1-2-3 beep ruining listening

  technophobe99 14:27 12 Oct 2007

Hi - I run XP on a 4 year old PC. Whatever I listen to I get this 1-2-3 chirp every minute or so - it ruins the experience of listening to music , or even BBC News videos. I have searched but can't find a reference to this problem. Any ideas please?

  Probabilitydrive 14:30 12 Oct 2007

Does the noise originate from the speakers or the motherboard? If it is the motherboards, it indicates a problem like bad memory, not correctly seated graphic card...etc...

  Probabilitydrive 14:32 12 Oct 2007

Forgot, you might be hearing BIOS-beeps.
"At the end of the POST the computer will play an audible 'BEEP' through either the PC's internal speaker of through speakers attached to the sound card (if you have a built-in sound chip)." from click here

  technophobe99 14:42 12 Oct 2007

Thanks fellow Adams-fan. The sound is definitely via the speakers as it stops if I turn them off. Will investigate the BIOS bit - looks useful. 3 beeps means memory problems and we had new RAM a little while ago.

  Technotiger 14:55 12 Oct 2007

If you really are a technophobe, do you use NASlite -

One of the more curious features of NASLite is its use of "beep-codes"
to alert the administrator that 1)the server is online and ready to use,
2) the server is shutting down, 3) the network is not available, and
4) the disks fail SMART self-assessment (if the disks are S.M.A.R.T.).

If the HDD is not S.M.A.R.T. compatible, the server will check it anyway
(every 5 minutes) and will sing a special "beep" song letting you know
that your HDD is still not S.M.A.R.T. compatible. According to the
NASLite support forum, the solution to the annoying reminder that your
HDD is not S.M.A.R.T. compatible is to "unplug the PC speaker".

  technophobe99 16:53 12 Oct 2007

Thanks Technotiger. I truly am a technophobe and I don't think I am using NASlite. If I unplug my speakers I won't be able to use iTunes anymore, so I will continue to look for a solution.

  ambra4 02:40 13 Oct 2007

See if this work

Go into Control panel-click Sound and Audio Device-click Sound Tab and change drop box to No Sound

This would remove all the windows beeps every time you click on an item

  technophobe99 19:48 13 Oct 2007

Thanks Ambra4 - this is already set on No Sounds...

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