Disable BEEPs in BIOS

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Disable BEEPs in BIOS

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When I boot up my HP laptop, if I interrupt startup and enter BIOS, I am taken to HP Computer Setup, where I can configure my computer's security settings, UEFI drivers, boot order, built-in devices and other settings. HP Computer Setup (which I believe is a BIOS interface) beeps quite loudly when I make certain settings. Is it possible to put BIOS on silent mode? I went through the various tabs (Main | Security | Advanced | UEFI Drivers) but was unable to find the relevant setting.
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Does this work? Go to Advanced, then Boot options, and clear the check box "Audio Alerts during boot"
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That stopped the beeping when I start up the laptop, but there is still a loud beep within BIOS every time it prompts me to save changes, exit, etc. Is there a global silent mode, rather than just silent mode during boot?
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Sorry, I don't know.
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You could always disconnect the beeping device (probably a two-pin connector on the motherboard) and avoid beepage under all circumstances?
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John Gray wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 17:25
You could always disconnect the beeping device (probably a two-pin connector on the motherboard) and avoid beepage under all circumstances?
I thought of suggesting that, but doesn't the BIOS beep an error code if there's a problem?
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Have you tried HP's support page?
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Leif wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 18:23
John Gray wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 17:25
You could always disconnect the beeping device (probably a two-pin connector on the motherboard) and avoid beepage under all circumstances?
I thought of suggesting that, but doesn't the BIOS beep an error code if there's a problem?
Indeed! My suggestion could have downsides... :sad:
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There is always a downside when trying to block some hardware action!
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Re: Disable BEEPs in BIOS

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It's okay; at least with Hans' suggestion, I disabled the loud beep when I boot up. But I can't understand why HP / BIOS would program such a loud and annoying beep into their software when I try to make a change, save a change or exit.
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