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#1 magee

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:37 PM

my computer started to issue a human razzberry sound when I open my e-mail and also during startup.
Since this started I have removed Mcafee security and the norton security from my computer and installed
the complete zonealarm security suite thinking that this would rescan my computer differently than the previous security. It came up quite clean only one item was fixed. I still have this noise that seems to be increasing in occurrence. I have the feeling that I'm still invaded. Any thoughts?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:26 PM

Beeping noises after startup are usually a sign of hardware related issues or an indication of high temperatures. When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer? Make sure the fans are working and the heat sink on the processor is not blocked with dust or debris. Remove the CPU's cooling unit, remove any dust with a can of compressed air. You can also remove the cards, RAM modules, clean and reseat them.

When a computer is first turned on, or rebooted, its BIOS performs a power-on self test (POST) to test the system's hardware, checking to make sure that all of the system's hardware components are working properly and that it meets the necessary system requirements before booting up. If BIOS detects an error and fails the POST, the computer returns a pattern of beeps indicating what is causing the problem.

Beep codes can be in several different patterns, depending on the BIOS that you are using. Some BIOSes use simple beep codes in a pattern of varying numbers of short beeps, while others may mix short and long beeps. The exact meaning of the beep codes depends on the type and version of BIOS that you have. The three most popular types of BIOS are those made by Award, American Megatrends (AMI) and Phoenix.

In order to interpret the beep code pattern you are receiving we need to know exactly what version of BIOS your computer has. The easiest way to do this is to download and install the Belarc Advisor from here. After installed, run the Advisor and it will produce a report with the version of BIOS on your computer. Then you can look up the appropriate codes for the manufacturer at BIOS Central or computerhope.com
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