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Laptop Makes a Beeping sound when turned on

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  1. zisthewiz

    zisthewiz Thread Starter

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    everytime i turn on my laptop it makes a loud annoying beepig sound. i started about 2 months ago. and i have no idea why. it was fine before hand and now it just beeps untill i press enter.

    my laptop is a toshiba satellite. and it windows xp. it freeks me out each time and i have no idea why that happens thanks
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The beeping will be a BIOS "message" of a fault, that can usually be determined by the exact beep sequence.

    If you listen carefully, is there a sequence to the beeping (such as one long and 3 short beeps, repeating, or is it just continuous short beeps, long beeps or ???)
     
  3. zisthewiz

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    its short repeative beeps that dont stop till you press enter. then it works fine its just at the start up. im not sure why. thanks
     
  4. zisthewiz

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    well if anyone can help that would be great
     
  5. Courtneyc

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    Do you have a power on password set on the laptop? If so, change it to nothing.

    Other than that, contact Toshiba.

    Courtney
     
  6. zisthewiz

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    no i dont they dont know how to help me either lol. i called and did a scan disk and nothing thats what they told me to do. i mean i have no idea why it does that sound it just started outta the blue. i was doing what i normally do. and i turn it off and then when i went to turn it on again the next day it just started to beep and it been like for like 2 to 3 months now.
     
  7. jnibori

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    Do you know the BIOS vendor?

    Additional ( Sort of depends on the vendor as well)
     
  8. zisthewiz

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    i have no idea what bios is and i dont get any messages just the sounds when it turns on.
     
  9. EvilAzza

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    how much ram does it have, have you noticed the ram amount decrease?
     
  10. zisthewiz

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    um how do i know how much ram it has? sorry im not to computer savy
     
  11. zisthewiz

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    well it says it has 448 ram but i dont know how to even check for less or anything of that nature. lol.
     
  12. EvilAzza

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    hmm, just considering most beeps i've ever got were memory related, but the pc still runs fine doesnt it?
     
  13. zisthewiz

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    well it some degree. it does freeze from time to time and i have to restart it. i mean i suppose thats normal? i have no idea lol
     
  14. EvilAzza

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    it shouldnt but a lot of pc's do :p depends what 'time to time' is like once a day or..
     
  15. zisthewiz

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    well sometimes it happens like while im using it within 2 hours about 2 to 3 times and sometimes it might not happen at all but once or none at all.

    but it worries me when i hear it. it doesnt stop till i press enter and i wonder if its something more.
     
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