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My computer beeps once every 3 minutes

by Howmu / November 13, 2009 5:27 AM PST

I looked at past beeping problems on C-Net and also on Google but I can't find the situation I have. Once exactly at 3 minute intervals my computer gives a short (1 second) beep. Everything works fine so at first I ignored it but I know something is wrong and if possible I would like to fix it before I have a disaster. My Bios is Phoenix and when I checked beep codes there is nothing listed for 1 beep every 3 seconds. My HDD temp is 100 degrees F which is normal for my computer. I would appreciate it if anyone has any ideas which might explain and cure this beep. My profile lists computer info if needed.

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No make or model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2009 5:45 AM PST

Try this. Power down, remove the side cover, start up. Did the beep stop?

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Yes!!
by Howmu / November 13, 2009 6:30 AM PST
In reply to: No make or model.

Thank You very much.

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That's usually
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2009 9:32 AM PST
In reply to: Yes!!
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speedfan
by EZInfo / November 15, 2009 4:37 AM PST
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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2009 5:47 AM PST
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Did you mean to reply to me or Howmu ?

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computer beeps once every 3 minutes
by KimbaCakes / January 13, 2010 12:43 AM PST

Did you figure out the reason why your computer was beeping once every 3 minutes? Mine is doing the same thing. That's the only symptom at the moment - otherwise, it's running fine. My operating system is XP Professional, Version 5.1.2600, and an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz processor.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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The advice I got about cleaning ..
by Howmu / January 13, 2010 3:40 AM PST

my computer was never really acted on because when I simply rebooted the beep disappeared and never has come back. Actually I did open my computer about a month later for cleaning and found it spotless, not a grain of dust or lint. So that wasn't the cause of the beeping noise and I probably will never knw what caused it. Goodluck with your beep.

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