DELL DIMENSION 8400 ALARM BELL

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It started about a week ago, quite loud one second ring that repeats for about 15 minutes starting at 12:15 PM every day. I ran Malwarebytes on both HDD's - Nothing. My Oregon Scientific WMR 968 weather station has no alarms set. DELL is behind hardwired router firewall and running AVG anti-virus. Nothing new running. Rings from inside the box, rear, bottom. Just annoying. Can this be a low battery alarm?

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It is a hardware problem. Call Dell and if the server is under maintenance they will send someone to fix it.

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  • billL
    Did you try and check temperatures for CPU, Cabinet and so on?
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  • carlosdl
    But it is strange that it starts at the same time, every day. Sounds like some kind of programmed alarm. Have you had a look at event viewer ? Since you know when it is about to begin, I would see a running process list ( with task manager ) before and after it has started, to see if there is some new process running when it is happening.
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  • billL
    As it turned out, the weather station was causing the problem, but it wasn't an alarm! Don't know what it was. It disappeared after reinstalling the driver software.
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