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Random beeping noise on windows 7 64bit

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October 6, 2010 9:43:06 PM

Hello, i get a beeping noise now and again when playing games, its just one beep but its done it on desktop a couple of times aswell, as anyone got any ideas and how to stop it, cheers
a b $ Windows 7
October 7, 2010 6:38:29 AM

Have a look in Device Manager and see if there are any unidentified devices, or devices with a yellow exclamation mark (particularly USB devices). If I plug a Palm Pilot into my PC I get such a beep as the system tries to locate a driver for it.
a c 255 $ Windows 7
October 7, 2010 3:02:53 PM

Is the beep the sort you hear when you plug in a USB device or does it sound more like an alarm? If like a USB device, you could have something that is not fully plugged in the it is causing the system to react as if a new device is being connected occasionally. Just verify all of your connections are good if this is the case.

If the tone is more of a generic beep or alarm, it could be your motherboard reporting a power or heat issue. When gaming, you are often adding max stress (heat and power consumption) to your system. If this is the case, make sure all of your fans are clean and actually turning. If you are overclocking your CPU or GPU, you might want to drop them a notch or 2 to run slightly cooler. You should also ensure that you have an optimal airflow within your case (like rearranging cables to not block fans).

Good luck!
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October 7, 2010 9:00:44 PM

So here is one solution I found that seemed to work for a few people with your same problem:

The problem is with CTRL + Space switching between languages.
Go to the control panel, remove any extra languages and disable any shortcut keys. This fixed the problem for me
Source: http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/31516-beeping-sound-l...

Also take a look at this site for a possible fix:
http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2010/03/get-ann...

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
February 13, 2011 10:33:40 AM

thanks everyone, sorry i didnt get back to you all sooner, yeah its just like a single beep, does it mostly while playing dirt 2, my system is overclocked but the cooling is pretty good, my cpu as the corsair h50 watercooler and i gave got 3 220mm fans in the case and a spot cooler over the ram, the graphics card is a gigabyte gtx 470 soc, it only does this beep in windows 7 64 bit, il try what you all say and see what happens cheers
August 19, 2012 7:01:13 PM

Hi

i am having similar issue with my pc.

did You managed to resolve the random beeping
during windows 7?
October 13, 2012 7:50:55 PM

nahum said:
Hi

i am having similar issue with my pc.

did You managed to resolve the random beeping
during windows 7?


Im having random beeps as well (Like Morse code)

For me, I fixed it by Pressing CTRL + Shift + Esc, then going to processes, then ending 'taskhost.exe' It was using about 160k of memory and by ending it, it fixed the noise + It could help to speed it up.

Not sure how safe ending it is though...

Ben
November 21, 2012 5:34:10 AM

Hi. Idk if you are hearing the beeps, but does it happen when you hit 3 or more keys simultaneously? if it is, windows is assuming you have a key or more stuck and it telling you to fix it. The only solution to fix that is to not press soo many keys at once. The beeping actually started in Windows XP. So its not just a 64-bit thing but also a 32-bit thing. Some thing that doesn't go off oftenly.
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