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My bios speaker will beep on startup but nothing more. What avenue should I approach to get past this part of startup?

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The BIOS codes are:

  • 1 short beep - Normal POST - system is OK
  • 2 short beeps - POST error - error code shown on screen
  • No beep - Power supply, system board problem, disconnected cpu, or disconnected speaker,
  • Continuous beep - Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
  • Repeating short beeps - Power supply or system board problem or keyboard
  • 1 long, 1 short beep - System board problem
  • 1 long, 2 short beeps - Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
  • 1 long, 3 short beeps - Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
  • 3 long beeps - 3270 keyboard card

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First you need to know which BIOS you have and how many beeps it is producing... these beeps are the POST - Power On Self Test. They tell us if there are problems such as missing keyboard, video card not working, memory faults etc...

Then you need to go to the appropriate BIOS site and see what the number of beeps mean.

If it is a single beep - it means all is well...
As you are not getting anything more you should check to see if the Hard Drive (HD) light flashes - if so - the HD is probably operating ok and loading your system but there is either a problem with your monitor or video card... borrow another monitor and see if that helps...

But it all depends on the number of beeps you get and what kind - long and short beeps (like morse code).

If this helped you at all please vote!

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