My experience with beeping
by Kat4547 - 7/8/06 7:15 AM
In Reply to: Beep code? by Willy
I recently went through a beeping episode with my Dell Dimension 2400. It started to beep once in a while, pretty much like yours is doing now, but the beeps kept increasing until they became so bad you couldn't stay in the same room with the computer without going nuts! Tried absolutely everything I could think of from checking hardware profiles to running 5 or 6 different spyware programs, 3 anti-virus programs, and making sure the firewall was working on a 3x a day basis. Never could find anything wrong, yet the beeping kept getting worse and worse. Got to where I could barely control the cursor with the mouse; the keyboard sometimes wouldn't work; random windows for all sorts of programs would just open themselves up on the desktop making it impossible to do anything in any of the settings because other windows kept popping up over the one I was trying to work with. It got pretty awful. I finally, after about 3 months of trying to figure this out, went out and bought a new computer. I took the 21" monitor that had been on the Dell 2400 and hooked it up to my other computer that was using a 17" monitor, and that's when I discovered what had been the problem all along...it was the monitor dying. Hooked the Dell 2400 up to my other 21" monitor and guess what? It's fine!!! No bugs, no viruses, no problems at all with it! So the beeps were warning about the monitor, but how in the world I was supposed to know what they were warning about is totally beyond me.
My advice to you is to check ALL of your hardware and peripherals on another computer one at a time and see if you get beeps.
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