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Intensive HD Use Causes Hi Pitched Beeping!


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Hi all, first post to this forum.

I have a rather annoying and odd problem with my computer.

Whne I try doing some disk intensive work (e.g. deleting a lot of files in one go, doing a spy or anti-virus scan) I get a very high pitched beep, beep, beep sound. This will continue until I restart the computer.

I thought it might be the hard drive I was working on complaining, so I replaced it. Started doing a format on the new 250Gig drive and after about 4% the beep started again!

Anyone any ideas?

Cheers
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Are you sure it is not the system speaker that is constantly beeping telling you that there is a memory problem with your computer? Run memtest86 and see if the memory passes.

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You might want to check if the Mainboard has any Swallen or Leaky Capacitors as I had a similar problem with Random beeping on one of my old systems, and it turned out to be a few Swallen caps around the base of the Mainboard, but it would only start all the beeping in cold weather..

On 2nd thought, it could be the High Temperature Warning for the CPU, as formatting a drive is pretty CPU intensive, check the BIOS settings..

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Edited by i686, 23 October 2006 - 05:41 AM.

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Gonna checkup with your suggestions.

The beeping is very hi-pitched so I don't think it's the PC speaker.

It does sound like some sort of alarm, is very regular and precise in timing - continual short beeps.

I can make it happen by starting some intensive hard drive activity.

I'm gonna have a look in the system BIOS.

Cheers

John
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