Why Does My Windows 10 Computer keep Beeping? (STEPS)


Why does my Windows 10 computer keep making beeping sounds?

Your Windows 10 computer may keep beeping because of a bad video card installed in your computer, outdated video drivers, incorrectly seated RAM or having outdated BIOS. 

  • A bad video card installed on your computer
  • Outdated video drivers
  • Outdated audio drivers
  • Incorrectly placed RAM
  • A bad hard disk drive installed in your computer
  • Outdated BIOS 

 

A bad video card installed on your computer

When a bad video card is installed on your computer, the computer is unable to display the high-definition graphics needed to play games or to show even simple graphics. This leads to a beeping sound coming out of your computer. 

 

Outdated video drivers

When the video drivers installed in your computer are outdated, the computer may be unable to show or process specific graphics and videos, leading to a beeping sound. 

 

Outdated audio drivers

When the audio drivers installed on your computer are outdated or faulty, the computer will not be able to play the sounds properly. Some other features may also not work, leading to a beeping sound from your laptop. 

 

Incorrectly placed RAM

When the RAM stick installed on your computer isn’t properly seated, the computer cannot identify the existing RAM and makes a beeping sound. Sometimes, the computer may not even turn ON.

 

A bad hard disk drive installed in your computer

When a bad hard disk drive is installed on your computer, the PC is unable to boot up and makes a beeping sound. 

 

Outdated BIOS

When BIOS is outdated, it can’t report errors in the hardware and software installed on your computer and makes a beeping sound. 

 

Windows 10 computer beeping noise

 

Windows 10 beep codes

Number of Beeps Issue How to Fix
1 Beep Refresh Failure Troubleshoot memory
2 Beeps Parity Error Reseat or replace RAM
3 Beeps Memory Error Reseat RAM
4 Beeps Timer Failure Troubleshoot motherboard
5 Beeps Processor failure Troubleshoot CPU
6 Beeps Keyboard Controller Failure Troubleshoot keyboard drivers
7 Beeps Virtual mode exception error Troubleshoot CPU
8 Beeps Display Memory Failure Troubleshoot graphics card
9 Beeps ROM, BIOS Failure Replace ROM BIOS
10 Beeps CMOS Shutdown Register Failure Troubleshoot motherboard
11 Beeps L2 Cache Failure Troubleshoot L2 cache failure
Continuous Beeps Memory or Video Card Failure Troubleshoot memory, video card or motherboard

 

How do I stop Windows 10 from beeping?

You can stop your Windows 10 computer from beeping by changing the video card installed in your computer, updating the audio and video drivers, cleaning the RAM slots, and updating the BIOS.

 

To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Troubleshoot the audio and video drivers by pressing the Windows and the C key simultaneously to open the Charms bar. In the bar, type Troubleshooter and press Enter. In the window that pops up on the screen, select Troubleshooting under the Settings tab. Go to the Find and Fix problems option, followed by Troubleshoot Audio playback. Follow the prompts given on the screen to run the troubleshooter and fix the audio problems.
  1. If the issue still doesn’t go away, update the audio and video drivers installed on your computer. To do this, open the Start menu and type Device Manager in the search bar. Press the Enter key to open the device managers. Go to the Speakers option. Right-click the name of each device in the list and select the Uninstall option from the context menu. Follow the prompts given by the computer to uninstall the audio drivers.

 

Go to the official website of your audio driver provider. Enter the name of your device and other necessary specifications.

Download the latest drivers from here, open the downloaded file location, and right-click the downloaded file’s name. Select the Run as Administrator option from the context menu.

 

Follow the prompts until the latest drivers are installed on your computer.

  • Replace the faulty graphics card. Turn OFF your PC and remove the power cables. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding the side panel of your computer in place. Take OFF the side panel to expose the graphics card and remove the screws holding the graphics card. Disconnect the power cables attached to the card. Press the PCI-e slots to free the graphics card. Pull the old graphics cards out of the slot gently by first pressing it down.

 

When the bad graphics card is out, insert the new one in its slot and press it downwards. Connect the PCI-e slots and the power cables to the graphics card. Attach the screws back on the graphics card to stay in place. Put the side panel back on the computer and tighten the screws. Turn ON your computer and see if the beeping sound stops.

 

  • Take the RAM stick out from its slot and clean the slot. You can use a microfiber cloth or a fine brush dipped in cleaning alcohol to remove the dust trapped in the slot. Make sure you use the right memory stick depending upon the specifications of your computer.

 

Insert the RAM stick back in the slot and push it downwards so that it stays in the slot and remains connected to the fine clips inside the slot.

Sometimes, the clips inside the RAM slot may be damaged. In this case, you will need to get it fixed from the official repair center of your computer provider.

  1. To update your computer’s BIOS, go to the manufacturer’s website to download the latest version of BIOS. Enter your product specifications and select BIOS from the drop-down menu. 
  2. Find the latest version and download the BIOS files on your desktop. Double-click the downloaded file to reboot the system and update the BIOS. 

 

Why does Windows 10 beep on startup?

Your Windows 10 PC may beep on startup because of RAM issues. You can fix this issue by checking the RAM stick and RAM slots and ensuring that the right memory stick is installed in your computer.

 

To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Remove the RAM stick out of its slot by pulling it out. Then inspect the slots with the help of a torch to look for any bent clips on the inside of the slot. If there are no damaged clips, move on to the next step.
  2. Take a fine brush and dip it in cleaning alcohol and clean the clips thoroughly with the brush. Make sure that there is no dust trapped in the clips. You can also use a blow dryer to blow some air into the slots and remove any trapped dust. 
  3. Check the RAM specifications to see if they adhere to the requirements mentioned on the computer for RAM sticks. If wrong memory sticks are installed on the computer, the computer fails to boot and makes a beeping sound.
  4. If the wrong memory stick is installed, replace it with a new one having the right specifications. 

 

Why does Windows 10 beep in sleep mode? 

Your Windows 10 computer may beep in sleep mode because of minor issues with the computer that usually get resolved on their own. You can fix the problem by turning OFF the beeping sound.

 

To do this, here are some steps are given below.

  1. Open the Start menu and type Command prompt in the search bar. 
  2. Select the Run as Administrator option. Types stop beep in the command bar and press the Enter key. 
  3. In the new window that appears on your screen, type sc config beep start= disabled and pressEnter.
  4. Restart your computer and put your mode in sleep mode to see if the beeping stops.

 

Why is Windows 10 beeping when locking the screen?

Your Windows 10 laptop may beep when locking the screen to alert you of any opened windows on your PC. You can easily fix this issue by closing all the running tasks on your computer.

 

To do this, follow the solution given below.

  1. Make sure that no tasks are running on your PC before shutting down your PC or locking your screen. Sometimes, there may be background tasks.
  2. Press the Alt, Ctrl, and Del keys to open the Task Manager with the background tasks.
  3. Click the name of each task and press the End Task button.
  4. Close the Task Manager window and lock your screen. The beeping sound will stop now.

 

Why is Windows 10 beeping when I type?

Your Windows 10 computer may beep while typing because of the wrong date and time in BIOS, outdated keyboard drivers, wrong power management setting for the keyboard, or because sticky keys are turned ON.

 

You can fix this issue by following the steps given below.

  1. Boot your computer into BIOS and go to the System Setup menu. Select the Date and Time option and set the current date and time. Select the Save and Exit option.
  2. Press the Start button to open the Start menu. Type Device Manager in the search bar and press the Enter key. The Device Manager window will appear on your screen. 
  3. Select the Keyboards option from the list of devices. Right-click the name of each keyboard listed in under this node and select the Update driver option. 
  4. Open the Control Panelwindow of your PC and select the Keyboard option to open Keyboard Properties window. Click the Hardware tab and click the Properties button. Click the Change Settings button and go to the Power Management tab. Click the option for Allow this device to turn OFF to save power and save the settings. 
  5. Press the Windows and I keys simultaneously to open the Settings window. Type Ease of Access in the text field. On the left-hand side, scroll and select the Ease of Access keyboard settings option. Toggle the options for Filter keys, Sticky Keys and Toggle keys to OFF. Save the settings. This will solve the issue of your Windows 10 beeping when typing.

 

Why does Windows 10 beep and show a black screen?

Your Windows 10 computer may beep and show a black screen because of an incorrectly placed RAM stick, wrong RAM sticks installed in the computer, damaged RAM slots, or power cables not attached to your computer’s graphics card.

When the RAM isn’t working properly, or the video card is not getting power, the computer cannot turn ON and shows a black screen. To fix this problem, follow the steps given below.

  1. Remove the RAM stick from its slot and clean the slot. You can use a microfiber cloth or a fine brush dipped in cleaning alcohol to remove the dust trapped in the slot. Make sure you use the right memory stick depending upon the specifications of your computer.
  2. Insert the RAM stick in the slot and push it downwards so that it stays secure in the slot and is connected to the fine clips inside the slot. 
  3. Check if the clips inside the RAM slot are damaged and if so, get them fixed from the official repair center of your computer provider. 
  4. Check if the graphics card has power cables attached to it through the PCI-e slots. When the power cables are not connected to the card, the card will not be detected by the computer. As a result, the computer is unable to process the graphics and doesn’t turn ON. To connect the power cables, open the side panel of your computer.
  5. Remove the screws on the graphics card and attach the power cables to it. Tighten the screws of the graphics card back and put the side panel back on the computer. Turn ON your computer and see if it still makes a beeping sound. 

 

Why is Windows 10 beeping when moving my mouse?

Your Windows 10 computer may be beeping when moving the mouse because of bad device drivers or incompatible drivers installed on your computer.

To fix this issue, you will need to check the device drivers for your mouse and install the latest ones on your computer. Follow the steps given below to solve the problem.

  1.  Click the Start button to open the Start menu. TypeDevice Manager in the search bar and press Enter. to open theDevice Manager window.
  2. Select the Mice and other pointing devices option in the list of devices. Right-click the name of each device listed below the node and select the Uninstall option. Go to the official website of your mouse provider. You will need to enter the specifications of the computer as well as the mouse. The website will list the drivers for your mouse.
  3. Download the files and open the file location. Right-click the name of the downloaded files and select the Run as Administrator option. Keep following the prompts given by the computer to install the updated drivers on your computer. 

If the issue persists, it is most likely due to a failed mouse. In this case, you will need to replace your existing mouse with a new one.

Before doing so, you can try connecting the mouse to other computers to see if it works. If it doesn’t, it has gone bad and needs replacement.

 

Why is Windows 10 beeping when clicking the mouse?

Your Windows 10 laptop may be beeping when clicking the mouse because of bad or outdated device drivers. You can fix this issue by updating the drivers or installing the latest version on your computer.

  1. Open the Start menu and type Device Manager in the search bar. Press the Enter key to access the Device Manager window 
  2. Choose the Mice and other pointing devices option and right-click the name of each device listed.Select the Update option. Windows will start scanning for updates. If there are any updates, follow the prompts given by the computer to install the updates. 
  3. Restart your computer and see if Windows 10 still make a beeping noise when clicking the mouse. You will need to delete and download the updated drivers from scratch if it does.

To do this, open the Start menu and type Device Manager. Right-click each device listed below the Mice and other pointing devices node and select the Uninstall option.

  1. Go to the official website of your mouse provider. You will need to enter the specifications of the computer as well as the mouse. The website will list the drivers for your mouse.
  2. Download the files and open the file location. Right-click the name of the downloaded file and select the Run as Administrator option. 
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen to install the updated drivers on your computer. This will solve the issue of Windows 10 making a beeping sound when clicking the mouse. 

 

Why does Windows 10 beep while playing games?

Your Window 10 computer may beep while playing games because of audio and video problems. When a bad graphics card or outdated drivers are installed on your computer, Windows 10 may keep beeping while playing games.

 

You can fix this problem by updating the audio and video drivers and replacing your graphics card in case of a faulty graphics card. To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Run the audio troubleshooters. To do so, press the Windows and the C key simultaneously to open the Charms bar. In the bar, type Troubleshooter and press Enter. In the window that pops up on the screen, select Troubleshooting under the Settings tab. Then go to the option for Find and Fix problems. Go to the Troubleshoot Audio playback. Follow the prompts given on the screen to run the troubleshooter and fix the audio problems.
  1. If the issue persists, update the audio and video drivers installed on your computer. To do this, open the Start menu and type Device Manager in the search bar. Press the Enter key to open the Device Manager window. Go to the Speakers option. Right-click the name of each device in the list and select the Uninstall option from the context menu. Follow the prompts given by the computer to uninstall the audio drivers.
  1. Go to the official website of your audio driver provider. Enter the name of your device and other necessary specifications. Download the latest drivers from here, open the downloaded file location, and right-click the downloaded file’s name. Select Run as Administrator from the context menu and carry out the prompts displayed until the latest drivers are installed on your computer.
  2. If the issue doesn’t disappear, your graphics card is the culprit. In this case, the only solution is to replace your graphics card with a new one. To do this, turn OFF your PC and remove the power cables. Take a screwdriver and remove the screws holding the side panel of your computer in place. Remove the side panel to expose the graphics card. Detach the screws holding the graphics card. 
  3. Disconnect the power cables attached to the card. Press the PCI-e slot to free the graphics card. Pull the old graphics card out of the slot gently by first pressing it down.
  4. Once the bad graphics card is out, insert the new one in its slot and press it downwards. Connect the PCI-e slot and the power cables to the graphics card. Attach the screws back on the graphics card so that it stays in its place. Put the side panel back on the computer and tighten the screws. Turn ON your computer and see if the beeping sound stops. 

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