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Beep Codes

By dseaman_797 ·
Hi, I'm having a problem with a costumers Dell desktop that has me baffled.The machine is used as a peachtree server on a Windows 2003 server OS . It's using a raid array with 2 HDD if thats any help. The problem is that it constantly beeps!!
This beeping started about 2 weeks ago according to my client.The machine works fine otherwise.I have ran a few diagnostics on it but have come up with nothing.I also tried also changing the ram but the beeping continued.Thought for sure it would have been the ram .After a few google searches I came across a dell beep code list hinting that it could be the power supply.Any ideas ???

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What kind of beep?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Beep Codes

Does it have a pattern?

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by dseaman_797 In reply to What kind of beep?

I would say it has a one second interval between beeps.....sometimes however the time between beeps changes but ever so slightly.If there is a pattern to the beeps then i haven't noticed it .

Thanks for replying :)

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Yeah, but.....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to beep codes

Is it one beep, repeated with one second between each, or is it two beeps then a pause, or is it two long beeps and one short beep then a pause?

What is the Pattern?

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by dseaman_797 In reply to Yeah, but.....

It's a beep then a one second pause ,then a beep,then a pause , then a beep over and over again.

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Is the beep coming from the speakers?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to beep codes

Is that beep coming from the speakers or from the motherboard inside the computer? Turn off the speakers and listen. If you still hear it, it's from the motherboard.

With the speakers on, there is a distinct difference between a monotone beep coming from inside the computer and the 'tone' known as a beep coming through the speakers.

The reason I ask is because it sounds to me as if the user has some sort of timer set. Maybe it's a program with a reminder.

It could also be a key stuck. The sound can't keep up with the repeat rate of the key being pressed, so the computer makes a sound as often as it can.

So, as you can see, it's important to listen and find out where the beep is coming from.

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by dseaman_797 In reply to Is the beep coming from t ...

It's coming from the motherboard for sure cause there are no speakers attached to the server......also there is no keyboard or mouse .We remotely connect to it ....Only when we need to, we attach a keyboard and mouse to it.

I have also opened up the machine and verified that it is in fact coming from the MOBO.Any other ideas?

Thanks :)

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There doesn't appear

by Jacky Howe In reply to Beep Codes

to be an error code from Dell for this. If the system is performing properly with no obvious problems try try this.
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Navigate to Device Manager, select the "Show hidden devices" option, go to "non plug and play device" find the device named "Beep" and set it to disabled. Reboot.
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by dseaman_797 In reply to There doesn't appear

Disable beep ? I'll check that out and get back to you . If I can at least turn off the beeping that would be great but I'd really be interested to find out what is causing it.

Thanks you :)

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by dseaman_797 In reply to There doesn't appear

Hey I disabled it in the device manager and that did the trick . I still haven't actually solved the problem to be fair cause whatever caused that beeping in the first place still exist...Another guy suggested that it may be a failed hard drive .....My next adventure is to check the BIOS and make sure both drives are showing up.

Will keep you posted

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Has the PC

by Jacky Howe In reply to beep codes

got two power supplies. You may be able to test if you can disable one at a time. You would have to re-enable the beep though.

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