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HI! Computer beeps continuous, short, AFTER Boot

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#1 CzarinaOz


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:13 PM

This problem started last week: after the computer boots to Windows XP, it will do one of the following: Start beeping and everything will work fine, or NOT beep and all hell breaks loose!

ALL my programs will open as an IE Browser,... the "space bar" will go on and on in the URL/Search box of the Browser... pressing "Enter" brings up another browser...

Sometimes if it starts up with the beeping, it can stop, and it starts acting crazy again...

Any clue as to what is going on here? Thanks!



I tried changing keyboard - didn't help,-- also tried changing MB Battery,.

Edited by CzarinaOz, 07 June 2017 - 08:16 PM.

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#2 RolandJS


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:51 PM

You do have recent, restorable, backups of your OS and Data partitions, correct?  Reason for asking:  some solutions can be a little caustic, it's best to have recent backups before trouble strikes.
Now, I cannot remember, does Windows XP have a Safe Mode?  If so, will the computer behave consistently in Safe Mode?  Also, have you already, after electrostatically-grounding yourself, carefully reseated everything inside and outside?

Edited by hamluis, 08 June 2017 - 07:21 AM.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:43 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 06:23 PM

Continuous beeping like that almost leads me to think stuck key on keyboard.

I know that you have said that you already swapped it out.


Bring up notepad or wordpad and make sure that every key responds.

Try these keyboards on another computer if at all possible.


I had a similar situation once that was caused by something on my desk accidentally pushing a key down

In the beginning there was the command line.

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