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Beeps During a normal Windows session, my computer will make a scanning beep sound. It is really fast but not too loud. It is very random though. There are no errors followed by the beep or signs of change. WHAT IS THIS BEEP. (i know the normal hard drive read/write sound and this is different)

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  • neetfreek Aug 16, 2008

    it is a fast short Beep

  • neetfreek Aug 19, 2008

    why does it do it alot and it is very random.


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Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes
Code Description
1 short beep System is OK
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

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This is normally a indicator that key is stuck, or multiple key strikes on the keyboard. It could also be an intermittent problem. Either way, this isn't something to get overly concerned with, unless it gets worse.

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