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Annoying beeping sound resulting from certain key combinations


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#1 Vetos

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:38 PM

I've had this problem for some time and while it's always bugged me, I never was bothered enough to fix it. However, I bought a game called Surgeon Simulator recently and the way the controls are set up, I cannot play this game without being driven mad by constant beeping. It seems to happen when I hold down a combination of Spacebar and any two of the following keys: Q W E A S D Z X C. It only seems to happen if the two keys are next to each other in the row. For example, Space + Q + E causes the beeping, but not Space + Q + W or Space Q + A. Google searching the problem hasn't helped me much because most of the time it seems that the problem is StickyKeys, but I really don't think that is the case here. Please help, I'd like to get rid of this aggravation once and for all.


Edited by hamluis, 15 July 2013 - 11:08 AM.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

I should also include that I don't think ghosting is the issue here. Any other combination of keys doesn't cause the noise. Hopefully that helps.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

Older ascii keyboards don't like too many buttons held down at once... Get a new usb keyboard is an option that might work.

 

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got to the device manager and select show hidden devices option, go to non plug and plug device called beep and turn it off (set to disabled) doesn't fix the problem, but you won't heat the beeping anymore... lol



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

Disabling the beep driver didn't stop the beeping. :( I guess I could use a new keyboard since mine is just a cheap Gateway one, but before I do that I'd like to try to find a different solution. Is there any other way I could solve this?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

I wonder what the hell is making the beeping if not the beeper then? I really have no idea.

 

You could try updating your keyboard drivers...

 

I've tried to replicate the problem but failed. The only way I could do it is with an old ps2 keyboard... So assuming you are using a newer usb one, well, I guess I don't know :scratchhead:



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

Erm, I probably didn't specify enough. The beeping is coming through audio, not from the tower/motherboard/whereever that speaker is. Because of this I think it's an OS thing instead of hardware. And I'm using a PS/2 keyboard if that matters.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

Yes... PS2 keyboard is your problem. Lash out $10 for a nice new USB one and your problem will be fixed. It is a driver thing, ASCII codes only support so many buttons held down at the same time with PS2 integration.

 

PS: turn your beeper back on, you might need it in case of a bad event.






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