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Tips about Beep and Error Codes

Discussion in 'Drivers, Hardware' started by Atheos, May 27, 2013.

  1. Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes
    Code Description:

    1 short beep System is OK
    2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
    1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
    1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
    1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
    3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card


    IBM POST Diagnostic Code Descriptions
    Code Description:

    100 - 199 System Board
    200 - 299 Memory
    300 - 399 Keyboard
    400 - 499 Monochrome Display
    500 - 599 Colour/Graphics Display
    600 - 699 Floppy-disk drive and/or Adapter
    700 - 799 Math Coprocessor
    900 - 999 Parallel Printer Port
    1000 - 1099 Alternate Printer Adapter
    1100 - 1299 Asynchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
    1300 - 1399 Game Port
    1400 - 1499 Colour/Graphics Printer
    1500 - 1599 Synchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
    1700 - 1799 Hard Drive and/or Adapter
    1800 - 1899 Expansion Unit (XT)
    2000 - 2199 Bisynchronous Communication Adapter
    2400 - 2599 EGA system-board Video (MCA)
    3000 - 3199 LAN Adapter
    4800 - 4999 Internal Modem
    7000 - 7099 Phoenix BIOS Chips
    7300 - 7399 3.5" Disk Drive
    8900 - 8999 MIDI Adapter
    11200 - 11299 SCSI Adapter
    21000 - 21099 SCSI Fixed Disk and Controller
    21500 - 21599 SCSI CD-ROM System

    AMI BIOS Beep Codes
    Code Description:

    1 Short Beep System OK
    2 Short Beeps Parity error in the first 64 KB of memory
    3 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB
    4 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB Operational of memory
    or Timer 1 on the motherboard is not functioning
    5 Short Beeps The CPU on the motherboard generated an error
    6 Short Beeps The keyboard controller may be bad. The BIOS cannot switch to protected mode
    7 Short Beeps The CPU generated an exception interrupt
    8 Short Beeps The system video adapter is either missing, or its memory is faulty
    9 Short Beeps The ROM checksum value does not match the value encoded in the BIOS
    10 Short Beeps The shutdown register for CMOS RAM failed
    11 Short Beeps The external cache is faulty
    1 Long, 3 Short Beeps Memory Problems
    1 Long, 8 Short Beeps Video Card Problems

    Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes
    Note: Phoenix BIOS emits three sets of beeps, separated by a brief pause.
    Code Description:

    1-1-3 CMOS read/write failure
    1-1-4 ROM BIOS checksum error
    1-2-1 Programmable interval timer failure
    1-2-2 DMA initialisation failure
    1-2-3 DMA page register read/write failure
    1-3-1 RAM refresh verification failure
    1-3-3 First 64k RAM chip or data line failure
    1-3-4 First 64k RAM odd/even logic failure
    1-4-1 Address line failure first 64k RAM
    1-4-2 Parity failure first 64k RAM
    2-_-_ Faulty Memory
    3-1-_ Faulty Motherboard
    3-2-4 Keyboard controller Test failure
    3-3-4 Screen initialisation failure
    3-4-1 Screen retrace test failure
    3-4-2 Search for video ROM in progress
    4-2-1 Timer tick interrupt in progress or failure
    4-2-2 Shutdown test in progress or failure
    4-2-3 Gate A20 failure
    4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
    4-3-1 RAM test in progress or failure>ffffh
    4-3-2 Faulty Motherboard
    4-3-3 Interval timer channel 2 test or failure
    4-3-4 Time of Day clock test failure
    4-4-1 Serial port test or failure
    4-4-2 Parallel port test or failure
    4-4-3 Math coprocessor test or failure
    Low 1-1-2 System Board select failure
    Low 1-1-3 Extended CMOS RAM failure


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