Does anybody know why my sister-in-law's Toshiba satellite Pro A10, running XP Home, occasionally emits a loud two tone alarm sound on shut down. She tells me this happens whether running on the mains or battery. The only programs I have installed on it for her since purchase are Works Suite 2003, ZoneAlarm and Norton System Works. She tells me that shutdown and power-off complete satisfactorily after the alarm and the machine seems to work fine when you switch on again. I also understand that there is no accompanying screen message when the alarm sounds. If anyone has any ideas about what is causing this I would be grateful.
I know that some PC's have a two tone alarm for when the CPU fan cuts out. It could be that. Just as the power is cut all fans stop at the same time but there is still enough residual power in the motherbord to sound an alarm. How long does the alarm sound for ?
I think that's probably it. I'd got the right sound but the wrong reason. [email protected]@m has hit on it. Try going to sounds in Control Panel and play the file for Low Battery Alarm and see if it's the same as you are getting on shutdown.
Might indicat a problem with the battery if it still happens when using mains power.
Well, I have checked out all of your suggestions and it remains a mystery. None of the alarm sounds in the sound scheme are the same as the alarm Camilla heard and I haven't been able to reproduce it on shutdown. The machine appears to be operating satisfactorily still and I am going to give this one resolved status. Hopefully it was a one off.
Thanks again to you all for your interest.
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.