Troubleshooting Pc Beep Error with these Simple Steps
When each of us are using our computers each day we tend to take for granted that when we press the power button and the monitor power light flickers, the CPU will do what it is designed to do and the entire beautiful device with begin without difficulty. The reality is this someday may not happen and instead we hear something that we were not expecting. If you turn on your computer and suddenly hear an unnatural electronic but purposeful beep, then this usually means that your system is experiencing some kind of dreadful error. Not only has this catastrophic issue taken place but it has done so before it has even been able to display information on your monitor.
What Causes Pc Beep Errors?
The key to correcting the disastrous problem that has occurred and is now affecting your computer is to understand the sounds that are being made from your malfunctioning hardware. This can come from deciphering the cryptic messages made by what has been referred to as Beep Codes. Beep Codes are an alternative method for your PC to tell you that there is something wrong with it. There are a number of problems that can be causing this and some of this depends on what type of BIOS manufacturer and motherboard you have.
How to Fix a Pc Beep Error
In order to solve your PC Beep Error you will need to first determine what the specific error code is, and then you will need to know some information about your computer.
Solution: Finding your beep code
- To begin you will need to power on your computer, or restart it.
- Listen closely to the sound that your computer makes as it starts. It will make a possible variety of beeps, including some consecutive ones, or short and longer ones. Write this down as this is your error beep code.
- If you missed the sound or are unsure if you are correct, restart your computer once again and listen a second or third time.
- You will now need to choose the correct code guide based upon your BIOS manufacturer. If you do not know this information you can get it at the startup screen which temporarily displays this information as Windows is loading. It may look something like Award BIOS v4.51PG.
- For a good basic guide on the various manufacturer error beep codes Indiana University has a list of definitions at http://kb.iu.edu/data/afzy.html.
Thank you and I hope that this information was helpful locating your PC Beep error. Let me know if you need further assistance, and I hope that this has helped to correct the problem. Good luck.
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