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Windows 7: Continous System Beep During Win 7 Boot

28 Dec 2010   #1
amccaulx

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Continous System Beep During Win 7 Boot

I just got my wife a new laptop for Xmas. It is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14". Here are the specs:

Core i3 - 370M
4GB Ram
500 GB HD
Intel Wireless ABG
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The first time we started it up, and every time since, the computer does a continuous short/fast beeps once the Starting Windows Screen comes up. It is the black screen that just says "Starting Windows.." The beeping will stop after about 10-15 sec, then the 4 circling dots above the "Starting Windows" screen come up. Then windows will come up normally, and everything seems to work fine.


I have run several tests low level PC-Doctor tests (From a bootable CD) and all of the hardware passes. There are no uninstalled drivers in the Device Manager as well. When I start the computer in Safe mode, the beeping doesn't happen. Also, if I interrupt the windows loading process, by turning it off, then start it up and select "Start Windows Normally" the beeping doesn't happen either.



I also tried formatting the Hard Drive, and installing Win 7 Pro 64-Bit from scratch, and half way through the installation, where it reboots, and starts loading windows, the beeping occurs at that point. I then used the recovery disks, and got the laptop back to factory default settings, and it still happens.


I have never seen a problem like this! Lenovo has a horrible return policy, and they won't let me return it without a 20% restocking fee. They will only offer to repair it, and I rather not send it back to them to look at, so I want to try to fix it myself. For those of you who have read this far...Thank You for your time! I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas on how to troubleshoot fix this. I have a video of the bootup, but it is over 100mb, so I am going to try to shrink it down, and will post a link if I can.


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28 Dec 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I need to find out what motherboard you have got. Google for the program PC Speccy to find out all of your hardware.
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28 Dec 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Common Beep Codes

Beep Code:Description of Problem:No BeepsShort, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose PeripheralsOne BeepEverything is normal and Computer POSTed fineTwo BeepsPOST/[COLOR=#3e6a8d !important][COLOR=#3e6a8d !important]CMOS[/COLOR][/COLOR] ErrorOne Long Beep, One Short BeepMotherboard ProblemOne Long Beep, Two Short BeepsVideo ProblemOne Long Beep, Three Short BeepsVideo ProblemThree Long BeepsKeyboard ErrorRepeated Long Beeps[COLOR=#3e6a8d !important][COLOR=#3e6a8d !important]Memory [COLOR=#3e6a8d !important]Error[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]Continuous Hi-Lo BeepsCPU Overheating
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28 Dec 2010   #4
amccaulx

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Here is the video of the startup:

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28 Dec 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not familiar with that machine, but I would normally guess it indicates bad ram ( might just be badly seated).

Doesn't seem to be the case here as
Quote:
Then windows will come up normally, and everything seems to work fine.
Might be best to take it back to the retailer, and get a new machine.
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28 Dec 2010   #6
amccaulx

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

SIW2:
I did try booting it with 2 GB, also tried swapping the ram around, and the beeps continue.

DocBrown:
I thought system beep codes would only happen before windows starts, and not during the windows startup process. I will check Lenovo's website for my machine specific beep codes, its worth a shot.

Also, The CPU stays around 47-50C during stress tests.

Carl:
I will run PC Speccy and post that info up as soon as I can.

Thank you all for your help so far!
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28 Dec 2010   #7
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Lenovo beep indicators - this one isn't listed

Lenovo Support - Beep and no beep symptoms - ThinkPad General

BIOS Beeps

BIOS Beep Codes

Bios Beep Codes
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28 Dec 2010   #8
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not familiar with that machine, but I would normally guess it indicates bad ram ( might just be badly seated).

Doesn't seem to be the case here as
Quote:
Then windows will come up normally, and everything seems to work fine.
Might be best to take it back to the retailer, and get a new machine.
Holy..cow ...that's a terrible beep ....

Bring it back ..while you can ...
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28 Dec 2010   #9
amccaulx

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wds7 View Post

Holy..cow ...that's a terrible beep ....

Bring it back ..while you can ...
I wish I could....I bought it directly from Lenovo (NEVER AGAIN!!!) on Black Friday, and gave it as a Xmas present. They won't take returns after 21 days from purchase, without a 20% restocking fee. They will only take it in for repair, which I would like to try and avoid if possible.
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28 Dec 2010   #10
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

oh wow....that is exactly the beep that I had on my Vaio NR360D some months ago. (phoenix bios - I had it twice at start up before it seemed to work it self-out) Getting help from forum members, the first thing I was advised, was to check for any stuck keys and un-install a (then) recent update to the external keyboard. But my machine is over 2 years old. Since its new definitely worth a take back to the retailer to have it checked. I really don't think thats normal....( trust me!!! at least not early in the morning when u turn on the machine half a sleep)
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