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No System Beep, WinNT

Posted: Tue May 13, 2003 2:36 pm
by KachiWachi
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?


Posted: Mon May 19, 2003 10:56 pm
by KachiWachi
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...


OK...I found a small program that will "beep" the on-board speaker called "BEEP" (by Quentin J. Christensen)
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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...


Posted: Mon May 19, 2003 11:08 pm
by Rainbow
It does not beep at all after hard-reset?

Posted: Tue May 20, 2003 2:21 pm
by KachiWachi
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...


Posted: Thu May 22, 2003 10:50 pm
by edwin
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: