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Computer beeps once every 60 seconds.

This jusdt started today. I contacted AT&T tech suport because they are my internet ptovider and they could not find anything wrong at their end. Everything works, BUT every 60 seconds I hear a short beep. It comes from my PC but I can also hear it right by my keyboard, as well.
Does this mean trouble for my computer? I don't know anything about computers. I have a Dell XPS and a Hewlett Packard Laserjet printer and a very large Dell monitor.

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  • Dorothy Bynum Jan 18, 2009

    To start, please don't be technical as I know next to nothing about computer problems and fixes. I have a Dell XPS and a wide monitor from Dell that I have had since December of 2005, with no problems. Just this morning my computer started making one short beep every 60 seconds. I contacted my internet provider and, after testing, the tech rep said there is nothing wrong at their end. Do I need to call Computer Geeks or something like that? This is scaring me half to death. This is not coming from my printer, as I disconnected it.

  • Dorothy Bynum Jan 18, 2009

    To start, please don't be technical as I know next to nothing about computer problems and fixes. I have a Dell XPS and a wide monitor from Dell that I have had since December of 2005, with no problems. Just this morning my computer started making one short beep every 60 seconds. I contacted my internet provider and, after testing, the tech rep said there is nothing wrong at their end. Do I need to call Computer Geeks or something like that? This is scaring me half to death. This is not coming from my printer, as I disconnected it.

  • Dorothy Bynum Jan 18, 2009

    I have found the solution. ****, thank you for your efforts. I really appreciate the fact that you took the time to respond. In the meantime, I called Dell Technical Support and they took over my computer and tested everything and the tech rep told me there were no problems with my computer. He said, that in his opinion, the beep that I was hearing every 60 seconds, could be that I needed a thing called a Back Up UPS. So I went to Best Buy, where they had them for $99.00 and I bought one. My son-in-law came over and he plugged everything into that Back Up UPS and the beeping stopped. But I wanted to thank you for your kindness anyway.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Without knowing exactly where the beep is coming from it is impossible to tell you what is causing it. Could be your cell phone under the keyboard for all we know.

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I already sent an explanation to the two gentlemen who tried to help, expressing my appreciation for their efforts and telling them how the problem was solved. I contacted Technical Service for XPS desktops at Dell. After taking control of my computer and checking everything out, the tech rep said that the problem of the single beep that was repeated once every 60 seconds, did not originate with my computer. He suggested that I might possibly need to buy a new Back Up UPS, so I purchased one for $99.00 from Best Buy. My son-in-law, who is an electrician, came over and plugged everything into the new Back Up UPS and the beeping stopped right away. Thank you for this follow-up, as well as the people who took the time to try to help.

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