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My computer does not beep on startup but can beep later

Q: 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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A: 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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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?


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

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

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

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

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

A: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 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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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. wait...black screen
4. wait...black 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!

A:beep beep..computer doesnt turn on

sure it's only 2 beeps? - nothing listed here for 2 beeps...


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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??.

A: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.

A: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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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.


A:Long Beep at Computer startup

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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.


A: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...

A: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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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.http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htmBringing you computer to a qualified technician is probably your best option.

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

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

A: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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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

A: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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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.

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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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A: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: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107 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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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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A: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 www.newegg.com

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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!

A: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!

A:Weird beep beep boop noise

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

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I tried 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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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.

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

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I 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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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

A:one short beep one long beep

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

A:I need help my pc has 1 short beep,1 long beep

This will help:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674also refer:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02222922

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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 ?

A: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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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)

A: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, 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.

A:1 Short Beep, 1 Long 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.


A:BEEP Tic vs BEEP BEEP at start-up

What is the make/model of the system?

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


A:Solved: Beep beep beep

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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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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.

A: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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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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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

A:beep on startup

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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?

A:beep on startup?

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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.

A:beep on startup?

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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.

A: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 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?

A: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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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??

A:Beep code at startup

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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?

A: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?

A: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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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
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A: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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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

A: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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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: eSupport.com 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

A: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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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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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.

A:Beep on startup - won't boot

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