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IComputer is continually sending three bells. What does this mean and what do I do to stop them?

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It could mean that the computer is overheating, due to a failure of one of the internal fans.

 

Google-search for "download free SPECCY".

Download, install, and run SPECCY, and it will report the temperatures of:

* motherboard

* CPU

* disk-drive

 

and the speed (RPM) of each fan.

 

Temperatures over 40 Celsius (water boils at 100 Celsius at sea-level) are symptomatic of a problem.

 

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When I activated computer on Saturaday morning Micrsoft went throuh an half hour of operations such as configuring the system and doing a clean up etc.  When completed the three bells no longer occured. Computer has been running without problem since. 

 

Thank you for you reply.

 

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> When completed the three bells no longer occurred. Computer has been running without problem since. 

 

I understand that when your computer is experiencing a "heavy" load (Windows Update, anti-virus update), you hear the sounds, and that when your computer is "idle", you do not hear the sounds.  Correct?

 

It does seem to indicate that the CPU, when working "hard", is generating enough heat to trigger the motherboard to make the noise.

 

That SPECCY program will show the temperatures inside your computer.

 

How old is the computer?  Do you have any pets that shed hair that makes its way inside your computer?

Have you ever opened-up the computer case (when turned-off and disconnected from AC power), and looked for "dust-balls", and/or tried to "spin" any of the visible fans -- fans should easily spin to a light touch, while "non-spinnable" fans need to be replaced.

 

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