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Windows 7: Start Game, Battery Backup beeps

27 Apr 2013   #1

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 
Start Game, Battery Backup beeps

Hi
Trying to play Half Life 2 Episode One, I get as far as the main menu and my battery backup starts to beep, (just as if I've lost power and running on battery only) if I don't quit the game the computer will soon die as the power from the battery backup has ran out. If I exit the game the beeping stops and all is normal.


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27 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

WOW... that is a first for me< i wouldn't even know how to google that one.

Have you patched the game?

Have you updated the Audio & Video drivers to the latest version correctly?

Will this fix your issue? I don't know but its a start
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27 Apr 2013   #3

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
WOW... that is a first for me< i wouldn't even know how to google that one.

Have you patched the game?

Have you updated the Audio & Video drivers to the latest version correctly?

Will this fix your issue? I don't know but its a start
Audio and video drivers are up to date, tried running HL2 in compatibility mode, still the same. When starting HL2 the game automatically connects to Steam and any updates are done before it'll allow the game to continue.
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28 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Ok, last but perhaps not least... have you tried switching your Battery? it would be a 5 dollar test, perhaps idiotic perhaps not... you will waste more time than money but like I said before, I have never seen this issue before.
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28 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

try reinstalling the game
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30 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Ok, last but perhaps not least... have you tried switching your Battery? it would be a 5 dollar test, perhaps idiotic perhaps not... you will waste more time than money but like I said before, I have never seen this issue before.

I agree with replacing the battery.
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01 May 2013   #7

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Okay thanks for the suggestions, give me a few days to try these.
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01 May 2013   #8

 
 

So you're running on Power at the same time?

In the meantime, simply remove the battery to see if it duplicates the problem.


Do you use any other graphically intensive games?
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09 May 2013   #9

XP sp3 Pro / Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Sounds like yoer battery backup is too small for your PC PSU. Check the watts on both. Should be at least the same or larger watt rateing on the backup.
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