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Error (beep) codes on startup

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I was playing Syndicate on PC, and then suddenly, the game froze along with the sound. I could not alt tab, or ctl alt del. So I shut down the laptop using the power button.

Then onwards, every time I start/restart it beeps numerous times and then the HP logo is seen, then it beeps numerous times again and then asks "Choose operating system". I click windows 7 on that screen and then it starts and works fine.

I have started and restarted, and the number of beep codes are numerous and dont have an exact count everytime. On one start it might be 11 beeps and on another it might be 8 beeps.

I am on HP G70 120, and I am on Windows 7 32 Bit.
The only operating system I am using is Windows 7.

How do I fix this? Whats the cause of the beeping problem?

Answer:Beep Codes on Startup

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Hi Everybody, it looks or sounds like I've got some trouble here. at startup there is 6 quick beeps. That is for the last 3 days, then it goes to repairing c drive which takes about 1 minuite. then I think it runs ok. this is on a Aspire xc-605 Win 8.1 64bit machine. Anyone care to take a shot at this ? any help is appreciated. 

Answer:where can i find startup beep codes?

I thnk you have a ami bios and if that is the case it sounds like you may have a Bad Keyboard or maybe but hope not a bad Controller on the motherboard. So if you have a different keyboard I would try connecting that and if it is the same then it sadly might be time for a new/repaired Motherboard....  I am not 100% sure as I don't know your system 100%. So if it isn't a ami bios then I would need do some more research...  James

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why sometimes a beep error are hard to find or detect the hardware that causes not to boot up the pc.. is there any possible way to detect or easy way to detect such errror??

Answer:beep codes or beep error

I dont understand your question...Are you saying there are beeps when you turn on your computer?

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Question: beep error codes

can anyone help me on this as i cant find nothing on it yet

it a asus p4sp-mx board the error beep is 1long beep followed by 2 short beeps, then about 5 seconds later it make a grunting noise it sound like the board saying "uh oh" lol i been on the asus site but they cant help or did i miss where it is lol ive not given up looking yet but hoping someone on here might have had this problem or know of where i can find out any help is better then none so thanks to any one that can help

Answer:beep error codes

Assuming you have an Award BIOS. 1 Long, 2 Short - Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information. Meaning either the video card is not seated correctly or the monitor cable is not connected.

Everest can give you all the information about your computer you'll ever need to know.

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for asus and gigabyte motherboards, can somebody kindly post me links to them please? can't find them on the relevant websites!!thanks for any help

Answer:need POST error beep codes

Thanks to my leet Googling hereG

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I just upgraded my k450e computer with a new power supply (600 watts), and a new stick of RAM. Upon booting it up, I get 3 short beeps and 1 long beep, and nothing on my screen (as in, my monitor just shows a blank, black screen). I've tried switching out my RAM, by moving it to different slots, and putting my old RAM back in by itself, but no luck. Does anybody know what the error beep codes mean? 

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As of this morning my computer will not start. I've had the components besides the case for a year and a half, and there haven't been any major issues with this build before. Its a pretty standard rig, heres the info:
ASrock 870 extreme 3 mobo
4GB Kingston RAM
AMD Phenom x4 Processor
ASUS graphics card (I got it used from a friend so I can't remember which model it is)
1TB Seagate HDD

However, today when I went to start it it would not even run post and there were no error beeps on startup to indicate any issues, however all of the fans spin up properly.

I tested to see if the ram or graphics card were the problem, but even with each of them removed there were still no error beeps or post, which leads me to believe that it is the mobo which is causing the issue. I'm not sure though, since I've never had a problem remotely like this before.

I would greatly appreciate any additional information or input anyone has pertaining to the situation. Thank you for your help.

Answer:PC will not start, no post, no error beep codes.

I suggest completely disassembling the build, removing everything except the PS, motherboard, and CPU/Heatsink.
If you do not get an error beep code with just those components then you know it is one of those 3.

Also, before or after that test, perform a ClearCMOS procedure, just to be sure there is not a lock-up in the BIOS.

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Hi All,
Just finished installing a replacement motherboard in this Inspiron M5030 laptop. The original problem was no power to laptop, no fan, no boot. Tried another known working Dell AC adapter i had and no luck with it. Tried removing Optical drive, Memory modules one at a time and ran diagnostic on hard drive after removing it and putting in another computer. Still could not get laptop to boot.
I now have a different issue where i can not get a display on the LCD. I am able to hook up an external LCD and get the display to work on it.I was able to run the Dell diagnostics and im getting an error code of 0413. The code means LCD cable not detected. I reseated the cable and still have the same issue. The cable and connector look fine and none of the pins look damaged.Im getting what appears to be 2 different BIOS beep codes when first starting the laptop. The first one is a series of 3 short beeps, followed by 2 quick beeps and then repeats. This happens several times and then i get 8 beeps which repeat several times as well. Beep codes stop and it does boot to the Windows 7 login screen on the external LCD.
Im able to stay at the Windows 7 Login screen without issue for over 15 mins. I have tried entering the BIOS to attempt changing the Service Tag, but the laptop shuts off after a minute or 2. Same thing if i hit F12 and dont make a choice.
So something more than the LCD cable seems to be at fault here. Looking at the Service Manual from here: Read more

Answer:Beep codes and Diagnostic Error Code on Inspiron M5030

Beep codes from m5030 manual found here:
Beep Code Possible Problem
One - Possible system board failure or BIOS ROM checksum failure
Two - No RAM detected
NOTE: If you installed or
replaced the memory module,
ensure that the memory module
is seated properly.
Three - Possible system board failure or Chipset error
Four - RAM read/write failure
Five - Real Time Clock failure
Six - Video card or chip failure
Seven - Processor failure
Eight - Display failure

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ok heres the deal. I have an old Compaq Deskpro EN series tower that I have upgraded

385mb of PC100 ram
1ghz slot one P3
new 120gig seagate barracuda
Sound blaster Audigy 2 zs
2 older cd roms and 1 dynex dvd rom
200 watt psu.

Had an ASUS branded n-vidia mx/mx400 in it

About two months ago I was working on it and it froze up.. so I cold booted and restarted. It didn't want to start back up and gave me a system error. So I rebooted again and nothing happened, but I got a beep code. I looked it up and it said faulty graphics card , reseat or replace. I let it sit for two months untill last night when I went out and bought a new BFG n-vidia6200gt (256 meg version, nice card.)

Spent several hours modding the case to get it to fit ( the original card these deskpros came with was a rage pro 3d ( whoppin' 4 meg onboard mem!!!!! )

I put the card in and... same beep code. So I tryed the old mx400 in another computer, and lo and behold it came up and I searched the internet with it for over 20 mins. I had tryed it before but I got the same beep code out of our hp. The card seems to be fine anyways.

So I know both of my cards are good.

Today I tryed a few new things. I flashed the c-mos, removed all my pci cards, and popped the old mx400 in and it came up! I installed XP on my freshly formatted hard drive ( didn't want to take any chances.)

Once I had all my updates done I shut it off and put in the 6200. I booted it up and got a 162 system not set error.... It ... Read more

Answer:Error codes on startup

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Hi, I have been using the Y480 for almost 2 years. However, when I boot up this morning, it just beep beep beep continously. and the screen just have a cursor blinking. But after I reboot again and press F2 to enter bios, and then quit bios settings, the notebook can be boot up successfully. I have backup everything I need What should I do to fix the error? Is my harddisk gonna be failed? I have lost all the purchase receipts but I have registered 2 years ago. Thanks!Peter

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

Beeps are error messages from the Motherboard. Either the MOBO is failing or you have a problem with your RAM, I dont think it is related to your HDD, but you should create a backup. Also, if you don't have, please create recovery disks immediately. You may want to do more research depending on the BIOS manufacturer and the beep codes. You can google these terms and you should find information on the procedure to validate this. You can also try to re-seat the RAM, maybe it got a bit unsettled, if you moved the laptop. All in all, if you took the externded warranty and you are still under it, you may want to send the laptop to Lenovo for repairs.

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So, ive been getting bsods when i start my computer or when i come out of hibernation. It's weird though, after i get some in the beginning and restart my computer a few times, i will stop getting bsods until the next time i restart or come out of hibernation.

? OS - Vista
? x86 (32-bit)
? What was original installed OS on system? Vista
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) - about 4/5 years, however i changed the graphics card and power supply about a year ago
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? never reinstalled os

? CPU - intel core 2 quad q6700
? Video Card - gigabyte hd6770
? MotherBoard - Pegatron Corporation Benicia 1.01
? Power Supply - not COMPLETELY sure, but if this is needed ill provide it more accurately, my current guess is a Corsair 450W

Answer:Bsod at startup, many error codes

Recommendations:You have the following problem device:

AHXRHOH5 IDE Controller ACPI\PNPA000\4&5D18F2DF&1 39

Did you have Virtual CloneDrive installed at some point? If so, re-install it, unmount all drives, then uninstall it again.

You have old drivers from PC Doctor. Remove all HP utilities and PC Help & Tools software.PCD5SRVC.pkms Tue Nov 27 21:53:36 2007 (474CF450)

PCD5SRVC.pkms - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
Update your USB 2.0 drivers from HP Support.HP Support & Drivers | United StatesDRIFERSLusbehci.sys Fri Apr 10 22:42:52 2009 (49E01FCC)

DRIFERSLusbehci.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
Crashes point to a conflict with sptd.sys, a DAEMON Tools Lite driver. Please remove any CD/DVD virtualization software, such as Daemon Tools/Alcohol 120%, as they use a driver called sptd.sys that is known to cause BSODs. Use add/remove programs to remove the software. After removing the software, use the sptd.sys uninstaller to remove sptd.sys from the system by choosing to uninstall the software through the installer utility.
I also see avast!, HotSpot Shield, Norton, and Comodo all on the system (or at least remnants of all). Make sure all remnants were removed.Download and run the Norton Removal Too... Read more

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I have just obtained my seconfdlaptop for christmas, which bsod's usually twice on a startup. I have a few minidumps, (most recent was caused by vtdisp.dll) and need to know from someone who's 'in the know' if it's my ram or likewise.
Laptop spec: Fujitsu siemens amilo l7320gw, intel celeron M 1.60GHz, 960mb of RAM [recently uninstalled AVG Anti-virus free edition 2011]
Please help!

Answer:BSOD, Twice on startup, varying error codes

vtdisp.dll refers to a VIA S3 display driver. Windows update might direct you to a driver update. Or you can do a Google search for VIA S3 Driver

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I 'm running the following:
Aspire Timeline X - 3830T notebook
System is 1 year old
Started blue screening pretty soon after I got it. Now blue screens more, maybe every 3rd startup.
Ran Driver Verifier and attaching that dump.
Have done memtest several times- no errors, plus full chkdsk test with no errors.
Did try to download exe in posting guidelines but unavailable.

Here's one of another one of errors:
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)
Bugcheck code: 0x1E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF80002F87AB5, 0x0, 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

more details in text file attached.

Any help much appreciated!

Answer:BSOD usually on startup. Various error codes including: 0xFFFFFE000000

You're saying you had it blue screen shortly after you purchased it and have been dealing with it for an entire year? Why did you not return it for replacement or repair? Did the warranty expire on it yet? My concern is that the system may have came with manufacturing defects and that you've been dealing with a PC with faulty hardware from the beginning.

The information you provided isn't very definitive. Can you please provide a JCGriff report as instructed here? In addition, you can turn on Driver Verifier just to make sure we aren't dealing with a software bug. When you get to the part where you select which checks to make, do not select Low Resource Simulation, Force Pending I/O Requests and IRP Logging. Restart after everything is finished setting up. If you crash at startup, mash the F8 key during startup until you see the boot menu, then select Safe Mode and then disable Driver Verifier from there. Provide us all resulting crashdumps.

Since I suspect we're dealing with hardware problems, you can perform a battery of hardware tests as followed:
RAM: Memtest86+ - 7+ passes
CPU: Prime95 - Torture Test; Large FFTs; overnight (9+ hours)
GPU: MemtestCL - Run twice (if any of the tests work on your GPU; ATI cards will need to install the ATI APP SDK as it requires OpenCL)
Drives: Seatools - All basic tests aside from the Fix all or the advanced ones.

All of these (excluding MemtestCL) are included in the UBCD if you prefer a Live CD environment (which is the best environ... Read more

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My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?


Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Question: AMI Beep Codes

I currently have a ASUS P4P800SE mobo. But I am unsure about the beep codes.... IN the manual it says that if the POSt is successful the mobo will beep (isn't happening). But on this site it says that the mobo not beeping is normal, or at least that is what i assume.<>. Should I be concerned??

Answer:AMI Beep Codes

more info here >  when pcs boot there is always a beep? how many have you?

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Question: Beep codes!!!!

Help!!!! When I turned on my computer the monitor was blank and the computer initiated a continous cycle of long beeps (beeeeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeeep, etc.) I can't figure out if the beep codes correspond to a system board failure, monitor/graphics board failure, or power supply failure. ???

Answer:Beep codes!!!!

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with 1Gb of memory comprised of 2 sticks of 512MB 1RX8 PC2-4200U-444-11-A0 512Mb, DDR2, 533, CL4 (this was taken from what was written on the stick of memory)

I purchased 2Gb (2x 1GB sticks) of Kingston RAM DDR2-667 (PC-5300) (KVR667D2N5K2/2G (

I installed the RAM (one stick at a time; both sticks; with and without existing RAM etc) and get 1 long beep (short pause) 3 long beeps (longer pause) 2 long beeps and the PC does not start.

I put the original RAM back and PC is working OK.

What do the beeps mean and should the new RAM be compatible?

Answer:Help with new RAM and beep codes

That code appears to mean, "Memory not being properly identified or used." Do you have diagnostic lights (4 leds) at the back panel? If so, what is the color pattern?

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Hi, im running on Phoenix Bios but the computer gives me one long beep and three short beep. which section should i look under? the 1-3-3-3 or etc etc? how do i intepret the number into long/ short beep

Answer:Help with beep codes

if i may ask wat are ur specs?

are u running one of these BIOS's: (PHOENIX BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X) ?

sounds like ur having RAM problem, either its failing or it needs to be cleared or reseated.

pull out the RAM for like 5 min and put it back in.

if ur still getting problems then reseat the RAM , or reseat it to a different slot.

if still getting problems then run a memtest to check for errors:

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Question: Beep codes?

Beep codes seem pretty basic, but the information I've found is scattered and incomplete. Is there a complete list of ThinkCentre beep codes... anywhere? Failing that, perhaps someone can identify the codes I'm getting from a couple of salvaged ThinkCentres that I'm trying to restore. One is model E1U, type 2209, and beeps short-short-short-long. The other is model A9U, type 3042, and beeps short-short.

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Question: Beep Codes

Are beep codes different for laptops? If not I have a power issue with a laptop. Any suggestions. Its running win2000. It turns on for a while then 5 beeps and turns off.

Answer:Beep Codes on your BIOS it could mean processor failure....

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Question: Beep codes

Hi all,

I am having trouble with my daughters laptop, it beeps shortly after you press the power button about 8-10 times, then stops for about 10 seconds, then beeps about 25-30 times, then stops and boots up normal to the desktop.

This doesn`t happen everytime I boot it, I would say 5 out of 10 times, its irritatiing

The other irritating thing is does is when you open IE, it looks like someone else is typing a bunch of ............................ across the screen preventing me from typing anything, if I open Notepad, same weird!

What I have far

Ran CPU heat and stress tests ...OK

Video Card heat and stress test....OK

Taken memory out one by one (there is 2X3 gigs) OK

Memory far OK, in progress as I type

Blew all the dust out of the case

Reformated C drive and updated to service pack 1

The specs on the laptop...

Toshiba Qosmio

CPU intel i7 Q720 @ 160GHZ

6.00 GB RAM

1 GB Video card

1 TB hard drive partitioned into 2 500GB

Win 7 Home Edition 64 bit

Any thoughts

Thanks in advance


Answer:Beep codes

Quote: Originally Posted by brian88135

it beeps shortly after you press the power button about 8-10 times, then stops for about 10 seconds, then beeps about 25-30 times, then stops and boots up normal to the desktop.

This doesn`t happen everytime I boot it, I would say 5 out of 10 times, its irritatiing

The other irritating thing is does is when you open IE, it looks like someone else is typing a bunch of ............................ across the screen preventing me from typing anything, if I open Notepad, same weird!

The beeps aren't BIOS POST error beeps. It's registering a key press.

So it sounds like an issue with the keyboard. Anything been spilt on it recently? If not, it might just simply be buggered and most likely need to be cleaned or replaced.

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Question: Beep Codes

Does the Dell website provide a list of beep codes?

Answer:Beep Codes

There is not a list that one size fits all models.
From Desktop Precision 340
Beep Codes
Computer Beep Codes
If an error occurs during startup that cannot be reported on the monitor,
your computer may emit a beep code that identifies the problem. The beep code is
a pattern of sounds: for example, one beep, followed by a second beep, and then
a burst of three beeps (code 1-1-3) means that the computer was unable to read
the data in NVRAM.
If a beep code is emitted, write it down on a copy of the Diagnostics
Checklist and look it up in the following table. If you are unable to
resolve the problem by looking up the meaning of the beep code, use the Dell
Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause. If you are still unable to
resolve the problem, contact Dell for
technical assistance.




Microprocessor register failure


NVRAM read/write failure


ROM BIOS checksum failure


Programmable interval timer


DMA initialization failure


DMA page register read/write failure


Video memory failure


Memory modules not being properly identified or used


Slave DMA register failure


Master DMA register failure


Master interrupt mask register failure


Slave interrupt mask register fail... Read more

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Question: R52 Beep codes

I have a R52 that came with 256Mb of RAM.  I ordered new memory from Crucial, using thier tool to identify the right memory for my system.  Regardless of the memory configuration I could not get the system to boot.  So I put the original memory back in, and it is still giving me a series of beeps. I've tried to locate a document on Lenovo's site explaining the beep codes, but none match what I'm experiencing. When I power on the unit I get beeps in the following sequence:3 - 1 - 4 - 3There is no video display. Any advice?Thanks 

Answer:R52 Beep codes

Welcome to the forum! Could you please post the 7-character model number of your R52 to help us assist you better? Good luck and let us know. 

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Question: 8 BEEP CODES



Some info here:click here

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Question: Beep codes

A friend of mine has an older HP desktop and is having a problem with it. She is getting a beep code 1-3-1-3 when she tries to boot it up. I know this is a phoenix bios beep code and the description in basically says to troubleshoot the keyboard, keyboard controller and motherboard.

Can someone give me some easy to follow instructions on how to do this? I would like to take a look at it fo rher this weekend and would like to at least know a little bit about what I am doing.


Answer:Beep codes

Explanation: The keyboard controller is a chip on the motherboard that communicates with your keyboard. It also controls the A20 gate that provides access to the high memory area (HMA). There is a failure somewhere in this part of the system. for decodes on codes

so 1-3-1-3

Test 8742 Keyboard Controller

follow the links on above page

Troubleshoot the keyboard.
Troubleshoot the keyboard controller.
Troubleshoot the motherboard.

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Question: BEEP CODES



LONG BEEP AND NOTHING ELSE????? If you'll pardon sayin it, but it "sounds" like a "bleepingcomputer" to me. Seriously, need more info...all you can give: mobo specs type model no. etc.same for processor, memory & version?anything else you can think ofbuilds can be a b*@#!*!!!. dot.calm, though. mellow & think it through....

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Question: beep codes

help with the 1 long 2 short beeps


I am not a computer guru have done some upgrading but never built a computer by myself till now. I have bought these parts

Intel 775 P4 3000
motherboard- ASUS P5P800S,
video card ASUS V9520-X/TD- GeForce FX 5200 - TV Out 128Mb - DVI
RAM 512 MB Hyundai

built the computer. Here is the problem. Shortly after powering it up it started beeping. I switched it off and went to the Internet to look for the answers. It gives 1long and 2 shorts beeps. As I found out ( I went through a huge number of websites) this could be a problem with the video card. so I tried to pull it out put it back, the same thing-beeping. I even tried another video card, same thing. I tried the new card in the other computer the card works fine. Then I powered the computer up without the card - beeping again. No idea what to do next. Would you have any suggestions? Can anyone help please?

Answer:beep codes

Could your powersupply be too weak?
Did you connect the 12v 4-pin powerconnector to the motherboard?
Have you tried the RAM in other slots?
Does your video-card need an extra power-cable and if so, did you insert it?

Try clearing the BIOS (see your manual how to do that). Make sure you disconnect the mains-cable first!

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Question: Beep codes

I searched before creating a new thread and nothing came up. Just when I thought I had this machine sorted out, now I'm getting beep codes. 1 or 3 when shutting down after pressing Restart, then 2 - 2.5 sets of 5 beeps when it's booting up on the restart. (I say 2.5 because it stops after 2 beeps, but you can hear them continuing, faintly.)
Inspiron 14-3452
32GB eMMC drive
10.18GB free space
Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give.

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Hi, When I turn on my S10, I get a blank screen with a 1-3-4-3 beep code.  I've searched a little bit and for desktops, that points to bad RAM.  Is this the same for the S10? thanks,John

Answer:Beep codes for S10?  

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Question: Beep codes

I have a intel 6400 standard clocked on an asus commando m/b with two 1mb corsair xms2 dimms with a 8800 gtx video card. After having worked fine for 2 years the last time I tried to power up all I got was 2 short beeps
repeating and nothing else, No other activity at all except lights on the m/b. I have checked on the net and the beep code for an AMI BIOS seems to point to the memory(parity error).I have tried taking both Dimms out and replacing them, one at a time, in all the dimm slots but the same thing happens. any suggestions please.

Answer:Beep codes

Post codes (beeps) are specific to your bios(you can see the version at the hardware detect screen) for your mobo-the genral listing for ASUS follows.

Error Message

1 short DRAM refresh failure The programmable interrupt timer or programmable interrupt controller has probably failed
2 short Memory parity error A memory parity error has occurred in the first 64K of RAM. The RAM IC is probably bad
3 short Base 64K memory failure A memory failure has occurred in the first 64K of RAM. The RAM IC is probably bad
4 short System timer failure The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory
5 short Processor error The system CPU has failed
6 short Gate A20 failure The keyboard controller IC has failed, which is not allowing Gate A20 to switch the processor to protected mode. Replace the keyboard controller
7 short Virtual mode processor exception error The CPU has generated an exception error because of a fault in the CPU or motherboard circuitry
8 short Display memory read/write error The system video adapter is missing or defective
9 short ROM checksum error The contents of the system BIOS ROM does not match the expected checksum value. The BIOS ROM is probably defective and should be replaced
10 short CMOS shutdown register read/write error The shutdown for the CMOS has failed
11 short Cache error The L2 cache is faulty
1 long, 2 short Failure in video system An error was enc... Read more

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Question: msi beep codes

Does anyone know the beep codes for msi motherboard please?Looking for one long and 5 short.

Answer:msi beep codes

MSI is the motherboard manufacturer, not the BIOS manufacturer.Beep Codes

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Question: Beep Codes

My PC has Windows XP installed.  I thoroughly cleaned it after removing all components, re-assembled it got it working, then the power supply went up in a puff of acrid smoke.  I changed it for another suitable one which was working and now all I get is one long beep during POST, I have re-checked everything and I'm stumped - anyone got any suggestions ?

Answer:Beep Codes

Is your memory seated properly? Did you apply a new layer of thermal grease when you put the processor back in? (if you removed it)What kind of motherboard do you have? certain beep code errors can be motherboard-specific.

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Question: Beep codes

hello everybody, good to find this site, hoe to learn more.

i got a pc giving me one long beep & no display. i tried changing the RAM but its not working. then the next option was to change the vidoe card, still no breakthrough. how can you help me in this situation?

Answer:Beep codes

Have you checked out the complete bios beep guide here

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Question: Beep Codes

OK guys, I got a good one for ya.

I got a system whose CMOS was previously giving me all kinds of errors on start up, to the point where it started asking me for a password, and the customer NEVER put one in. Now I'm getting this beep code from the system, and when i looked it up, the code was described as a CMOS Read/Write error. I don't know what OS it is, but I can assume 95, due to the fact that it has an intel 486sx. Would the most logical solution be to convince the customer to purchase a new, UP TO DATE system? Or can that problem actually be fixed?

Answer:Beep Codes

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Question: beep codes

I have a phoenix asus a8n sli deluxe motherboard and i keep getting a beep code when i turn the computer on. it rarely actually starts up. i believe the motherboard to be the problem but don't know what the code means. i'm getting two short beeps and three longer beeps. installed a new heat sink fan. made sure processor was seated right. updated drivers on video cards. if the computer starts up then it eventually just gives a black screen, and then the fans speed up.

Answer:beep codes

See if this helps.

I'm guessing at this point that one or more defective memory modules is the cause.


According to the specs site

for that motherboard, it has an Award BIOS.


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Hi, i have a friend with a broken pc and we plugged in so i could see what happened and we got a series of beep codes.

Unfortunately it's a dreaded eMachine *shoots self* (model 420) so i thought that the psu/mobo have probably gone (apparently the screen went blank one day). Anyway, the beep codes go like this: 1-3-3-1, i.e. one beep, three beeps, three beeps then one more beep.

I've tried google for ages and found nothing that helps so i thought maybe someone on here would know what this code means

Any help will be appreciated, i'd like to know if my suspicions are true. Thanks.

Answer:Need help with beep codes

Take a look at my Guide to beep codes and see if that helps.

Regards Howard

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My Win 7 Pro is constantly crashing. Sometimes at startup ( in normal mode, not in safe mode ), every time at Windows Update and even when system is idle ( in normal and safe mode ).
Some of my error codes are: 0x7E; 0x8E; 0x50; 0x7F; 0xC2; 0x0A; 0xD1

Answer:multiple BSOD error codes at startup, Windows Update even when idle

Wow thats a lot of dumps, first up of you are OCing in any way stop and return all bios settings to default

Please update your system specs, if your not sure look here

OK had a quick scan and theres a massive variation of codes and causes there too many dumps to go into them all in detail
A few things that stand out are there are lots of errors relating to info input & output and disk activity so i recommend you run some hardware tests and i think you may have a problem with a disk drive, try these and report back on their outcomes
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also you have some bad programs/drivers installed
First up you have the oldest driver i have ever seen installed on a win 7 system 1996 wow heres a list of all the stuff you need to update ( the first two need to be gone IMO if its something you cant update but you use uninstall you can reinstall later after we have cured your BSOD and regained a stable system)
giveio.sys 04/04/1996 02:33:25 this is a driver relating to speedfan, uninstall it and install newer copy if you wish
ASACPI.sys 13/08/2004 02:52:52 this is a driver associated with an asus mobo utility, uninstall it
ADIHdAud.sys 16/01/2007 16:41:49 SoundMAX Digital HD Audio Driver
nvm62x32.sys 17/10/2008 21:00:39 nVidia Ethernet Networking Driver (nForce chipset driver)
netr28u.sys 26/02/2009 02:42:42 Ralink RT2870 series USB802.11n Wireless Adapter Driver (you may have a different manufacturer)
a014p1am.SYS 21/03/2009 1... Read more

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If when I turn on my setup and the system is completely unresponsive, with no beep codes or anything, could an improperly seated CPU be responsible? If not, what would be an indication of an improperly seated CPU? Thanks

Answer:No Beep Codes- CPU problem?

The most important thing is what happened prior to this. If you haven't been monkeying inside the case, the computer hasn't been jarred, and it was working fine yesterday, improperly seated CPU would be at the bottom of the list.More details on what is wrong and the history are neaded fore an informed opinion.  

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Question: K6XV3+ beep codes

i am working on a computer at a friends house and i got the computer working but when we put more ram in it the thing would not post so we took out the ram and still nothing it seems to power up and run for afew mins (nothing showing up on screen) but you can hear it useing the hdd and thin after about 2 mins it shuts off when it starts up you hear it beep afew times thin stop so can someone help me with this asap please

the mobo is a K6XV3+ r A

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Does anyone have the BIOS beep codes for the P50/P70 Thinkpads? Mine beeps at me almost every time I boot up.3 short beeps, short pause, 1 beep, short pause, 1 beep, short pause, 3 short beeps. I called tech support and they wanted me to uninstall the RAM I added after I got the system, or they want me to send the computer in to replace the RAM and system board. I don't think those are the problem, though. After it gets done beeping, it loads fine every time. Lenovo Solution Center finds zero errors with my system. No issues with processor, chipset, or memory. Windows recognizes all 32GB of my RAM when it loads as well. Any ideas? I'm disinclined to send my system back since otherwise it seems to generally be working OK.

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Answer:P50/P70 BIOS beep codes

Good day.
Beep codes...
P50 hardware manual, pg37:
P70 hardware manual, pg45:
3-1-1-3 is listed in both.
Hope this helps to clarify a bit.

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Good Morning All, I have a T61 7662-CTO with 4GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Vista Ultimate x64, NVIDIA Quadro 128mb. At POST I'm receiving a beep code, one long, two short beeps. After a very unproductive call with IBM/Lenovo support I was advised to run the PC Doctor diagnositic tool which says that my memory, video card and mainboard is fine. Two months ago the mainboard was replaced, and the system has been working fine. This issue started on Tuesday and the first time it occured a BSOD appeared upon login, and unfortunately I wasn't able to take the error in enough time before the memory dump. Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,


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Answer:T61 Beep Codes at POST

1 long, 2 short is an error with the video adapter.  This isn't specific to IBM systems either, that code is the same for pretty much every BIOS out there. If you let the memory dump finish you can probably still find it on the system and analize it now.  If your settings are for a full dump it can be found in %WINDIR%\Memory.dmp and a partial dump would be found in %WINDIR%\Minidump\%DATE%.dmp.

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I've given up on trying to look for the codes because it matches nothing.  The IT unit here at work says I have a ghost in my machine which may be true, but this is the fourth PC that has had occasional beeps.  At different times of the day, I get a quick double mid-ranged tone beep-beep.  Today it happened twice.  After the second time however, it gave of three higher pitched longer beeps.  Anyone have a clue as to what this might be?  Was running 8GB of RAM, but went down  to 4GB in slots 1 and 3.  Just trying to solve this infernal irratating machine issue.

Answer:Beep codes while in Windows 7

Exactly which model PC are you using? What version of Win 7, and is it 32- or 64-bit?
Are the beeps coming from inside the PC (tower or desktop) or are they coming through external speakers? If they're coming from the PC, itself, then you may have some hardware issue.
Are you running any specific app when it beeps, or is any specific external device in use (eg, flash drive, USB hard drive, scanner, printer, etc.) when it beeps?
Do you connect the PC through an uninterruptable power supply (UPS)? Some UPS beep when they detect power line problems and/or if their internal battery is weak. If the UPS is close to the PC, you might confuse the source of the beeps.
If they're coming from the speakers, it could be the random beeps that Windows 7 is known to make. My Win 7 PC gives the USB disconnect beeps through the speakers when my fluorescent desk lamp is turned on or off, but only some of the time and totally randomly. So consider what else is on the same circuit as your PC...
And since this has happened with several PCs, you probably do need to consider things beyond the PC itself...

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I have an HP Pavilion 502n that fell off a desk. Now when I try to turn it on I get a beep code of 1 beep, 3 beeps, 4 beeps, then 3 beeps. What does this mean, and how do I fix it?

Answer:HP desktop beep codes

Sounds like a loose memory or video card. Pop the side of the case open and reseat them.

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A Compaq EVO n160 notebook beeps 3 times, pauses then beeps once. After the beeps, there is no display and no boot. I tried searching the net for the codes but couldn't find them.

Does anyone know what these codes mean and how the problem could be resolved. I'm wondering if it is either a bad or loose memory card or display problem.


Answer:Need Help with Notebook Beep Codes

Beep codes will depend on your BIOS. Do you have video to get into BIOS and determine what make and version you have? If not, we'll have to search your mobos manufacturer's website to determine this.

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Hi all.

I did some searching on these forums, and I see that others have also asked about beep codes; I even found this outside link:

PCGuide - TSX - BIOS Beep Codes

Anyway, I'll describe my situation, and please tell me what you think.

First, I'll try to answer some questions that might get asked anyway:
No, I am not overclocking.
No, there have been no recent "changes" to my system.
No, I don't think this is a "heat" issue, as the situation that I am about to describe was from a "cold boot" (computer had been off all night).

My motherboard is a Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R. In the manual, it says this about beep codes:

The following Award BIOS beep code descriptions may help you identify possible computer problems.
(For reference only.)
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error

When I powered on my computer today - expecting to hear the usual one short beep that everything's A-Okay - I head many short beeps right in a row. I turn to look at the screen, and it had not even reached the BIOS splash screen. I hear my system and case fans blowing.....and all those beeps.

How many beeps? I'm not sure. I guess I was just shocked and not hearing the usu... Read more

Answer:Motherboard Beep Codes

Try reseating the video card.

I don't see any mention of beeps for a memory issue. A bad memory stick is a very common problem that usually causes a system to beep. If your PC has more than one stick of memory then you should try to boot the PC with just one stick installed. If that doesn't work then try it with the other stick of memory.

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I am having a funny problem with a dell xps PP14L with windows xp. Not sure exactly what the problem is but is seems like a hardware issue. the screen sometimes shows, sometimes with vertical lines or will fade away then the computer will reboot. strange. in the bios as timed went on pixels started flickering in greater numbers.

what i am really looking for are the beep codes for the above dell
mine is 1-4-6 and since i can't see any screen i have no numerical error code just a beep code.

does anyone have a list of dell xps PP14L beep codes?

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Question: DX4870 beep codes

I have a Gateway DX4870 that gives me 3 beeps, then Pause, then 3 beeps.  What is this beep code?

Answer:DX4870 beep codes

Probably bad memory.

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I ws wondering if there's anyone out there who could help me with a prob I'm having... A mate brought me a pc that he'd been building which, on boot, went to a constant, alternating high/low beep. The mobo, by the way, is a Gigabyte BX2000 Dual BIOS job. Anyway, went and looked up the codes for Award BIOS and it said CPU shagged or overheating. I find this unlikely as it's booting from cold and hasn't previously been switched on for about a year. Anyway, I decided to just replace the mobo and CPU with one of mine, a Gigabyte GA71x with Athlon proc. Same problem. I find this very hard to believe, yet Award insists that these are their only valid codes. I know that my mobo and chip work fine because they were my main machine which I recently upgraded, the only different thing is the case!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Mobo's and Beep Codes

Try another power-supply, the current one may be too weak

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my friend has a hp pc that is running win xp, and is around 3 years old. the light is on on the back of pc, power supply is working, fan on cpu is working, cd rom opens and shuts, but i get no beep codes, no lights showing the pc checking the cd rom or floppy, no hard drive sounds and no video, does this mean that the cpu is  shot. or motherboard?

Answer:pc want boot no beep codes

Motherboard or power supply, most likely. What happened prior to this? Any power surges?

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I have an Equium M50-192 laptop which has decided to stop working.

I get 4 short beeps when I switch it on. The power light comes on and the fans start but the screen does not do anything.

Where can I find out what the beep codes mean?


Answer:Equium M50-192 beep codes


It?s not easy to say what could be wrong. Generally the beep codes appear because the computer POST fails.
If the unit fails the POST (Power on self test) the beep code indicates what is causing the notebook not pass the POST.
The problem is that the bee codes are not standard and every BIOS provides different meanings of post codes!

As far as I know your unit was delivered with Phoenix BIOS so you could try to google a little bit for Phoenix BIOS post codes.

However, mostly a hardware fault is responsible for such problems. You could try to check the memory modules functionality.
Remove the single modules and check if one of memory part malfunctions.

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Hi, I'm new here.

My nephew asked me to look at his PC because I'm the family computer expert

But I can't fix it so my reputation is in tatters. If you can make any suggestions I'd really appreciate it.

It's a desktop PC running Vista, about four years old. When turned on there's no display and it immediately beeps. It's a long beep repeated continuously.

The motherboard is by Foxconn (N15235) and after rooting around their web site I found that this indicates a RAM error.

I replaced all the RAM cards and the cmos battery but to no avail.

Possibly the motherboard is faulty, but I can't test that.

Ideas gratefully accepted.

Answer:POST and Beep Codes

Try to only put in the minimal amount of RAM sticks required (usually two) and if you have another computer that you a verify the RAM in, all the better. If you can rule out the RAM, then it's the motherboard. The memory controllers are complex pieces of silicon and it they are the fault, you'll get the same beep error.

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I started up my Satellite M60 this morning and it went beep (pause) beep beep beep and nothing came up on the screen. I had to press and hold the power switch to power off. After a while I tried again and this time it started up OK. But I would like to know what this code means, in case it is indicative of a problem that is likely to become more permanent in the near future.

Is there a list of Toshiba BIOS beep codes anywhere?

Answer:Satellite M60 beep codes

Don't know if there is a list of those beep codes around somewhere. Honestly, I have never looked for it and I could imagine that only Toshiba repair guys have them, not sure, though.

You're right, would clarify this with the strange beep messages and call or visit ASP. They can tell you what this means.
I'd say it could be something with mainboard or memory.

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Award Bios: Long beeps in an endless loop = No DRAM installed or detected.

The motherboard uses PC800 RIMM/RDRAM, is this what the above beep is referring to? I tested the memory in another system and it worked well.

Also, I cleared the CMOS. I removed the battery, and according to the motherboard manual I also needed to short two pins using a screwdriver. I let the screwdriver touch the pins for a few minutes. Had the CMOS battery out for about 10 minutes.

Any advice is appreciated, trying to see if I can get this thing to work. The CPU tested fine in another box, as of now I have only the CPU and RAM installed. When I remove the RAM I get no beeps. CPU fan kicks on and then shuts off a few seconds after. Shrug

Answer:Can Beep Codes be Wrong?

i dont use RIMMS, but i believe thy need to be installed in pairs, and the remaining empty slots have to have something inserted into them(i dont remember what thy are called[i never used RIMMS])... doesnt the mobo intructino book say this information?

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I just purchased a new computer and i put it together with a friend, we have done this many times so we do know what we are doing but im not sure why i am getting beep codes at the bootup and nothing happens, i dont get anything on the screen at all.

I have an Asus M2N-E mother board and i get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps, i have tried reseating the ram and the video card and it does not seem to change anything, even when i dont have them in it does the same thing. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you .

Answer:beep codes on new computer please help

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Question: mobo BEEP CODES


i've looked all over for the beep codes and cannot find. computer has been working fine for nearly a year and now today, monitor screen went black and a beep began (one long beep every few seconds). tried to reboot, lights/fans run, but just one long beep every few seconds occurrs. ideas? thanks.

Answer:mobo BEEP CODES

hi there... the beeping sound is an indication of something being wrong with the RAM. Try taking out the RAM and plugging it back in after dusting it off a bit. Your motherboard or PSU might also have taken a shock somehow (power surge?). If its not the ram, take your pc in and check the two components


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I've got an A70 that won't boot. It hangs at the Lenovo logo. I've looked through the manuals and posts, but I can find anything about the beep code I'm getting. The pattern is: Long, Short, pause, Long, Short, pause, Long, Short, pause, Long, Short Anybody know what this means?

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Question: Beep codes on boot

Hi I'm attempting to boot an Envy 24-n014 that was just purchased (private seller) and I'm getting beeps when it boots up.  The beeps are in sequence with the power light flashing. There is 3 low tone beeps followed by 4 higher pitch beeps. The online documentation states that the error code of 7 beeps is a system board failure. I looked online and I'm not able to find a place to purchase a new system board for this system to attempt to troubleshoot it. Is that what these specific beeps mean or are there other beep codes that I need to find? Am I able to purchase a system board for this and if so from where? Also as it boots up, the HP screen comes up the the display says "Unsupported device detected. System will power down".  Troubleshooting steps taken thus far: *Unplugged everything from the motherboard except 1 stick of RAM, CPU, fans. Even swapped RAM sticks in both slots.*Unplugged the power, held button for 20 seconds*Reseated everything on the motherboard

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Question: BIOS beep codes

i was wondering what was wrong with the motherboard if there is no beep at all? i tried 2 motherboards and it happens with both, could it be my processor?

Answer:BIOS beep codes

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Question: Bios Beep Codes

I am trying to find out what the meaning of a particular beep sequence is. I am working on a HP Pavilion XT963 (crap) that will not post. Originally it would not post if the front serial port was connected to the motherboard, disconnected it and booted up. I didn't pay attention to the post screen to catch the bios info.
I shut it down and now when I try to boot up I get a series of beeps 3-1-4-3. I have a book to look up beep codes but haven't found a listing for any bios with a series of four. I double checked to make sure that I was hearing right.
I was unable to get bios info on this model from HP's site. Imagine that.
Any info appreciated.

Answer:Bios Beep Codes

Thanks for the quick reply - I did open the case and there is no Bios sticker anywhere. I found TUW-AM and googled it. Came back as Yellowstone.

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Question: DX4870 beep codes

I have a Gateway DX4870 that gives me 3 beeps, then Pause, then 3 beeps.  What is this beep code?

Answer:DX4870 beep codes

Probably bad memory.

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Need beep codes for HP Pavilion 7955
Bios chip is Megatrends VS136AR PC87366 IAS/VLA

Have never run into the need for beep codes, so this will be a total immersion learning experience!

Thanks and Blessings,

Answer:Need beep codes for HP 7955 please

I think your BIOS is the first set.

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My dad has a cube based pc and recently the fan on the northbridge HS has given up the ghost, one of the case fans was the same size as the formentioned fan so i swapped them over, including MB sockets. Now on booting the pc it emits repeated long beeps, i can find the error for repeated short beeps but not long.Can anyone shed any light on this problemRegardsMs

Answer:Help with bios beep codes

does this link help plus you have to know what bios you are running will tell you on start up click here ps im a bit confused as to what you have done

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I was playing Syndicate on PC, and then suddenly, the game froze along with the sound. I could not alt tab, or ctl alt del. So I shut down the laptop using the power button.

Then onwards, every time I start/restart it beeps numerous times and then the HP logo is seen, then it beeps numerous times again and then asks "Choose operating system". I click windows 7 on that screen and then it starts and works fine.

I have started and restarted, and the number of beep codes are numerous and dont have an exact count everytime. On one start it might be 11 beeps and on another it might be 8 beeps.

I am on HP G70 120, and I am on Windows 7 32 Bit.
The only operating system I am using is Windows 7.

How do I fix this? Whats the cause of the beeping problem?

Answer:Beep Codes on Statup!!

closing duplicate, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue. original is at

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Question: Compaq beep codes

my parents old Compaq beeps two short beeps after ram check. i looked it up on their website and it says "general error". how can i find out what this means?

Answer:Compaq beep codes

Is there a problem or are you just curious as to what it means. What is the BIOS type? Most have their won codes.

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Hi all,
I have an ASUS P4C800 Deluxe mainboard with 512mb of corsair twinx ram in dual channels and all seems to be ok. BUT sometime lately during booting i started to get one beep - looked this up in the manual and it says this means a memory refresh error. Then i started to get one louder beep then a quieter beep straight after (or they are different in pitch or something) and two beeps by the manual means a Parity error.

If anyone has this board and/or can help me fix the problem and stop those quick, quiet yet disconcerting beeps - i would greatly appreciate it!



Answer:AMI BIOS beep codes

Try to keep your questions in one post. It gets confusing when you repeat them, and you may miss out on the one that fixes the problem.

Your other posting is here:

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I FINALLY found out what kind of motherboard I have. Its a Chaintech CT-5RSA2 and I am getting beeps when I try to boot it up and so far I havent been able to find any information on what those beeps refer to. Any help on finding a site with the codes and what they mean would be a great help. Thanks!

Answer:BIOS beep codes help

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I have an A55 that worked on Friday dead on Mon. At first no beeps but lights and some disk and CD activity, no monitor or KB action. Then it started to give 4 beeps when restarted after removal and reinstall of AC power.Can consitantly get 4 beeps with HD,CD,KB,Mouse removed. Swapped ram, same four beeps, removed ram and get short steady beep.  Replace ram, 4 beeps. INstallled video adaptor same 4 beeps.Thanks Dave  

Answer:A55 - 9265 Beep Codes

try doing a search on bios codes here's one i got

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My chemistry teacher has a computer in her room that is driving me crazy. I started out trying to fix it. I thought it was going to be an easy BSoD fix so I tried restarting it and it started beep coding.
I know close to nothing about beep codes so I need a little help. Truthfully I am not too sure if it is a beep code, It is more like a buzzer.

Computer - Dell
Processor - not sure, guessing intel pentium 4 (the kids at my school like to rip off stickers, and I can't get into bios)
Beep code - _ _ . . pause _ .

Answer:Wit's end, BSoD & beep codes

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Question: Bios Beep Codes

Hi, my name is Delinda and I am new to this website. I am trying to fix a friend's computer problem and I need some help. The computer is an HP with an AMD processor. No I do not know the model type nor do I know which AMD processor it has nor do I know which Bios is has. I do know the the system is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years old.When powering up it beeps once then it keeps repeating long beep, short beep. Or it could be a short beep then a long beep. The only info I have found is that it might be the system board. I NEED HELP IN UNDERSTANDING THE BIOS BEEP CODES.Thanks,Delinda

Answer:Bios Beep Codes

Worth a look,

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I’m new to Windows 8.1 and am unsure what those frequent “three-beep” tones mean. 
So far, I’ve noticed an ascending and a descending “three-beep.”  The nearest connection so far is that my Maxtor 1-Touch external hard drive activates (ascending beeps) and deactivates (descending beeps). 
Also, when I’m busy with other computer functions, the “beeps” alternate frequently between ascending (on?) and descending (off?).  Why not just stay on?
If I’m relatively inactive, the Maxtor 1-Touch remains “off” – I think.  Is there a timing factor here?  Again, I’m new to all this.  Comments?



Is the drive showing in windows? You should move data off it ASAP if it still reads. Any beeping coming from the HD is a bad sign. It could be a number of things. The platter motor is stuck, bearing in motor siezed, the head could be stuck on the platter, the head could be scratching the platter surface etc. It sounds as though you're not sure if it's coming from the HD or from the pc.

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Hi all, excellent forum. Here is my problem:
I came home to my computer having a black screen. Usually the monitor is in power save mode and once i move the mouse i have to type in my password in XP to login again. This time the screen just stays black. I cut off power and restarted the machine and there are no beep codes and the monitor is black. The power light on the monitor is green to start, then turns yellow within 10-15 seconds.The power light on my case is on and the HDD indicator light shows activity. The problem is that this same thing has happened to my friends computer about 10 days ago, and we cant seem to figure out whats going on. We think it could be a virus in the BIOS, or something that has wiped the BIOS clean. Any suggestions and advice is welcome.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:XP Pro will not boot. No beep codes.

Would think that it is a coincidence that you and your friend are having similar problems. Check the cable and connection from your monitor to the video adapter. Reseat the video card if there is one. Do the same with the RAM. Post back if no luck.

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My "Tiny" NoteBook A440 gives Four beep codes when I switch on, then nothing! the screen remains blank and the computer will not respond to any keyboard entries and the screen remains blank. Has anyone any idea what could be wrong please?

Answer:4 Beep Codes at switch on, then nothing - Help !

Try going here click herethis may tell you what the problem is. 4 short beeps may point to the System Timer.Hope this helpsBodi

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system won't boot and i get one long and 2 short.this is the award bios and i can't get the manual online(from abita) and it doesn't boot.
thanks all.

Answer:does anyone remember what the beep codes are to a be6

pretty sure that's video.

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Question: Solved: Beep codes

This should be a quickie for someone.
Can anyone tell me the beep codes for a Gigabyte GA-81RXP.
Specifically to interpret the code I am getting which is one long beep followed by two short beeps close together.

Answer:Solved: Beep codes

I think its video.

But beep codes generally go by the BIOS chip found on the board and here's the list of manufacturer's and beep codes:

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I'm testing a Smart-UPS 3000 XLM (not XL) and when I plugged it in all the lights flash and the device makes a chirping sound periodically. It does this for a split second about every 6 seconds. What does it mean? I can't find a manual anywhere for it.

Answer:Deciphering beep codes on UPS

See this FAQ

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I built a PC for a friend about 4 months ago and he's just brought it back to me with a major problem.

The system was running fine until one day, when it suddenly froze in Windows XP. It was totally unresponsive and required a hard reset. However, after the reset it failed to reboot.

I've had a look at it and it's not responding at all, not POST beeps, nothing. I've removed everything from the system, so that only the motherboard (Abit AT7) , processor (Athlon 1900+XP) and powersupply remain, but all that happens is that the fans spin up. This motherboard has 2 leds that show if the board is receiving power and these are both lighting up fine. I also tried it with another power supply, but got the same result.

It's starting to sound, to me, as if there's a problem with either the processor or the mobo, given that there's nothing else in the system. Does this sound right, and how can I find out which one it is?


Answer:AT7 Boot Failure - no beep codes

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First off.. the time on X is random.  5 minutes to 3 hours.beep tones are Low then High (not sure if they are short or long but are same duration.. i think long if based off the bios single beep tone)  and the beeping continues until after i reboot.  the OS still runs while it beeps, but becomes very "choppy".  i also seem to loose internet connection more frequently once the beeping starts (wireless network).i have unpluged everything and reseated them.  give my video card it's own power line from the power supply.3 hard drives 1 dvd, sound card,  wireless usb nic, usb mouse and usb keyboard.This setup has worked for months, no "new" hardware, and now this starts up... any ideas?

Answer:beep codes after X minutes of OS boot

Our GuideYou might also want to check your owners manual for the MBoard...

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I have one long followed by 2 short and then in about 3 seconds another 2 short beeps. I need to know what these beep codes mean.

Answer:Gateway E-3600 beep codes

It also has no video. I know that the monitor is not bad.

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I have a ASUS P5N-D

the motherboard speaker beeps once each time I turn my computer on.
is 1 beep okay ??

I looked for a beep code list in my manual but couldn't find one.
I went to ASUS. I couldn't get there "faq" support section to list one.
kept saying no results found.

are most beep codes similar across all mobo makers???
in Google I did find where one forum had listed 1 beep as a memory
refresh rate error
but it was posted in 2002. so I figured it was out of date,

Answer:motherboard post beep codes

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Right now I'm troubleshooting my brother-in-law's HP Pavillion.

CPU: AMD Athlon 1200

Not sure about the HD, and memory is part of the issue.

This system was running slowly, and I discovered that he only had 128MB of RAM, running Windows XP. I told him he needed more memory, and that I would go to the shop with him to make sure he got the right stuff.

A couple of weeks later he calls me up and asks me to come help him put his new memory in. I asked him how he knew what kind of memory to get, and he told me he took the 128 stick he had in there out, and took it to the shop. Fair enough, I said.

I got there, unplugged the machine, and carefully put both sticks of memory in, and turned it on. No response... no video, no beep codes, nothing but HD light and the whirring of fans. Anyone see what happened yet?

He told me he had a friend try to put the memory in for him, and it didn't work, so they took it out again and waited for me. Upon further questioning, I found out that he didn't unplug the power from the machine when he pulled out the RAM. I'm not even sure he turned the hard power switch off.

Anyways, I've already told him he needs a new motherboard, but I'm playing around with it anyways. I want to know more about what's wrong.

When I turn it on, like I said before, I get nothing. But, if I hit the reset button, I get beep codes. This mobo has Phoenix BIOS, but the beep codes I'm getting do not match anything on any lists posted ... Read more

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Hello, I am new here and sorry to start off crying for help. I have a msi gigabyte ga z77 mother board and the computer does not boot up, and constantly beeps 6 times over and over.I have tried looking this up online and it had different results, some saying it a keyboard issue (I tried booting without keyboard) and some said hard drive issue (I tried booting without connecting to a hdd) and memory card (I tried reseating both of my cards on different slots) . None worked, and I would appreciate any type of help. Thank you.

Answer:6 beep codes, computer won't boot is the video.. Ignore the first four beeps , I started recording midbeep, and sorry for the heavy breathing sound my roommate was asleep. :/

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I have acquired a Netfinity 5000 with a problem. Upon power-up, it issues a beep sequence of 3-3-3, that is, 3 short beeps, 3 short beeps, 3 short beeps.
I've combed the IBM site for the Netfinity, found the hardware support manual, and it lists everything from 1-1-2 to 3-3-2, and 6 others, but no 3-3-3. Other than that, the system does nothing,
Has anyone run into this before? Does anyone know what is going on?
It really pains me to have to trash an otherwise perfectly good box cuz I can't make the sysboard work. Anyone got an extra sysboard laying around? ;-)

Answer:IBM Netfinity beep codes not listed

I note that some BIOS have 3-3-3 as "reserved".
Probably the same BIOS I suspect, IBM would just customise one from a major supplier.

That being the case its anyone's guess. Its undocumented.

Have you reset the BIOS by removing (perhaps replacing with a new one) the CMOS battery for 30 minutes, all power off?

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WHen a HP vectra VL posts up and beeps
three times
three times

what does this mean??

The closest thing I can find is, since I dont know the BIOS
Base or Extended Memory failure

It seems that it has something to do with the first 64k of memory

Either way it is something about memory
What do I do???


Answer:Post Beep Codes for HP vectra Vl

I have since reseeded the memory
But the PC just freezes inboot up
I cant even get to safe mode

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Will a motherboard produce beep codes if the processor is dead? If you want, just answer this question but I will post a larger description of my problem below if you care to read.

Alright, I just installed a new motherboard into my PC and I am having a little trouble. When i tried to pry off the heatsink from the processor on the old board, the processor came with it and the pins bent. I straightened them out pretty well and got the processor to fit in the slot decently. I reapplied the thermal compound, booted, and there was NOTHING except power. But this is not the end. I took the processor back out, slid a credit card between the pins to straighten them better, put it back, and tried again. I get beep codes now. They are just 1 long one followed by a pause and then another long one over and over. So back to my original question, I was just wondering if the processor is working. I am kind of thinking it is the RAM now, which would totally suck. Anyways, your input is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:one quick question about beep codes

I have never had beep codes with a dead cpu, i have also had many bent pins and straightened them out as you did with no problems, clear the cmos, unplug power supply, pull mb battery out, hold down on-off button for a few seconds, wait a few minutes and try to get it to post. ed

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first off it has always beeped like this but i just had the internel speaker disconnected well i reconnected it after i got everything right and it still beeps it will not stop everything is working just fine the beeps go like this daa. daa. daa. daa. daa. daa. daa. daa. daa. can anyone tell me why it would do this? i looked through everything i can find on this mobo and still nothing tells me why should i just redisconnect it? because after all everything it running just fine only thing i can see is in the bios under hardware mon. i can see the watt's or whatever jumping around

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