for some reason after i finished my computer i started hearing odd beeps comming from my computer. I am not sure where the beeps come from but i worry that maybe my motherboard is trying to tell me some thing and i am just not understanding.
is your hard disk just by chance a seagate, or a quantum?
i have a seagate and a quantum that actually write and read so fast they make beeping noises too.
perfectly normal for certain drives to make sort of a beep sound.
although, if it's not happening when you read or write to the hard disk, then something might be wrong.
if you want to make sure it's not the motherboard, open the case, and locate the case speaker. there is two types, the old type is an actual speaker with a pigtail wire connected to the motherboard, and the newer type is a small black cylinder on the board, with a round hole in the top, and inside you can see a shiny metal disc.
if it's the one with the pigtail, unplug it.
if it's the one on the motherboard, carefully put 3 layers of tape over the hole.
now, turn the machine on, do you hear it? (if you had to use tape, it may still be audible, but really quiet)
then you can make sure it is or isn't the case speaker.
if you want to be sure about the hard disk, you can try using a permanent marker as a stethescope. (i say a permanent marker because i don't want anyone to injure their ear.)
put one end of the pen in your ear, just enough to make it seal out any room noise, and then gently put the other end of the pen up against the hard disk.
now if it's the hard disk, you should be able to hear it very very well.
if this doesn't help, feel free to come back and yell at me, and i will brainstorm some more.
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