Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Laptop Continually Beeps On Power Up

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 bryan


  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • Local time:11:40 PM

Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:16 AM

Hi All,

I bought a Sony Vaio about 3 years ago. When i power it up it continually beeps. Sometimes it stops and the computer boots, othertimes it just continues beeping until i get that annoyed that i turn it off and try again.

System is running xp (dont know if that helps or not).

Any advice would be very much appriciated.

Ta Bryan

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)



#2 junkdk


  • Members
  • 345 posts
  • Location:Jacksonville, Florida
  • Local time:11:40 PM

Posted 06 January 2006 - 02:22 AM

Dear Ta,

Wow, having a laptop that lasts three years with no faults is awesome! After that amount of time, it probably needs a check up or clean up.

Most likely its an issue with internal cleanliness. I would take it in to a specialist to have it tuned up.

Unless, you would like to try it? It's easy but you have to be patient and you need some ear cleaners, rubbing alcohol, pencil eraser, and some chem wipes (dry no lint tissues). You might need more depending on issues.

Opening a Laptop and cleaning it is more difficult but can be done.

Let us know,

junkdk :thumbsup:
Your Hardware Guide.

#3 spiritcloud


  • Members
  • 69 posts
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 06 January 2006 - 06:45 PM

Is there possibly a keyboard key sticking? I know if you hold a key down during boot up it will start beeping. If a key on your keyboard is stuck it could be causing it.

Try pushing each key a few times and see if one or more isn't working properly. Might make an easier cleaning job.

Good luck.
Nobility is not a birthright--it is a way of life.

#4 usasma


    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad

  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,084 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:12:40 AM

Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:37 AM

As long as you haven't disabled it, Windows will log an error to the Event log automatically on any crash.

So, go to the Event Viewer (Start...Control Panel...Administrative Tools...Event Viewer) and left click once on the word "System" in the left hand pane. Then, scan the listings in the right hand pane looking for errors that occurred around the time of the restarts.

Once you've found it, right click on it and select "Properties". There'll be a bunch of info about the error there - just copy it down and post it here.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#5 Allan124


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:11:40 PM

Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:01 AM

Hi There,

Did you find a solution to this problem?
I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FRV26 which is exhibiting the same issues.
I tried a keyboard tester and it showed that the F9 key was showing as being pressed continually... so the program KeyboardTest allowed it to be disabled... but the bleeping still exists.
I tried looking at the Event log - but there is nothing unusual there.
I can't seem to find a way of seeing a boot log to confirm the keyboard or other error.
I am sure that it is a hardware problem - but I replaced the disk and re-seated the memory. Removing the disk drive made no difference either.
Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation.


Edited by Allan124, 21 January 2008 - 12:02 AM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users