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system beeps 1 long &3 short help

By jimjam ·
packard bell pentium90 , at start-up 1 long beep , followed by 3 short beeps , what could it be ?

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by valentin In reply to system beeps 1 long &3 sh ...

What is your BIOS producer? You may see it on chip on motherboard or during your startup process. Different BIOSs are using different beeps types

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by jnelson2 In reply to system beeps 1 long &3 sh ...

If your systems is a standard AT type PC then the 1 long 3 shorts is a Video memory error. Check your Video memory.. card may work with deffective chips.

Good luck

Jeff

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by matt_herrod In reply to system beeps 1 long &3 sh ...

This is a really commen one!! Just sounds as if your V-card has come lose. Try making sure it's correctly seated if it is and your still getting the fault try and clean the connections with a soft cloth and some WD-40 spray. It might also be that the memory on the card is dead so you'll have to replace the card unforunatley. Hope this helps! :)

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by Robert Young In reply to system beeps 1 long &3 sh ...

In reply to your question. Dependant on whether you have a motherbord with onboard VGA and shared memory, you could spend quite some time locating the cause. If you have mem on your m/board and an onboard VGA you are likely to have to change the m/board itself or buy a new VGA and disable the onboard VGA via the bios. Or if your VGA is a plug in (PCI) just try replacing it. You may also have the type with onboard VGA but sharing the system memory, in which case a faulty SIMM or DIMM may be at fault. If you have any further questions mail me direct or check out my website www.custommadepcs.co.uk.

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Bob Young

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by lj_thornton In reply to system beeps 1 long &3 sh ...

If there is no other activity after the beep sequence, it could be a problem in cmos.
It may benefit you to unplug the CPU and drop your cmos configurations.
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NOTE please write down your current configuration so you can reinstall them. (drive type etc.)

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