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Dell webpc,,2 short beeps and keyboard error

I have an older dell webpc,,trying to put os on it,,but when it boots up,,I have 2 short beeps and it says keyboard error,,,I have tried other keyboards but to no avail,,any suggestions,,,
thanks,
Ray

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  • Ray1955 Mar 08, 2008

    I have tried to get into bios but the keyboard does not work,,I have tried several keyboards and still the same,,It has three usb ports one for keyboard,one for mouse and an extra,,i've tried all three with the keyboard to no avail,,memory is good and have even switched that,,When it boots up it does say usb ports enabled,,,Yep just two short beeps flashes the setup screen and then goesblack with a blinking cursor in left hand corner,,have to shut it down then cuz nothing else happens,,I have even tried booting from the OS disk I wanted to put on it,,no luck,,

  • Ray1955 Mar 08, 2008

    I have checked further about this issue and I was told that the 2 beeps mean that the parity cannot be reset,,,,any suggestions on how to do this without a keyboard,,

    Ray

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Does the keyboard still work? more often then not there is either something in the socket OR it is a bad socket.. Now depending on the machine you could try reseeting the configuration data in the bios.. I have seen this work with limited success Good luck

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Hi,
i can help you with the Post-Code Beeps.
AMI Bios= 2 Beeps. Parity error In First 64k Ram. ( reseat Memory ) Post Failure 1 or more Of the Hardware test Have Failed.
IBM Bios= 2 short Beeps. Post Error ( Memory Possibility ) review screen for details.
AWARD Bios Codes = 2 Short Beeps. Any Non-Fatal Error. Enter CMOS setup to reset.
I,d go for Memory ( RAM ) But first enter bios setup Usually F2 Or Delete escape et,c. Reset to defaults, and see if that solves your Problem.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Mar 08, 2008

    Perhaps if you,d read my Post Here.

    You,d have seen that 2 hours Ago.

    You don,t reset Parity, it means you have the wrong or faulty RAM.

    MEMORY.



    Mike @ Compurepair.

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