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#1 carinsharon

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:48 PM

I just built a new computer. It has the MSI motherboard (H61M-P23 B3). When I reboot and the computer starts back up there is 6 light beeps and one loud beep. I read in another forum that the 6 light beeps are the computer reading the USB ports that are in use. Is this true? I just need to make sure that the computer is running ok and no problems with it. This new windows 7 64 bit is totally different from XP Pro that I was using and I'm still playing around with it to figure things out...

Thanks for any help you can give me
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:07 AM

Well first lets get your MSI support pages in this thread so everyone knows what product we are working with here.


H61M-P23 B3 support link




H61M-P23 B3 support link for DOWNLOADS

I have a copy of your owners manual on my desktop, please allow me a few minutes to read through it and I will give you a safe correct answer to your questions, I always like to be safe and accurate than to be incorrect and sorry. :wink:

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

Incidentally, is there any way you can tell me who your BIOS vendor is for this particular motherboard?

That would help me be 100% accurate with this motherboard's POST codes, its one of the following possibilities, its either AMI or Award BIOS.

Each has its own set of beep codes.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:24 AM

My husband thinks it is Award Bios...I tried to get into the bios to see what it is but I can't get in there...My husband tried too but he is having the same problem. Is there a trick to it in this windows 7 pro? We have tried F1 but that doesn't work. It takes me into a memory diagnostics. And hitting the DEL key doesn't work either.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:33 AM

When booting up the computer just after the first POST beep and just before the Windows splash screen would appear, repeatedly press the DELETE key on the keyboard.

This should boot you into the system BIOS setup utility, it is here you can identify who the BIOS vendor is.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

If that does not work than try the F2 during the POST, either way, sometimes you have to tap the correct key repeatedly to get it to go there and your timing has to be correct, otherwise it will just boot into windows.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:25 PM

Thats what I was doing was hitting the del key repeatedly and it still booted up to windows...Will try again after while...As for the Bios it is Award Bios on the motherboard...

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:10 PM

Sadly we tend to forget, or at least I did, that the support site I needed to have access to is in Japan and is currently not available. :(

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:28 PM

Well, I think I answered the question about the beep codes myself. I installed a video card today and when I hooked the computer back up to install the drivers for it I had the bare minimum of usb ports being used...Which was 2....and when I booted up I only had 2 light beeps and one loud one...After I got the drivers installed I plugged in all the other usb devices that I use and it went up to 6 light beeps (which is the amount of usb ports I have in use) and one loud beep...

Now I have another problem which I need to get solved pretty fast. This windows 7 pro does not use flash player and i'm going to need it as I do tutorials for embroidery machines. Is there a work around it??? I have tried opening up the windows 32 bit and its still not working. When I went to the adobe site to download flash player I got told there was none for 64 bit. They do have a beta and i did try downloading it but it didn't do any good...What can I do???

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:31 PM

I forgot something...How can I download flash player for 32 bit when the adobe site won't even let me do that? Also how do I install it into the 32 bit side of windows? That is if I can download it.




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