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What's the BEEPING problem (computers)

SiskaSiska ShortyRegistered User regular
edited March 2014 in Help / Advice Forum
Today my computer started beeping at me. 2 beeps, the kind that's played when my PCs detect new hardware, unless my memory is failing me. It's at least similar. BTW I have no new hardware.

The beeping starts after windows 7 has loaded, not during bios or anything. And the beeping is coming out of the speakers.

Sometimes the problem starts right after desktop is loaded, sometimes it takes 5 minutes.There is no popup message and I don't have to be doing anything. The computer freezes a couple of seconds right before it beeps, sometimes locking up completely. First I thought it might be some kind of keyboard error but it persisted after switching. Then I opened it up and cleaned the dust and gently pushed on "things" to make sure it wasn't somehow disconnected. There was some but not a lot dust. I am currently typing this with my computer case open. It's been on for 10 minutes and hasn't beeped, yet, so I guess it might be some kind of over heating issue maybe? But WHAT is overheating. Is 2 beeps code for something?

I also ran a virus scan, malwarebytes, in safe mode. Nothing was detected

Computer Specs:
System Information
Time of this report: 3/30/2014, 17:10:41
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: Z68XP-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8110MB RAM
Page File: 1326MB used, 14889MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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    SiskaSiska Shorty Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    The beefing started again, with the case still open. Googling suggest 2 beeps has to do with ram, but that's during bios. Not sure if that applies when the beeping happens after desktop has loaded and everything and with it coming from the speakers, not the motherboard.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Probably RAM. Do you have more than one stick in your machine? If you do try to swap them out one at a time and see if it boots.

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    SiskaSiska Shorty Registered User regular
    So wanting to try something I played a Youtube video to see what would happen when it froze. Answer is it didn't, the video that is. Computer still ploinked at me after a few minutes and the mouse and keyboard stopped responding but the video kept on playing happily. So that put me back almost where I started, only instead of keyboard problem I have a mouse problem. A really weird out of the blue one that also causes the keyboard to stop working. I've been using a crummy spare mouse for the last 20 minutes and so far no issues, knock on wood.

    Issue is hopefully solved!

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    ChrysisChrysis Registered User regular
    Siska wrote: »
    So wanting to try something I played a Youtube video to see what would happen when it froze. Answer is it didn't, the video that is. Computer still ploinked at me after a few minutes and the mouse and keyboard stopped responding but the video kept on playing happily. So that put me back almost where I started, only instead of keyboard problem I have a mouse problem. A really weird out of the blue one that also causes the keyboard to stop working. I've been using a crummy spare mouse for the last 20 minutes and so far no issues, knock on wood.

    Issue is hopefully solved!

    Is it the "hardware connected/new hardware chime"? If so, I'd suspect either a loose USB cable or faulty USB hardware. How are the mouse and keyboard plugged in?

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    If it's coming out of your sound card and not the onboard speaker, it's either the OS or an application beeping at you. The BIOS will beep at you during POST, right after you turn it on and before the OS starts to boot.

    It's a good thing it's not a POST warning. Those can be....expensive to resolve. :)

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    davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Chrysis wrote: »
    Siska wrote: »
    So wanting to try something I played a Youtube video to see what would happen when it froze. Answer is it didn't, the video that is. Computer still ploinked at me after a few minutes and the mouse and keyboard stopped responding but the video kept on playing happily. So that put me back almost where I started, only instead of keyboard problem I have a mouse problem. A really weird out of the blue one that also causes the keyboard to stop working. I've been using a crummy spare mouse for the last 20 minutes and so far no issues, knock on wood.

    Issue is hopefully solved!

    Is it the "hardware connected/new hardware chime"? If so, I'd suspect either a loose USB cable or faulty USB hardware. How are the mouse and keyboard plugged in?

    It sounds like this to me. I get this sometimes with my daisy chained devices. Wireless headset connected to keyboard connected to monitor connected to PC. It all works wonderfully even with that looping bing bong sound in my headset I have sitting on my desk.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Could have been a busted mouse or keyboard repeatedly giving bad inputs. Like if you hold down a single key it'll beep at you eventually

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