Speaker makes 5 short clicks on boot up - What is causing this?  

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 (64 bit)

    Speaker makes 5 short clicks on boot up - What is causing this?

    My ASUS Transformer T100HA (Win 10 Home - 64bit - Version 1909 - OS Build 18363.657) makes 5 short clicks from the speakers every time I boot up the device. It didn't always do this but started a few weeks ago. Strangely it does it even if the speakers are muted.

    I was having a few other performance issues so yesterday made a fresh install of the operating system after deleting the partition during setup. All my other small glitches seem to have cleared up and I have more memory available because my installation from bootable USB did not carry so much of the ASUS installed bloatware...but the clicking is still happening.

    Its not that disturbing but I want to be sure it is not an issue that might develop into something bigger. Can anyone suggest what might be causing it and how I can stop it from happening.

    Many Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 41,576
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, are you certain the noises come from the speakers (as you've muted them)? Try disconnecting them.

    See discussion for more ideas here:
    Why is my pc clicking on startup? - Internal Hardware

    Do you have a hard drive?
    laptop - Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup - Super User
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  3. Posts : 4,201
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    Two suggestions ...

    I have known an unsecured cable inside the case, contacting the fan blades of one of the system fans, and produce a clicking sound, this would be unlikely in this case as the clicks are always 5.

    Also there is the standard case speaker this should not be normally described as a click as it is more of a "Beep", however these days they may be replaced by some other electronic sound so could well sound like a set of clicks.

    As these Beeps/clicks are meant as a warning it may be worthwhile checking, the user guide for a code table for faults, and what is indicated by Five clicks. If you find an entry you can then physically check the component for faults
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  4. Posts : 2,637
    Windows 10

    Sounds like a beep code, maybe click is the new Beep, that varies with manufacturer and BIOS/UEFI provider. That occurs very early in the Bootup.

    At a guess it is a CPU problem.

    That maybe due to removal of ASUS cooling policies, on the latest hardware CPU setup policy etc. Some of the ASUS supposed bloatware is actually system stuff.
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