Close-down Bleeps

  David G 14:23 04 Feb 2003

Quite suddenly my Win 98SE PC has begun to give 5 2-tone Bleeps before it finally closes. Any ideas please. Dave

  Gongoozler 09:55 05 Feb 2003

David G, are these beeps from the external speakers or the internal one? If it is the internal speaker, then it is probably generated by the BIOS, and if you tell us what motherboard you have it could help us track down the problem. If it is from the external speaker, it could be that you have set Windows to give a sound on exit. Have a look at Control Panel - Sounds.

  tps 12:29 05 Feb 2003

If you give me your bios name i can identify what bios error has occured.

  David G 12:20 06 Feb 2003

To Gongoozler and TPS . The mainboard is a Gigabyte 71XE and the System Chipset is AMD 751. Thanks

  Gongoozler 13:44 06 Feb 2003

David G, which speakers does the beep come from?

  David G 17:01 06 Feb 2003

From the PC on board speaker.

  Gongoozler 17:33 06 Feb 2003

Hi David G. I don't know of any BIOS generated beeps that are 2-tone. Motherboard speaker sounds won't be part of the Windows sound scheme. Do you have a motherboard hardware monitor running? If you have, this could be detecting an abnormality during Windows shutdown and sounding an alarm. This is only a guess, but may be worth investigating.

  Gongoozler 10:00 07 Feb 2003

Hi David G, I'm pleased to see you have solved the problem. What was the cure?

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