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Computer beeps once at XP Welcome Screen


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#1 Jaderz

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:32 PM

My computer never makes a sound - I can't stand all that beeping racket. So when I got it I was assured it would make no sound other than the fan - Which I've worked hard to reduce to hardly any sound at all.

However, on our lovely Friday the 13th I turned on the computer and it beeped once at the XP screen. It lagged to hell won't have ya so I rebooted it. Then it beeped twice at XP screen but didn't lag as horrid. So I opened Internet Explorer 6 and it opened like 12 pages.. I rebooted, tried again.. Same result so I did a restore back to the 9th. Fourth try it did it again. So then I looked up what two beeps mean online and read to take the CMOS (button) battery out. Took it out for a few minutes, put it back in. Rebooted to try and it worked fine no beeps. Restarted several times and it worked just fine. Went to work for a few hours, came home and it worked like a charm.

Few hours later I turned it off for a short while, back on and it beeped and opened 12 pages. And now it's off till I can figure out whatever is going on.

I dont know the computer specs much, but I know it's got plenty of everything.

I read what 1 beep means but I can't find what it means at the XP screen. I don't have long online so if someone could please write back with as much detail as you're willing to spare.. I'd appreciate much!

I had it suggessted that a key on my keyboard might be stuck, I've checked and it isn't. It was also suggested that my computer was overheating - I felt and watched it and it felt fine to me.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:24 PM

It seems as though you may have an infection! :thumbsup:

Please navigate to HERE, read the Preparation Guide and start a new topic requesting help.




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