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what does 1short and two long beeps mean when you first cut-on your pc

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what does 1short and two long beeps mean when you first cut-on your pc

otaylor14
The moniter does not kick-in when I cut the power on my pc but what I do here is 1short and two long beeps mean when I first cut-on pc whats wrong??
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    Beep Code Description / What to Check
    1-1-1-3 Verify Real Mode.
    1-1-2-1 Get CPU type.
    1-1-2-3 Initialize system hardware.
    1-1-3-1 Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values.
    1-1-3-2 Set in POST flag.
    1-1-3-3 Initialize CPU registers.
    1-1-4-1 Initialize cache to initial POST values.
    1-1-4-3 Initialize I/O.
    1-2-1-1 Initialize Power Management.
    1-2-1-2 Load alternate registers with initial POST values.
    1-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch0.
    1-2-2-1 Initialize keyboard controller.
    1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum.
    1-2-3-1 8254 timer initialization.
    1-2-3-3 8237 DMA controller initialization.
    1-2-4-1 Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller.
    1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh.
    1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller.
    1-3-2-1 Set ES segment to register to 4 GB.
    1-3-3-1 28 Autosize DRAM.
    1-3-3-3 Clear 512K base RAM.
    1-3-4-1 Test 512 base address lines.
    1-3-4-3 Test 512K base memory.
    1-4-1-3 Test CPU bus-clock frequency.
    1-4-2-4 Reinitialize the chipset.
    1-4-3-1 Shadow system BIOS ROM.
    1-4-3-2 Reinitialize the cache.
    1-4-3-3 Autosize cache.
    1-4-4-1 Configure advanced chipset registers.
    1-4-4-2 Load alternate registers with CMOS values.
    2-1-1-1 Set Initial CPU speed.
    2-1-1-3 Initialize interrupt vectors.
    2-1-2-1 Initialize BIOS interrupts.
    2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice.
    2-1-2-4 Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs.
    2-1-3-1 Check video configuration against CMOS.
    2-1-3-2 Initialize PCI bus and devices.
    2-1-3-3 Initialize all video adapters in system.
    2-1-4-1 Shadow video BIOS ROM.
    2-1-4-3 Display copyright notice.
    2-2-1-1 Display CPU type and speed.
    2-2-1-3 Test keyboard.
    2-2-2-1 Set key click if enabled.
    2-2-2-3 56 Enable keyboard.
    2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts.
    2-2-3-3 Display prompt "Press F2 to enter SETUP".
    2-2-4-1 Test RAM between 512 and 640k.
    2-3-1-1 Test expanded memory.
    2-3-1-3 Test extended memory address lines.
    2-3-2-1 Jump to UserPatch1.
    2-3-2-3 Configure advanced cache registers.
    2-3-3-1 Enable external and CPU caches.
    2-3-3-3 Display external cache size.
    2-3-4-1 Display shadow message.
    2-3-4-3 Display non-disposable segments.
    2-4-1-1 Display error messages.
    2-4-1-3 Check for configuration errors.
    2-4-2-1 Test real-time clock.
    2-4-2-3 Check for keyboard errors
    2-4-4-1 Set up hardware interrupts vectors.
    2-4-4-3 Test coprocessor if present.
    3-1-1-1 Disable onboard I/O ports.
    3-1-1-3 Detect and install external RS232 ports.
    3-1-2-1 Detect and install external parallel ports.
    3-1-2-3 Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
    3-1-3-1 Initialize BIOS Data Area.
    3-1-3-3 Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area.
    3-1-4-1 Initialize floppy controller.
    3-2-1-1 Initialize hard-disk controller.
    3-2-1-2 Initialize local-bus hard-disk controller.
    3-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch2.
    3-2-2-1 Disable A20 address line.
    3-2-2-3 Clear huge ES segment register.
    3-2-3-1 Search for option ROMs.
    3-2-3-3 Shadow option ROMs.
    3-2-4-1 Set up Power Management.
    3-2-4-3 Enable hardware interrupts.
    3-3-1-1 Set time of day.
    3-3-1-3 Check key lock.
    3-3-3-1 Erase F2 prompt.
    3-3-3-3 Scan for F2 key stroke.
    3-3-4-1 Enter SETUP.
    3-3-4-3 Clear in-POST flag.
    3-4-1-1 Check for errors
    3-4-1-3 POST done--prepare to boot operating system.
    3-4-2-1 One beep.
    3-4-2-3 Check password (optional).
    3-4-3-1 Clear global descriptor table.
    3-4-4-1 Clear parity checkers.
    3-4-4-3 Clear screen (optional).
    3-4-4-4 Check virus and backup reminders.
    4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19.
    4-2-1-1 Interrupt handler error.
    4-2-1-3 Unknown interrupt error.
    4-2-2-1 Pending interrupt error.
    4-2-2-3 Initialize option ROM error.
    4-2-3-1 Shutdown error.
    4-2-3-3 Extended Block Move.
    4-2-4-1 Shutdown 10 error.
    4-3-1-3 Initialize the chipset.
    4-3-1-4 Initialize refresh counter.
    4-3-2-1 Check for Forced Flash.
    4-3-2-2 Check HW status of ROM.
    4-3-2-3 BIOS ROM is OK.
    4-3-2-4 Do a complete RAM test.
    4-3-3-1 Do OEM initialization.
    4-3-3-2 Initialize interrupt controller.
    4-3-3-3 Read in bootstrap code.
    4-3-3-4 Initialize all vectors.
    4-3-4-1 Boot the Flash program.
    4-3-4-2 Initialize the boot device.
    4-3-4-3 Boot code was read OK.

    AMI BIOS Beep Codes:

    1 short: DRAM refresh failure:
    The programmable interrupt timer or programmable interrupt controller has probably failed

    2 short: Memory parity error:
    A memory parity error has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.? The RAM IC is probably bad

    3 short: Base 64K memory failure:
    A memory failure has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.? The RAM IC is probably bad

    4 short: System timer failure:
    The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory

    5 short: Processor error:
    The system CPU has failed

    6 short: Gate A20 failure:
    The keyboard controller IC has failed, which is not allowing Gate A20 to switch the processor to protected mode. Replace the keyboard controller

    7 short: Virtual mode processor exception error:
    The CPU has generated an exception error because of a fault in the CPU or motherboard circuitry

    8 short: Display memory read/write error:
    The system video adapter is missing or defective

    9 short: ROM checksum error:
    The contents of the system BIOS ROM does not match the expected checksum value.? The BIOS ROM is probably defective and should be replaced

    10 short: CMOS shutdown register read/write error:
    The shutdown for the CMOS has failed


    11 short: Cache error:
    The L2 cache is faulty

    1 long, 2 short: Failure in video system:
    An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered

    1 long, 3 short: Memory test failure:
    A fault has been detected in memory above 64KB

    1 long, 8 short: Display test failure:
    The video adapter is either missing or defective

    2 short: POST Failure:
    One of the hardware testa have failed

    1 long:
    POST has passed all tests.

    It sounds like your graphic card is/has gone or is giving you some trouble here. Take it out and get another one to test.
    Hope all goes well.

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    Beep Code Description / What to Check
    1-1-1-3 Verify Real Mode.
    1-1-2-1 Get CPU type.
    1-1-2-3 Initialize system hardware.
    1-1-3-1 Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values.
    1-1-3-2 Set in POST flag.
    1-1-3-3 Initialize CPU registers.
    1-1-4-1 Initialize cache to initial POST values.
    1-1-4-3 Initialize I/O.
    1-2-1-1 Initialize Power Management.
    1-2-1-2 Load alternate registers with initial POST values.
    1-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch0.
    1-2-2-1 Initialize keyboard controller.
    1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum.
    1-2-3-1 8254 timer initialization.
    1-2-3-3 8237 DMA controller initialization.
    1-2-4-1 Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller.
    1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh.
    1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller.
    1-3-2-1 Set ES segment to register to 4 GB.
    1-3-3-1 28 Autosize DRAM.
    1-3-3-3 Clear 512K base RAM.
    1-3-4-1 Test 512 base address lines.
    1-3-4-3 Test 512K base memory.
    1-4-1-3 Test CPU bus-clock frequency.
    1-4-2-4 Reinitialize the chipset.
    1-4-3-1 Shadow system BIOS ROM.
    1-4-3-2 Reinitialize the cache.
    1-4-3-3 Autosize cache.
    1-4-4-1 Configure advanced chipset registers.
    1-4-4-2 Load alternate registers with CMOS values.
    2-1-1-1 Set Initial CPU speed.
    2-1-1-3 Initialize interrupt vectors.
    2-1-2-1 Initialize BIOS interrupts.
    2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice.
    2-1-2-4 Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs.
    2-1-3-1 Check video configuration against CMOS.
    2-1-3-2 Initialize PCI bus and devices.
    2-1-3-3 Initialize all video adapters in system.
    2-1-4-1 Shadow video BIOS ROM.
    2-1-4-3 Display copyright notice.
    2-2-1-1 Display CPU type and speed.
    2-2-1-3 Test keyboard.
    2-2-2-1 Set key click if enabled.
    2-2-2-3 56 Enable keyboard.
    2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts.
    2-2-3-3 Display prompt "Press F2 to enter SETUP".
    2-2-4-1 Test RAM between 512 and 640k.
    2-3-1-1 Test expanded memory.
    2-3-1-3 Test extended memory address lines.
    2-3-2-1 Jump to UserPatch1.
    2-3-2-3 Configure advanced cache registers.
    2-3-3-1 Enable external and CPU caches.
    2-3-3-3 Display external cache size.
    2-3-4-1 Display shadow message.
    2-3-4-3 Display non-disposable segments.
    2-4-1-1 Display error messages.
    2-4-1-3 Check for configuration errors.
    2-4-2-1 Test real-time clock.
    2-4-2-3 Check for keyboard errors
    2-4-4-1 Set up hardware interrupts vectors.
    2-4-4-3 Test coprocessor if present.
    3-1-1-1 Disable onboard I/O ports.
    3-1-1-3 Detect and install external RS232 ports.
    3-1-2-1 Detect and install external parallel ports.
    3-1-2-3 Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
    3-1-3-1 Initialize BIOS Data Area.
    3-1-3-3 Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area.
    3-1-4-1 Initialize floppy controller.
    3-2-1-1 Initialize hard-disk controller.
    3-2-1-2 Initialize local-bus hard-disk controller.
    3-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch2.
    3-2-2-1 Disable A20 address line.
    3-2-2-3 Clear huge ES segment register.
    3-2-3-1 Search for option ROMs.
    3-2-3-3 Shadow option ROMs.
    3-2-4-1 Set up Power Management.
    3-2-4-3 Enable hardware interrupts.
    3-3-1-1 Set time of day.
    3-3-1-3 Check key lock.
    3-3-3-1 Erase F2 prompt.
    3-3-3-3 Scan for F2 key stroke.
    3-3-4-1 Enter SETUP.
    3-3-4-3 Clear in-POST flag.
    3-4-1-1 Check for errors
    3-4-1-3 POST done--prepare to boot operating system.
    3-4-2-1 One beep.
    3-4-2-3 Check password (optional).
    3-4-3-1 Clear global descriptor table.
    3-4-4-1 Clear parity checkers.
    3-4-4-3 Clear screen (optional).
    3-4-4-4 Check virus and backup reminders.
    4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19.
    4-2-1-1 Interrupt handler error.
    4-2-1-3 Unknown interrupt error.
    4-2-2-1 Pending interrupt error.
    4-2-2-3 Initialize option ROM error.
    4-2-3-1 Shutdown error.
    4-2-3-3 Extended Block Move.
    4-2-4-1 Shutdown 10 error.
    4-3-1-3 Initialize the chipset.
    4-3-1-4 Initialize refresh counter.
    4-3-2-1 Check for Forced Flash.
    4-3-2-2 Check HW status of ROM.
    4-3-2-3 BIOS ROM is OK.
    4-3-2-4 Do a complete RAM test.
    4-3-3-1 Do OEM initialization.
    4-3-3-2 Initialize interrupt controller.
    4-3-3-3 Read in bootstrap code.
    4-3-3-4 Initialize all vectors.
    4-3-4-1 Boot the Flash program.
    4-3-4-2 Initialize the boot device.
    4-3-4-3 Boot code was read OK.

    AMI BIOS Beep Codes:

    1 short: DRAM refresh failure:
    The programmable interrupt timer or programmable interrupt controller has probably failed

    2 short: Memory parity error:
    A memory parity error has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.? The RAM IC is probably bad

    3 short: Base 64K memory failure:
    A memory failure has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.? The RAM IC is probably bad

    4 short: System timer failure:
    The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory

    5 short: Processor error:
    The system CPU has failed

    6 short: Gate A20 failure:
    The keyboard controller IC has failed, which is not allowing Gate A20 to switch the processor to protected mode. Replace the keyboard controller

    7 short: Virtual mode processor exception error:
    The CPU has generated an exception error because of a fault in the CPU or motherboard circuitry

    8 short: Display memory read/write error:
    The system video adapter is missing or defective

    9 short: ROM checksum error:
    The contents of the system BIOS ROM does not match the expected checksum value.? The BIOS ROM is probably defective and should be replaced

    10 short: CMOS shutdown register read/write error:
    The shutdown for the CMOS has failed


    11 short: Cache error:
    The L2 cache is faulty

    1 long, 2 short: Failure in video system:
    An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered

    1 long, 3 short: Memory test failure:
    A fault has been detected in memory above 64KB

    1 long, 8 short: Display test failure:
    The video adapter is either missing or defective

    2 short: POST Failure:
    One of the hardware testa have failed

    1 long:
    POST has passed all tests.

    It sounds like your graphic card is/has gone or is giving you some trouble here. Take it out and get another one to test.
    Hope all goes well.