AMI BIOS Bleep code



Peter
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Unpredictable and nasty happenings forced me to change my
motherboard. The new motherboard has an AMI BIOS which, without any
system changes being made, sometimes does a short bleep and sometimes
a long one during startup.

Looking on the net I have found a number lists of AMI BIOS bleep codes
but none mentions a long single bleep. Please can someone tell me
what it means? (I have removed and reseated the two 256Mb DIMMs with
no effect).

The OS is XP Pro, re-installed and activated without query following
the fitting of the new M\Board, has not shown any symptoms of
distress.

TIA for any help.

Peter

Also posted at alt.comp.bios

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
One beep tells you all is ok and is ready to start.

"Peter" wrote:

> Unpredictable and nasty happenings forced me to change my
> motherboard. The new motherboard has an AMI BIOS which, without any
> system changes being made, sometimes does a short bleep and sometimes
> a long one during startup.
>
> Looking on the net I have found a number lists of AMI BIOS bleep codes
> but none mentions a long single bleep. Please can someone tell me
> what it means? (I have removed and reseated the two 256Mb DIMMs with
> no effect).
>
> The OS is XP Pro, re-installed and activated without query following
> the fitting of the new M\Board, has not shown any symptoms of
> distress.
>
> TIA for any help.
>
> Peter
>
> Also posted at alt.comp.bios
>
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Andrew

That would be a short bleep..

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"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:A0DE165A-DC95-4CB3-A17B-E78D971B5C67@microsoft.com...
> One beep tells you all is ok and is ready to start.
>
> "Peter" wrote:
>
>> Unpredictable and nasty happenings forced me to change my
>> motherboard. The new motherboard has an AMI BIOS which, without any
>> system changes being made, sometimes does a short bleep and sometimes
>> a long one during startup.
>>
>> Looking on the net I have found a number lists of AMI BIOS bleep codes
>> but none mentions a long single bleep. Please can someone tell me
>> what it means? (I have removed and reseated the two 256Mb DIMMs with
>> no effect).
>>
>> The OS is XP Pro, re-installed and activated without query following
>> the fitting of the new M\Board, has not shown any symptoms of
>> distress.
>>
>> TIA for any help.
>>
>> Peter
>>
>> Also posted at alt.comp.bios
>>
>>
>>

frodo@theshire.org
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
a single long beep, repeating every 2-3 seconds, w/ no other activity
means it does not like the memory and can not proceed. sometimes a cmos
clear can get it going if you downgraded your mem sticks and it's trying
to use old too-fast timings.


AMI BIOS Bleep code