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My computer keeps making annoying beepy noises.

And has been doing so for the past 6 months. I have been able to deal with it for this long, but it has finally gotten to me.

The computer is a HP Pavilion dv7 running Windows 7 Home Premium. It is not coming from the speakers, I think it is coming from the circuit board. I am sure it isn't coming from the speakers because 1) When the headphones are plugged in, the sound still comes, but not from the headphones (all sound reroutes to the headphones when they are plugged in) and 2) The sound still comes when the volume is turned all the way down.

Please help, it is SO annoying.

Thanks!


janderek1 year ago
Its seems that your RAM or memory is not properly inserted.
Mostly beeping error is from memory. try removing your RAM then clean the lower part with an eraser.. Then try inserting your RAM again..
To read more about this try looking here : http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-do-i-interpret-computer-beep-codes
Burf3 years ago

Those beeps are there for a reason, your computer is audibly advising you of your computer's start-up condition. The beeps aren't random, they are in an easily decipherable code that can help avoid system problems and crashes.
The codes vary depending upon the BIOS that your mobo uses. The codes to most of them can be found here:
www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

If you are determined to disable them, there are two ways, one is to open the CMOS and disable them there. You'll have to check with your manufacturer's site or your instruction manual for the specific procedure.  Some Mobos use a wired connection to a small speaker and you can just unplug it. And as before, you'll need to check the manual or the manufacturer's site for the specific connection.
kcls (author)  Burf3 years ago
No, these beeps happen hours after the computer has booted. It's one little chirp at random times. Sometimes there is a two minute interval, sometimes there is a half hour, and sometimes even an hour in between beeps. The computer can be left alone or being used and these beeps happen.
Burf kcls3 years ago
Okay, it has to be a hardware issue of some kind.
The first thing I would check is for overheating, make sure the laptop is well ventilated and the vents are not clogged or blocked. If you know how to open the case, I'd do that and give it a thorough cleaning internally. If that doesn't do it, your options are to try and trouble shoot the system and see if you can determine what is causing the problem.
If you have a good HDD you can swap with the one you now have, you can try that as a test. Same goes for RAM.
Beyond that check the manufacturer's site and see what you can find there. 
kcls (author)  Burf3 years ago
The thing is only 6 months old, but it does get extremely hot. It will actually heat through the table. You can feel the bottom of the table and it will be warm. You can't actually put it on your lap, because it will give you third degree burns. Everything in the computer is stock, I don't have any other hard drives other then an external back up drive.
Burf kcls3 years ago
Try elevating it a little so air can circulate underneath and maybe even direct a small desk fan so that it blows air under and around it. See if that helps.
true it might help and if it solves the problem, i suggest you buy fans that clip on your laptop. i know cooler master does them.
lemonie3 years ago
kcls (author)  lemonie3 years ago
No, the beep noise can happen hours after startup, and it can sometimes be hours in between beeps.
what is yourmotherboard number and is it an intel motherboard?
i found this site while searching for bios beep codes http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/mylexbeep.htm
maybe it can help
it could be a number of things i know when my computer wiggles its cable out of the wall it makes a beeping noise
and or it could be a waring signal
nebih3 years ago
have you checked your circuit board yet for any bulging capisitors?
Re-design3 years ago
Go to HP.com and download the latest drivers.

The kid that works for my has an HP laptop that was over heating like yours and it had other problems like slow startup, running slow.  But I don't  think he was having the beeping problem.

Anyway he downloaded new drivers for it and most of his problems went away.  Seems there was a period of time where most of the HP computers had an overheating problem that was curable by updating drivers.

Might just work.
kcls (author)  Re-design3 years ago
Drivers for what? There are sound drivers, graphics drivers, lots of drivers.
Re-design kcls3 years ago
Motherboard specific drivers.
Google Hp overheating and go thru the list. Is it you laptop that's getting hot or the battery. There are issues with both.
Anthrogeek3 years ago
I had the same issue with my HP pavilion DV6. I went to power options and changed the power plan to a lower setting. The beeping stopped. Haven't had any more issues with it. There is a setting in Win 7 where you can turn down your processor so it won't get so hot. If it doesn't work then you should think about sending it in for repair, if you are under warranty.
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