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Toshiba satelite m35x-s111 computer won't boot. get 1 beep followed by 3 beeps followed by 3 beeps and 1 beep. must be a coded describing boot problem

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Well it all depends on what bios it is.  If it is an pheonix bios or AMI bios then the 1-3-3-1 code stands for dram failure
If its an ibm bios it is a vga problem
if its a award bios it is a ram problem.
Easiest thing to check is your memory. Most of the time on laptops the memory gets jostled loose and you have to re seat it.  
Should be a removeable panel on the back, just pop it off and you will see the memory. Pull it out of its seat, then reseat it then try rebooting.
Hope this helped

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The beeping you describe indicates Graphic gone bad. To make sure that it is a graphic issue, remove the memory and observe the beeping differ. If beeping differ it is make surely a graphic problem and need a new graphic Card. But if the beeping is still the same after removing a memory then it is defective memory!


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The laptop is not recognizing your extended RAM. Try removing one of your RAM sticks and restarting it. Replace and remove the other and restart it again. If it works with only one module installed, then those two cannot run together. If it will not work and you have only one in there then the RAM is bad.

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What do the beeps codes i am getting mean? 1 short followed by 1 long.


Beep codes don't cause or signify damage, they are just telling you something is wrong. In your case, I would say the RAM is incorrectly seated or in the wrong slots.

2 beeps Memory (RAM) not detected

Remove the RAM and press it HARD until it locks in place. Do a visual check that the indent is against the mounting.

Computer POST and beep codeswww.computerhope.com/beep.htmHelp and support with troubleshooting computer beep codes and other POST related issues.
PC Hell: BIOS Error Beep Codeswww.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtmlPhoenix BIOS Beep Codes These audio codes are a little more detailed then the AMI codes. This BIOS emits three sets of beeps. For example, 1 -pause- 3 -pause 3 -pause.
beep codes Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopediawww.pcmag.com > Tips > EncyclopediaPC Magazine Tech Encyclopedia Index - Definitions on common technical and computer related terms.
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Tipical Computer/Laptop Post & Beep Error Codes


Error Code: Faulty Component:
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1 short beep None (Normal Boot)

2 short beeps ( POST error)

Non-stop beep ( Power supply or system board)

1 long beep and 1 short beep ( System board)

1 long beep and 2 short beeps ( Video card)

1 long beep and 3 short beeps ( Memory)

3 long beeps ( Keyboard)

Non-stop short beeps ( Power supply or system board,a key on the
keyboard might also be stuck)

None ( Power supply,system board,or system
case built-in speaker)
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Visual POST Error Codes:
Error # Range: Component with Error:
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100-199 System Board
200-299 System Memory (RAM)
300-399 Keyboard
600-699 Floppy Drive or Floppy Controller
700-799 Math Co-processor
900-999 Parallel Port (LPT1)
1000-1099 Parallel Port (LPT2)
1100-1199 Serial Port (COM1)
1200-1299 Serial Port (COM2)

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How can I get my computer out of safe mode?


With the machine unplugged from the wall remove the battery from the motherboard. Then with the machine still unplugged press the On button for 30 seconds to dissipate any remaining electrical charge on the motherboard. Then re-install the battery, plug the machine back into the wall and see if it will boot normally.

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Beeping on start up


The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers. Use these codes before referring to the other codes when they occur.
Beeps Description 1 short beep and 1 long beep Memory problem 2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed 3 short beeps and 1 long beep CPU configuration error or CPU type is not compatible The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers that can occurwhile restoring, flashing or updating the BIOS :
Beeps Description 1 short beep Legacy floppy drive or CD/DVD drive not detected 2 short beeps Floppy diskette or compact disc not detected 3 short beeps Unable to start flashing (such as when missing a utility or BIOS image) 4 short beeps Flashing failed (checksum error, corrupted image, etc.) 5 short beeps BIOS recovery successful
You can refer to the link mentioned below for further troubleshooting:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=bph07107#N589

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Dell beep code meanings


If an error occurs during startup that cannot be reported on the monitor, your computer may emit a beep code that identifies the problem. The beep code is a pattern of sounds: for example, one beep, followed by a second beep, and then a burst of three beeps (code 1-1-3) means that the computer was unable to read the data in NVRAM.
YOu can find complete table on Dell support site.

Most of such errors can be fixed with a system utility software RegInOut

Dec 14, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

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I have a HP a6300f computer. It won't boot. Once I turn it on, it beeps for 17 seconds, is silent for 10 seconds, and follows by another beep for 17 seconds. I'm not sure what the problem is.


The duration and time of the beep codes is going to tell you what the problem is..

Here is the hp page that has the beep code information.
HP Beep Codes

The specific beep code info is towards the bottom.

Hope this helps

Aug 29, 2011 | PC Desktops

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When I turn on my dell 9200, a beeping sound starts from the CPU and nothing comes up on the screen


how many beeps you have?if three short beeps its you RAM failure..try to reinsert you RAM or replaced it a new RAM..if theres a long beep..its your video card..

Jul 27, 2011 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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Everytime i start up the computer it beeps 3-4 times, and the monitor says vga input not connected...whats could be the problem?


here are the beep codes for your exact dell model. this should give you a starting point on finding out what the problem is.

Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code (code 1-3-1) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
Reseating the memory modules may fix the beep code errors in the following table. If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
Code
Cause
1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used
4-3-1
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh

If you hear one of the following beep codes, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
Code
Cause
1-1-2
Microprocessor register failure
1-1-3
NVRAM
1-1-4
ROM BIOS checksum failure
1-2-1
Programmable interval timer
1-2-2
DMA initialization failure
1-2-3
DMA page register read/write failure
3-1-1
Slave DMA register failure
3-1-2
Master DMA register failure
3-1-3
Master interrupt mask register failure
3-1-4
Slave interrupt mask register failure
3-2-2
Interrupt vector loading failure
3-2-4
Keyboard Controller Test failure
3-3-1
NVRAM power loss
3-3-2
NVRAM configuration
3-3-4
Video Memory Test failure
3-4-1
Screen initialization failure
3-4-2
Screen retrace failure
3-4-3
Search for video ROM failure
4-2-1
No time tick
4-2-2
Shutdown failure
4-2-3
Gate A20 failure
4-2-4
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
4-3-3
Timer-chip counter 2 failure
4-3-4
Time-of-day clock stopped
4-4-1
Serial or parallel port test failure
4-4-4
Cache test failure

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When I turn the hard drive on it beeps 6 times intermittently, it goes 1beep slight pause 3beeps slight pause 2beeps, and doesn't boot up as normal. Numbers 3 and 4 on the hard drive are lighting. The...


Has anything changed since it was working last? check that first
Next -- the Beep codes indicate a hardware problem --the PC was unable to POST(Power On Self Test-)-but DELL's beep codes closest to what you described is either 1-2-video card not detected or 1-3-1-1 which is Memory (RAM) error adn the PHEONIX beep code of 1-3-2 is Memory error also-- so be sure all cards and chips are seated properly--I dont think its the hardrive --a PC can still boot and POST without a hardrive.


Dec 29, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I get beeping when I start the computer, and it wont start?


This is called a beep code. It is used for troubleshooting when you are unable to boot your computer. Here is a listing of the Dell beep codes, depending on the sequence of beeps that you are hearing, you will find the problem listed here. How many beeps are you getting and what model of Dell do you have?
1-1-2 Processor Register Failure 1-1-3 NVRam 1-1-4 ROM Bios checksum failure 1-2-1 Programmable Interval Timer 1-2-2 DMA Initialization Failure 1-2-3 Direct Memory Access Page Register Read/Write Failure 1-3-1 - 2-4-4 Memory/RAM Not Properly Identified or Used 3-1-1 Slave DMA Registration Failure 3-1-2 Master DMA Registration Failure 3-1-3 Master Interrupt Mask Registration Failure 3-1-4 Slave Interrupt Mask Registration Failure 3-2-2 Interrupted Vector Loading Failure 3-2-4 Keyboard Controller (Input) Test Failure 3-3-1 NVRam Insufficient Power 3-3-2 Improperly configured NVRam 3-3-4 Video Memory(RAM) Test Failure 3-4-1 Screen Output Initialization Failure 3-4-2 Screen Retrace Failure 3-4-3 Failure Finding Video Read Only Memory 4-2-1 Lack of Time Tick 4-2-2 Shutdown Failure 4-2-3 Failure in Gate A20 4-2-4 Unexpected Interruption in Protect Mode 4-3-1 Memory Address Failure above 0FFFFH 4-3-4 Non Functioning Time Of Day Clock 4-4-1 Serial And/Or Parallel Port Test Failure 4-4-4 Cache Test Failure

http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm 1-1-2 Processor Register Failure 1-1-3 NVRam 1-1-4 ROM Bios checksum failure 1-2-1 Programmable Interval Timer 1-2-2 DMA Initialization Failure 1-2-3 Direct Memory Access Page Register Read/Write Failure 1-3-1 - 2-4-4 Memory/RAM Not Properly Identified or Used 3-1-1 Slave DMA Registration Failure 3-1-2 Master DMA Registration Failure 3-1-3 Master Interrupt Mask Registration Failure 3-1-4 Slave Interrupt Mask Registration Failure 3-2-2 Interrupted Vector Loading Failure 3-2-4 Keyboard Controller (Input) Test Failure 3-3-1 NVRam Insufficient Power 3-3-2 Improperly configured NVRam 3-3-4 Video Memory(RAM) Test Failure 3-4-1 Screen Output Initialization Failure 3-4-2 Screen Retrace Failure 3-4-3 Failure Finding Video Read Only Memory 4-2-1 Lack of Time Tick 4-2-2 Shutdown Failure 4-2-3 Failure in Gate A20 4-2-4 Unexpected Interruption in Protect Mode 4-3-1 Memory Address Failure above 0FFFFH 4-3-4 Non Functioning Time Of Day Clock 4-4-1 Serial And/Or Parallel Port Test Failure 4-4-4 Cache Test Failure

Oct 18, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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