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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.

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  • Dorothy Bynum Jan 18, 2009

    Eddie, 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. Dorothy

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The meaning of the beeps depends on what type of BIOS you have on your system. Since you're saying a short continuous beep every 60 seconds it sounds like you have no power, you have a loose add card inside your computer or a electrical short. Since you have mentioned your monitor, you may have a loose video display card. Do you have power and will the computer turn on but no display ?




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