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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:36 AM
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why would my computer start beeping?
Edited on Sun Oct-19-03 10:36 AM by donsu

two quick beeps and a semi long pause and then two more beeps.

this is weird.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:40 AM
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1. At startup?
What else isn't working?
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:42 AM
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2. no, I've been on line about 1 hr when it started

and everything is working fine - just the steady beeping
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:44 AM
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3. somethings wrong
Check your manual, my computer beeps when somethings wrong withmemory or something. All kinds of beeping are described in the manual
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:50 AM
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6. my manual doesn't say beans about beeps

but search brings up all kinds of beeps: sports, mystery, underwater- all wavs. plus there is a beep test listed. ???????
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 12:30 PM
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18. Google for "audio beep codes".
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:45 AM
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4. Laptop? Low battery condition? Check your power supply connection.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:50 AM
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7. not a laptop
nt
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Snow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:45 AM
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5. It's automatic when you put it into reverse.....
safety feature, you see.
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alexwcovington Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:53 AM
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8. WARNING!!! WARNING!!!
Your PC could be overheating. SHUT IT OFF!
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 10:55 AM
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9. I have noticed that there is something that keeps coming into my pc

the pc icon on the tool bar keeps showing that something is incoming when there is no reason for it. it's not steady incoming, has long pauses, but something is coming in in flashes.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 11:14 AM
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10. well, I turned the whole thing off and then back on and - no beeps


very curious.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 11:18 AM
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12. however something is still coming into the pc

pretty steady. can sit and watch the pc icon in the tool bar flash green.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 11:18 AM
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11. Maybe it has to hots for you!
If the computer is just being turned on, then I'd check the video card. (If I recall, 1 long followed by 3 short beeps is for RAM.)

If it's beeping after the computer has been on for a while, check out the heatsink. The CPU is likely overheating.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 11:20 AM
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13. no, it was 2 quick beeps and then a long pause

after turning the pc off and on again the beeping has stopped but whatever is incoming is still doing that.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 11:27 AM
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14. Had one that used to play Beethoven.
And yes it was an overheating thing.

Had to replace the power-supply fan or something like that.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 11:52 AM
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15. If you have a firewall installed you are probably
under attack. This beep is an audible signal letting you know. Click the flashing icon and it will probably tell you more.
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Scottie72 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 12:17 PM
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16. Do you have an UPS?
At times out of nowhere my UPS will beep when there is a power gliche. (There will be absolutely no signs of power loss, but my UPS has deteched a small gliche.)


When this first happened I had no idea what caused it. I got into work (which is right down the road) and I found out that a power gliche caused several systems in our lab to fault.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 12:20 PM
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17. Fries're Done!
:)
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 12:32 PM
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19. Sounds like a Memory.....
either Ram or Video error.

1. Make sure your fan (fans) are working.....take off the case and
make sure.

2. Depending on your Bios, 2 beeps usually means video problems.

3.If problem starts after good start-up, it sounds like a heating problem (fans not working)....depending on how your
video card is set up.

4. This can be serious and costly, so make sure everything is working (cooling) or you'll be at compusa or Best buy soon!
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 12:31 PM
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20. thanks everybody for the advice

I'm thinking it's virus attacks (fan is working fine and it has stopped beeping).

I pay norton for protection but there is an error and I can't pull it up to see what is happening. (been this way a long time) haven't done anything about it as the updates install ok and I've not had a virus. I just can't see what the stats say.
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 04:02 PM
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21. Do you use ZoneAlarm?
ZoneAlarm does that when it blocks an incoming intrusion attempt. 'This behavior is by design.'
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foxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 04:06 PM
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22. Mine did that and it turned out to be my CD drive had went out.
The technician who fixed it said he didn't know why I had heard those beeps but I know I did and whatever he did fixed it so who knows?
good luck :hi:
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