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 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
The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case. gAMI BIOS Beep Codes *Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully. *Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal. 1 beep Refresh failure 2 beeps Parity error 3 beeps Base 64K memory failure 4 beeps Timer not operational 5 beeps Processor error 6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure 7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error 8 beeps Display memory read/write failure 9 beeps ROM checksum error 10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error 11 beeps Cache memory bad g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error
You really aren't giving much info, so here are some beep - codes, also make sure nothing came loose on the motherboard or other components ( do this ONLY if you know how ) Safety first.
BIOS Beep Sound core list
1 short(Beep) System booting is normally.
2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error
1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR
1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error
1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error
Long(Beep) continuous DRAM hasn't inset correctly.
Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has problem.
1 short(Beep) DRAM Flash Error
2 short(Beep) DRAM ECC Check Error
3 short(Beep) DRAM Detect Fail
5 short(Beep) CPU Error
6 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
8 short(Beep) Display card memory Error
9 short(Beep) ROM Error
1 long - 3 short(Beep) DRAM Damage
1 long - 8 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error
Using the manual for the Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 MB.
Go to page 71 & you'll see bios beep codes for your board:
AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error
As you can see there isn't a code for three short beeps.
When you boot your system try to pause your boot up screen. See if the bios is reporting the correct total of memory in your system.
Bios codes from the link below.
3 beeps for the AMI bios code reports Base 64K RAM failure. You can test your memory. Go to memtest.org Scroll down the site to just under the three screen shots. Download Memtest86+ V2.11
You have a choice in making a bootable floppy disk or a bootable CD-ROM disk. Once completed you boot your system to the testing program. Memtest will check your system memory.
This should help.
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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