Loud High-Pitched Beep Upon Startup

By JoeM076
Aug 31, 2007
  1. Recently I have encountered a problem with my computer where everytime I press the "Power" button, it makes a very high-pitched beeping noise,(very annoying). I opened my computer and everything seems to be running fine. The green power light is on, on the motherboard, my CPU and other fans are spinning fine.
    - Also, I'm embarrassed to not know this but, is the graphics card fan supposed to be spinning all the time, or just when it gets to a certain degree point? If it is supposed to be spinning all the time, then it's not working.

    *Is this a beep code, because I have not yet found something from American Megatrends that fits this description.

    BIOS = American Megatrends
    GPU = Nvidia 8800GTX
    CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
    MB = Asus P5N32-SLI SE
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  3. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    I guess my graphics card isn't working. :( :(
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Looks that way.
  5. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    Woops sorry. Actually it is running fine, it just takes a few moments to start up. :) But now that that's not the problem, what could possibly cause the sound? I still can't seem to find the right beep code that matches the sound. It is just one looooooong beep that never goes away until you kill the power.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    A continuous Beep usually means, No Power, Loose Card, or a Short. Open the case and check everything is seated and connected properly.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Also make sure there isnt a mobo spacer in the wrong place as that can cause a short.
  8. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    Ok I figured out what was causing that annoying beep. I didn't have the auxiliary plug, plugged into my computer. I forgot that I needed that extra component to properly start my computer.
    -Thanks for all of the help! :)
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Thats good news and something that can often be overlooked.

    Glad you got it sorted.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    Ok well now that the beeping problem has been fixed, there is another problem. :( When my computer does the Power On Self Test, it repeats it twice and then stops at a black screen with a blinking "cursor indicator", AKA "blinking horizontal line." When it gets here nothing happens and the computer does not startup. I was trying to read the results of the POST and I didn't see any failures. I'm not sure what to do at this point. If someone has any knowledge on this topic, please feel free to post your suggestions. :)

    - There is one BIOS beep which is the normal one that I always here upon boot and the POST seems to go the same as it always has done, except for the second run-through.
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Try clearing the cmos, the mobo manual will tell you how to do it.
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    read the bios beep guide in the guides forum
  13. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    I already have and my BIOS beep is normal anyway.

    - I've looked in my Asus manual and I have not yet found instructions on clearing the CMOS battery. What will clearing the battery do if I decide to take this route to try to fix my problem?
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