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Gateway/Intel D845GRG BEEP CODES?

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#1 five04ever


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:13 PM

Trying to fix a gateway/intel D845GRG Mobo (AGAIN) that just went on the blink... At power on it only gives 2 superfast beeps, then 6 normal beeps... I don't know where to find the bios codes, so if anyone has/had this same issue can you please shed some light on what these codes mean?

This is a Gateway Tower ESX500S (GM) MFATXPNT P04
motherboard intel part id:4000828 AZRG30301304 AA AB1583-303
BIOS Version: RG84510A.15A.0021.P11
Pentium 4 2.40 GHz
Board Model - D845GRG
Board - AAA81583-303
BIOS - RG84510A.15A.0021.P11.0210160839

Using onboard video
external audio card


Updated: Just found these codes but don't have clue on what they mean:

link: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/CS-010249.htm

2 beeps - Parity Error <what does this mean?

You are getting 6 beeps indicating 8042 - gate A20 failure:
Check for foreign objects such as screws that may ground the desktop board and make sure the screws that hold the motherboard are not too tight. <doesn't look like these are an issue
Try a different keyboard. <tried this
Try a different processor. <have a P4 w/HT, but not sure if this mobo supports it?

I found out from the owner that she tried to instal a new usb mouse prior to the pc going out.

Also found soe trouble shooting on the 6 beeps, but it's looking like the mobo is bad... Still trying to find out what can be done, so any help appreciated... Thanks

Edited by five04ever, 20 October 2009 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:29 PM


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:19 PM

dpunisher, Thanks for the respond.. i think i was editing my post the same time you were adding the link.

I still would like to know what the '2 beeps - Parity Error' is. I tried everything, so again, any input appreciated.


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:46 PM

Parity error
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