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 Post subject: Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop makes loud beeping noise
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:12 am 
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Hi all,

Please excuse me if I've posted in the wrong place. Our family laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1525 with WinXP SP3, just started to make a loud beeping noise that doesn't appear to be coming from the computer's speakers. There's one long beep and then it nothing happens for maybe ten minutes or so, and then does it again. I've never experienced any problems with this computer before for the past two years I've had it, and I do not know what to make of this beeping noise. Everything seems to be working properly, the fan is on, and everything functions right. Does anybody know what this beep means? Do you know how to fix it?

Thanks for the help!

-McDougal


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One long beep usually means you have a ram problem. If you have more than one stick installed, try taking one stick out and see if it boots, if it don't, swap it with the other stick and see if it boots.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:58 am 
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Thanks for the reply. Apparently the beep has gone away. The beep stopped after I installed 15 updates from Microsoft that were released yesterday. I think it's gone for good, but if I'm wrong, I will try testing the memory as I haven't upgraded the memory on it.


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If you want to check the memory, try using memtest86+. Check one stick at a time. Download the ISO file and use the ISO part of your burn program to make a bootable cd. Boot to the cd and let it run at least 10 minutes or until you see an error log...if you do get an error rma the ram as it has lifetime warranty these days.

http://majorgeeks.com/Memtest86_d4226.html

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