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First post, by infiniteclouds

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I'm trying to restore functionality of my internal PC Speaker beyond just the POST beep using BeepX but I need the BEEP.SYS driver from Windows XP (32-bit) and I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Reply 2 of 8, by Joey_sw

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BEEP.SYS should be in the i386 directory of WinXP installation cd-rom, in form of compressed BEEP.SY_ file.
Can be decompresed using EXPAND.EXE that resides in the very same directory.

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Reply 3 of 8, by Stiletto

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There used to be a virus that destroyed Windows XP's BEEP.SYS and replaced it with itself, so that it could auto-load on startup. If you've come across a system missing BEEP.SYS, it's usually a sign that either the system had previously been infected, or else an unintelligent antivirus program misidentified XP's BEEP.SYS as an infection. But it could be OS corruption, sure.

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Reply 5 of 8, by Stiletto

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derSammler wrote:

You don't seem to know what he's trying to do. It has nothing to do with a corrupted file. 😉

I didn't understand that his host OS was not Windows XP, no, since I didn't know what BeepX was. Now I have done the research, and I know that his host OS is Windows 7 or newer.

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Reply 6 of 8, by infiniteclouds

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Thanks for the help. Unfortunately BeepX does not seem to work with Win 7 64-bit and as such there is no way to restore PC Speaker functionality beyond that initial POST beep. x_x

Reply 7 of 8, by cyclone3d

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infiniteclouds wrote:

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately BeepX does not seem to work with Win 7 64-bit and as such there is no way to restore PC Speaker functionality beyond that initial POST beep. x_x

What you need is BeepXP64
I found the link to it on this page:
https://superuser.com/questions/227939/how-to … -command-prompt

And here is the page where it can be downloaded from:
http://www.waldbauer.com/tmp/dl.php?download=beepxp64

And here it is attached:

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beepxp64.zip
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16.09 KiB
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208 downloads
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Fair use/fair dealing exception

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Reply 8 of 8, by infiniteclouds

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cyclone3d wrote:
What you need is BeepXP64 I found the link to it on this page: https://superuser.com/questions/227939/how-to … -command-prompt […]
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infiniteclouds wrote:

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately BeepX does not seem to work with Win 7 64-bit and as such there is no way to restore PC Speaker functionality beyond that initial POST beep. x_x

What you need is BeepXP64
I found the link to it on this page:
https://superuser.com/questions/227939/how-to … -command-prompt

And here is the page where it can be downloaded from:
http://www.waldbauer.com/tmp/dl.php?download=beepxp64

And here it is attached:

beepxp64.zip

Thank you SO MUCH! This worked beautifully! I was never able to access waldbauer.com -- I always got redirect errors when I tried to visit the site.