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Alarm sound coming from hard drive

Can u tell me why i would have an alarm sound from my hard drive and why my new monitor is not showing that it is getting a signal

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  • sophie0777 Feb 20, 2008

    i have a alarm sound when turning computer on, it sometimes doesnt stop. its two sounds. i know my tower has been damaged externally in transit before i recieved it. is it fixable?

  • laffingravy Sep 03, 2008

    The alarm sound from a hard drive is sometimes caused by internal damage. Imagine the armature dragging across the platters, reaching the center and returning to the outer edge to repeat the process. Much like a record needle skipping across an lp. It does indeed sound like a car alarm, with repeated whoops in a loop. I know of no cost effective cure for this problem other than replacing the hard drive.

  • jsmickelsen Mar 07, 2009

    my computer makes a loud alarm sound when it has been on for a long period of time. Sometimes even shutting the computer off doesn't stop the loud alarm. My computer is brand new and was custom built. What can I do to make this stop? Could it be caused due to the tower having too much dust inside it?

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    i have this too! but it only happens when i play counterstrike source. it could happen with other games, but i don't play much on my PC. what should i do? i asked my IT man (the person who actually built the computer, and he had no clue. help?



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I'm assuming the alarm sound would be coming from your computer this case, what does the alarm sound like?  1 long, 2 short?

It sounds to me like your video card failed on you.  I assume you're posting here because your computer has this specific motherboard.  If you're comfortable opening your computer, you may want to make sure that your video card is set properly in its slot.  It will be in the brown component slot above all the white component slots.  Try to gently push it in first.  To really make sure it's seated properly, take the card out & put it back in.  If you're not sure how to do it or you're not comfortable doing it, then leave it alone.  Chances could also be that your video card is good, but something failed(slot, circuit, etc.) on the motherboard.

Another possibility is a bad setting in BIOS, which can cause errors.  In this case, you'd have to reset it, which also requires opening your computer.

Do you remember what you were doing on the computer before this happened?

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