No System Beep, WinNT

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KachiWachi
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Hey All -

I'm having a problem with no system beep all of a sudden on my M520 running WinNT4 Workstation, SP6a. I know the speaker works because when I run my old Norton Utilities on it, the speaker test passes.

Is there a way to make sure the beep is enabled (there is no sound card in the machine)?

Does anyone know of (or can anyone write) a quick and dirty program that just makes the computer beep to test the function?

Thanks!!
KachiWachi
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OK...another thought...

This guy is running the patched Large HD Support BIOS...could it all of a sudden developed a bug?

I just realized I don't hear the "beep" at startup anymore...

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OK...I found a small program that will "beep" the on-board speaker called "BEEP" (by Quentin J. Christensen)
- http://members.optushome.com.au/quentinc/beep.html -
When I run this (booted from my MSDOS 6.22 Boot Disk), I get no sound from the PC Speaker. However, when I run my Norton Utilities 8.0 NDIAGS, the speaker works...

??????
Rainbow
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It does not beep at all after hard-reset?
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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KachiWachi
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OK...I ran Norton again this morning. This time the speaker didn't beep. Scratching my head, I took the hood off and re-seated the speaker connection.

All is well again.

Just goes to show you the simplest things...

:oops:
edwin
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Be happy it was just the speaker and not the power cord into the wall outlet. (and you thought you were overlooking the obvious). :twisted:
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