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Why does my laptop keep bleeping at random?


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#1 wend123

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:24 PM

Please help!!
A few days ago my laptop started to make a short sharp bleeping noise - almost like the sound of the old Pacman games (sorry can't think of a better way to describe it). Initially it was every 5 or 10 seconds, then it would be every 2 to 3 minutes, then back to 5 or 10 seconds, no real pattern. I did a virus scan, Malwarebytes scan and Spybot scan, there were a few things found in Malwarebytes scan but even after I got rid of them the bleeping is still there - just not so often now - every 10 mins or more. Its very annoying, particularly when I'm listening to music or watching a video as the volume of the speakers affects it. Please help - someone. I'm worried my laptop's dying!!! :thumbsup:
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Edited by hamluis, 26 October 2010 - 04:27 PM.
Moved from Vista to Internal Hardware ~ Hamluis.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:37 PM

what type of laptop is it?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:58 PM

Its a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:09 PM

I wonder if we might have a sticking key?

Open up a word processor or notepad.
Then go through every key on the keyboard & see if they respond
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:20 PM

Just tried all keys and they all seem to respond fine. But that bloody noise is still there (sorry for language). I'm sure its something to do with the speakers because its much louder than all the "system" noises. :-(

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:36 PM

hmmm I was thinking sticky keys as well, but lets try something why dont you download and run coretemp and see where the temperatures are at.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:39 PM

Hello,

Sometimes the laptops start beeping because the battery is low on charge, and the charger is not charging the battery.

Is your power-chord working okay?

That will explain the intermittent beeps.

Or like Eyesee said maybe a key is sticking or your inputting a command more than a couple times to make the computer beep like that.


What Make and Model so we can help you more in depth...? :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:57 PM

Its a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D


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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:58 PM

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D - just over a year old.

As for Coretemp, well I downloaded it but I've no idea how to read it as the temps keep changing - feeling a bit dumb here!!! Please advise how to read it :-)

Also the bleeping occurs even when I'm not at the laptop so if it is a command being repeated its not by me. I notice that sometimes when it bleeps the "egg timer" or in my case "running horse" flickers up, leading me to believe something is going on!

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:02 PM

what is the maximum temperature it reads-in the bottom right corner there is a box that says high-what is that temperature?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:07 PM

62 - but it was 77 at one point (when I first downloaded the program).

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:18 PM

Mute your windows volume control.
Lets determine if it is some sort of windows sound or a system speaker.

Juicyboy might be on to something
You might try taking the battery out
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

"I notice that sometimes when it bleeps the "egg timer" or in my case "running horse" flickers up"

HUH?

Explain that please
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

well, information on that CPU is hard to find, but what I am finding is the max operating temp for that CPU is 95 C, so I don't think the problem is the CPU overheating. I would check the contol panel keyboard settings and try turning off sticky keys just in case you do have something in the keyboard glitching, but I doubt its the problem, My suspicion is the CMOS battery is dying-but that is only a suspcision and would like a second opinion if we have any other advisors looking at this.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:22 PM

Yeah my little "running horse" just flickered there but no sound came out cos the speakers were muted. Does this help and should I take the battery out now?




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