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Old 07-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, I've got a fairly new build that I have been extreemly happy with, but last night I went to sleep and got woken up by a long tone from my system speaker. It was about a 2-3 second tone followed by a pause and then repeat. Still groggy, I hit CtrAltDlt with no response; then I used the case restart button, which worked, but before it got to booting, I got the same tone pattern. This happens every time i start the computer. There is nothing OBVIOUSLY wrong inside and all I can gather is that somehow the motherboard took some kind of hit. Again, the beeping comes before ANYTHING else, no drive reads or anything. Any suggestions?


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These are POST beeps. You need to find your Motherboard manual and figure out what the beep's mean.

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Old 07-08-2006, 01:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your motherboard is new within the last 3-5 years and your comp isn't made by IBM your motherboard is almost certain to use thhe Award BIOS. Here's a link to their beep codes, find which one that the beeps sound most like (one long, two short beeps, for example) and see the description for the cause.
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