Hi all! I'm back with another strange problem. :mrgreen:
I have a Dell 8250. About two weeks ago, at exact times twice a day, a stacato series of beeps will blast over my speakers. For example, at 50 and 55 after every hour, all day and night, maybe 10 beeps of the same loud tone would blast out of the speakers. It sounds like Morse Code. It was also coming out of a clock radio in my back bedroom, so I thought that it had something to do with a two day power outage we had here, and maybe something got screwed up with the electricity after they fixed it, but this started a bit after they fixed it. But I hate the electric company so decided they did have something to do with it, and called them, complaining, 16 times in the last 6 days now, and counting. I unplugged my speakers, and the sounds come out of the monitor. I unplugged the DSL just to see if that had something to do with it; it didn't. The clock radio stopped beeping so I thought maybe that idiot Electric company fixed something. The comp was quiet for a few hours, then started up again. It is so loud you can hear it on the other side of the apartment, even tho I have the volume of all sounds off on the comp. It will jiggle and break up the picture on the monitor when it's beeping. Last night I unplugged the comp from all electricity but kept the cables to the monitor, etc, connected to the tower and it STILL did it. The other strange thing is the time it goes off moves up a few minutes a day; it now blasts it's beeps at 37 and 39 after each hour (see, I told you this was goofy as hell...). I touched nothing, installed nothing new, so I keep going back to this power failure and maybe it did something to something? It isn't the quiet, polite beep code, it's so loud it almost distorts. I promise I'm not nuts :lol: Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!