the cause of the beeping problem?

Answer:Beep Codes on Startup

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

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

On startup I get a constant series of beeps.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Continuous Beep on startup

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

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I have an AMD Athlon 128 Ram 30gb hdd, running Windows 98SE. Creative Sound, and Nvidia graphics. The system is just over three years old and has never beeped at me ? until this week. Day one on start up one little ?dut- . Day two ? dert - . Now today ? dut, dut, dert -. I haven?t installed any new software. I run AVG and Zone Alarm. Done a search on beeps but nothing corresponds with mine. Can anyone please advise ? should I be worried? Is something going wrong? What shall I check?

Answer:HDD has started to beep on startup

Have you any idea of the Bios your PC uses ? Ie Award, Phoenix ?

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How can I make it more quiet, please. New Mesh laptop. Wakes everyone up on the train at 6.30, not a popular man.Have muted the sound, to no avail.Or do I have to live with it( and turn on laptop before I get on)?

Answer:ear- piercing beep on startup

My computer does this, I have found no way to stop it happening, just pretend that this is the computers way of saying 'GOOD MORNING'.

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

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

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

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

Answer:one beep at BIOS startup

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

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

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When I recieved the Asus H97-PLUS, it was not really working for me so the seller was kind to trade my motherboard with a new MSI H97 Gaming 3 motherboard, I installed the motherboard and I just finished reinstalling windows, I have only 1 issue, when I startup my computer I don't hear that beep sound, I don't know if MSI motherboards have that beep sound since it is my first MSI motherboard but it worries me that maybe something is wrong.

Hope someone can help.


Answer:No beep from motherboard on startup

To make a mobo beep, you need a beeper connected to the speaker pins on the board (usually near the SATA ports) - looks like this

IIRC they usually come in the bag of screws, standoffs etc with a new case. You can prob get one from Amazon, fleaBay etc. I never use them, so have half a dozen in my spares box.

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How do I silence the beep my computer makes when I start my computer. I often use my computer in the early hours of the morning. I am using W98 at the moment.

Answer:Silence startup beep

By disabling Power On Self Test (POST) in the BIOS or opening your PC up and disconnecting the speaker from the motherboard connector.

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Hi guys:

Everytime my computer starts up, after a couple of system tray icons are loaded, there is the "critical stop" windows sound that goes boink (usually indicating some type of error has occurred). No window pops up explaining where the error comes from and I am frankly at a lost at what is causing this. I used sysinternals autoruns to get rid of a few startup culprits but the sound remains. I hope somebody can help. Thanks! Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:11:11 PM, on 8/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DISC\DISCover.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DiscUpdateMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sonic\DigitalMedia Plus\DigitalMedia Archive\DMAScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead ... Read more

Answer:Weird Beep At Startup

Hello johnlusf and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.These types of "beep" can be caused by many things like applications or system services that cannot load properly. In some instances, there might be an error message showing in the Event logs.The HijackThis forum deals exclusively with virus and malware issues. HijackThis does not have the capability to analyze performance, hardware or application issues. For these types of issues I would suggest posting to the Windows XP Home and Professional forum.The techs in that forum specialize in matters pertaining to the operating system, performance and applications. Let them know that you have been to this forum and that no malware was found.When posting to any other forum, do not post a HijackThis log or the post will simply be moved back to this forum for infection analysis. That is what HijackThis is used for and that is what we specialize in here in this forum.Also, when posting in any other forum for assistance, give as much detail as possible regarding any issues that are occurring. The more information they have, the better the techs can analyze the issue and make any recommendations for resolving it.Cheers.OT

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Ok laptop work fine last night, this morning screen was frozen so had to power off.Now just gives beeps 1 4 11 is the beep seq. This is a DV8230us laptop yeah I know still using win XP.Can't find any info on codes as HP discountinued support and removed all info from website...Any help???? Things I've tried New memory sticks, removed battery and tried with power pack, tried hold down F10 key. THanks 

Answer:Beep Errors on Startup

Hello @EdBec, Please try this document :   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I spent a few hours last night trying to fix the problem, but my desktop was acting a bit funny last night and i rebooted it, since that, it hasn't booted back up. I thought it was the video card at first, so I tried that, but no. I thought it was the ram, so I tested with one stick at a time - nope. I thought it was the bios, so i reset it - nope. I thought it was the powersupply, but it was still powering the fans.

So, it's either the cpu or the motherboard. I have an nf7s and the cpu isn't allowed to get hotter than 65c and the warning rings at 55.

my guess is that its the mobo, but outside opinion would be gladly appreciated.

Answer:No beep and no screen on startup

Did you update the bios or anything like that?

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Hello everyone,

This is my first post.

My problem began when a warning popped up saying that I have the Win32.Zafi.B trojan which I believe I already removed.

I was then online and whenever I click on a link, it goes to a totally different site and I noticed in the processed in task manager that svchost.exe is coming up a lot. I went to boot up in safe mode and did a regedit and did a find on svchost and began deleting them. When I rebooted again, there's a beep and it takes so long for Windows to complete loading. A lot of my programs that are trying to access the internet began giving me lots of error messages. I could do a copy on a file or folder, but I am not given a paste option. I cannot connect to the internet with either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. When I'm on Windows Explorer and click on Search, the search menu doesn't show up on the left, only the dog assistant shows up. I tried doing from task manager, run, sfc /scannow, but that didn't do anything. I've tried booting with the Windows XP CD, but i couldn't figure out what to do.

Please help?

Answer:Slow Startup with a Beep

Okay, I just did an sfc /scannow using start, run and that's currently working.

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Hi there,I have a Inspiron 530 Desktop and I've noticed at startup it sounds one system beep, is that normal? Everything seems to load up ok and works fine. Thanks  Ninko

Answer:One system beep at startup

According to the Inspiron 530 manual, 1 beep means "BIOS checksum failure. Possible motherboard failure." So it's odd that it still boots and runs ok. If the system is under warranty, suggest you contact Dell Tech Support. Ron 

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Installed a brand new motherboard for the Dimension 4400. Upon startup, I get one long beep and then two short ones. There is no operating system on the HDD, and the WinXP CD spins for a while, but stops. I also have no video output so I can't tell what is going on.

Answer:Beep on startup - won't boot

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PC doesn't beep on startup.

The pc starts normaly and everything works fine,but i dont hear any beep sound on startup.

Found the solution...
I push a little the speaker wires and now its beep.

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Hi all,

I have a Toshiba laptop my friend asked me to look at. At startup, I am getting a continous blast of short beeps.

Dead mainboard??

Answer:Beep code at startup

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My computer starts up normally. Is it possible to have a system beep when everything has finished loading and the computer is ready to use? If so would the beep occur for all user accounts. My OS is XP Pro.

Answer:Beep after startup has finished.

The initial beep that you get before Windows starts is generated by the motherboard to indicate that it has passed it's self test (Power On Self Test or POST). The sounds from your speaker are controlled via Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices. Double click the icon, and on the Properties window click on the Sounds tab. In the Program events window you will see all the events that can generate a sound. Those without a loudspeaker icon are able to generate a sound but don't have one allocated. Select an event and use the "Sounds:" window to allocate one. The right pointing arrowhead will enable you to test the sound. If you don't like any of the listed you can browse for one. You can even generate your own sound as a wav file and use that.Having said all that, I'm doubtful that there is an event available for when all the start-up programs have loaded.

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I have a Inspiron 600m notebook.
Every time i restart my system i hear a beeping sound.
Does anyone know what might be a problem??

Anyhelp in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Strange beep during startup

If it's a short quike beep that meens your system boot up was succesful it means your computer startup was healthy.

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I just finished upgrading my computer. When I tried to boot up all I got was a nonstop beep. I have tried reseating all of the power connecters and cables. I have reseated the video card, the cpu, and both sticks of ram. Thinking that I might have a power supply problem I bought a new power supply did not help. Motherboard Asus P5N32-ERam Corsair PC-6400 2GBMSI GTS8800 340MBIntel DUO Core 2 E6600Thermaltake Toughpower 750wattKoolance PC2 caseWestern Digital Raptor HD 37GBWestern Digital HD 200GB

Answer:Long beep on startup

Can you boot to the BIOS,or you just get beeps?

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I just bought the following components brand new: ASUS M4N68T-M V2 Socket AM3 630a mATX Motherboard, corsair ram, power supply 800w, amd phenom ii x4 965, and geforce 460gtx is a couple of months old. On my old system, I had the problem of not getting a display or a BIOS beep on startup. So after looking online I narrowed it down to a faulty motherboard, cpu, or ram. So I upgraded ALL of them. I've connected everything correctly and I am still not getting any display or a beep on startup. My monitor works fine, I've tested it. I've tried the following solutions:
Reseated RAM and video card
Reset CMOS battery
Reset BIOS
Connected my TV to mobo with VGA
Connected my monitor to mobo with VGA
Connected my monitor to card with DVI
Connected my TV to card with HDMI
Tried an old video card
Tried no video card
Tried different cables

Nothing has worked so far, and I'm this close to setting some C4 charges inside and blowing it to hell. Anybody got any ideas?

edit: my RAM is Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4GB. My system powers up with fans spinning and lights on my motherboard. I do not have a speaker plugged into the board

Answer:No BIOS beep or display on startup

Try a different PSU

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Hello,I tried to switch on my ThinkCentre some weeks ago but at the startup emits a long beep (long beep-stop-long beep-etc) and I couldn't do nothing (no imput in the monitor). Yesterday before to throw it, I do the last attemp and seem work properly (no sound, regular startup). After few minutes, black screen without sound. I turn off and turn on again...same problem. Then at the third or fourth try the originary problem (long beep and no imput screen).Now...I can do something or I definetivelly trhow it?Unfortunatly I haven0t any backup/restore cd.

Answer:ThinkCentre E50 (8774) _ Beep Startup

hey Marti_LNV,welcome to the forum and judging from the error, it could be the motherboard having an error.before dumping it, tried installing a new harddrive on it and also, if you have extra ram , change the current ram that is installed. see if this helps.

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Have been building my own PS's since mid 90's...but this one has me stumped - am trying to set up a new box to do a fresh/clean install of my licensed Win 7 Pro 64bit dvd prior to a new Win 10 upgrade.

new mb - M5A99X-EVO R2.0
new CPU - AMD-6-CORE FX-6300 8M R
new memory - 4Gx2 GSKILL F3 14900CL9D-8GBSR

System starts up and green light lights on MB but that's it - no beep - no system start up - All these components were checked for compatibility and there are/were supposed to be no issues ?

There are a few mb connector cables I'm not sure about...have attached jpgs on general issues

Where do I begin my trouble shooting to at least get a start up bios beep in this system ? . 1st of all on this motherboard's connectors is the white wire the - or ground - and the colored wire the + or positive re the power jpg attached ?


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I have the following hooked up
3.2 GHz Intel P4
Videocard (that works on another computer)
512 MB RAM DDR400

Nothing happens, nothing beeps at start up, there is nothing on the monitor and I have no clue what's happening. When I turn it on, I see the spinning of fans (heatsink & video card). Yes I am sure everything is hooked up correctly. I suspect the motherboard is malfunctioning, but from my experiences, ASUS are superb performers. Any suggestions?

Answer:Nothing at startup, blank, no beep (new comp)

Well you didn't list you Hard drive!

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Hi Folks, I have a new T61p running Vista Business that now beeps - one long and two short - each time I start it up. I know this error means that the BIOS - version 2.21 (7LETC1WW) - isn't happy... although for now at least the machine does boot up. I ran the Lenovo PC-Doctor Diagnostics and discovered that in the Parallel Port Test Category, the Command and Data Port LPT 1 failed. I don't believe I have a hardware problem, so plan to simply update the BIOS when a new version is available, hoping that will solve the problem. Does anyone have a suggestion... or perhaps a solution? Thanks! Jeff 

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