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Zormpas
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850 g3 BIOS beep

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The 850 G3 has a HIGLY ANNOYING BEEP when in the BIOS setup screen. Beeps for confirmation for various actions just like an Apple ][+ did in 1979! Really HP? REALLY?! Beeping was annoying then, its twice as annoying now! There is no apparent way to turn off this irritating BEEPING in BIOS.

 

Please DO AWAY with this darned unnecessary NOISE in the next BIOS release, and don't do this again!

 

Its bad enough that Apple brought back the "Chicklet" keyboard, and everybody else - including HP - is copying them. Chicklet keyboards were a bad idea in 1983, and are a bad idea now - just like this thrice cursed BEEPING!

 

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alpha_17
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On the 840 G3 there is definitely an option to disable the BIOS beeps as I've done it - off the top of my head I can't remember exactly what it is called but I think it may be Enable/Disable audio alerts on boot?

 

 

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Obiwonkenobe
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I hate that beep. Why did they change that from the G2 to the G3? Does anyone at HP have any ideas about how to disable?

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Zormpas
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I crawled all over that BIOS looking for a way to turn this crap off - without success. A screwdriver through the speaker would do the trick...

 

The G2 didn't do this, neither did the G1 nor any other HP laptop that I'm aware of. Some programmer somewhere has too much time on his/her hands...

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HP Support was no help. Every G3 is like this too. ZBook 15 & 17 plus the 840. What were they thinking?

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Zormpas
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Great. I hadn't noticed it on the 840, and we haven't yet purchased a current gen Zbook. Just what the world was asking for - a BIOS that beeps and plays little tunes.

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On the 840 G3 there is definitely an option to disable the BIOS beeps as I've done it - off the top of my head I can't remember exactly what it is called but I think it may be Enable/Disable audio alerts on boot?

 

 

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Zormpas
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That seems to have fixed the problem. At least at first blush, haven't tried all permutations yet. Not particularly intuitively named as I had dismissed it before thinking it had to do with boot, not BIOS setup. Why couldn't HP support help the other poster in this thread?

 

An absolutely STUPID "feature", now I can enjoy the blessed "sound of silence"!

 

THANK YOU!!!

batchz4life
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In the BIOS of HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF you will find it here:

 

Advanced > Boot options > Audio Alerts during boot

 

Deselect this

 

Save

 

Exit

 

Enjoy working in silence

rfsaintsobad
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This helped me with a ProBook G2. We ended up returning them, but this was a big help. Thank you!

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Thank you for the solution  🙂

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