Computer beeping every ten minutes

By DLambie
Jun 26, 2009
  1. My computer beeps once a day about 5 times ten minutes apart anyone know why or how i can find out what is doing it?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    We need a whole lot more information from you like your hardware specs including make and model of your motherboard, amount of RAM installed, video card, power supply make and wattage supplied, etc.

    In addition we need to know the OS you are running and what security software you have installed.

    Does this issue occur randomnly or does it begin when you are doing certain things?

    Those beeps may be due to BIOS Code errors and they tell us information about what is taking place. Every motherboard manufacture will provide a BIOS. Here is a link to a BIOS Beep Guide. Don't let it overwhelm you. Just find the manufacture of your motherboard and they should tell you what BIOS is installed.
  3. DLambie

    DLambie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 82

    I am unsure what you all need?

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name DWL-COMPUTER
    System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
    System Model KJ307AA-A2L a6452f
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.21, 26/02/2008
    SMBIOS Version 2.5
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale Canada
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
    Available Physical Memory 897 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.20 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 3.67 GB
    Page File Space 3.29 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Is this system still under warrenty? Also, can you give us the Beep Code order such as 3 Short, 1 Long or 1 Long, 2 Sort, etc.?
  5. DLambie

    DLambie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 82

    OH yes it is still under warrenty bought it at futureshop and got there extended.

    about, if I recall correctly (will count next one) 10ish short beeps then stops about every three hours it does this. Beeping seems to take place when playing a game.

    As well I get 3-9 web browsers pop up for no reason even if am not at keyboard - this happens when beeps don't.

    Also I get a thing where I get to secect to run script editor or not.

    Is there a good Registry Mechanic or something I can run.

  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Let's approach this from a different angle. I am suspicious that your system may be infected especially with the browser pop-ups. I am not saying this is your primary problem but it wouldn't hurt to see if you are indeed infected.

    Go to the Virus & Removal forum, read the 8 Step Sticky and follow the instructions step by step; don't skip any steps.

    When you are finished post the three required Logs on that forum. You'll get excellent help.
  7. DLambie

    DLambie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Thank you will do this soon as I get home - did this once before but couldn't remember where to find

  8. DLambie

    DLambie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 82

  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    ...Or maybe overheating? Try reseting the bios to default levels
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