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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Antsmarching, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. Antsmarching

    Antsmarching Thread Starter

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    I have a MSI K7N2 Delta-L motherboard... (I'm 99.9% sure ;) I couldn't remember exactly, so checked their site.) When I rebooted my pc tonight, I noticed it said "Live Update 2" when it was booting. Where did that come from?? I've had this motherboard for 10 months or so and I swear it has NEVER said that before! I know there are features (like the Live Update, Bluetooth, etc) but I don't use them.

    I know (assume) my pc is "clean" because yesterday I ran the 4 online virus scanners listed in Security Help Tools, Spybot, and Ad Aware... I also ran disk cleanup and Defrag. Maybe I'm just paranoid because we've been having A LOT of problems on my Dad's PC (that I will soon be here with! :eek: :confused: :mad: ).....

    BUT, as I was resetting my PC a couple times (trying to get what info I could)--it started beeping at me! It's done this before, but not all the time (I thought my friend fixed it.) I've referred to the manual before to see what the beeping pattern meant, but I can't find anything on it! It's a continual beep that seems to last about 4 sec, then stops for about 4 sec, then beeps again and so on...

    Please let me know what other info you need to try and help me! Here's a HJ log as well, just in case.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:18:46 AM, on 4/20/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\mmc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
    C:\DOCUME~1\MICHEL~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.063\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /AUTORUN
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis*True*Image Monitor] C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis Scheduler2 Service] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    Thank you!
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Live Update sounds like it could be related to Norton?

    As for the beeping, check the fans inside the computer, especially the one ontop the cpu to be sure they are spinning and spinning freely.

    Is the correct amound of ram showing up in the system properties?

    http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
     
  3. dustyjay

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    Live update definitely sounds like Norton. Dont know about the 2 part of it though. Are you running Norton antivirus or actually any other Symantec shaftware such as norton internet security, or something like that? I call it Symantec Shaftware because you buy the software for like $59 then to use the exact same program effectively (ie. with the proper updated virus definitions) a second year they want another $39 every year after that! :mad: (n) :mad: (n) :mad:
     
  4. crjdriver

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    I do not see Norton listed under running processes. I am guessing it is related to AOL which is running. Acronis [which is running] does not have a live update.

    I do not see any anti-virus software running; I would download AVG. It is free and does a fine job. In todays world you need some type of AV. If you do have AV [and I just cannot find it running] disregard.
     
  5. Antsmarching

    Antsmarching Thread Starter

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    Sorry for such a late response! I appreciate the help!

    Live Update 2 is a MSI feature... (I don't care much for Symantec. I've ran into too many problems w/ their applications.)

    I checked my fans and they seem to be fine. (I have an AERO 7+) The correct amount of RAM is showing too.

    I did notice an error with the nVidia WDM Video Capture (on NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64)... This device cannot start. (Code 10) -- Although, I don't believe this would be the cause of the beeping...

    Being that I have an AERO 7+, (and the problem with mounting) maybe it's not "precisely" mounted correct and so once in awhile it'll cause the error?? I don't know, just a thought. I remeber my friend having trouble mounting it, but it seems to be fine.

    Also, thanks for the link to the beep codes!
     
  6. catlady13

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    Gosh guys I could be wrong but a friend of mine had this kind of beeping though she described it on her pc more as being like a fire truck wailing, and it turned out to be her cpu overheating. In her case her cpu fan had croaked but since you had trouble mounting your cpu fan perhaps it is NOT mounted correctly? Or perhaps the thermal paste is not on correctly? Just a thought.
     
  7. Antsmarching

    Antsmarching Thread Starter

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    I guess the beeping could resemble a fire truck wailing. In any case, it won't hurt to check it out... I have a gut feeling that's the cause. As soon as I get the chance, and my friend has the chance, I will have him check it.

    Thanks again for all the feedback! :)
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Just my humble two Mexican centavos, but unless you want to buy a new cpu or motherboard, I'd turn it off instead of allowing the beeping to continue ;)
     
  9. etaf

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    you can decode the beeps from here http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm but this sounds like temp - you may see temp in BIOS howeverm good advice from AcaCandy turn it off - check CPU fan fitted correctly with thermal paste
     
  10. DFC

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    Do you have PC Alert running? It's an MSI program that alerts you on high temps or off voltage. :cool:
     
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