Beep Beep! Why? Why? WHY!!!?

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msonberg

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Can anyone tell me what this is from and/or how to fix it? My PC has been restarting on it's own as well, and I feel like the extra beep at startup may be trying to tell me what's goin on. I just don't know what the beeps mean. Can anyone help me here?
 
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msonberg,

You could go HERE OR HERE and check the meaning of the beep code according to the BIOS on the motherboard.
 

msonberg

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone tell me they know what's goin on here! After I enter my login password to get to my desktop on XP pro, I hear two beeps. One sounds like the normal beep you get during post and then the other sounds lower and a little longer. My pc has also been rebooting itself at random.

When my pc is booting though I get the normal one beep that tells me everything is o.k.

I thought it might be a RAM issue, so I had my RAM replaced. Still getting the same beeps.

I have AWARD BIOS. But my gut tells me that's not the problem. How can I dig into this to figure it out?

Somebody has to have some idea about this!

Anyone Anyone Anyone ???
 

msonberg

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone tell me they know what's goin on here! After I enter my login password to get to my desktop on XP pro, I hear two beeps. One sounds like the normal beep you get during post and then the other sounds lower and a little longer. My pc has also been rebooting itself at random.

When my pc is booting though I get the normal one beep that tells me everything is o.k.

I thought it might be a RAM issue, so I had my RAM replaced. Still getting the same beeps.

I have AWARD BIOS. But my gut tells me that's not the problem. How can I dig into this to figure it out?

Somebody has to have some idea about this!

Anyone Anyone Anyone ???
 

~Candy~

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Heat issue? Access bios setup and look for PC Health.
 

msonberg

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So you're thinking that heat could be the cause of all of this? Sometimes I'll get the application error message telling me that an app has to shut down (outlook, win explorer, etc) and one time the troubleshoot option that pops up directed me to a site that I wish I could remember right now that was telling me to update a driver. I tried the update and still got the same suggestion the next time. I'll try shutting down and letting things cool off a bit and see if that makes a difference. Any other suggestions in the meantime based on this additional info?
 

msonberg

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Haven't tried safe mode yet. It's kind of random when it shuts down. So I'll have to restart sometime in safe mode and let it sit for a while to see if it does. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and it restarts overnight. I'll try when I'm home for lunch and see if it has restarted by the time I return from work.

Can you recommend a piece of shareware that will examine my existing hardware and tell me where/what to update?
 

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I don't recommend updating drivers unless you have an actual problem with that particular piece of hardware.

The Microsoft update will point out what's available though.
 

msonberg

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Is this "microsoft update" something that examines things like video card driver updates, sound cards, etc? Or is it specific to OS updates? And does it run from my machine or is it an option on Micro's website?
 

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Examines the OS too, but they usually point out hardware updates available too, although I highly denounce downloading any hardware drivers they recommend. I've seen too many things get broken that way.
Should be available on your start menu. Windows update.
 

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According to this site, one high, one low beep means "Either the CPU is not seated properly or the CPU is damaged. May also be due to excess heat. Check the CPU fan or BIOS settings for proper fan speed."
 

msonberg

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ok. I just got another reply in another forum suggesting the heat issue as well. Also said it could be a problem with the way my proc is seated. I'm goin to check all of this in a bit. Thanks for all of your help!
 

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*sigh*

Let me merge everything, otherwise you have us chasing our tails........

Edit, there was also one from 4/13 that you never replied back to, I've merged that as well. You also seem to have a speaker issue that you never followed up on either.
 

msonberg

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I'm sorry about the sound issue. I wasn't able to resolve that one. I can add one other thing to that that might help. Whenever I scoll with the mouse wheel, the high pitched static/feedback disappears for a second, then returns. I just checked my temp's with Asus Probe and everything looks good.
 
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