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Old 10-19-2006, 12:33 AM
Dave
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Default Laptop makes random loud beep

My laptop makes a random loud beeping noise. The noise is a single, short,
loud beep - I would estimate 0.1 secs in length.

Shortly before it happens, it becomes unresponsive for about 1-2 seconds. It
happens very intermittently... typically once in every 5 hours of use.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400.

Any ideas what this is?



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Old 10-19-2006, 05:25 AM
kony
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Default Re: Laptop makes random loud beep

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 23:33:04 GMT, "Dave"
<dave@gmailNOSPAM.com> wrote:

>My laptop makes a random loud beeping noise. The noise is a single, short,
>loud beep - I would estimate 0.1 secs in length.
>
>Shortly before it happens, it becomes unresponsive for about 1-2 seconds. It
>happens very intermittently... typically once in every 5 hours of use.
>
>I have a Dell Inspiron 6400.
>
>Any ideas what this is?
>



Probably your operating system is set to beep on errors. If
that's it, obviously the next step is determining what the
error was, possibly isolated what you were doing at the time
or what subsystem was being stressed. You might seek newly
created logs (for whatever is applicable or scan the drive
for creation or modification dates) or check Event Viewer on
Win2k / XP.

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Old 10-25-2006, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Laptop makes random loud beep

Had the beep problem on a dell inspiron 9300. Look here what i found:

http://jroppert.blogspot.com/2006/10...esktop-is.html

kony schrieb:

> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 23:33:04 GMT, "Dave"
> <dave@gmailNOSPAM.com> wrote:
>
> >My laptop makes a random loud beeping noise. The noise is a single, short,
> >loud beep - I would estimate 0.1 secs in length.
> >
> >Shortly before it happens, it becomes unresponsive for about 1-2 seconds. It
> >happens very intermittently... typically once in every 5 hours of use.
> >
> >I have a Dell Inspiron 6400.
> >
> >Any ideas what this is?
> >

>
>
> Probably your operating system is set to beep on errors. If
> that's it, obviously the next step is determining what the
> error was, possibly isolated what you were doing at the time
> or what subsystem was being stressed. You might seek newly
> created logs (for whatever is applicable or scan the drive
> for creation or modification dates) or check Event Viewer on
> Win2k / XP.



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Old 07-04-2011, 03:25 PM
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Default Solution

The beep is caused by the hard-drive head parking mechanism. Try using QuietHDD. This will stop any clicking/beeping caused by the hard-drive
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