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#1 ptescudier

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:22 AM

Does anyone know what may cause the computer to emit 1 (that's one) beep at the WELCOME screen of XP. The PC seems to run fine but I just want to make sure. It started after using MalwareBytes to remove a trojan (specifically CTPRESX.dll). Previous to that I had removed 2 other Trojans (FraudPack & FakeAlert).

This is not a POST issue as by this point the PC is well beyond POST.

Thanks
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Edited by hamluis, 14 January 2011 - 11:40 AM.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

System manufacturer and model?

How long has this been occurring?

If it's not a POST beep...I would think it has to be hardware-related.

I'd take a look in both Event Viewer and Device Manager.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

Also try it in safe mode to see if it does the same thing there.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for response.

My system is an HP 3400 workstation running windows XP Serv Pk3.

As I said in my original post it started after using MalwareBytes to remove a trojan (specifically CTPRESX.dll). Previous to that I had removed 2 other Trojans (FraudPack & FakeAlert), about a week ago.

I tried it in Safe mode & it does the same thing.

If it's not a POST beep...I would think it has to be hardware-related.

I would have thought just the opposite. Aren't POST beeps usually hardware related but once windows starts isn't it usually software related? :question:

The hardware hasn't changed & the Device Manager shows no problem areas.

As to the Event Viewer what would I be looking for?

Thanks again for the help
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

You should only be getting a Beep at initial start up, if you are getting a Beep at the welcome screen as you say then this is Hardware issue/corrupt system files. You say you removed trojans using malwareBytes, well it is very possible that these Trojans have damaged your system files which why you are getting this Beep on the welcome screen.

So i suggest you run a system file scan;

If you have an XP Install CD i suggest you run a repair on the system files. (see here for more info on how to run system file check on XP)

Then Run malwareBytes again in safemode to double check all trojans/virus's are removed or seek advice from a malware specialist here.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:10 AM

Thanks. I will try that and get back to you.




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