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101 i-o rom error

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?


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Re: 101 i-o rom error - Compaq Armada M700 Notebook PC Laptops

Remove the memory chip and try

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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Re: 101 i-o rom error

Sounds like it could be a connection problem. sometimes when items like the keyboard connector or cd rom connector get dirty it doesnt work properly and the bios cannot detect it correct.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

Re: 101 i-o rom error

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.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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I will give it a shot and let you know, thanks.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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Why does my pc beeps 4 times and will not boot up?

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
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11 short Cache Memory error CH000607
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure CH000996
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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

you can check out this list


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

note 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

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Why does my dell inspiron m5030 laptop give me a series of 5 beeps and wont boot when I try to turn it on?

Please read this:

Beep Codes Beep Code Description Failure 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

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Starding beep sound problem

The below beep code may help you to understand your problem


Error Message

1 short No error 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 2 short General error Unknown 1 long, 2 short Video error Check the video adapter and ensure it's seated properly. If possible, replace the video adapter 7 beeps (1 long, 1s, 1l, 1 short, pause, 1 long, 1 short, 1 short AGP video 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 test
1 short, 2 long Bad RAM Reseat RAM then retest; replace RAM if failure continues

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if you are sure there is one long beep and one short beep then it is a hardware issue most probably motherboard issue or else video card issue. get it inspected by a technician there.

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Problem booting


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.


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Blank sreen after bios update

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Definitions Error Beeps Error Code (Port 80H)

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

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Change The Motherboard. The problem is in the rom that is BIOS of the sysytem.

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