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Bios Beep Codes

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#1 Delinda


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

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.



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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

Worth a look, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph07107.


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:26 PM

My friend's HP desktop, AMD processor, will not boot. All it does is it keeps repeating a short beep then a long beep. I do not know the model of HP compter, which AMD processor it has, nor do I know which bios it has. The computer is approximately 1 1/2 years old. The only information I have found is that the problem might be the system board.
Can someone provide me with an interpretation of these beep codes or direct me to a website where I might find answers.

EDIT: Merged with XP topic, same issue ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2010 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:41 PM

Well the problem there is there are several BIOS markers out there that use different BIOS beep codes.

It could be Award, Sis, Phoenix, AMI.

Usually a beep code can mean one of the following.

Keyboard error

Video card error

Or Memory error

Those 3 are the top 3
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 11:53 AM

1 short 3 long is loose memory on AMI boises
Phoenix uses a set of three beeps like 1 1 3 1 1 4 etc

Try reseating the memory and video card as these are the most likely culprits
If more than one memory stick is in the system try them one at a time
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