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{SOLVED} Siren Type Beep when powering up system

Q: {SOLVED} Siren Type Beep when powering up system

Almost everytime I power on my system My MoBo emits this siren type noise. My MoBo is an ASUS P2B-D (Award Bios) With 256MB Ram PIII 500. I have tried the following:

Reseated RAM & all Cards
Changed RAM & all Cards
Reset Bios Defaults
Flashed Bios

After switching it on and off a few dozen times it will bootup ok. I am quite happy to leave it running all the time but I am running a microsoft OS!!! Need i say more.

Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated


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A: {SOLVED} Siren Type Beep when powering up system

Hi Rogue51

Just a random thought. From what I have read most siren type noises have to do with over heat warnings possibly a fan doesn't have a temp sensor on it or isn't up to speed. I would look in Bios for something dealing with overheat sensing. BOL

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Ugh, this is hideously annoying. It was really acting up lately, and the computer started restarting yesterday. Today it wouldn't even boot up and started making this two-tone siren like sound. Got the computer working again, but the sound kept up and I dig some digging. Figured it was an overheat signal, and sure enough, after poking around I found the 3 pin connector to the CPU Heatsink/fan unplugged. Figuring that that was that, I turned off, plugged it back in, and turned it back on. Now it starts up fine, and I can visibly see the CPU fan working...but the sound hasn't stopped.

Any ideas? There is almost literally no way it could be overheating. It's been kept off for hours, both rear fans are on and so is the CPU fan now. Hell, it's 40 degrees outside. This noise is going to kill me. Nothing has really changed in the past few days either. No new hardware and or software to speak of.

A:CPU making siren-like beep.

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Can we know the cause of system faillure depends on the type of beep sound when the system is starting up?

A:Can we know the cause of system faillure depends on the type of beep sound..

Yes. Usually there will be an explanation of beep codes in your motherboard manual.

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Hi, I have pop up error message Unable to cast object of type 'System.Boolean' to type 'System.String'" comes up every time windows 7 started...
So I check the msconfig if some start up software has error but I couldn't find anything.
I unchecked all start up application and reboot it but still have error message.
So I go event viewer then I found the error happened in the same time I start up the windows 7 so this might be the one.
This is info for error I got.

Log Name:Application
Source WMI
Event ID 10
Level : error
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

Is there any way to fix this error so that pop up error might stop??
Thank you!

A:Solved: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Boolean' to type 'System.String'"

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Finally after 3 weeks I find this solve for this error message

{ Unable to cast object of type system.boolean to type system.string }

by this tool " CCleaner" and It's works! 100%

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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 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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When I power on my system, all the fans, lights, etc. spin up but I get no display on my computer monitors. I tried step-for-step, the post diagnostics from this tutorial up untill I took out the RAM sticks. That was when I received the post beep code "1long beep and 2 short beeps." After this I tried replacing the CMOS battery with a new one and I still got no signal. I even tried connecting the video cables to the motherboard instead of the GPU. I researched the beep code; "An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered." How can this be fixed?

A:No Display When Powering On Computer. Beep Code [1long,2short]

Where are you sticking the cable to the motherboard and not gpu? Is this the board listed in your specs on here because that has no onboard video on it and you must use a add-in gpu. If your VBIOS is messed up on the 970 it might be rma time.

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Hey there
I have recently put together a pc build and off the bat noticed that the system will not power off after the O.S shuts down. I have tried playing with some BIOS options but to no success. The system stops computing after the O.S shuts down and the HDD's turn off but all the system fans remain on until the power button is held down.

A:Solved: System not powering off after shutdown

I managed to solve this problem last night when I updated the BIOS as it kept freezing every now and then. After the update the computer managed to finally turn off the PSU after shutdown.

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Hello all,

I built a computer for my mom 6 months ago, and now it won't POST or show display or any beep codes. The last thing it showed on the display was the info when it POST's and then went blank.

The mobo is a GIGABYTE GA-7VT600P-RZ Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KT600 ATX AMD with 1 gig processor, with corsair memory (512) value select pc3200.

The power supply came with the case and I don't know the brand off hand.

I have not looked at the system yet, but I will check memory, video card and cables to make sure they are secure and reseat, and check power supply voltages. I'm pretty sure the monitor is good.

If there are any other things I can check, any help would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: System won't POST, no display, no beep codes

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Here's my system specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16344 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 13029 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 602635 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 953748 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Crosshair V Formula
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I've got a problem which I can't find a cause for. It's like my system hangs for some unknown reason.

At first the display freezes, then the mouse cursor changes to busy, and then eventually I hear a couple of info message sounds and a few seconds later everything returns to normal. There aren't any changes on the screen, no info message windows etc.

The HDD LED on my PC Case is solid while this is happening. I can move the mouse cursor for a while but sometimes it stops responding too.

I've tested the SSD and RAM but no errors were found. I've taken apart my system (reseated everything, RAM, CPU, PCI-E, checked cables).

I would check the Event Viewer but I wouldn't know what to look for.

Any help is appreciated

A:Solved: System hangs and info sound beep. :s

Start Windows in Safe Mode (bearing in mind that third-party drivers aren't loaded in Safe Mode, so some devices will be unusable) and see if the problem has gone away. If it has, it's likely to be a third-party driver that's causing it. Remember also that third-party drivers includes those found in Firewall software, Antivirus software, & CD/DVD-burning software, not just physical device drivers.

If the problem is still apparent in Safe Mode, test the hard drive with the drive maker's diagnostic software. The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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One of my pc's recently acted up. It was working fine for couple of years without problem and then I stopped using it for a few months; now when I go back to it, the motherboard just beeps continuously (long beep).

According to the manual, a continuous long beep might be due to bad ram, but when I took out both ram sticks, it had a different kind of continuous beep. I replaced the ram with a different stick and it made the continuous beep sound like the other ram

The motherboard is gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G, dual core cpu. Bios is award

When I had the hard drive plugged in, even tho it made the loud continuous beep, it booted to windows (win2k pro) ok except that the graphics looks as if the video driver has not yet been installed. I didnt want to potentially damage it so i turned off and I took out every component except for just the video card and ram. What should I do next? swap psu? I have an antec 550 true power.

Also, what should the beep sound like if i were to take out the video card?
Please help.

Thank you

A:Solved: system continuous long beep but boots to windows ok

ok, i figured it out! it's kind of a duh thing! The fan in the front of the case, instead of being connected to the connector on the mobo (system fan), was connected to the normal molex connector because it didnt have the right end. And in the BIOS, the setting was to monitor the system fan; since there's no fan connected there, it was beeping to alarm me about it; disabling that works hahahah

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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 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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I apologize if this is not the right section, this seemed to be the most suitable.
I am using a 3D Connexion mouse and when I try to execute an executable file for the software configuration, I get the following error?
"Exception: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Configuration.Internal.ConfigurationManagerInternal' to type 'System.Configuration.Internal.IConfigSystem'"
I've talked with the mouse vendor and they have no idea.  My OS is Win7 64.  Does anybody know what this is?

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I just bought a new SATA drive and I plugged it in and formatted to NTFS in Acronis Disk Director. One thing bugs me, under file type it says:

"FS: NTFS Partition: 0xe (FAT16 LBA)"

whereas on all other disks is says just NTFS, ext3 or linux swap.
Screenshot below.

What does that mean?


A:Solved: Hard drive File type system question

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Hi, I'd like to see if somebody have any idea of what's happening to my sistem: a Medion M3 Composer with Mobo: MSI Ms-7046 socket 775, P4 3.0HT, DDR-SDRAM.
It has been working flawless for about a year, two days ago, I go boot it, and the WinXP splash sceen got frozen. I powered off the PC and powered on again...Single long beep, that repeats regurarly and no video...no boot.

I tried to reset the CMOS by removing the battery. When I powered the PC back on, it shut off immediately and by itself re-powered on after 2-3 seconds doing the same long beep, no boot, no video.

I tried all kinds, removed, all devices, tried one by one the RAMs, installed another CPU, etc. all with no success.

I tried anothe MoBo, but didn't finish booting (!)...it shut off by itself after a couple of BIOS screens...maybe this motherboard is not fully compatible with the system...or faulty PSU???

Unfortunately when I put the orignal MSI MoBo, and put power, I didn't got any self-suts off...but I smelled what I shouldn't have smelled!!!



A:system doesn't Boot, long repeated beep. System shuts off

Do you see your beep error http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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I have a Shuttle AV49 with a Pentium IV 2.4 and 1 Gb of ram. Lately, my system will
intermittently power off. I hear a quick beep and click (simultaneously) and the power
goes off. When I restart the system it gives no error messages and does not offer to
start in safe mode or any other Windows XP sp1 Professional type blue screen message
about 'your system did not shut down properly' or anything like that. I HAVE examined
the event viewer logs and many entries are missing. Say from the time of the current
boot for about 12 hours (or more) there are NO entries in any of the event viewer logs.
The last ones that are there are not important. It looks as though all logs that were
written since the last log save or checkpoint (if there is such a thing) are lost when
the power goes off. I HAVE replaced the power supply, blown out the dust and cleaned
the memory connections (with a rubber tipped pencil). I have not run mem-test86 or
any board burn-in diagnostics, or done a Hijackthis log. What do you think?
PS I did turn off the automatic restart option in error recovery and now instead of
sitting at the welcome screen it is off. I also turned off the option to Halt on Errors in
the CMOS as well as the Video Bios Cache. Any ideas? TIA PAJ692

A:My system keeps powering off. Help!

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system lights on front flash on then off..

stuff tried:
power supply
differant ram
unplugging cdrom, floppy, and hdd...

what to do, what to do... ;o(

A:system not powering up, its no the ps

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Having the same issue on a EU computer. Can't be Power Settings in XP because running an XPe cd still shuts down. BIOS settings all correct. Processor not overheating, no warning POST or message at startup. Viruses would not affect XPe. Able to run Disk Spinner 6.0 through full HDD repair. Helped (gave more time before shut down) but still shutting down. Possible that HDD is bad?

A:System powering off

I've split you off into your own thread. Its not a good idea to attach yourself to someone else's thread.

I'm thinking it might be the power supply.

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The rig in question is in my signature. Recently moved the computer down to college with me. It ran fine for five days. Last night I shut the computer off just to rest it and this morning when I went to turn it on, it didn't go. When I press the power button the fans and LEDS would turn on for a split second, and then turn back off. When I held the power button in, the same thing happened. I unplugged everything and moved it out and looked at it and everything seemed fine. I plugged it into a different wall outlet and the same thing happened. When I went to show my friend what the problem was, it just powered up. Problem solved? No. There was an extra hum/vibration/noise emanating from the case. I am pretty sure it was the southbridge fan because while I had the computer running, I slowed down the RPM of the fan with my finger (I know, completely unethical, shoot me) and the vibration stopped. The reason I went for this is because I've read that the fans have had issues in the past.

Anyways, after just letting it go for awhile, I had to reboot because the routers and switches were moved around at my house. I reboot and left the room for a few minutes. When I came back, I had a blank screen and some computer voice was telling me that my memory failed....or failed a memory test. I don't remember which. I then proceeded to take out a random stick and when I went to power the machine back on, it instantly powered off like before.

The machine ran great at home and... Read more

A:System not powering up.

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it takes me 2 or 3 trys to power up my system.??its a amd athlon xp. windows xp operating system.

A:powering up system

The first thing I would try is another power supply. You can test this by using another power supply from another computer if you have one.

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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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my computer suddenly not working. It is not responding power button. It started up once then again not responded any keys and closed. It is charging and battery light is working but not powering on. What should i do?

A:Z500 system not powering on

Not sure on that model.You could try removing the PS from it and then remove the battery.Press and hold the power button for at least 20 sec.Install the battery (PS doesn't matter but you could plug it back in). See if it will start up at least to the Lenovo splash screens.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GBZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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I have a system that is not powering up anymore. I'm located in Palestinian Territory. The model number is E7470.

A:System is not powering up E7470

General troubleshooting:
Unplug the AC adapter and disconnect the battery. Hold the power button for 30 sec.  Verify that the LED on the DC end of the adapter is ON -- if it's not, replace the adapter.
Remove the base cover and memory, and reinstall the memory.
Power up on AC only - if it will but won't with the battery installed, the battery is faulty.
If it still won't power up, replace the mainboard.

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my computer running win 7 Home Edition Premium 32 bit crashes periodically, especially when running internet games. Info includes:
error 7001 - service control manager

- <System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />

<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7001</EventID>



I have not found anything similar in postings already on forum. Can someone help?
I I ran sfc /scannow with no errors reported.

Attachment 153920

A:system crashing and powering off

Please upload a report so I can look over your drivers and event logs

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You have my apologies if this is in the wrong sub-forum, I am unsure where to post this due to not knowing what is causing the problem to occur (hardware, software, etc.).

For a few months now, my computer randomly shuts off. It dosen't boot-down, it just goes off. This dosen't happen at set times nor does it happen when I'm running a lot of programs. The only thing I have noticed that is consistent is that it happens when I'm browsing the internet with my Firefox browser (The thing here is, I'm always browsing the internet and am always using Firefox.)

To boot it up again, I have to switch the surge protector on and off a few times, and then press the power button.

I have done the following to try and resolve this issue:Used the Windows Disk-Cleaner twice. (Once as soon as it happened and again recently. Additionally, I didn't do these in Safe Mode.
Defragmented my C: drive (I didn't do so in safe mode)
Replaced the surge protector.
Ran AVG Anti-Virus two or three times, the last and more recent one being conducted in Safe Mode.
Removed any useless programs and otherwise completely cleaned-up that area of my computer.

My system specs:Windows XP SP2 Home Edition
1.30 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
Manufactured by HP (If this is relevant)
Intel Celeron CPU 1300MHz

I do not know hardware specifications (e.g. Motherboard). If you need this to assist me, please tell me how I can get this information.

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A:System randomly powering-down

Can someone please give me some ideas/suggestions on what to do? It is essential I get this problem resolved.

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I have an ATX case with an Asus P3V133 motherboard. Pressing the power switch turns on the computer and provides power to all the devices in the system. However, there is no video output and there is no startup beep. Pressing the RESET button restarts the computer, while also causing it to correctly start. It beeps, and loads the operating system. This is annoying as I want to use the buttonless features of ATX power supplies. I'd appreciate any input, thanks.

A:Problems with powering on ATX system...

Could be a few things...

I had something similar happen and it was a bad motherboard.

Once it was because someone had a jumper wrong on the "start with keyboard" jumper.

You built this yourself? Can you test the parts in another machine?

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I am building a computer system for the first time. I am using an ASUS A7N8X Motherboard ("MB"). I am ready to power up the system for the first time. The ASUS manual recommends saving a copy of the orginal MB BIOS to a floppy disk, along with a Flash Memor Writer utility. The instructions for doing so are not very clear. Any suggestions? Also, is this step necessary? Can I simply turn on the power and go from there? Thank you.

A:BIOS backup when powering a new system

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A computer is not powering off after Windows shuts down. Once Windows shuts down, there is a click (perhaps the hard drive powering off?), and the video signal disappears, but the computer remains on. At this point the power switch will not turn the computer off unless I hold it in. This happens about 50% of the time, and the other 50% of the time, it shuts off normally. All other operations seem to be normal.

I guess this is a bad power supply, but I wanted to see what others thought. Could it be the motherboard as well?

A:System is not powering off after Windows shuts down.

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I tried posting this in BSODs and crash debugging, but I just got ignored. I became annoyed, since this is a SERIOUS problem that's been persisting for more than a month. I've provided as many possible details about the machine as I can, and I've listed all of my tests and diagnostics. Please read the whole post.

Mobo: Asus M4A89TD Pro USB3
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws x2 2GB
CPU: AMD Phenom II Black x4
PSU: Corsair HX 650W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb SATA 6.0 x2
GPU: Sapphire Radeon ATI HD 5770 PCIe
Case: Cooler Master CM690II Advanced

I've built two computers in the recent past, one for myself and one for my boyfriend. I've noticed that when shutting down my boyfriend's machine, and powering it back on, Windows will crash to a BSOD or get stuck on a black screen. The suspicious thing is, this will ONLY happen when shutting down and powering back on. If the system is simply restarted, Windows will start up every single time without a crash. Restarts don't cause problems, only powering on.

Strangely, his computer will not record the BSODs that occur when they happen at the startup logo. This means that I cannot post the analyzed BSODs here with BlueScreenView or any other program, so PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO. They do not show up on any BSOD reader. The crashes DO NOT appear in the minidump folder. Please DO NOT ask me to supply the minidump folder.

I have run a Memtest on each individual stick, each with 6 passes with zero errors.

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A:Windows crashes on startup only when powering on system

First check to see if logging is enabled in usercp

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.

Second the file (ahcix64.sys) is his RAID controller driver. It should be updated as a first step.

How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html

If it is generating BucChecks' you can force a log but update the driver first.

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I have a Dell XPS 410 that randomly powers off and then won't power back on unless I jiggle it a bit.

I found this: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/818967-dell-xps-410-shutdown-startup.html

Which indicates it can be the front I/O panel causing it.

How can I confirm this is the problem, and where can I get a spare?

When it isn't powering on, the mobo isn't receiving power either.

A:Dell XPS 410: powering off randomly, not powering back on

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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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Q: siren

now and again i get like a n alarm or siren coming from tower .goes for a while then stops . no idea what it is any ideas ???


A common cause for the "siren alarm" sound is overheating.

It's not difficult to check (and most computers need a regular cleaning anyway):

1. Turn off and unplug the computer's power cord
2. Open the tower's case, usually on the left side as you're facing it. Some, like Dells, have to be laid on their sides, the latches on top and bottom pressed simultaneously while lifting, opening the case like a clamshell
3. Carefully remove all dust buildup with either a hose-type vacuum cleaner (only if the hose end is plastic; metal can discharge static electricity, definitely not good around electronics) or canned air (available at most hardware stores; use short blasts since long, protracted blasts can cause liquid condensation to spray, also not good on electronics)
4. Clean the air vents on the case, both front and back, to make sure they're not clogged with dust.
5. If the processor is covered with a plastic hood, remove and make sure all dust accumulated between the vanes of the heat sink is removed. A small soft brush, like an artist's paintbrush, works well for the stubborn stuff)
5. With the case still open, plug the power cord back in and start it up. Look inside and make sure all fans are running (some video card fans will only start when a load is placed on the card)
If it is not the above I'me afraid it could be a motherboard problem or maybe a new psu is required.

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I built my first computer recently, and everything was going fine until I actually tried starting it up. The fans on the case and processor spin up, the motherboard lights up, and the dvd drives will eject, but no signal appears on the monitor and there is no beep from the BIOS. I have removed everything except one stick of ram and the video card. I have tried:

-Checking the pins on the socket; none of them are bent.
-Plugging in a keyboard; the lights on the keyboard will flash about every ten seconds, but that's about it.
-Booting up without any ram; there are no warning beeps.
-Clearing the RTC ram.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, folks. The motherboard is an Asus P5WD2 and the processor is a Pentium 650. The power supply is an Antec 430 Watt Neo HE. The ram is a 1024 MB PQI stick.

Thanks for any help.

A:No beep, no nothing on new system.

do you have all power connectors in the mobo correctly, like the p4 cable and motherbaord cable

does your viedo card require a seporte power lead, if so did you connect it

can you give us the make model of you motherboard,

remove the viedo card, does the system beep,
do you have any external speakers attached so the system can beep

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OK, this sounds kinda wacky, but I want a loud (freeware!) SIREN for my Win7 machine. Why? Because my remote, and tech naive relative sometimes leaves her phone off the hook, and I need to tell her that. So I use vnc to put a big message on her screen "HANG UP THE $%^&*() PHONE!!!" and want to start the siren to make her look at it.

Alarm clocks are nice, but the alarm just goes off and ... stops. I want an earthshaking siren that goes off and keeps going off.

It's either that or bothering her neighbors (who are separate enough that a siren won't bother them!)

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OK, this sounds kinda wacky, but I want a loud (freeware!) SIREN for my Win7 machine. Why? Because my remote, and tech naive relative sometimes leaves her phone off the hook, and I need to tell her that. So I use vnc to put a big message on her screen "HANG UP THE $%^&*() PHONE!!!" and want to start the siren to make her look at it.

Alarm clocks are nice, but the alarm just goes off and ... stops. I want an earthshaking siren that goes off and keeps going off.

It's either that or bothering her neighbors (who are separate enough that a siren won't bother them!)

A:audio siren?

Strange request mate but I would reckon if somehow you could make the machine flash the screen and make the noise then it (the machine) would need to be hooked up to an outside audio source say a small sound system - turned up to max.

What software would do that I don't know but will have a look and there may a setting in the Control Panel > Sounds to do that

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OK, this sounds kinda wacky, but I want a loud (freeware!) SIREN for my Win7 machine. Why? Because my remote, and tech naive relative sometimes leaves her phone off the hook, and I need to tell her that. So I use vnc to put a big message on her screen "HANG UP THE $%^&*() PHONE!!!" and want to start the siren to make her look at it.

Alarm clocks are nice, but the alarm just goes off and ... stops. I want an earthshaking siren that goes off and keeps going off.

It's either that or bothering her neighbors (who are separate enough that a siren won't bother them!)

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hello, i recently built a computer for someone I know, and it was working
flawlessly, installed windows, drivers, etc. No problems at all! Then, my
girlfriend wanted me to set up her computer where the other computer was
plugged in, and when I moved the computer to the other side of the room and
plugged it in, all of a sudden, it doesn't work at all! Nothing I've tried
helps - resetting the battery, switching the ram, video cards, removing all
pci cards, ide/floppy drives, etc.. It shows nothing on the monitor, and
just beeps at me. I've never heard a computer beep like this before, and I
know about debugging problems based on how many beeps, how long, etc, as I
am A+ certified. The computer beeps in two alternating tones, high and
low, and sounds like some sort of siren is going off. WTF?! Any help
would be greatly appreciated! The person is starting to get pissed off and
I can't figure it out.

A:Siren sound! Please help

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is there a way to get rid of that system beep in windows,
it happens when i get email in my inbox (pop acct) and dumb stuff liek that

A:System beep in windows

Are your sound card drivers installed and configured properly? If they're not then Windows will use the system speaker. Or if the sound comes from your speakers then change the sound scheme.

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OK, since last week I've been getting a system beep while IN Windows. This is not the POST beep (which is normal). This is after I've logged into XP and all else seems normal. Every once in awhile I'll get one beep and now this weekended I started getting two beeps along with the one beep every so often. How do I diagnose this problem? What tools do I have at my disposal? Is there a log file for this somewhere? I've looked at the Event logger and it seems normal.

Thanks for any help.


A:System Beep Issue

First thing I would do...go into the BIOS/Setup and see if the system/motherboard heat warning is enabled (I disable mine). That could be what you are hearing periodically.


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My computer at work is running Windows 2000 (SP4) and there is no sound card, nor any speakers. All the windows sounds are turned off. Whenever I get an Exclamation window (such as a delete confirmation), I get a system beep. I don't know what the problem is. I do not want to just turn off the system speaker, as I want to be aware of other errors by beeps. I just dont want it beeping at me everytime I get an Exclamation window. Any ideas what the problem might be? In looking around, possibly a registry problem?

A:Problem with the System Beep

Go into Control Panel then Sounds and Multimedia and under Sounds choose Exclamation and set the sound to none.

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I am hearing a SINGLE SHORT system beep from the PC speaker at what appears to be random intervals. Why is this happening??

The beeps occur while gaming (i.e. Counter-Strike) although it might just be related to stress on the system.

Comp specs:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon 64, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) 2800+
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8383/5 Apollo K8T800(M), AMD Hammer
BIOS Type AMI (01/28/04)

I purchased the computer recently. I had it up and running at home no problem, although I never played video games at home. After moving in at school, my roommates brought a Satelite receiver, a large screen tv and various other electronic goodies which are in the next room (say 10 feet away through a wall). While we are on a separate breaker, the equipment has caused power dips that have shut off my computer or monitor for a split second on a couple occasions. The beeping began at this time I believe, although I might be remembering wrong. After a couple days, I purchased a Monster Power Cleaner. It's supposed to keep the voltage steady. Its been a couple days again and I have not had power problems but I still get beeps!

My computer seems to be perfoming correctly otherwise. Any ideas?

A:random System Beep

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Acer Aspire 5315. Vista Home Basic. I know, this laptop is old but my daughter loves it. I need to get all her stuff off it. The deal is this: she has had to use two external fans for a couple of years, one behind and a cool fan on the bottom. When it got hot, it just stopped, which is what we all expect. Now, I can turn it on, get one beep, it boots up, continues one beep (those are short beeps). Everything boots up and I can click on what I want for awhile, still with the beeps, then it shuts down. I tried to see if I could find a list for this system but most of them are no help. What I think is happening is either the cmos battery is dead or the fan quit. I have a few batteries in my stuff and a few fans that may fit here, but I need to have some input before I take this one apart. Any ideas?

Hi guys whom I know!! Been awhile but then that is a good thing. No major problems until now.


A:One system beep on start up and beyond!

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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 have 2 router one is a thompsons speed touch (wire) and the other a linksys(wireless) and i cant get the ps3 to connect to the internet properly everytime i try i get nat type 3 (that is limited connectivity) so if anyone know how to configure the router so i wont have that problem please help

A:Solved: How to get from nat type 3 to nat type 2 using two routers one wired other n

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