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Question: Loud Beep Noise

Hello all hoping you can help me first post here btw. I got some RAM for my computer. My computer is relativly new and is takes 2100 (speed of the RAM?) they guy at the store were i bought the RAM said i would be ok with 2700 cause he was out of 2100, i bought 512MB and the motherboard can handle 3gigs so i know i am in the clear there. I unplugged it all grounded myself real quick and installed the new chip, with the old one too. Now when i turn the computer on it just beeps real loud about every 10 seconds and what start up windows or anything, the monitor just says no signal. I checked everything like 6 times now. Plz help me i am pulling out me hair here.

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Answer: Loud Beep Noise

Joker4302......Have you been able to remove the "new" ram and boot up with the original ram ?The pc2700 is probably backwards compatible ......however do the other specs match up with the original ram?dl65

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There's a horrible, loud beep sound that occurs whenever I plug in the power chord or the battery gets low. Both of these events happen often, so the noise is not something that I can easily ignore. I went into the control panel and turned off all the system sounds but apparently this noise isn't controlled that way. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks!


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Answer:loud beep noise on ideapad y650

Go into the BIOS configuration. Look around for an option to disable the beep.

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I have a very irritating loud "Beep Sound" that is being made whenever I press the Volume Increase or Decrease buttons. How do I turn this off.  I have searched all the sound related settings, but not found the right place.  I contacted one of the other Sunscriber Pros (Mark_Lenovo), but was referred to this Forum. ThanksRaphael


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Answer:Loud Beep Noise made whenever Sound buttons pressed to increaase or decrease volume

I should have added using Windows 7 and a T60 wide Screen HDG

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

Answer:Beep Beep Noise Coming from pc desktop

Might be a temperature alarm.

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

Answer:Weird beep beep boop noise

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

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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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Okay so i downloaded a program that is an alarm clock that plays an infinite beep until i turn it off. it plays the internal beep, and my friend has it and swears by it to wake up. problem is, i can't turn up my internal beep past a pleasant volume. i know this seems nuts, what with everyone trying to turn off that annoying beep, but i need to know!

How do i turn UP the beep?

I have the volume settings on the control panel all the way up. Not loud enough. and i'm not deaf and its not very loud. just a quiet little beep. I want this up to at least obnoxious. i wrote a program in high school that allowed me to adjust the pc beep, but damnd if remember any of that. so anyways, can it be done? also, the internal beep is NOT routed to my speakers. if there is no way to turn up the beep, is there a way to re route where it comes out? since i can always just make my speakrs loud as want and all.

thank you

dirty t

Answer:Beep not loud enough

have i stumped you all? is there no answer? if so, anybody that is confident that there is no solution, please post a reply saying so, that way i stop checking on this thing. or if its so simple that you feel i am retarded to ask, feel free to berate me in your response. i can handle it.

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Question: One Loud Beep

I was training one of by co-workers on using Remote Assistance, we both were on windows messenger and everything was going well, during letting him take control of my computer it burped out one loud beep. I was on my laptop and have not been having any kind of problems at all, running with a chill pad so overheating should not be an issue. I have studied some beep codes error messages before but never ran across this one. Maybe someone could help me out and let me know if any similar experiences ring a bell or loud beep in this case.

Answer:One Loud Beep

After doing a Spyware scan it came clean

After doing a Virus Scan it came back with the following
File - kernel32.dll - Result/Infection - Change - Path c:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll

File - ntoskml.exe - Result/Infection - Change - Path c:\windows\system32ntoskml.exe

I have not heard the LOUD BEEP again since the remote visit after hours of use.

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Question: R61 - Loud Beep

HiWhen I close the lid (to turn off the laptop) there is a very loud "computer" beep (i think i may also get it on startups). Is this normal? Its VERY loud.Thanks

Answer:R61 - Loud Beep

Hello, I just came upon your post looking for a solution.  I think I have found one myself... Open up the ThinkVantage ProductivityCenter, go to power manager [advanced],global power settings.... Then uncheck the box "Beep when power state changes" I'm hoping this solves the problem. Cheers

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I have a laptop that everytime I boot up I hear a loud beep that continues until the Windows desktop comes on. At that point the only thing that I can find wrong is that my A key does not work. I tried to clean the keyboard thinking it could be a stuck key, but I had no luck on that. I am at a lost of what the problem is. My laptop is a Windows XP Pro with p4 2.6ghz, 1gig RAM, 40 gig Hard Drive. My understanding is that if it was a stuck key the BIOS would show that upon bootup. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Loud Beep on Bootup

in laptops, F1 and sometimes ESC key (Depends On manufacturer) is used to opn BIOS controls, DEL on Desktops, f10/f11 on Intel otheboards and so on.

so as u said, that BIOS should open on startup-, isnt applicable, as this key would be someother than the one used to open BIOS controls.

now as far as this problem is concerned, have u ever got soem liquid split on ur keyboard? sa it happens tht keyboard circuitry works as in case a key is pressed, the circuit completes. and sent to system, so there might be a possibility that something might have got stucked between key board circuitry and keys,, and therefore though key shows that its not pressed but actually completing the circuit, that might be some of non writing keys, like ALT, CONTROL, F's, HOME) as if it has to be some alphabetic, then it should have started writing the moment u opeended some word program

download some key checker program, and see what key is being pressed.

and as well, blow hard on ur keys, may eb that thing gets out.

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Question: loud beep sound..

when i pressed the power button, i heard loud beep sound approximately 30 seconds, later it is disappeared and the window is automatically started.After window start, i can use it as usual. My computer is acer 4935 G series.. Please help me.. what is the problem for that ? OS is window 7 Ultimate 32 bit. please reply me ([email protected])

Answer:loud beep sound..

Do not post your email address in an open forum, you will get slammed with junk and no one will answer you that way. Use the edit feature to remove it please.This is a chart of the most common Beep codes for motherboards, look up your BIOS type and see what it says for you: you know what it is, post back for details on following up on the problem and fixing it.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have a Latitude D630. I know how to use the audio controls through the control panel. However,  there is a default beep that occurs under certain circumstances. It does not seem to be possible to control the volume of this beep. It is some kind of primitive warning that occurs under  infrequent conditions. One such condition is when I am using applications through the internet and I create some sort of error condition. It happens so infrequently that I can't quite figure out the pattern of when it occurs.
The PROBLEM is that I listen to music on my computer through headphones while I'm working. I have the sound set to a low volume but this beep intrudes every so often and it is literally RUINING my HEARING because it is SO LOUD. (Okay, I could listen to my iPod instead of the computer, but sometimes the computer is more convenient.)
I am presently using the "Windows Default" sound scheme and I have this LOUD default beep problem. In the past, I've used "No Sounds" sound scheme and I still experienced this problem.
Can someone please offer some suggestions about how to control this default beep? Eh? What was that you said....? I am losing my hearing.

Answer:Eh? What was that you said? Default Beep is TOO LOUD

To turn off System Beeps:1. Open “Control Panel\System\Hardware Tab\Device Manager”. 2. At the top click “View\Show hidden devices” then go to “Non-Plug and Play Drivers” and  double click “Beep”. 3. Now click the “Driver Tab” and finally change “Startup Type” to “Disabled”.4. Restart.

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Question: Single loud Beep

Hey all,

So I was playing World of Warcraft and all of the sudden a single, loud beep emitted from my computer. Nothing like this has ever happened before. I know that when a computer beeps as such it is usually trying to tell you something of importance. I don't know what it means, so if anybody could let me know what it is and how to fix it, i'd be very grateful.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Single loud Beep

Does anything happen after the Beep? It could be that you have the CPU overheating alarm in the bios, set too low

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how can i fix or know that i have a malicious program in my PC?
Yesterday i was trying to burn a movie. First i have to decrypter and i used dvd shrink (i have been using this program for a year now) and after i back it up (100%) I heard a loud beep and then it shut down. I re-started 5 more time and try to do the same and i have the same output.
Can anybody please advise?

Answer:Loud Beep...then shutdown

More info ...what exactly happens far do you get on the boot up you get a boot beep?

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I have to keep my laptop on "mute" because it lets out this ear piercing sound (almost like a smoke alarm). This started a few days ago. I had just turned the laptop (Vaio) on for like a half hour when it started. I took the battery out and waited a good half hour before reinstalling it and it did it again. Everything else is running smoothly.

I am a novice when it comes to computers so I called the Vaio 1-800 number and they said to reinstall the sound card. Does this sound right? (no pun intended). I haven't done anything yet. Just can't listen to music, etc. anymore till I get this all worked out. The laptop is about 18 mos old.

Thank you for anybody's help.

Answer:loud continuous beep

Hi bjelliott51 and welcome to TSF !

Sounds like some overheating warning signal to me... I'll ask someone to move this thread to the laptop support section where you'll have better advices.

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my laptop makes a loud continuous beep while booting. It does not occur every time i start the pc, but it happens most of the time. though it functions properly after it starts, the start-up can be quite irritating.
i checked pretty closely for any stuck keys.. cudn't find any. i'm wondering if it's heating up that causes it to shout out loud or some other problem hidden inside the case..(i guess thoshiba laptops heat up more than the others-from what i have noticed, but then i'm no expert.. ) before i get him to a repair center, just wanted to find out if there's anything I can do to stop it..

Also, i am due replacing the battery.. the laptop functions only when it is plugged to power. dunno if that makes any difference bbut just wanted to make a mention..

it's a thoshiba pc with 3gb ram and intel pentium dual cpu t3400 @ 2.16ghz.. whatever that means


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Hi everybody,I've got an Lenovo 3000 N500-46G, which does a loud beep when I plug in the A/C-adapter. There's no BIOS option for that, I already tried to deactivate the service (Beep) in the hardware manager. But this can't be a solution (OS-wise, installed Vista Home Premium 32-Bit), there are the same loud beeps when I press an not-used button in the BIOS (like # or +). I already got headache Hope there will be a solution...cheersMessage Edited by fromHeart on 12-13-2008 09:44 AM


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Answer:N500 46G loud beep when pluggin in a/c

Good question! I would like to know the same. The only 'solution' I found so far is to turn the volume down or off. But that is not a real solution of course.

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Hi,when I start my Laptop I get an very loud beep after "ThinkVantage Active Protections sensor diagnostc start" is ready. After that, the Windows system is starting.Is it possible to deactivate this beep signal? I have cheked the whole bios an did not findy a check box for this beep.pls help

IBM ThinkPad Z61m

Answer:Z61m beep loud on start?

The Active Protection sensor is only tested by an extended power on self test(POST).  The extended POST also emits a beep when it finishes successfully.Enter BIOS Setup, select Startup, select Boot Mode and choose Quick instead of Diagnostics.  Your machine will boot faster now and not beep unless something is wrong. The beep volume can be adjusted with the volume control buttons too.

__________________________________________________I was previously employed by Lenovo but have no formal role on this forum.I am here on my own time because I like fooling with PCs, especially Lenovo ones. ALL my posts are purely my personal opinion.

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Needless to say but this sound is plain ridiculous. Who was the genius who came up with this idea? Seriously. I have the Y430 and recently installed Windows XP Pro SP3. I remember that disabling the PC speaker in Vista worked, but unfortunately that does not work with XP. With all the suggestions that have been mentioned, I have yet to find a way to be able to disable this power beep: There is no option in the Advanced BIOS menu. There is no PC speaker volume control. Disabling the 'Beep' option in the device manager does not work. I'm tempted to try the BIOS update even though it says it's for Windows Vista only just to see if I could get the BIOS option for this speaker. Would this be a wise choice? Better yet, would it even work?

Answer:LOUD and very annoying BEEP - Y430 XP SP3

hi, Go to panel de control, Sounds, You need to mute the option 'PC SPEAKER', it work with lastest driver in VISTA, and WIN 7. If mute the 'PC SPEAKER' does not work I will try to update the lastest driver available from the lenovo page. Good Luck, The solution works with a lenovo Y430 the model that has DDR3, I know that you computer might differ, because there is basically two different y430. Remember to mute, for some reason regulate the sound will not work.

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Hi everyone. Ok, so after getting my new case, I swapped all my goodies into it today. I got a Thermaltake Tsunami case which I love. I didn't remove the memory or cpu from the board. After reassembling everything in the new case, everything powers up (no display on monitors) and I get this loud continuous beep. I can't seem to find a post code for what this would be. I tried reseating the video card and all the memory but no change. I need all your help on figuring this out. Oh, before that, I kept getting a CPU test fail message so I pulled the CPU and reseated it too. I also tried resetting CMOS. Thanks for any help!

My system:

ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
P4 3.0ghz
1 gb Kingston HyperX 3200
EVGA Geforce 6800 video card
Western Digital 200gb HD
480 watt Demon power supply
Thermaltake Tsunami case

Answer:Constant loud beep on power up

I think that is a memory problem? I have gotten that before when i forgot to put the memory in. Maybe it went bad somehow. Try putting it in another slot, and make sure the video card 4 pin molex is connected.

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Sat P300-17R: when my virusscanner (antivira) detects an virus or spyware it gives an very loud beep, and I mean very loud! In the program I can not change the warning options and shutting down my soundcard does not help either.

Can anybody help me getting rid of this nuisance

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Answer:Very loud beep on Satellite P300-17R

Try assigning WAV files to the "Default Beep" and "System Notification" events in Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices -> Sounds

Windows may be defaulting to the PC Speaker for some sound events.

Also check the settings in antivira, perhaps you can change or assign a sound file to the virus alert event.

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Hello all, 
I see that this has become a common issue, and one that I also experienced with my Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. My laptop would beep randomly (seemingly from somewhere in the keyboard)  from the first day I received it in the mail, and it eventually began beeping three to four times per day.
When I finally sent it to Dell for repair it had come to the point where the laptop was completely unusable and began emitting a horrible electronic noise that did not stop until the battery was empty. Dell replaced the motherboard and hard drive, this fixed the issue.
If you are having this loud beep problem my suggestion is to send your XPS 13 2-in-1 into Dell, and have them run diagnostics on the motherboard/hard drive. 

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we have a Toshiba satellite computer with vista. when we start the computer, before it gets to the microsoft startup we get a loud continuous beep. if we use the F8 key we get by this problem and the computer starts and runs but we get a chatter where the "3" key keeps repeating and/or the cursor drops to the last item on any drop-down? Any idea what this is?

Answer:Loud continuous beep at start up

This could be a BIOS Beep Code that is pointing to your hardware issue. Find the BIOS your system runs and check out this link:

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Greetings all, and happy 4th of July!

I recently helped my mother buy and put together her first computer (EMachine), but after turning it on, it made a LOUD beep. The beep apparently is coming from the tower, because it did it again after turning off the speakers, and restarting. I know that some computers beep once during their POST checks to tell you everything is OK, but this beep is LOUD, and I'm hoping someone here can tell me a way to disable, or at least make it a little quieter. It scares everyone out of their socks, the first time they hear it boot I've done a Google search to try to figure it out myself, but all I could find out is that Emachines are indeed notorious for loud POST checks. No one actually suggests a fix for the problem. I don't remember much about the computer except that it's a new Emachine running XP Home. If additional tech specs are needed, I can find out. Thanks.

Answer:Emachine makes loud beep!

I know exactly what you mean... and that beep irritates the bejebus out of me so I always unhook the case speaker from the motherboard or dont install it in the first place unless I have ( rare ) hardware or OS issue then I plug it back in.

as far as I know their is no way other than unplugging the case speaker from the mobo to stop the beep.... by opening the case on a new PC you may well invalidate any warranty tho.

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Sometimes of late, my computer has been "stalling" while trying to switch between programs. It stalls and then there is a loud beep. Is an indication of a problem or is it an indication that I am over taxing the computer?

Answer:Computer Hanging And Loud Beep's not normal, so I would consider it a distress signal .

Could be heat-related, could be often a day does this happen and exactly what are you doing when it happens?

How large is your C: partition, how much free space on same?

How much RAM installed in your system (Start/My Computer/Properties...second last line)?

System manufacturer and model? Laptop or desktop?


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I have a problem with my power-cord plug-in/out beep. ITS VERY LOUD and annoying and I cannot disable or adjust it to a reasonable volume. This problem is known for years but Acer wont come with a fix for this problem. Maybe someone can help me with this problem, I know for sure that this will be mine last hardware from Acer, WORST after sale and customer support ever.

Answer:powercord loud beep sound

Can you tell:notebook modelOS installed by the way, try this if available:right click the volume icon down in the task menu > then hit playback devices > then right click speakers (realtek high definition audio) > hit properties > hit the tab "levels" > there you should see a slider named " Pc Beeps" or "PC speakers" turn that down/mute 

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Started up my laptop this morning everything was fine.

Went to turn it back on and it crashed and froze on startup (Windows logo)

Ran it in whatever prompt it told me to, did its self-repair job (seemed to do the trick)

Things are functioning normally. If i recall, my battery was very low when i last shut down, could this have anything to do with it? (I did look in the events and it said that it did not properly shut down due to power loss)

Attatched are the dump information files

Answer:Frozen and loud beep on startup

Quote: Originally Posted by disasterpiece91

Started up my laptop this morning everything was fine.

Went to turn it back on and it crashed and froze on startup (Windows logo)

Ran it in whatever prompt it told me to, did its self-repair job (seemed to do the trick)

Things are functioning normally. If i recall, my battery was very low when i last shut down, could this have anything to do with it?

Attatched are the dump information files

Your video driver caused this crash. use these to un-install and re-install a fresh copy of the driver

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\Seven Forums\101010-9297-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*;srv*e:\symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop with Windows XP Home Edtion Service Pack 3. It was working just fine until I started my laptop and I heard a loud beep while I in the desktop waiting for my laptop to finish loading. I decided to restart and then I got a BSOD while XP was loading. The message was:

STOP 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0X00000000, 0XBA4CAFDC, 0XBA4CACD8)

Restarting the laptop again lead me to the screen stating Windows did not start properly and gave me the list of options. I chose Last Known Good Configuration.

The BSOD has not appeared since but the laptop continues to beep loudly every time I start my laptop. I have not made any recent hardware changes, the last being upgrading the RAM over 9 months ago, nor have I recently installed/ uninstalled any software. I thought that the error may be due to inserting a USB hard drive and thumb drives but starting the laptop with no USB devices attached still caused my laptop to beep.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Loud beep then BSOD XP Home Ed

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Hi there,

I've started having problems with my fairly new PC (only a couple of months old)

Occasionally, and without warning, my computer starts making an extremely loud long beep noise at the same time as crashing. It does not sound like the internal speaker(although it could be), but it is definitely coming from inside the case. As soon as the sound starts, there is a crackling noise and the screen goes black. I have to switch off the PC quickly because the sound is very loud.

Now the first few times this happened, I looked inside the case and found that the CPU fan had been disconnected and wasn't spinning. I reconnected it and assumed the problem would go away, which it did for a while. A few days later though it did it again.

It's only happened maybe 5 or 6 times over about a month, but I'm afraid it'll happen again and I'll lose unsaved data.

Not sure of the exact Motherboard specifics, but I have an ASUS motherboard of some description, with an Intel core duo CPU 6600 @ 2.4 ghz and 2.39 ghz

Graphics card is NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GTX (I've been having slight graphics issues, may be related). I removed all other cards and the problem still happens.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Answer:Very loud beep/whine before crash

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For the 2 weeks i was waiting for my HDD my computer fell.. On it's side (wooden floor). I knew it was gona do some damage and i found out what damage it did.. Not exactly though.Once i installed the HDD i went to start up my computer for the first time since the fall.  When i started the computer up there was a loud annoying continous beep / tone.I've tried replugging all the wires in the computer, checking to see if my processor was still in place,  and looked up beep codes.I found that a long continous one was an Over heating.. Which doesn't make any since after i just started up the computer at room temperature.I have no clue what's going on and i came to you guys for help / more infornmation.  I'll be ontop of this topic every second i can get.Thanks,Matt

Answer:Loud annoying beep when comp starts up..

Many aspects of overheating are related to non functioning fans (but not all). A wooden floor is a very hard surface to impact even from only a few feet. The fact that your computer is in a room temperature environment is far less a consideration than what the temperature inside the computer or some components of the computer hardware such as the CPU. As a start i would open one side of the tower and observe the fans when you 1st turn the power on. You may see one (or more) that aren't turning. You can also try while you have the side open to direct a house fan into the open side and see if it will allow the computer to boot. But you are quite right there is likely damage. We hope it is minimal.truenorthP.S. As far as the fans are concerned don't forget the one inside the power supply cage--which you will need to observe through the screening at the rear of the tower.

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Recently I have encountered a problem with my computer where everytime I press the "Power" button, it makes a very high-pitched beeping noise,(very annoying). I opened my computer and everything seems to be running fine. The green power light is on, on the motherboard, my CPU and other fans are spinning fine.
- Also, I'm embarrassed to not know this but, is the graphics card fan supposed to be spinning all the time, or just when it gets to a certain degree point? If it is supposed to be spinning all the time, then it's not working.

*Is this a beep code, because I have not yet found something from American Megatrends that fits this description.

BIOS = American Megatrends
GPU = Nvidia 8800GTX
CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
MB = Asus P5N32-SLI SE

Answer:Loud High-Pitched Beep Upon Startup

This may help -

The gpu fan spins all the time on all the cards I've ever seen.

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My t500 beep loudly whenever I use my Windows XP to change the volume...even though I set the O/S sound scheme to "None"...It doesn't happen with the volume change button but I connect my laptop to an external monitor so I don't want to bother using the volume change button... I'm trying to reinstall the sound driver to see if that's the problem?

Answer:T500 loud beep when changing volume

Hi drixomanbets,Maybe this will help:- In case above doesn't help, then enter BIOS -> Config -> Alarm ->Volume Beep -> Set it to Disabled.  Hope it helps

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So i have a e430 laptop. It has 4 gigs of ram. I was at bestbuy today decided to buy another 4 gig stick by pny. I put it in. snapped into place and when i turn on the computer it seems like it would turn on (nothing shows on the screen) beeps and turns off. I even swapped them in different places. I thought maybe its because they cant be paird. So took the old one out and put the new one in and it still does it. I put the old one back in alone and works fine. Is it just a bad stick or is there compatibility issues. They are both ddr3 rams (obviously it wouldnt fit if I didnt) so what am i doing wrong or is it just a faulty stick?

Answer:After installing ram, loud beep and computer shuts off.

The possibilities I can think of are -- #1 - Your motherboard/BIOS only supports 4 GB of ram.  Check specs.  I checked 8 GB is supported. #2 - The memory module you bought is incompatible.  Go to pny website and input your make/model for their recommendation.  Laptops are a little fussier than desktops and form factor is only one parameter. #3 - The memory module you bought is defective. Possible but I think least likely. Good luck.

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Hi all - first post here! My Lenovo S10e came with Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop, and now it runs openSUSE 11.1. I love it! But I am still in the flushed first weeks, and am still working out the kinks. Here's one: Every time I connect or disconnect the AC power, I get a very loud beeping sound, which is a real nuisance in the library, and even around the house! I would love to be able to disable this beep, but as far as I can tell it's a BIOS-level setting which the BIOS gives no option to adjust.All the forums I have found offer a solution only for Windows. If there is a BIOS update which makes it possible to disable this beep, I think I would not be able to apply it anyway, since it would be distributed in the form of a windows .exe. But I purchased the unit with a Linux operating system preinstalled. Surely there must be a BIOS upgrade that would address us? Does anyone have any suggestions here? Thank you very much!


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Answer:S10e - Loud beep on AC connect and disconnect!

Open up the sound icon and set the volumn you want for it

FrankKenmore, WAUSA

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Previous thread on this issue seems to be closed. 
Dell posted a new driver update that does not resolve the issues.
I would like to keep this thread open for those people still experiencing this issue with no resolution. 
I had a Dell technician come to replace the system board in attempts to resolve this issue but stripped a screw so the issue is still unresolved.
Dell refuses to do anything except waste your time sending in an very expensive laptop with a very expensive warranty.
Extremely disappointed in Dells response to this issue with one of their flagship devices. 

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9365 Loud Beep Issue

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As the title says, I recently upgraded my video card from a Geforce Fx5600 256 mb. I just got my new Geforce eVga Geforce 6800 GS and installed it into the Agp slot. After I turned the computer on, something gave out a very loud continous beep until I turned it off. The video card didn't boot up the monitor either.

I need to know what I am doing wrong here or the issue. Any help would be appreciated.

Configuration:AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, 2.08
Memory: . . . . . . . . .512MB (Now upgraded to 1 gig)
Hard Drives(s): . . . . .80.1GB, ST380011A
Bios & Motherboard. . . . . ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1Nvidia - 42302e31
Previous Vid card . . . . NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 (256MB)
New Vid card . . . . eVga Geforce 6800 GS (uninstalled)

Answer:New Video card creates a very loud beep.

Does the 6800GS require its own connection to the psu? Many newer cards do (but not all). Look at the very end of the card for an empty 4 pin connector slot. If it has one, you need to plug that in.

If that isn't the problem, then my next guess is that your power supply isn't up to the task and the beeping is it complaining. It is calling to you, asking you to replace it because your new video card is just too demanding.

What make is your PSU and how many watts is it rated at?

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Looks like Dell closed the last thread, so here it is again.  I just installed the driver listed on page 4, the last post, and I'll report back if it beeps again.

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9365 Loud Beep Issue
Here is the link to the closed thread.

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Hi All,
I've had an XPS 13 2 in 1 for a few weeks now and every so often (a few times a day) it makes a loud beep for a half second. I cant tell if it is coming from the speakers or from something else in the system, but its extremely loud and sharp no matter what the volume setting is at. This isnt the coil whine issue, which I do hear sometimes when the computer is plugged in but it doesn't really bother me. Has anybody else had this issue with their XPS 9365? Is there some way to fix it?

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9365 Loud Beep Issue

I have heard it twice now.  If it is the same it sounds like a loud screech.  It seems to emanate from the area of the SD reader but I happens so seldom I have no way to catch it happening.
I can't even find the back speakers.  They must be under the Keyboard.

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Issue: When turning on the computer there is around 10 - 20 seconds in which the computer simply is starting up and nothing appears on the monitor. It then makes a loud constant beep noise for around 3 - 5 seconds long and then the computer simply stays on but it does not continue to load up the OS.

What I have tried:
- I have unplugged/replugged the main power cords from the Power supply connecting into the motherboard.
- I have looking at all connections and made sure everything is secure etc.
- I have turned on the PC with the case open and pressed the Reset button directly on the motherboard as well as the red button next to it which I believe is a reset COS button?

* CPU: Intel Core i7
* Motherboard: EVGA Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
* RAM: OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Platinum Edition (8GB, 2GB x 4)
* Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 295
* Power supply: OCZ Silencer 750w
* Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium

- This was a custom built PC, all parts have been purchased individually and was built by myself without any issues.
- I do not believe that this is an overheating issue as I do have a case with 4 fans and the stock Intel processing cooler was replaced with a high end one which allows for overclocking.

Additional Information: I've had this computer for exactly two years now and I've never experienced any problems with it until now. Recently I left my computer on for 6 days straight because I was downloading a ... Read more

Answer:Custom PC - Won't boot up! Constant loud beep

Hello brendand and welcome to Seven Forums.

I know you've already tried several things, but this Microsoft article may point you in a different direction.

What to do if Windows won't start correctly

Although originally written for Vista it's still applicable for Windows 7.

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I read several posts that others have experienced the loud beep issue with the Dell XPS 13 9365 computer.   I'm just documenting that I too have had this problem and have been working with Dell on this since March and the issue is still not resolved.  I sent the computer back to Dell for them to fix it.  They reinstalled the operating system but when I got it back, it still continued to make this random annoying beep/screech.    They currently are working on sending me a replacement but I'm concerned the replacement may also have the same problem.   it's annoying that Dell isn't acknowledging this being an issue that they apparently can't fix.

Answer:DELL XPS 13 9365 Loud Beep Issue

We have been asking about system configurations in case there may be something in common with systems having the most problems.
What size/brand SSD, Processor, etc.
There was a new audio driver posted to address the problem and I have not heard if anyone had any success since, I believe, the older thread has been cut off.

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Since installing a new hard drive in my Pico Desknote Pentium II 333Mhz laptop there is a very loud beep a couple of times when booting up. How do I kill this noise without losing normal sound once in Windows 98SE.

Answer:Laptop loud beep on startup - how to stop it

Assuming that there's nothing indicated by the beeps that is wrong then you may have an option in the BIOS to disable startup sounds.

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i have an ibm laptop and during windows start up, it makes that "beep" like it just POSTed but louder and doesn't stop. i picked up the laptop while it was screaming to turn it off, and as i moved it, it changed pitch. this first happined when i was loading quake 2 on it, quake 2 had just finished loading and i was in the process of trying to play it. to get it to stop i just took out the battery. the sound sounded like it came out of the speakers, but changed when you push on a certin paRT of the laptop. how do i get to stop, is my laptop toast? i can get more info if u need it.

Answer:ibm laptop makes a very loud constant beep

What is the model and the model number called a type number on the bottom... the model will be something like 600X or T-23. But the type number will be a seven digit one like 2373-8SU.
The problem could be as simple as a stuck key, or as complex as a failed CPU Fan, failed memory, failed hard drive, or a motherboard gone bad.
If it is a repeated beep beep beep etc... with a pause then repeated beeps, count the beeps and tell us. That will usualy be a memory error or a cpu fan or a hard drive... depending on the model and the age.

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Hi!The beep when the power state changes is annoyingly loud. Is there a way to adjust its volume level? I have an SL500 running WinXP. On my R61 the beep is a lot more silent.Thanks! type added. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 04-04-2009 08:53 AM

Answer:SL500: beep when power state changes too loud

you can enable/disable the beep in the bios, under alarms i believe. I'm not aware of any way that lets you adjust the volume except turning it on/off.

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How do I disable the extremely loud "beep" when I connect/disconnect the AC adapter to my laptop?

Answer:Y430- loud beep when connecting power

Welcome to the forum! Open the Device manager (Control Panel --> System --> Device Manager), then click on "Show hidden devices" --> Non Plug and Play drivers, disable the device named "Beep" and reboot your computer.Message Edited by JohnB on 11-18-2008 09:40 PM

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I am just coming off of panic mode. Thank goodness I backed up this morning off schedule. I am posting because I need advice of what might be causing this.

Running Vista Home Premium German (sorry I am just a user, not in geek at least when it comes to Windows)
I tried to install Service pack 1 yesterday but it was taking so long as if it were hanging, so I clicked cancel and then the progress bar filled up anyway and it is listed as installed unsuccessfully. I think it left an irritant in the system...

Samsung laptop (NP R55) duo-core 1.6 GHz, 2 MB RAM, bought March 2007 - heavy use in relatively dusty environment. Sometimes overheats (?) and switches off automatically when running video files (e.g., youtube, DVDs)


Yesterday (and probably after the failed service pack install), I woke the laptop up from sleep and it beeped very loudly I believe twice but the machine worked. During an evening of work, I put it to sleep and woke it up several times without problems. I worked all this morning without problems. Put it to sleep for lunch, came back, tried to wake it up and it beeped loudly twice and hung before even getting to the cursor. Restarting several times, got the same beep and not even the welcome window. Panic Panic. (lots of deadlines!). Turned it off, got on very old Mac to google for help, signed up on this forum, spent 10 min trying to find backup disks (found!). Started it to see if it would work - yeah! It came on (though com... Read more

Answer:Loud beep, hung startup scare

Does no one have any advice for me???

I worked all evening and turned it off. This morning it started fine, read my mail, put it to sleep, came back an hour later and now the whole thing has started gain.

It gives 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and will not start up the recover disk :(((

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The computer does not display starts up with an imidiate loud and long beep.....then checks the drives at start up (I only know this cause I follow the lights from floppy to CD ROM drives) then it does display so I can't tell what's go'n on....The monitor acts like it's not git'n any signal at all so I assume it's the video card for a a couple of reasons....1) The person who was (move'n) the 'puter did not know that the the montior conection had screw in connectors and kept yank'n on it...enough to bend some of the plates in the back....2) the loud long beep ussually means that something is not seat'd right or something.....3)...the lack of display from the question is.....How can I git the computer to detect the video card with out be'n able to SEE any of the system setings???....I have check'd the card and it appears to be undamaged...I set it back into it's AGP slot and hook'd everything back up...BUT...still there some step I'm miss'n that could help me?

Answer:No Video and a loud long beep at start up??

what appeared to me damaged on the video card?

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Hi everybody, I would like some help!

I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).

My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?

Many thanks for any help!


Answer:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.

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Emachines computer speakers making loud beeping sounds. It lasts for a few seconds before it stops. It doesn't happen all the time, just every now and then. It sometimes happens exactly when a cell phone is about to go off in the same room, but I don't know if that has an relation. I recently cleaned out the computer, but its been going on for sometime. I tried ignoring it, but now I thought it was time to look into it. I'd just like some help figuring out what's going on. It seems to happen more often when I try to play games on my computer. Specifically an online game that I noticed so far. WoW or World of Warcraft if the specific name helps. I know that's not the cause, it just seems to happen quite a bit when I'm playing and I'd like to know what the relation is. It's not even a sound I heard from my computer, out of all the sounds it makes, it's just a repeatedly loud beeping noise.

Answer:Emachines computer speakers making loud beep

If the beeps accompany game play I would suspect the sound is an alert that the computer has reached a preset temperature. Boot into the BIOS and look at the setting for those values. May be labeled PC Health or similar.Did the sounds start AFTER you cleaned out the computer case? If so, you may have dis something. Did you remove the heat sink/fan from its mounting?

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HiI've got an Lenovo 3000 N500 38G, which does a loud beep when I plug in the A/C-adapter. There's no BIOS option for that. I have already tried to flash bios but it is the same. I use WinXp and i set sound options to no sounds under control panel.  I hope somebody know the solutin. I also read on one forum about some softweare for ThinkPads that have this option.  Hope there will be a solution...

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N500 38G loud beep when pluggin in A/C unfortunately it seems that solutions there ain't none yet

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Hello everyone, Does anyone knows how to disable this very loud and annoying beep that occurs when entering the BIOS ? The only thing in the BIOS about beeps seems to be : CONFIG -> Beep and Alarm -> (Only option) Keyboard Beep -> Disabled Info :- Lenovo B590- BIOS Version : H5ET69WW (1.12)- BIOS Date : 2012-11-15 Thank you for your help

Answer:[B590] Disable the loud beep when entering BIOS

And of course if it's impossible, i'll be glad that someone tells me that Everyone is ok with that beep ?

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Boot jingle and loud beep issue is fixed now for Ideapads. You need BIOS update. After BIOS update you will have an option in BIOS to mute o quiten beeper. Covered models (links for updates): U330, Y330, Y730. Y430 and Y530 already have this option in BIOS. BIOS updates for S9/S10 are pending, I hope =)

//help will save the world

Answer:Boot jingle on Ideapads (loud beep) - SOLVED.

Where can we find bios.... i check nada... for bios...... Y430....Message Edited by rstoegbauer on 12-16-2008 05:15 AM

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So i've had no problem with my computer until random BDODS Freezes, screen glitches and last but not least Windows not booting. So i decided after a couple days to take out my Video card (Nvidia) and clean it and all of that and as i was taking it out it got jammed but eventually i got it out by just pulling it out hard (Sounds bad but i couldn't push it back because it was like jammed) Anyways i examined it and nothing appeared damaged but as i was doing it my motherboard appeared to be flexing anyways so i cleaned it put it back in and booted it up and next thing i know a huge never ending beep and an LED was red anyways the led turned off and the beeping kept going on for another 1 minute so i just pulled the plug and called it quitsys and could see if one of you guys could help, i'm sure i put the card in the right because i out it in the same exact way.

Answer:Long LOUD never ending beep on start up, no display, help?

Well, you have either broke the GPU or the motherboard with the rough handling. You do know there is a release latch on all video cards? I think the long tone is saying "I don't have a video card installed".
Just touching delicate parts especially the gold connector pins, can also cause damage and not be visible.

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HelloI have a N500 and everything: I plug/unplug the power cable or battery becomes low a really loud beep is emitted by the laptop, try as I might I cant seem to get rid of this sound.Is there anything I can do about it, if I mute the laptop it also mutes, but I would much rather remove it outright.Any suggestions?Thanks


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Answer:Really Loud and Annoying Beep with regard to power cord

I believe there must be a setting option in "sound " section of the Operating System. There should be a leveler for pc sounds or you may try system sounds. try to keep it down. 

Lenovo 3000 N200 769-ELG - C2D T9300 2.50GHz 800MHz FSB-2GB DDR2 667MHz-256MB Intel GMA X3100-500 GB 7200rpm SATA-Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

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X301 does loud (i mean LOUD) beep when entering / exiting standby. Muting computer will also mute beep but is there any other way to make it less noisy. Thanks in advance 


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Answer:X301 does loud beep when entering / exiting standby

On boot press F1 to enter the BIOS.  You will find the option to "beep" or not upon suspend and resume.

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T500 2081CTO - Is there any way to disable the long and extremely LOUD system beep when booting the T500 with a completely drained Ultrabay battery installed?  Disabling the alarms in the BIOS (1.19) does not effect this for me.  It's one thing to come through the speakers but if I have my headphones on and forget it destroys my ears. I had posted this in Accessories however there were no replies.

T500 - P8600 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, Modded - 4GB Patriot DDR3 and 320GB Caviar Black 7200rpm drive with Ati HD3650 and Catalyst 9.6 modded drivers - Vista Business 32bit stripped down to bare bones with VM's from Ubuntu to Win7RC1 64-bit.

Answer:Annoying long loud beep with Ultrabay Battery

Anybody?  Am I the only one?

T500 - P8600 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, Modded - 4GB Patriot DDR3 and 320GB Caviar Black 7200rpm drive with Ati HD3650 and Catalyst 9.6 modded drivers - Vista Business 32bit stripped down to bare bones with VM's from Ubuntu to Win7RC1 64-bit.

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Sometimes it turns on and sometimes it does not.  It just does a BEEP pause BEEP pause BEEP until I turn it off.  The Alienware logo does not show in this case.
I believe this means either a bad motherboard or a corrupted BIOS or something.  How do I determine which it is?  I no longer have a warranty so I am hoping it is something I can fix myself but if it is the motherboard I assume I have no choice but to send it in.  Anyone know the cost if it is the motherboard?


Answer:Alienware M18x R2: Single loud beep when starting up

First thing to do is unplug, remove or disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules.  Try powering up again.
If you get the same single-beep pattern, the mainboard needs to be replaced.  They appear to run about $350 (;  if you don't replace it yourself, add another $100 or so with a shop for labor for a total somewhere around $450.

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The volume control on our Windows 2000 machine is driving us crazy. We have our speakers running our the back and into a surround system, and the louder the volume on our surround is set, the louder the beep when we adjust the volume on the computer icon in the tray.
I've searched all over and tried muting the wav file in the master volume control, but that only mutes the sound of what I'm trying to listen too.
Any ideas?

Answer:Loud beep on Volume control is driving me nuts

Eric I edited this because G.T.'s post nailed it. Mine didn't work too well.

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i was opening up my Dell Today to clean out the Fans etc. and when i plug everything back in it has the green LED on the power but it makes these extremely loud Beeping sounds and on the Back the a is green but b.c and d are yellow.. i have no clue whats up... please please help me!! im on Dell tech support phone.... on hold....

Answer:Dell Dimension 2400 loud beep on bootup

The light combo that you have means the memory isn't being detected. Re-open the case and make sure your memory is seated correctly.

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Is there any way to get the very loud beep to be eliminated or at least lowered when I use F8 to go into safe mode? I had the same loud beep on my old Dell too.

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Hey all,

So, within 5 minutes of starting my PC, it freezes constantly. These freezes are short, lasting only about 20-30 seconds, but happen once every 4-5 minutes. As well, there seems to be some colour in the background every time this happens. It looks very similar to static only with colour. (Sometimes green, sometimes yellow). Eventually, after about 45 minutes of enduring this, my computer will freeze completely and a single loud beep is heard, and the PC freezes completely. Upon restarting my PC, the same process occurs.

Any suggestions on what may be causing this problem?

Thanks everyone!

UPDATE: As of recently, my pc will freeze within 30 seconds of booting up, and i recently got BSOD, error was NVID_Disp file or something of the like.

Answer:Constant, short freezes leading to single loud beep

Have you removed the RAM recently there may be something else in your slots ? (dirt,dust or grit)

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

The rest of my system spec is:

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

Hopefully someone can help!

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

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

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

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

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HiI recently brought HP ENVY x360 a month back. I noticed sudden beep loud sound most often while playing video and when i connect ear phones i could notice some irritating disturbing sound, i cannot say it sound because that was not loud but disturbing. i do not what the problem is. could you please suggest any solution to over come this.

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

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by Coolbest

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

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

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

According to this:

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

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

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Beep starts as soon as you touch the power button and never stop's. Stays on after windows boots. Checked in BIOS to see if it was a fan but no can do, no user harware stuff. Should I just put a fan in it and see?


Answer:Satellite A205 makes loud steady beep after turning on

In my opinion this could be a keyboard malfunction.
It can?t be a hardware issue like a faulty RAM or mainboard because the notebook boots into Windows.

Maybe the internal keyboard is not connected properly or you holding a key at start up. I think a key is always pressed at boot.
Check the keyboard for dust or something like that or exchange it.

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PLEASE- remove or at least give us option to SHUT DOWN the insane loud beep whenever entering bios or boot menu!Extremely problematic when @ library / school - its very very LOUD- plz for next bios // E540 , 4702mq  Bios 2.17// T540p 4700mq  Bios 2.17__________________ dead: t420

Answer:Loud Beep entering bios / selecting bootdevice - annoyance

Hi Capslocked,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with loud beep sound in your laptop.
As you have mentioned that there is a beep sound while entering BIOS, as this looks like it is a stuck key error.
Try to remove the battery and adapter try to tap on all the keys and now connect the adapter and check for the issue.
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
Best regards,       

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Hello All, New poster here, just received my S10 and love it. My only issue is with the fact that every time I insert or remove tyhe power cable the system speaker beeps, loudly. This seems rather counterintuitive for a netbook, which is generally a pretty stealthydevice. I cannot find any setting to turn this off through windows. There is also no speaker setting in the bios. Am I missing something? Is there a way to turn this off? Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Justin 

Answer:IdeaPad S10 loud beep upon insertion/removal of power cable?

No option in current BIOS. Workaround - double-click Volume in the System Tray.  If a PC Beep slider doesn't show, then Select it under Options | Properties.  Slide the PC Beep volume down until bearable or off... ...hoping for a BIOS update with some more options...

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I'm not sure what is doing this, I have a sound card and it works, I'm listening to Flogging Molly right now, but when I backspace into an empty input field my computer emits a lard hardware beep, as in it sounds like that beep that you get when your desktop boots up, only louder.

Anyone have a clue? I have a Dell E1705 and Windows XP Media Center

Answer:Loud Hardware Beep when Backspacing in empty input field (Win XP)

Download the the TweakUI powertoy from Microsoft and disable "beep on errors" from the general settings.

Windows has an annoying tendency of beeping at you if you set set the Windows sound scheme to 'no sound' (or if you have no soundcard installed).

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Question: Loud Fan Noise

. When i start playing games , theres a loud fan noise which is bothering me so much. Please help me

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I recently started getting hearing a loud "buzzing" noise when I started my computer or it had to load certain larger programs. I opened up the computer to find which fan the noise was coming from and found no noise. The noise had stopped until just yesterday. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions.

Answer:Loud noise from fan

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Hey falous, so i bought my y50-70 like 4 months ago, and recently everytime i turned it on, open chrome or something - the fan gets wild ! its very loud like it works on 100% and it doesnt go down!i tried to look up for solutions but i couldnt find any.I tried updating my BIOS - didnt help.the temps looks very standard to me, 45-50c idel.  REALLY hope you guys will help me find a solution,Thanks !

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I recently upgraded the ram in my pc from 1.5gb to 2.5gb as it seemed to be getting pretty slow. I was expecting a pretty big jump in performance but it doesn't seem to have happened.

The pc can sometimes be faster than it was and sometimes it really drags. There is also an intermittent loud noise which i believe is coming from the fan and when this happens the pc is slow.

I took out the fan and cleaned all the dust from it but this noise still starts every couple of minutes and the pc becomes slow.

Any ideas?

Answer:Loud Noise from PC. Don't think it is the HDD

Two things to consider...
The amount of memory doesn't have much to do with speed unless some process can specifically use that extra memory. You can to more things well, but not necessarily more rapidly.

You system will utilize all memory at the speed of the slowest module. If you have some memory that is value ram or other inexpensive ram, the timings could be significantly different than the best brands and models.

Your system only uses what memory it needs, not what you want it to use. As long as the RAM meets the requirements of the motherboard, it will not protest.

If you want some programs to run at optimum performance levels, all memory must be identical. It is wise to buy matched sets of RAM from the same manufacturer at the same time to get the ultimate performance. Top memory is already sold in matched sets in the same plastic wrap. Otherwise, you have to look at the timings and other information posted on the package or the label.

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Question: Fan Noise too loud

Hello. Any suggestions on how I can easily cut down on my fan noise? It sounds like there is a lawn mower in here. Please tell me I can just buy a new fan for my processor... or maybe it's the PSU that's so loud. Thanks!

Answer:Fan Noise too loud

Google SpeedFan.

It allows you to vary the speed of your internal fans. Mess around with it til you get a stable, low temperature and desired noise output.

Or, you could just buy new fans.

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Question: A Very Loud Noise

I was working in the computer area one night. Of four computers, I was using two, one had been shut down for the night, and the last had been left on, but was unused.Suddenly the room was filled with a very loud noise. We are talking quite loud, almost like a fire alarm - uncomfortably loud to the ears. My first thought was an alarm on the UPS. I checked it, and it was fine. Then I thought maybe a fan bearing gone bad on one of the computers. I shut down the one not being used. Nothing. So then in spite of losing work, I felt it urgent enough to immediately shut down the two computers I was using. Nothing. So my next thought was fans in the room. Shut them down - nothing. Then I thought maybe the lights. Nothing. So my final thing was to unplug the computer that was already shut off - Bingo!What a surprise. I wasn't sure if the noise was from the computer or from the surge protector it was plugged into, so I ran an extension cord across the room. It ran fine about 3 days and then the noise came again, not quite as loud this time, but still loud.So I am thinking power supply or motherboard. The frequency and texture of the sound is the same as the squeal you get from the computer when you disconnect the power and the electricity drains from the system, except that that sound is mildly soft, but it gives you an idea of the nature of the sound. So I'm thinking maybe the motherboard is alarming me about something, but why so loud? And why continuous and won't go of... Read more

Answer:A Very Loud Noise

No one had experience like this?

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Question: loud noise

I have a loud noise on PC or speakers after its been on a while and it comes on for short time every few minutes.. Its a noise that is hard to describe. Grand daughter says its a space sound, what ever that is.Its odd as when playing music its fine just comes on after pc has been on a bit. Also can't tell if its pc or speakers. Just got new monitor as mine worn out and was hoping it would go but hasn't, it started 3 weeks ago. I turn speakers right down to get away from it.

Answer:loud noise

Is it a beeping sound? If so, can you count the beeps and does the sound repeat itself or is it just now and then.

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I got a dell dimension c521 and I notice at random times it has a really loud fan noise. Sounds like an airplane is about to take off or something? It usually happens if im playen video games and what not. I was wondering if this a bad thing or if its normal, and if theres anything I can do to prevent it from getting so loud? Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Answer:Really loud fan noise?

The fan runs at full to extract the heat when playing. About the only thing that you can do is to open it up and clean out any dust that you can see.

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I just got a beautiful new laptop for Christmas (HP Pavilion g7 1260ca). Every time I start it up, it starts in "Windows Boot Manager" and makes me select Windows 7 as my operating system. That's annoying in it's self (why won't it just start on it's own! It's not like I'm running another operation system as well!) but what's even worse, as the text is appearing on the screen, a loud obnoxious beep sounds with each word that appears!
I checked to make sure no keys are stuck, so it's not that. Once I choose Windows 7, I'm able to sign in with no problem.
How can I turn off the beep? And how can I make Windows 7 start automatically?

Answer:Starts in Windows Boot Manager and LOUD continuous beep sounds!

Hello ChelseyWol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Brand new and under warranty! Take it right back! Don't attempt to do any repairs yourself! That would likely void the warranty the unit comes with.

The default preinstalled copy of Windows 7 should at least upto the point where you would select the user account during the initial setup. Refer to the user guide as well to make you followed the procedure correctly there too.

The beeping part however does sound a bit odd and the purchaser who gave you the laptop may want to bring it back in to the store or dealer where it was bought for examination or replacement if a problem is found.

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Hello, So this started happening when I was moving the laptop one day (when it was on) the fan suddenly got very loud and the whole laptop was vibrating, it sounded like the fan was touching something while it spins which made the vibrating and loud noise, it sounds exactly like this I fixed it by restarting the laptop (sleep works too, seems like whatever makes the fan stop) but now it randomly happens, the normal noise of the fan has changed and it sometimes gets that loud again as showed in the video and then I have to restart to fix it. I've tried to open the laptop but some screws were too hard and stuck lol so I gave up. and I've cleaned the vents from dust.

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Question: Loud buzzing noise


I have a year-old Lenovo G500 laptop, and recently it started doing this loud, buzzing sound quite often, even when there's only one program opened. I checked CPU and disk usage the first few times it happened, but they're fairly low. I'm not really tech-savvy, so I'm not exactly sure if the sound is coming from a fan or is it HDD. I do know for sure that the fan isn't dusty, when I brought it to a tech shop they told me there's no need for a cleaning. I'm sorry if the question is stupid, but the frequent loud sound makes me worried and I can't be sure if it's just laptop's normal sound or not. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Loud buzzing noise

Can be coming from a fan, be first thought even if not dirty can be going bad, something is loose and rubbing on it, also can be power supply which also have fans and or the hard drive. Know which side hard drive is on on laptop. This is not coming from the speakers ? How is it when it is plugged in, does this only happen on a battery ?

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So I installed a new core2duo cpu (E7200 Wolfdale 2.53Ghz) and now when I turn on my computer it just makes a long solid high-pitched noise. Please help!

Other Specs:

160g SATA HD
Nvidia 8800 GT
4g OZC Platinum RAM
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard

Answer:New CPU and now it makes loud noise

does this sound continue once u logged on to ur OS

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I am running windows 7 on a Dell desktop computer. It has started making a very annoying and loud squealing noise. I have cleaned the dust from inside thinking it may be overheating. I also wiggled the boards to make sure all were seated good. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this and how to stop it? Thanks

Answer:Loud Squealing Noise

Try disconnecting any case fans one at a time and see if the noise stops.......if it does then you have a fan that is on it's way out......

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I just got my x201 for several days. The fan's noise seems unbearable. Especially in the late night, It was running all the time, even if I didn't run anything. I ran the power setting and set the fan to reduce noise. But it doesn't seem to work.. Any other one has the same problem?

Answer:x201's fan noise is too loud

hi, i own also a x201 and it's not the fan, which makes the noise, it's the 7200 rpm harddisk!! I replaced it with a ssd, and now the x201 is very quiet :-) cheers, zep

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My laptop - just over a year old now - began making this noise. I of course assume it is the fan or hard drive. I'm glad I did backup for recovery and drivers...but what steps should I take? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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hi i have this desltop
which gives loud noise all the time form the CPU
can anyone tell what willl be the cause of it
thanks in advance

Answer:loud noise all the time

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Hi guys, I just bought this Lenovo Ideapad 510s 13IKB 80V0.The fan is terribly noisy. It's very noisy at low speed, terribly noisy at high speeds and it is running loudly all the time even when the computer is idle just after start-up!I can't even make a skype call because of the fan noise. This is very fustrating. I have updated the driveres but it didn't improve. Is there a specific drive update which solves this?Some people suggest using a fan control software. I'm afraid this will damage or reduce the lifetime of some components. Can it affect the warranty? Please help me, thank you very much! 

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Question: Loud Beeping Noise

I installed a 200gig hd in my comp, with my 80 gig thats already in there. Everything was good, windows loaded fine, but today my computer light started blinking on and off and my comp made a loud continuous beeping sound. Whats up? Its completely random, and it usually stops making that sound after 10-20 sec.

Answer:Loud Beeping Noise

First guess would be that your system is not getting enough love from your power supply.

Go here: and calculate how much your system needs, then open up your case and look at the sticker on your PSU to see how many watts it is putting out.

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I was just taking apart my desktop and cleaning it up/blowing off the dust using a pressurized air gun (not too pressurized), and now that I have the nuts and screws back on, I plugged it in and the loudest noise began to come from the cooling fan.

It sounds as if theres something hitting the fan as it turns, this only happens on start-up for about 5 seconds as the fan blows at full speed. I did a visual inspection and there was nothing close to the fan, all wires were tucked away. What should I do?

Answer:Loud noise coming from fan

It's possible that when you blew compressed air through the cooling fan, some grit/debris inadvertently got into the fan motor pinion. It should eventually work itself out, but if it's stubborn then try blowing more compressed air. You might also want to check if there's a lubrication port somewhere on it (some of these fans are completely maintenance free, but some can be lubricated).

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C440 all-in-one. Just faced with loud annoying fan noise when CP is high-loaded. The main reason of the high-load is seems to be - the preinstalled antivirus software!  

Answer:Loud fan noise C440

hi dim2314,
Thanks fro Posting!
Have you checked if in safemode it will do the same fan noise?
    Antivirus software will be disabled in safemode and if that's what causing it it should stop in safemode.
Let me know what happeneds 

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I bought the laptop a week ago and im loving it but the fan is really loud.So as soon as i start ANY type of game, the fan starts immediately and the noise level is intense so i downloaded db measurer on my phone, made my room complete quiet, started up lol client, turn on db measurer on my phone, place it on the left of the laptop and i read numbers flashing bw 55~65. This was the same for every other gamesi read a bunch of reviews on 510p beforr buying it but I never read anything about fan noise being loud. My measurement probably isnt accurate as it cud be because it was measured on a phone, but i think its still too loud. Is something wrong with my machine?

Answer:y510p fan noise too loud

The laptop gets very hot so the fans have to run fast. I can't hear your laptop but I have a feeling you are hearing the standard noise form these fans.

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PC started up fine.

Loaded fine.

All programs loaded exactly as normal.


and I mean loud.

I shut it down, and rebooted. Nothing again.

Whadya say?

Answer:LOUD whirring noise

Sounds like it might be the fan
Download speed fan and check for overheating

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