Beep noise

Posted on 2006-05-02
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I have an HP D51S Desktop,I get a short beep about every 20 sec once logged in & using the PC.Pc works fine but the beep is just ongoing-.I have looked at the Beep codes & most are Bios or post boot codes.Any ideas most appreciated
Question by:RyderPearson
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Usually this is an alarm of some sort.  Possible a temperature alarm from the CPU or motherboard or possibly a fan alarm.  There should be a "PC HEALTH" or similar on the BIOS menu to show you this status.  It may be a real problem with a fan or the heatsink or may just be that the alarm limits are too low.

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is your pc clock keeping good time?
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I agree with jhance.
Something to look at besides temp and fan spinning is the fan -speed-.
Some systems have alarms if the fan turns too slow (indicating soon to fail).
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what model of your HP

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Try to find which application is sending this sound.
Use http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Filemon.html which will how you which files are used and by whom.
Limit it to include "wav" and it will show you only wav files (try it your self to make sure)

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If it beeps you have some kind of problem

but since all works fine..

see the temperature of pc.. maybe thatis a first alarm.. or an alarm that memory is not a at 100%..

check the bios

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Another thing

MANUAL OF THE MOTHER BOARD check the bip codes of it
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if i understand right , the beeps start AFTER login ,right ?
if i'm right so it's not related to bios at all.
i would check for virus,weird programs/services,trojan etc...

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have you checked the Event Viewer for errors?  (Right-click My Computer > Manage > Event Viewer)

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We use those Desktops at work.  For us, the beeping was the IR port activating.  If you go into the BIOS and remove the IR port, the beeping will stop.

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