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Why is my computer constantly beeping at me?

Today, upon waking up, I started my computer as usual. Unfortunately, it had a black screen with white letters, blah blah blah, a problem occurred and your computer shut down to save files. It gave me a few options like if the power went out, etc. click proceed as usual, or something like that.

Anyway, once I got to my desktop, I hear this "BEEP" maybe more of a click. Anyway I figured that I was holding down to many keys at once, because that makes a specific sound. Nope.

So I continue doing my routine, login to AIM, start Firefox, load iTunes. Then I hear it again. I don't notice it much until it happens the third time. Thats when I decide to count intervals between beeps. Roughly 35-36 seconds between beeps. Every. Time. O_o

I figure, since my speakers are on, I'll turn them off. Nope. Nothing. Still the dreaded beep. I've found that its coming from my computer tower..


Sooooo, anything I can do to stop this beep? Its a really aggressive sounding thing. Almost angry..


I've posted this same question in the forums: http://www.instructables.com/community/My-Computer-is-Possessed-Please-help/

It sounds like the motherboard may be warning you of a problem with overheating; either your computer is really dirty, or the fans are intermittently stopping.  Clean the computer thoroughly.  Use a vacuum to get the major dust, then remove the fan from the CPU and clean the heatsink using a toothbrush to get into the fins.  Blow every nook and cranny out with canned air, then put it back together.
fwjs284 years ago
check your drivers, if they get corrupted or arent installed, the motherboards speaker will make a beeping noise 
seandogue4 years ago
maybe time to scan the computer with a good anti-virus program
lemonie4 years ago
If it's a system-beep coming from the mainboard, your board (i.e. BIOS) may be trying to tell you something. Do you have a manual for the board, or can you find one?

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~Z~4 years ago
 Its swearing at you. Give it some kookies and apologize. Lol jk here

goto my computer click view system info
goto hardware tab click device manager
then show hidden devices
then non plug and play drivers
then u see and entry called beep device
then ......... KILL IT!

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