Why is my computer beeping?

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I am currently using a dual core unit with windows XP installed on it. My unit does not have a wireless network so whenever I try to connect to the internet I have to keep it wired. So I decided to buy a NetGear 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter (model: WG311v3). I successfully installed it at the back of my CPU according to the instructions in the manual. But the problem is, when I turn on my computer, I began hearing beeps and the pc did not boot or display anything on the screen.

I can see the lights on my CPU running, but after a second all I can hear is two single beeps. I try to turn the unit on and off again, but the problem still exist. I was thinking that the new hardware that I installed may be the cause of the problem. So I tried to remove the wireless adapter at the back of my unit, but then it still did not work. I searched on the internet for the possible cause of the problems, they say that it usually indicates a problem with my BIOS. I found some meaning of the computer beeps and I learned that 2 short beep means Parity Circuit Failure. Please help.

I am using Intel core 2 duo, Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3, 1.86GHz, 2GB of RAM. I attached a copy of the NetGear that I installed. Please note that before installing the wireless adapter, I did not manage to open my computer for few weeks. So I am not really sure if the problem is the adapter or there might be other reason behind it.

Please help me.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #104362

Why is my computer beeping?

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This may be a very serious issue. Or maybe it is not serious now, but sure it will be if not taken care of right now. Hearing an odd beeping from your computer while working is not a good sign, it indicates something is wrong with your BIOS – usually.
BIOS, the Basic Input Output System, makes the computer ready to load the operating system or software from hard drive, CD Rom or other devices.
 
The booting of your computer is the work of BIOS, every day, every time you turn the computer on. So protecting the integrity of the BIOS is one of the major works you need to perform if you want to run it for a long time.
 
 
Answered By 0 points N/A #104363

Why is my computer beeping?

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Wrapping up. If nothing appears to be wrong with your BIOS configuration, it is time to start diagnosing just what all that beeping means. While figuring out what the beeps mean is by no means foolproof, by carefully identifying the pattern, you may be able to pinpoint the type of problem and correct it without having to invest in a company or a new system all together.

Listen to your computer carefully, make note of the amount of beeps and the type of beeps, and then do a search on Google to find out what it means. Most web sites will be able to tell you the type of problem associated with that sequence of beeping as well as common solutions for the problem at hand.

Some can be fixed as easily as making sure the power plug fits snugly in its slot and others may require the help of a PC technician. Either way, you can determine the problem and take the appropriate action to make sure your computer is running healthy when you run into a problem. The most important thing to remember is to not panic when something goes wrong, and you and your computer will be just fine.

Answered By 0 points N/A #104364

Why is my computer beeping?

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Hi Aerosmith, Noob or not, your computer is trying to tell you it has a problem. Typically beeps are from the motherboard / BIOS. Which is where your CPU temperature is monitored. Maybe your computer is running a bit hot, maybe a fan is not running properly. The long start-up time may be caused by many things, including hard drive errors or RAM failing. But the beeping is likely fan or temp.

Since you are 'noob' at PC's, I suggest you have a technician look at it. Short of cleaning any dust off of the fans inside, I don't recommend you try any repairs yourself, or you might just kill the poor PC, finally. So maybe just take a very careful peek inside and see if it is an obvious problem like dust, or a fan not spinning. If that doesn't seem to be the case, have a trained repairer look at it. Or you'll be back next week asking us about specs for a new PC.

PS. "Computer beep codes" are quite specific, there is no forum on which manufacturers agree on making these beeps uniform at all. One manufacturers' beep codes will be quite different from another. So – G**gling 'computer beep codes' will be about as helpful as throwing a dart at your PC while blind-folded and blaming the part you land on as being the cause of your grief. In short – don't bother!

Look up the model of your Motherboard, find the MANUAL on the manufacturers website, and READ it. This is the ONLY method for really knowing what the beeps mean. If your lucky, the model number of your motherboard will be printed on it, next to the CPU or RAM.

Answered By 430 points N/A #104365

Why is my computer beeping?

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Sorry for the delay Experts was away for few months and did not get the time to accept the solutions.

Yes your solution helped me thank you both.

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