My computer goes beep beep every 8 minutes--WHY

Why does this happen. If I turn off the speakers it is ok.
There must be a timer on somewhere.
Thanks and no smart remarks

geek_rayj, Mar 2, 9:55 am

Warning beep about a failed cooling Fan?

geek_ianab, Mar 2, 10:16 am

Yep a warning beep for failing lots of things.

Can you get into the bios and check the temperature settings?
If you can't, can you take the side off and does the beeping stop (and is it full of dust?).

Might be time for a clean out. Dust can cause them to heat up. Don't go in willy nilly with the vacuum cleaner or a duster though.

geek_soodanim, Mar 2, 11:02 am

Open a command prompt and run the event viewer (eventvwr.msc) and look for an error occuring every 8 minutes.

geek_gyrogearloose, Mar 2, 12:07 pm

You've got a Road Runner video looping in the background. "Beep, beep".

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 2, 12:57 pm

lol I watched a movie once bit of a thriller . all the way through the movie there was this strange "hmmmmm" sound . turns out I had left word open in the background and the "office assistant" was set on the wizard and he was wandering around in the background scratching his head ever few minutes going "hmmmm". I had to re-watch it without word running and it made a bit more sense

geek_soodanim, Mar 2, 1:08 pm

Come on Ross you can do better than that LOL
Hope you guys are all well

geek_rayj, Mar 4, 10:13 am

CMOS battery possibly?

geek_cookee_nz, Mar 4, 7:01 pm

Google has some stuff to say about "beeps" every 8 minutes/10 minutes. The method to get rid of the "Beeps" is set out for Win 7 and 8.
Have a look - Google "My PC beeps every 3 minutes".

geek_mariner26, Mar 4, 8:22 pm

does it beep in safe mode?

geek_king1, Mar 4, 8:54 pm

You've left the door open. :-)

geek_acrobat, Mar 14, 2:50 pm

A programme could be trying to connect to the internet and has failed. Computer is trying to connect to an external device and is having a problem connecting.

geek_thewomble1, Mar 16, 4:22 pm

Why does my moniter go blank when I turn my PC off?

geek_delly, Mar 17, 7:38 am

Why do silly people make inane comments?

geek_r.g.nixon, May 15, 5:17 am

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