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Old July 21st 04, 07:57 PM
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Default No POST Beeps

There is an option for sounds at Windows startup for sure..

The computer illiterates (not meant as an insult) that post here have
problems differentiating between the basic functions of the computer, and
those that the installation of an operating system adds.. as you may well
know, one gets a BIOS beep at startup depending on what BIOS the motherboard
is using.. so this user has an XP-loaded computer with a BIOS that does not
beep, but may have had a previous computer loaded with W98 that did beep..
the possibility that the OP has heard another XP computer beep is a slim one
because he/she is questioning the lack of a beep in XP.. Windows, by
default, has never loaded a beep as the Windows Startup sound, but it did
load the most awful noise.. it would be difficult to confuse a post beep
with the default Windows start music.. we must therefore assume that the OP
is referring to the BIOS initialization beep, or lack of, in this case..

Determining solutions to what some people post requires a little bit of
thought, especially when trying to explain in layman's terms, but that is
half the fun of the newsgroups.. this leads me to something I have been
'dying' to ask.. re. XP backup, it does not appear in XP Home as part of the
default installation, and many who have 'Home' question this and ask how to
get it.. please, somebody tell me why they are advised where to get the
'backup' program on the basis that it will only allow access to the 'a'
drive UNLESS a tape drive is installed.. what are the chances of somebody
having a tape drive fitted over say, a CDRW?..

"JAX" wrote in message
After coming back to this thread, I wonder if the OP was not confusing a
post beep with a selectable Windows "sound". It seems there is an option

have a sound when the system is fully booted. I don't use any sounds and
don't remember for sure though.


"Mike" wrote in message
. ..
Go to this site.. http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

"Bruce" wrote in message
My system boots without the POST beep. What causes this to
happen in windows Xp.


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