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#1 English Teacher

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:05 AM

Hello.
Windows Pro SP2, 80GB, Pent4, 512MB RAM


I have had this little problem with my mouse for a year or so!! Until now it has been rare but lately it is getiing more and more frequent.

Every so often the computer will start beeping like mad and if a window (doesn't matter if it is word, excel, powerpoint or Internet) the page will jump up and down!! Sometimes I know when I turn the comp on if it is going to do this as it starts beeping as soon as it's turned on.
My mouse is optical and is plugged into the mouse port not USB.

Any suggestions?
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:41 AM

Are you saying that you get beep codes before Windows starts or that the beeping starts after Windows boots?

Beep codes that occur as soon as the bios begins to post (except for one short beep) are indicative of a bios problem.

Describe the beeping for us and tell us what bios and version you have.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:18 AM

Hello, thank you for your reply!!
Yes, it mainly does one beep at the BIOS screen but other times in does about 20 in less than 10 seconds!!
I have never really counted them!!
After it has booted up (when it doesn't do the beeps at the start) I can be working for an hour or five minutes and then "BANG" or should I say "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP etc etc etc".
I am new to computing and all I know is that it should make one beep at the start.
In fact even now the window just moved up and down, but no beeping!!
I have checked for Spyware and viruses but nothing apart from two cookies!!
I hope this is the info requested!! I have a program SysSpec which gives the info below!!

BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 10/28/04 | A M I - 10000428 | |
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:05 PM

This sounds like the problem caused when a key on the keyboard sticks. Check to make sure you don't have any keys sticking. I don't know about the jumping window. Might be that the video card is cratering. (or onboard video, if that's what you have.) Any additional information would be helpful.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:51 AM

Hi, I am not sure what other information that you require...I am new to this so!!!
I have a program called sysspec which provides all the specs for this computer!!
This is the log!!
UNDER SYSTEM
Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 511 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Speed: 2990.0 MHz
Sound card: C-Media Wave Device
Display Adapters: RADEON 9250 | RADEON 9250 - Secondary | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Scheda Fast Ethernet VIA compatibile | WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface |
CD / DVD Drives: D: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-4120B | E: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8163B |
Default Printer: Lexmark Z23/Z33 Color Jetprinter
COM Ports: COM1 | COM4 |
LPT Ports: LPT1 |
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 39.1GB | F: 37.3GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 4.7GB | F: 28.3MB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Detected: 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: P4V88
Serial Number: 00000000
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 10/28/04 | A M I - 10000428 | |
Time Zone: ora solare GMT
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard:
Modems:

I have recently updated the graphics driver from Radeon 9200 to 9250


Hi, I am not sure what other information that you require...I am new to this so!!!
I have a program called sysspec which provides all the specs for this computer!!
This is the log!!
UNDER SYSTEM
Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 511 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Speed: 2990.0 MHz
Sound card: C-Media Wave Device
Display Adapters: RADEON 9250 | RADEON 9250 - Secondary | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Scheda Fast Ethernet VIA compatibile | WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface |
CD / DVD Drives: D: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-4120B | E: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8163B |
Default Printer: Lexmark Z23/Z33 Color Jetprinter
COM Ports: COM1 | COM4 |
LPT Ports: LPT1 |
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 39.1GB | F: 37.3GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 4.7GB | F: 28.3MB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Detected: 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: P4V88
Serial Number: 00000000
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 10/28/04 | A M I - 10000428 | |
Time Zone: ora solare GMT
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard:
Modems:

I have recently updated the graphics driver from Radeon 9200 to 9250
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If at first you do succeed, try not to look surprised.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:03 AM

Did the problem exist before you updated the Radeon drivers?

If not, go to the device manager, roll back the driver and see if that cures the problem.

If that doesn't cure the problem, borrow a basic PS2 mouse (not USB) from somewhere or buy one (you should be able to get a cheap one for a couple of dollars), shutdown the computer, plug the mouse in to a PS2 port and see if the problem resolves.

If that isn't successful, go to the device manager and see if any device has a yellow or red warning icon. Delete any that do and let windows find and reinstall those on a reboot.




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