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The beeps you are hearing are the "POST codes" POST stands for "Power On Self Test" The series of beeps provides a starting point for troubleshooting when a computer is unable to boot up properly.

POST codes are not standardized. Each manufacturer has their own set of POST codes, so you'll need to know which brand computer you have - or in the case of a computer that was built for you (as opposed to those purchased at large chain stores and made by the likes of HP, Dell, IBM, Gateway, etc. - you'll need to determine the manufacturer and model of the motherboard. The motherboard (MoBo) information is usually printed on the board itself - in a relatively easy to read location.

Once you have this information, you'll have to contact the manufacturer (either customer support telephone number or a support website) and search for POST codes definitions. Many POST codes consist of one or more groups of two or three beeps ie: 2-1 or 2-1-3 as opposed to simply 3 or 6 beeps in the example. There may be more than just one beep code group - so listen up and pay close attention to the beeps. If you can't find the POST definitions - give me the computer / MoBo info and I'll see if I can find it for you.

I hope this helps!

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Is it a long beep or a short beep? Beep codes are used by the BIOS during the POST to report certain initial system errors.

If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the system has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to display any kind of error information on the monitor.

Follow the steps below to determine what system problem the beep code is representing.
Difficulty: AverageTime Required: Anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours depending on the cause of the beep code

Here's How:

  1. Power on the computer or restart it if it's already on.

  2. Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.

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  3. Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.

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I have a ASUS P8P67 LE motherboard, intel i5 - 2310 processor, kingston DDR3 RAM and ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 graphic card. When I turn on the PC i get one long and then three short beeps, and the...


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Connect the AC power.
Turn the computer on, to see if the pattern of BEEP has changed.

Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power.
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hi Robin.
if your computer is making a beeping sound when it starts. No, you're not crazy, your computer really is beeping, and the sound may be coming from inside your computer, not your speakers.
These beeps are called beep codes and are used by the BIOS (the software that runs your computer hardware) during the POST (an initial test to make sure your computer is OK to start) to report certain initial system errors. If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the motherboard has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to send any kind of error information to the monitor. The beeping, then, is a way to communicate a problem to you when the computer can't show a proper error on the screen.
Follow the steps below to determine what computer problem the beep code is representing. Once you know what's wrong, you can work to fix the issue.

How to Troubleshoot Beep Codes

Figuring out why your computer is making beeping sounds should only take 10 to 15 minutes. Solving that problem that you identify is another task entirely and could take a few minutes to hours, depending on what the problem ends up being.
  1. Power on the computer, or restart it if it's already on.
  2. Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.

    Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're probably not going to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.
  1. Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.

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Some computers, even though they may have BIOS firmware made by a particular company, like AMI or Award, further customize their beep-to-problem language, making this process a little frustrating. If you think this might be the case, or just worried it could be, almost every computer maker publishes their beep code list in their user guides, which you can probably find online.
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