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Loud beep then BSOD XP Home Ed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by omegaweapon22, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. omegaweapon22

    omegaweapon22 Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop with Windows XP Home Edtion Service Pack 3. It was working just fine until I started my laptop and I heard a loud beep while I in the desktop waiting for my laptop to finish loading. I decided to restart and then I got a BSOD while XP was loading. The message was:

    STOP 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0X00000000, 0XBA4CAFDC, 0XBA4CACD8)

    Restarting the laptop again lead me to the screen stating Windows did not start properly and gave me the list of options. I chose Last Known Good Configuration.

    The BSOD has not appeared since but the laptop continues to beep loudly every time I start my laptop. I have not made any recent hardware changes, the last being upgrading the RAM over 9 months ago, nor have I recently installed/ uninstalled any software. I thought that the error may be due to inserting a USB hard drive and thumb drives but starting the laptop with no USB devices attached still caused my laptop to beep.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Run the Dell diagnostics extended tests on that laptop.

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  3. omegaweapon22

    omegaweapon22 Thread Starter

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    Ran the extended diagnostics test and all tests were passed. Restarted laptop and heard no intro song, loud beep rang and most icons on the taskbar notification area did not show. I don't really want to turn off the loud beep for fear of an underlining problem, even though it's annoying.
     
  4. Saga Lout

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    I'd have sworn RAM was the cause of that noise. Until a better idea comes along, can you please listen carefully for the sound of a fan running in there and if there isn't one, turn it off smartish.


     
  5. omegaweapon22

    omegaweapon22 Thread Starter

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    My fan is usually noisy when I'm normally using my laptop with Firefox running and visiting flash intensive sites like Youtube or when I'm watching videos or other applications are running. It's quiet when I'm on the desktop with nothing running.
     
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