Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
My computer only beeps at me and will not turn on, do the beeps that I am hearing a code or something? Please help me out
Yes they tell you if there is something wrong
Beep Code Descriptions Document
1 short DRAM refresh failure
2 short Parity circuit failure
3 short Base 64K RAM failure
4 short System timer failure
5 short Process failure
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
7 short Virtual mode exception error
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
11 short Cache Memory error
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
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If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the system has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to display any kind of error information on the monitor.
Follow the steps below to determine what system problem the beep code is representing.
Difficulty: AverageTime Required: Anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours depending on the cause of the beep code
Power on the computer or restart it if it's already on.
Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.
Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're not likely to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.
Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.
Important: Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short and if the beeping repeats or not. There is a big difference between a "beep-beep-beep" beep code and a "beep-beep" beep code.
This is all important information that will help determine what issue the beep codes are representing.
What steps you take to solve a particular beep code will differ depending on the BIOS manufacturer.
Choose the correct beep code troubleshooting guide below based on your motherboard'sBIOS manufacturer:
Tip: Not sure what brand of BIOS is on your motherboard? See this How To Determine Your Motherboard BIOS Manufacturer guide for some helpful advice.
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