Question about ASUS MB M3A32-MVPDELUXE/WIFI RETAIL Motherboard
I just built the system in Feb 2008. The pc will not boot up. It uses AWARD BIOS. There are 6 beeps: 1 long, 2 short, 3 long. I didn't find any beep codes online that matched this. Sometimes, after I clear the CMOS, I get the following message: "Not enough space in Runtime area!! SMBIOS data will not be available. Press F1 to continue". Pressing F1 does nothing. Sometimes, after several restarts I can actually get to BIOS setup. I choose the order of setup: FDD, DVD drive, HDD. I then choose F10 (save changes and exit). The system reboots, but I do not see the FDD light, which means the changes are not being saved. Even though all components are only 2 months old, I changed the CMOS battery with a brand new one. Still same problem. I tried removing all usb devices, removed usb/firewire card from pci slot, replaced SATA HDD with an IDE, removed DVD drives, removed FDD, removed video card, removed everything, still 6 beeps and no startup. Please help.
ASUS M3A32 MVP Deluxe/WiFi
Phenom 9500 (quad core CPU)
ATI 3870 HD
Win XP Pro
8GB Ram (of course with 32 bit xp, pc only sees 3.25 GB of Ram)
620 watt power supply (excellent quality)
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Posted on Dec 29, 2009
You're doing the right thing by pulling off ALL non-critical devices for booting off your mobo. Take it down to min. RAM, too.
You want the system as bare bones as possible when trouble-shooting this type of issue. Leave only one hard disk drive connected (you'll need the load on the PSU (power supply) or it will balk), min RAM, CPU, CPU fan, keyboard, mouse, monitor. That's it. Disconnect EVERYTHING else.
HERE is Asus-Tek's listing and downloads for your motherboard.
1-2-3 error code sequence is for what BIOS, please? (The error codes ar e unique to the BIOS manufacturer. Ea mfgr has its standard for BIOS audible error codes.)
I downloaded the manual. It looks as though this board is using an AMI BIOS. Is that correct?
Thing is, AMI BIOS codes come in sets of two - not three beeps. So, I haven't been able to match your error codes yet.
Have you brought the BIOS up to date?
HERE is a discussion on an Asus-Tek forum for your motherboard regarding this issue.
I'd recommend you disconnect all non-essential equipment as I described earlier in this post.
Carefully read through how the user on the Asus-Tek forum managed to resolve this issue.
Following that user's recomendations, flash your BIOS to the most current revision.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2008
Hi, I will explain what I did:
First, you will need a dvd drive with serial ata interface, I tried with an ide drive but didn't work.
1- unplug everything from the motherboard, only connect: psu, videocard, one memory module, power button, internal speaker and the sata dvd drive.
2- turn on the computer and insert the dvd disk that came with the motherboard and turn it off
3- normally when you turn on the computer, there is a lapse of about 5 seconds before the first beep sound . In that space of time you must press "ctrl" and "F4" and keep pressed for about 30 seconds.
4- If you done right, the monitor will not show nothing, no beep sounds and you will need to wait for about 3 minutes. After this the motherboard will emit 4 fast beep codes and will reboot automatically, and the motherboard will come to life again.
5- But if after pressing ctrl and f4 the motherboard starts to emit beep sounds separated for about 20 seconds is because it did'nt found the bios file in the dvd drive, you'll need to try again or change the dvd drive.
Hope you get fixed soon. Good luck.
Posted on May 01, 2011
Not enough space in Runtime area!! M3A Asus with 2 beep
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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