Boot Beep Code

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wessleym, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. wessleym

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    My system has begun to beep everytime I boot. It's just one beep, and I know that it's supposed to mean everything's okay. But it didn't start beeping until yesterday, and now it's really annoying. How can I turn it off? Thanks.
     
  2. Eck

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    Unplug your system speaker from the motherboard.
     
  3. wessleym

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    Is that the only way?
     
  4. Bronx Bomber

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    omg...i cant believe you bought an alienware.

    why dont you ask them?
     
  5. wessleym

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    Why can't you believe I bought an Alienware? I'm gonna ask them, but in the meantime, does anyone know how to fix it?
     
  6. Eck

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    I told you how to fix it. Unless there's an option to change it in CMOS, that's the only way. "Beep on successful post" might be in there, I think I've seen it in some CMOSs, really not sure.
     
  7. wessleym

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    Aren't the CMOS and BIOS setups the same thing? If they are, there's no option to do anything like that in my BIOS setup. I probably won't disconnect my speaker because I still want to hear important beep codes. I think disconnection may be my only option though. I'm still open to other ideas. Thanks.
     
  8. Eck

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    To the common user, BIOS and CMOS are the same thing. But they actually aren't. BIOS is a set of programs on your motherboard responsible for starting/operating your computer. If I recall correctly, the programs are POST, CMOS, and the bootstrap loader. It's been a while though. CMOS is the part that contains changable settings.

    So yeah, unplugging the speaker is the only thing. Seriously though, how annoying can a single beep be when you turn on your computer? The beep should signify "Ahh yes, my computer still works." to you. Does to me anyway. And I just leave my computer on all the time too, so it's not like I ever hear it...
     
  9. dubstar

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    its in the BIOS, check again.
     
  10. wessleym

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    Yeah, I check again, and the option wasn't there.