Why my computr beeps at me?
I am trying to figure out why my old computer keeps beeping. I thought maybe it was the motherboard and reinstalled another one. But, it still is beeping. Can you tell me why
This question was answered on March 15, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.The system beep does not go via the sound card so you cannot mute it
using the normal software volume controls The system beep does not go
via the normal sound system so that motherboard can give you coded beep
sequences when it cannot boot at all This is very useful when you are
doing your own hardware upgrades Different boards give out different
beeps so if you have not kept the manuals you should download and print
them before you attempt an upgrade so that you can follow the trouble
shooting guide when the beeping starts
The problem arises in that some software (particularly old stuff) likes
to beep at you when it does not understand a command by calling the
system beep command rather than playing you a little wav through the
sound card This can drive you and your friends/family/workmates/boss
The way around this is to disconnect the little lead that attaches the
beeping speaker from the motherboard You should only do this if your
box boots normally and you are getting to the point where pulling the
plug on the beep would really make your day
You should assume that you will forget that you did this and could end
up in trouble if you do have a genuine hardware problem that
motherboard beeps would help you to solve To get around this leave a
post-it note inside your computer saying words to the effect of "you
unplugged the beep because you hated him perhaps if you are back in
here looking to fix a problem you should reconnect the beep so that
your motherboard can talk to you in coded beeps"
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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 15, 2003