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American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) BIOS will produce audible beepsassociated with beep codes during the power-on self test (POST).Depending upon the condition, a predefined number of beeps aresounded, which are associated with the error messages below.
NOTE: Some systems produce beeps as part of the normal boot sequence.This article refers to beeps produced by the AMI ROM BIOS before theoperating system loads.
MS-DOS does not produce beep codes.
The error messages associated with the AMI BIOS beep codes are asfollows:
Number of Beeps Error Message--------------- ------------- 1 DRAM refresh failure 2 Parity circuit failure 3 Base 64K RAM failure 4 System timer failure 5 Processor failure 6 Keyboard controller gate A20 error 7 Virtual mode exception error 8 Display memory R/W test failure 9 ROM-BIOS checksum failure
These errors are codes reported by the system BIOS. Because the errorsare hardware related, you should call your hardware manufacturer orreseller for help in correcting the problem.
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