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By dwaynemudd ·
I have a dual boot system. Im running windows 98 and win nt 4.0. When i boot into win 98 i get two short beeps right after the drivers load....the machine is a dell latitude laptop with AO3 bios...

i booted step by step in hopes of recieving a message about the beeps but there was none..

any advice appreciated....

p.s.
when the system was handed to me it had trouble on the win98 side... i couldnt see any of the hardware under device manager..
everytime i'd boot up the hardware manager would pop up and try to install video drivers .
i could however see all hardware under safe mode.....
i reinstalled win 98 over top and now everything works but i have the two short beeps....
i dont get the beeps when booting into nt

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by billtcat In reply to beep codes

Beep codes can vary depending on the bios installed. Here ia a site that might help

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

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by William Jay In reply to beep codes

Is it possible that they are the sound effects of a pcmcia card firing up. Try this, in win98, got to control panel, pcmcia, stop the card and you should hear two more beeps, in the opposite order of pitch than the startup ones ... Hope this helps. **bios beep codes only function during post testing ... so bios beep codes will be interesting reading, though not useful for your present purpose.

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by William Jay In reply to beep codes

It is possible that they are the sound effects of a pcmcia card firing up. Try this, in win98, got to control panel, pcmcia, stop the card and you should hear two more beeps, in the opposite order of pitch than the startup ones ... Hope this helps. **bios beep codes only function during post testing ... so bios beep codes will be interesting reading, though not useful for your present purpose.

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by allan In reply to beep codes

If you have PC Cards - 2 off - it is sgnalling that they have been powered on. Remove the cards and no beeps

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by allan In reply to beep codes

By the way you don't get the beeps with NT because the power management is different.

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