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#1 Jmcm

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:05 PM

I have a HP laptop and I am getting a beeping sound from it. It does not beep during POST! It does not beep all the time and the beeps have no pattern to them at all. It sounds like the beep is coming from the HDD. I have ran the system provided HDD test and it passed. I also ran a diagnostic on it from the HDD manufacture website it also passed and lastly I ran a 3rd test on it from Sea Tools it passed as well. I have ran a system memory test it passed. I have reseated the memory and have checked to make sure it's running on the correct amount of memory. I also went into my drivers and disabled the system beep and it still beeps. It also beeps with or without the battery in it. The BIOS has been updated. It also beeps when muted. I am completely lost on what this could be? Please help how reliable are the HD diagnostics I am running?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

Hard Disks do not beep.

At what point(s) do you hear the beeping? Does it happen in safe mode?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:13 AM

You have an internal speaker, muting will not make that go away. I dont know what the sound is comming from. You have told us when it does not beep, but not when it does beep. Anything in particular that makes it beep that you have noticed, or just like you said, extremely random, few and far in between?

What Model HP do you have?
What Operating System?
How full is your hard drive?
Does turning off and on the Wifi cause this problem?
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

I have not checked to see if it beeped in safe mode.

The beeps are random it beeps while I am online or offline. I have not tried turning off/on the WiFi. My hard drive is not even 1/4 of the way full. If I am surfing the web it beeps but if I stream a netflix movie it stops (odd). The beep comes from from where the HD is located is the reason I assumed it might be the HD.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:09 AM

Well, let's try safe mode and see what happens.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

Could be an overheating warning built into the board/system. I would check the documentation/manual for possible reference to such.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:12 PM

Could it be something as simple as a stuck key?

Open up a word processor or notepad and try every key to make sure they respond.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

All keys work so it's not a stuck key. Good thinking though.

I will try safe mode and see what happens. If it does not beep in safe mode would that mean that it's some sort of software issue and not hardware?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:25 PM

If it does not beep in safe mode would that mean that it's some sort of software issue and not hardware?


Exactly
Try it for a while and see what happens.

Drat, I thought I nailed it on the stuck key ! :smash:
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:15 PM

Been running in safe mode for about a hour now and no beeps?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:12 AM

Okay. Please do the following: Run msconfig and choose "selective startup" (disable everything from starting) and reboot. Assuming you do not hear the beeps, start adding items back one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem recurs. Once it does, you'll have identified the offending process. It's time consuming but effective.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:00 PM

Everything on startup is off and it still beeps. :killcomp:

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:35 AM

Doesn't sound possible. If it doesn't beep in safe mode it should not beep on a selective startup.
What is new or different since just before the sound appeared (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:03 PM

Please note....this is a "punt" from a novice......Is it at all possible that there is less "stress" being placed on system components when loaded in safe mode......and therefore the offending item does not "beep". When loaded in selective mode....the "stress", or "load" has increased slightly and this is enough to trigger the "beep" ??.....Is there a mechanism. whereby when the temperature increases beyond a certain point, there is a warning given...eg.."beep"
I am a specialist mechanic......small engines......and I know the analogy might be really screwy.......but i just became so frustrated reading of this problem, I had to "throw in my two cents worth"
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:07 AM

Laptop hasn't been on since Friday. I booted it today and immediately started beeping after windows was loaded. So I restarted and into safe mode and it was beeping in safe mode. Like I stated before sometimes it will not beep and somedays it beeps a lot (today).. So I think over heating can be ruled out? I am now thinking that it most defiantly a hardware issue but how do I pinpoint that? I have been told that hard drives do beep and they don't beep which is correct? Also if it's the MB shouldn't it beep during post? I am a 2 month old PC technician so I do know my way around computers somewhat. I am still learning!




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