Continuous beeping, each lasting about three seconds.
The beeping does not stop. Seems to be CPU related. The screen stays black. What happened to my computer and will i be able to salvage my files? Is my hard drive still good? If i gt a new hardrive and copy of windows can i boot it up on that and hook up my current hard drive and save it from being scrap?
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My computer has rolling beeps coming from the hard drive when i cut it on. The screen stays black. What happened to my computer and will i be able to salvage my files? Is my hard drive still good? If i gt a new hardrive and copy of windows can i boot it up on that and hook up my current hard drive and save it from being scrap?
the continuous beeping is a sign of a hardware problem. More than likely it is your power supply unit not delivering the right voltage levels. It is not a big deal, but the beep sound will not go away.
This is what i mean
Most computers are like this
+3.3V === +3.295V (normal computer )
+5V == +4.89 (normal signs)
but sometimes an older power suppply will falter
+3.3V == +3.0V (uh oh!)
thats when the bios starts beeping. you can hold delete on startup to get to the configuration menu. you have to know whats going on at this point with the hardware. normally i would just disconnect the power to the internal cpu speaker until i get a new power supply so i dont get annoyed from the beeping.
oh, the screen stays black. that means its your power supply for sure. chnage your power supply yourself for $30.00 or have someone do it for you for a lot of money. it is retarded to pay someone. it is easy. screwdriver and watch what cables go where. you have to get the right kind. atx power supply about 250-300 Watts should be fine. there is even a manual included (they are all made in china for some reason)
ty ty i was worried it would be my motherboard or processor. i will do that and see what happens. ill let you know if it fixes the problem. =D
Gotta agree with the power supply theory. My computer started that crap when i installed a video card that was too powerful for my 350 watt. It was alerting me that there wasn’t enough power for it and my two hard drives. I ended up upgrading, and the beeping has stopped.
of course, this could be anything hardware related, but the most common I think is lack of power.
2.8Ghz pentium 4 processor
is the supply you mentioned suitable for this system, rookandpawn?
Actualy the beeps can all mean different things on different boards so your best checking your manual, it could mean low voltage, corrupt memory or a whole other host of problems, your best bet is to check out the manual for your motherboard and find out what 3 long beeps are telling you.
(could also be overheating)
p.s i’m a former IT tech so if u need anymore help just gimmie a shout and ill do some digging
oh and if its beeping, turn it off the last thing you want to do is wait for it to go away….
kk ya i got enuff of that plz when i wen on yahoo answers. there is no pattern to the beeps. its long almost endless beeps. it has to be the the power supply. if its not youll here from me again
almost 99% of people’s beeping noises are power supply issues.
why? because if it was a failed hardware elsewhere, it would have happened much, much sooner, usually within 1 hour of turning it on.
bad hardware tends to go out lightning quick.
but power supplies tend to just “age”.
if the pc is an HP it is a memory issue… they are coded to beep like that (continuious 3sec beeps)… however if it is not an HP contact the manufacturer… they can tell you exactly what it means and they can may be able to fix the issue.
Please take no offence to this post. I put this on most computer posts until it can be added to the help bot.
People asking for Computer help please read.
To be able to help you we need to have more detail than “there was an error and now the computer does not start”
with that information there is no way that we can help.
here is a list of information that if you send along then we can help better.
-what operating system(what windows ie: xp, vista, 98, etc.)
-desktop or laptop.
-make and model
-any error messages exactly as they were displayed.
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By posting this information the first time round we don’t have to ask and can resolve the issue faster.
Basicly we need more info in most cases.
just something to keep in mind.
If your mother board has an onboard video processor, you can enable it and remove your video accelerator card. If your system comes up it is most definatly your power unit. Check the wattage on your present power unit and get one equivlent or larger…
Good luck Ron
Llueve hoy :)
Back up your files just incase.
i got a friend to check my computer out for me and he said from the get go that it was a motherboard issue. i trust him so i let him check it out. had me cut it on and he saw right away what was wrong. my computer was tooken away and the person who had it made it start booting up again but wouldnt get to windows. anyways as soon as it booted up he saw my memory count and asked me if i had said i had 2 gigs of ram. i told him yes and he told me the memory test is showing 1.5 gigs. meaning one stick was bad. we figured out which one and with three sticks of memory it booted up. unfortunately that stick had corrupted another and it still had issues, blue screens and other things. so he helped me order new memory sticks, they were kind of expensive for low latency ones and since i like to game nothing else would be suitable. i got a better deal on two good 2gig latency sticks but they didnt fit my motherboard. so i opted to go for a new mother board and i said the hell with it ill but a new graphics card too. im excited to upgrade my computer when my hardware comes in.
i love it when experience wins through! sorry you had to buy all new hardware tho, usually the case nowadays pain in the ***!
i cleaned my cpu(RAM) and put it again, the system does not start and is contineously beeping(3 times).. how to over come.. i am so tense having a lot of data on the sys..
I kind of need help fixing my pc its a old junk i’m trying to fix but it contantly beeps sometimes and rarely it boots and then crashe’s. i trying installing ubuntu see if it can go faster but it just dosent work! sometimes it beeps once then a little beep, sometimes it doesnt beep at all! and most of the times it keeps beeping! continously! if anyone can help me through a step by step please do so your help will be much apprecitaed. thanks!
open your system and try to blow the dust,remove the ram and blow the ram slot.if the problem is still continue,try to change your ram.it might be the ram problem.
The problem may occur due to power supply.The continous beeping show that their is hardware problem.try to consult the professional
hello my pc on switch on just keeps bleeping i have checked the ram and power supply i dont get any picture just black please help
I have a problem about beeping during booting the system in ‘TOSHIBA Laptop’. First 15-18 continuous beeping followed by two other 10-12 continuous beeping. What may be the cause? and how it can be rectify?
The Model is Toshiba Tecra A2
My computer beeps after start up It’s a continuous beep which last about 10s and then It stops,again the computer beeps when i turned it on again and stops. There are unusual sounds too It doesn’t beep when booting.. It’s a nasty noise
Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz
Operating system windows xp
Ram 512 Mb
onboard VGA 64 Mb
will try the power supply, I get same thing on three motherboards supplied by the power supply, have a spare one so may have saved a little dosh if that is all it is
Have a great day
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