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PC beeping while in Windows.

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Ok guys, so I have just experienced a very bizarre issue, I was using my computer and transferring some files to my external hard drive and all of a sudden my pc started just beeping. My pc ran perfectly fine but the beeping didn't stop until I rebooted.

I have never heard of this or experienced this before so what can cause this? I know of bios beeps and such but beeping while in windows? This is new to me.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
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They are two possibilities.
The circuit responsible for beeper activation and the software layer about activating it, this is always on and active at all computers all times.
This door bell :) has a unique address.

Any other software application it must be aware of the door bell unique address so to activate it.
If your external hard-drive this using a cheap Chinese I/O controller, this one possibly send at beeper unique address a false alarm.
If the problem repeat it self again and again = a permanent one. Then you need to seek for a newer Bios for this product I/O controller.
If there is no any ?
Stop using it.
 

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Temperature warning?
My first thought too. My second was a monitored fan slowed down or stopped, for some reason.

I note many motherboards today do not come with a system speaker. Which is sad because the cost pennies to integrate with the board and little more than that to include a System Speaker in the box. Note that price is for 20 speakers! imagine how little they would cost if ASUS bought them by 10s of thousands.

Anyway, my point is, are you 100% sure the beeps are coming from the system speaker? If so, then inspect your interior and make sure all your fans are spinning and check your temps.
 
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Temperature or fan speed warning.
 
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They are two possibilities.
The circuit responsible for beeper activation and the software layer about activating it, this is always on and active at all computers all times.
This door bell :) has a unique address.

Any other software application it must be aware of the door bell unique address so to activate it.
If your external hard-drive this using a cheap Chinese I/O controller, this one possibly send at beeper unique address a false alarm.
If the problem repeat it self again and again = a permanent one. Then you need to seek for a newer Bios for this product I/O controller.
If there is no any ?
Stop using it.
So you are saying the beeping could be caused by a bad i/o controller on my external hdd?

Other than finding a bios update that may fix it would be to stop using the drive?

And as far as the fans are concerned they where all spinning. I will check temps and report back
 
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