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My Computer Makes Beeping Noises


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#1 knothead

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:12 AM

My computer starts out making an occasional beep (different tones) then it eventually makes a sound like a British police car. It takes about two hours for it to reach the police car stage. The sound comes from the tower, not the speakers.

If I quit out of everythig I am doing it will stop. If I go back it starts again.

I use CA's e-Trust anti virus, Spybot Search and Destroy and AVG free anti-spam.

Nothing locks up.

I am a nave at computers, ergo the name Knothead.

I would greatly appreciate help stopping this annoyance.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:19 AM

What you are experiencing is probably not software related, but rather hardware related. In order to interpret the beep pattern you are receiving we need to know exactly what version of BIOS your computer has. Probably the easiest way to do this is to download and install the Belarc Advisor by clicking HERE. Run it, and it will produce a report. Look for the version of BIOS on your computer. I just ran it on mine and it looks like this:

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In my case my BIOS manufacturer and version is:

Pheonix/Award Technologies, LTD 6.0 PG 3/08/2004

If you can get us this info, then we can help interpret the beeps.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 14 May 2006 - 11:20 AM.

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#3 knothead

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 10:12 PM

Al (may I call you Al?):

Thank you, for the offer of help.
I have pasted what I got when I ran the Belarc program:

Main Circuit Board b
Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6738
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/22/2003

Does this provide enough data to give you a clue as to what is happening to me?

Looking foreward to your next message,
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 02:11 AM

Welcome to BC knothead.
What you may be hearing is a high tempture alarm. When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer. It should be done atleast once a year, twice if you have pets or you keep your computer on the floor. make sure the fans are working and the heat sink on the processor is not blocked with lent.

http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:30 PM

Acklan:

I thought about a temperature alarm. Is there a way I can see such alarm conditions on my monitor?

I will clean the interior of my tower. It shouldn't be too dirty; my machine is just over a year old.

Thx,
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Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:33 PM

my machine is just over a year old.

I have seen new computers clog up with dust and overheat in as little as 4 months.
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 07:56 PM

Acklan:

I bought a can of Contact Cleaner, opened up my tower and sprayed everything that had dust on it. It seems to have worked. Thank you, for the advice.

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 09:58 PM

I am glad it worked. Let us know if things change.
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