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« on: January 02, 2004, 04:03:44 AM »


AMI Beep Codes

Except for beep code #8, these codes are always fatal.

1 beep Refresh failure
- try reseating the memory, if the error still occurs, replace the memory
2 beeps Parity error
- try reseating the memory, if the error still occurs, replace the memory
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
- try reseating the memory, if the error still occurs, replace the memory
4 beeps Timer not operational, system board bad
5 beeps Processor error, system board bad
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure, try reseating the keyboard controller chip
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error, system board bad
8 beeps Display memory video card read/write failure error, replace video memory or video card
9 beeps ROM checksum error, faulty BIOS chip(s), must replace them
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error, system board bad
11 beeps Cache memory bad



Award BIOS Beep codes

One Long and Two Short Beeps Video Error
Two Short Beeps Any Non-Fatal Error
One Short Beep No Error During Post

 

Phoenix BIOS Beep codes

These codes are presented in sets of beeps, for instance 1-2-2-3 means one beep followed by 2 beeps then 2 more beeps then 3 beeps

* 1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
* 1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
* 1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
* 1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx
* 1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxx of low byte of memory
* 1-4-1-1 RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus
* 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
* 2-1-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
* 1-2 .......Search for option ROMs
* 1 ...........One short beep before boot, normal

Other sites to try http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2004, 05:24:03 PM »

There is also a Beep Codes page on this site in the Quick Computer References section
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