Windows 10: Series of 4 to 10 Beeps Every 5 minutes in Computer Box Solved


  1. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 16299 PRO RTM
       23 Feb 2018 #1

    Series of 4 to 10 Beeps Every 5 minutes in Computer Box


    A series of 4 to 10 beeps is occurring about 5 minutes apart in my computer box. Ran a diagnostic and according to the results everything checks fine. Any idea what's causing this? TIA
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  2. Posts : 4,963
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Feb 2018 #2

    Does your Dell show a prompt on the black screen about booting choices? Usually there will be a memory test, suggest you run it. If not possible use memtest86+, downloadable and run within Windows.
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  3. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 16299 PRO RTM
    Thread Starter
       23 Feb 2018 #3

    Ran the HP diagnostics and everything passed. What could be doing this? Thanks for your response. Anyone else have any ideas? Also ran a virus scan but nothing found. TIA
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  4. Posts : 4,963
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Feb 2018 #4

    Didn't know you have an HP, your My Computer shows a Dell.
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  5. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 16299 PRO RTM
    Thread Starter
       23 Feb 2018 #5

    My bad. It is Dell 8300 xps. Thanks
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  6.    23 Feb 2018 #6

    Restart computer and press F12, run Diagnostics.
    Understanding Beep Codes on a Dell Desktop PC | Dell US

    If it tests fine, open case and pinpoint where the sound is coming from. If it is coming from the HDD, it may be failing.
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  7. Posts : 17
    windows 10 Pro 64
       24 Feb 2018 #7

    sounds like a video card is faulty..if you get 4 beeps on boot up then it's the video card that is the problem.
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  8. Posts : 16,125
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       24 Feb 2018 #8

    You can test your Ram with Windows 10

    In RUN (Win Key + R) type mdsched.exe press Enter and you will see >



    :)
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  9. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 16299 PRO RTM
    Thread Starter
       24 Feb 2018 #9

    Cooling fans are clean but the cpu ribs (right below the fan) had accumulated some lint cause I have ignored it during cleaning. All is good now. Thanks for all of those who responded.
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