PC beeps and freezes for a brief moment

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bluesman86    302

I have a Thinkpad X250. Sometimes the system freezes for a very brief moment and beeps. It sounds like an old-school beep, like a BIOS check beep. Usually this happens while I'm typing. It is so short that it usually misses one letter. System is working fine and has always done this. It doesn't miss a beat when I'm doing heavy stuff like exporting photos in Adobe Lightroom, playing a game, or playing a H265 HD video.

 

Clean Windows 10 install. 

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+goretsky    651

Hello, 

 

Could the system be overheating and the beep coming from a thermal sensor?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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Hum    6,927

maybe a hard drive defect

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Jim K    8,461
2 minutes ago, xendrome said:

Missed the part about the "system freezes for a very brief moment and beeps"

 

I have encountered this rarely ... and have just chalked it up to the computer being really busy doing something (be at a program acting bad) and it telling me to leave it alone while it thinks.  To the OP ... does this occur during any one program ... or is it just random with no rhyme or reason?  How are the CPU temps ... HDD check out ok?  Etc.

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Ned    63

No man, xenodrome may be correct here.

 

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ThinkPad keyboard has 2-key rollover, and will jam on certain 3-key combinations.

It's a thinkpad, if it has the same keyboard....

 

You could also try typing slower.

 

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Ned    63

Just found out that I have the same issue on my keyboard without the beep.  So thanks man, you really made my day.

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+John.    1,075

I had something like this on a Thinkpad at work.

 

Try the mash (he did the Keyboard mash!) and see if it goes all funny. If not, it could be a RAM or HDD error.

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