Rapid Beeping at Startup

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  1. jake7363

    jake7363 New Member

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    Hello,
    I am using Windows 7 Pro on a Dell Inspiron 1520. Today, when I attempted to start the unit, I heard a rapid beeping that was uncontrollable until I clicked the Control Key. There are no error messages.
    I have done 2 cold boots and a memory diagnostic (which found no errors) with no positive results. It begins right when the screen indicates it is Starting Windows. Once I get past that, it seems to operate normally, but I am concerned there is a root problem that will surface with disastrous results at a later time.
    Any suggestions, thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jake
     
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    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Hello Jake,

    As you did not indicate the amount of beeps (1, 3, 5 etc:) or whether they are long beeps or short, or both, maybe someone is sending you morse code, sorry, couldn't resist.

    Anyway have a look here, see if it helps;
    Dell BIOS Post Codes - BIOS Central


    Don
     
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    It' hard to say....I can hear breaks in the tone, but for all intents and purposes, it is a long, steady stream which is unintelligible in order to determine what error code it is sending. It almost sounds like one, long beep as if a key were stuck (but this is not the case). The ONLY way to stop it is by hitting the Control key. But as far as determining any pattern - not possible.
     
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    I have taken the keyboard off before, but unfortunately it is made in such a way that there literally is no way (or reason) to clean it other than with air and cleaning the buttons from fingerprints. However, I took a shot and tried Safe Mode, and the Control button did nothing to eliminate the sound. I just restarted in normal mode and again the Control button worked. I'm not sure that sheds any light, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
     
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    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Lets try this, go in to the BIOS and check for any enabled alarms, especially battery alarm and disable them.

    Just another thought, is it a Samsung hard drive?
    If so, go here New URL and download the drive utility for your model and disable the "Acoustic Management"

    At this point, I would advise you to start backing up any important files you may have in case of HDD failure.

    Keep us posted

    Don
     

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