Noise While Booting

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I have Windows 7 64 bit system. As the computer is in the process of getting to the desktop there is a little sound like (ber-donk). It only makes that sound once and only during boot. How can I find out what it is?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

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    One beep during the boot is ok. This means bios check passes fine.
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    If it is a "beep". "Ber-donk" does not "sound" like a "beep" to me, and certainly not one beep.

    You need to determine exactly where the sound is coming from. Beep codes are generated by the BIOS during POST (power-on self test) and reproduced through an internal speaker. The sound does NOT come through your normal computer speakers. Internal speakers (IF your computer has one) are typically surface mounted on the motherboard, or there is a small speaker on the case connected to the motherboard's front panel I/O header.

    Was this sound always there, or did it just start? Does it "sound" like a sound coming from a speaker, or a mechanical sound from something hitting against something else? You may need to stick your head in to the side of the open computer to pin point the sound's source.

    Does the computer work fine otherwise? Is all your RAM recognized? Performance otherwise normal?
     
  4. WilliamP

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    It was suggested to me that it could be a USB coming on. I do have a wireless mouse and keyboard connected. So that is the sound.
     
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    Then the sound is coming from your computer speakers, and not from within the computer case, right? That should be verifiable by adjusting the speaker volume during boot.
     
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    Could Ber-donk be the default Windows error sound perhaps?
     
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    It could, but we really need to know where the sound is emanating from first.

    We also need WilliamP to answer all the other questions asked too.
     
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    I will answer the questions. First of all it is my wife's computer and she is usually on it. I will determine if the noise is coming out of the speakers. I will let you know. Ok ,the noise is coming out of the speakers. It may have been there the whole time. Most of the time if I use her computer I turn the speakers way down.
     
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  9. Fuzzfas

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    Well at least you get a ber-donk. Ever since i uninstalled the standalone audio card and use the integrated one, i get 1 second of static noise from the speakers everytime i shut down the PC and sometimes when i reboot. After a format and clean install and new drivers made no difference, i made peace with it and ignore it. It's prolly hardware related.

    I WISH i had ber-donk! :D
     
  10. WilliamP

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    Maybe re-install the audio card?
     
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    Then it is likely as you initially suggested - one of your USB devices being recognized.
     
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    I'd turn off all sound. Then boot a few cycles. If the ber-donk sound is still audible I surmise its not a sound/audio card problem. And start looking at other hardware as the culprit.
     
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    Or maybe it "discovered" a new device? :)
     
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    Be careful you are not confusing WilliamP's problem with Fuzzfas'. This is WilliamP's thread and it is clear his sound/audio card works since he reported the sound is coming from the speakers.
     
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    Good God! not one of you has suggested the most simple of solutions :cautious: Go to control panel and Hardware and Sound, and run through the default Windows sounds til you get the right one, or closest to it, then you know what it is :shifty:
     
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