Hi there my laptop refuses to boot up and i cannot get into dos, i am getting the 101 i-o rom error and one long beep and one short beep. i do not have a floppy disk drive - just a cd on it any ideas how i can get this boot up again and how i can fix the problem?
Thanks so much i will give it a shot, i think i may have caused the problem when i tried to use the "install new hardware" on using a direct internet connection to my intranet jack so perhaps that may just solve the problem.
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Sounds like you mother board is the problem.
Did you drop it, add memory.......
1 short DRAM refresh failure CH000996
2 short Parity circuit failure CH000607
3 short Base 64K RAM failure CH000996
4 short System timer failure CH000607
5 short Process failure CH000607
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error CH000383
7 short Virtual mode exception error CH000607
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure CH000607
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure CH000607
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error CH000239
11 short Cache Memory error CH000607
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure CH000996
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed CH000607
THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:
1 beep - computer ok continous beeps / long beeps - memory error continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error
or this might help
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1 short - Computer ok 2 short - RAM failure 3 short - Parity RAM failure 4 short - System timer failure 5 short - Motherboard failure 6 short - Keyboard controller error 7 short - CPU failure 8 short - Video RAM failure 9 short - ROM BIOS error 10 short - CMOS read/write error 11 short - Cache RAM error 1 short, 3 long - Memory failure 1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure
Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.
1 long - Memory error 1 long, 2 short - Video error 1 long, 3 short - Video failure Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure
that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own
beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need
to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.
Standard IBM beep codes.
No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure 1 short - System is ok 2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen) Repeating short - Motherboard failure 1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure 1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure 1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error 3 long - Keyboard error
Pheonix beep codes
1-1-3 CMOS memory failure 1-1-4 BIOS failure 1-2-1 System timer error 1-2-2 Motherboard error 1-2-3 Motherboard error 1-3-1 Motherboard error 1-4-1 Motherboard error 1-4-2 Memory error 2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps) 3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps) 3-2-4 Keyboard controller error 3-3-4 Video adapter failure 4-2-4 Expansion card failure 4-3-4 Time of day clock failure 4-4-1 Serial port error 4-4-2 Parallel port error 4-4-3 Math co-processor error
DELL BEEP CODES Beep CodesBeep CodeDescriptionFailure Coverage 1 System Board: BIOS ROM failure System Board, covers
BIOS corruption or ROM error 2 Memory No Memory / RAM detected 3 Chipset Error
(North and South Bridge Chipset DMA/IMR/ Timer Error for Intel platform);
Chipset Error System Board Chipset Failure Time-Of-Day Clock test failure. Gate
A20 failure Super I/O chip failure Keyboard controller test failure. 4 RAM
Read/Write failure Memory failure 5 RTC Power Fail. CMOS battery failure 6 Video
BIOS Test Failure Video card / chip failure 7 CPU Cache Test Failure CPU failure
8 LCD LCD failure
The below beep code may help you to understand your problem
System is booting properly
1 long, 1 short
BIOS ROM checksum error
The contents of the BIOS
ROM to not match the expected contents. If possible, reload
the BIOS from the PAQ
1 long, 2 short
Check the video adapter
and ensure it's seated properly. If possible, replace the video
7 beeps (1 long, 1s, 1l,
1 short, pause, 1 long, 1 short, 1 short
The AGP video card is faulty.
Reseat the card or replace it outright. This beep pertains
to Compaq Deskpro systems
1 long neverending beep
Memory error. Bad RAM. Replace and
1 short, 2 long
Reseat RAM then retest;
replace RAM if failure continues
Any beep code from pheonix starting with two beeps relates to ram issues. If you have treid swapping the ram and it only gives the first 2 beeps then most likely the RAM controller on the north bridge or the data channels themselves are damaged on the motherboard.
You can try running a single chip of ram in each slot at seperate attempts. If it is a data channel damaged this will bypass the problem although it will cripple the laptops performance. Either way, the only permanent and proper fix would be to replace the oBo which I doubt would be cost effective on this unit.
BIOS updated successfully. 2L-1S-1L F1h The BIOS file size is not equal to the BIOS ROM size; wrong BIOS file. 1L-1S F1h The BIOS file can't be read; it is defective. 1L-2S F2h The model ID is mismatched; wrong BIOS file. 3S F3h The BIOS ROM has failed to be erased. Try to flash again. 2L-1S E1h The BIOS ROM has failed to be programmed. Try to flash again. 2L-2S E2h No diskette, or cannot locate the BIOS file. Try to use a new formatted diskette and copy the BIOS file again. 2S D1h