Question about ASUS MB M3A32-MVPDELUXE/WIFI RETAIL Motherboard

5 Answers

Not enough space in Runtime area!!

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)

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    ölo hg y hgbygy ygr5sa

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I've the same problem with my motherboard. I don't understand why the computer don't boot.

  • naylin46 Feb 28, 2009

    No enough run time area in asus

  • seham-sy Apr 21, 2009

    i have the same problem

×

5 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the same problem (Not enough space in Runtime area!!) with my new DELL Vastro 220,
what should I do? I baught it yesterday it was expensive

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 202 Answers

Hello matt69man

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.

If you have ANY more questions *at all* on this topic, please, post back here and let us know. We'll be more than happy to continue to assist you until it is resolved or diagnosed.

Please, wait until you have everything you need and you no longer need our assistance b4 assigning a rating.

If I answered your questions and you have no other questions or need of our assistance on this topic...would you kindly take just a moment to close the problem by assigning a FIXYA rating for my "solution"? I would be very grateful for your generosity and show of appreciation.

Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
BJ @:)

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 21, 2008

    I did see later while writing my recomendations for you that you'd indicated your BIOS is an Award BIOS. Thank you for providing that (and all the other information you provided). It's really very helpful when Askers provide us w/ this information.

    My recommendations are the same regardless of the BIOS manufacturer. Try and get the BIOS to the most updated revision.

    ******
    IMPORTANT NOTE
    ******
    READ the instructions in the manual (section 4) for managing your BIOS - including backing it up B4 you attempt to update ("FLASH") it.

    Thank you again
    BJ @:)

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.

Ssamer

Posted on May 01, 2011

  • Putera Bumi Sep 14, 2012

    this step can be use to all type of PC or just a certain PC?, my pc is Acer Veriton D461, Processor Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz. Can you help me?

×

Not enough space in Runtime area!! M3A Asus with 2 beep

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

The EROR'S

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Short beep long beep


1 long, 1 short beepSystem board problem When your computer boots up, the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) performs an all-systems Power On Self-Test (POST).
The POST tests your computer's most important components, including the motherboard itself, the system's memory and the video card.
If the computer deviates from its standard beep, it may indicate a very serious problem with your computer, or it may simply indicate that you need to replace a system fan or a memory stick. BIOS beep codes vary according to manufacturer.

Start your computer.
Pay attention to the number of beeps and the length of the beeps.
There are short and long beeps.
Write down your observations.
Write down the BIOS type if this information is on your screen.
Consult your computer documentation if you don't know what type of motherboard you have.
Visit your computer manufacturer's support website for your computer model if you purchased a pre-built machine.


Look up your BIOS manufacturer (AMI, Award and Phoenix, for example) at a BIOS beep code website such as 5StarSupport, PC Hell or PC Guide (see Below).
Match the your computer's beep code with the beep code listing for your BIOS manufacturer.
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/beep_codes.htm
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Aug 25, 2013 | HP Pavilion p6716f-b Desktop PC & 20 Inch...

Tip

Computer POST and beep codes The computer power on self test (POST) will test...


Computer POST and beep codes
The computer power on self test (POST) will test your computer to make sure it can boot properly(test hardware and sys requirements), once it does the computer will then finish the boot process. Normally, if your computer passes the POST test it will beep once or possibly twice. If the computer fails the POST then it will either not beep at all or generate a beep code.

The beep code you receive can indicate what may be wrong with your computer. The beep codes vary depending on your motherboard BIOS manufacturer(AMI, Award, Phoenix). You can find what BIOS you are using by paying attention to the BIOS screen when your computer boots up. It should tell you what brand BIOS.

You can usually find the meaning of your beep code by doing a simple google search i.e "phoenix beep codes". Below, I have provided links to sites which go over beep codes and their respective meaning.

AMI BIOS Beep Codes
Award BIOS Beep Codes
Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

-G33k





Keywords
computer beep codes, post beep codes, bios beep codes, computer beeps, computer will not start beeps, computer beeping, pc beep codes, award beep codes, phoenix beep codes, Ami beep codes

on Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Error message in blue screen when try to start windows vista: " The Bios in this system is not fully ACPI Compliant" error message at power on: " not enough space in runtime area.SMBIOS...


Pretty much all results I'm finding one the web suggest these things:
  1. Boot to the BIOS setup, restore Default settings and see if there are any changes.
  2. Flash the BIOS to the most current version support.hp.com
  3. Reinstall Windows

Jun 23, 2011 | HP TOUCHSMART IQ526 PC PC Desktop

1 Answer

Not enough space in runtime area smbios data will not be available


asus motherboard pc since yesterday when booting at start beeps twice and only after "checking nvram" BIOS shows this message:

Not enough space in Runtime area. Not enough space in Runtime area. SMBIOS data will not be available. SMBIOS data will not be available. Press f1 to resume. Press F1 to continue.
please help boss? ym: siluman_komunikasi@yahoo.co.id

Dec 15, 2010 | ASUS MB M3A32-MVPDELUXE/WIFI RETAIL...

1 Answer

Powers on for 5-6seconds then beeps one time and shuts down


Here are the beep codes for common BIOS programs:

1 BeepA single beep from an AMI based BIOS means there has been a memory refresh timer error. The solution is often to replace the RAM in the computer.

A long beep from AWARD is probably memory error.

1 short beep from AWARD bios & PhoenixBIOS and most others is a positive ok signal.

Without more information, it sounds like it is a memory problem. Remove the memory and see if it will boot to the BIOS/setup screen. If so and you have multiple memory sticks, put one in and try to boot. If that fails try the other.

Aug 20, 2010 | eMachines ET1641-02w (PT.NA60X.001) PC...

2 Answers

Turn it on it beeps cdc


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

AWARD BIOS

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.

AMI BIOS

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

Jul 16, 2009 | E-Machines T6520 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 short beep codes on cold boot. Tried reseating RAM, didn't help. system runs fine after beeping stops


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. http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#05 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. Thanks for using FixYa! Mike

Jun 04, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 Motherboard

1 Answer

At POST I get 2 short beeps


it depends on the bios chip maker Here's some other beep codes:

for Award and Phoenix BIOS:

1 short beep: Normal
2 short beeps: CMOS error
1 long and 1 short beep: DRAM error
1 long and 2 short beeps: Video card error
1 long and 3 short beeps: Keyboard error
1 long and 9 short beeps: ROM error
Long continuous beeps: DRAM not installed correctly
Short continuous beeps: Bad power supply


AMI BIOS:

1 short beep: DRAM flash error
2 short beeps: DRAM ECC check error
3 short beeps: DRAM detect error
5 short beeps: CPU error
6 short beeps: Keyboard error
8 short beeps: Video card error
9 short beeps: ROM error
1 long and 3 short beeps: Bad DRAM
1 long and 8 short beeps: Video card error


Invoking Beep Codes

.

If the computer is actually functioning and the computer beeps continuously, then there is a problem with a voltage on the power supply being incorrect or the CPU overheating. IMMEDIATELY go into the BIOS and check CPU temperature, fan speed and voltages

**********************************************
BIOS Beep Codes

Annoying isn't it? You have built your computer you switch it on and then nothing happens except a few beeps from the PC speaker. Frustration sets in as you try to figure out what is wrong with it. If you didn't already know the computer has already told you the problem. It can't speak of course but it can direct you to the problem. Its all in the beeps. The BIOS can recognise when the problem occurs and sends a signal out to send a certain amount of beeps through the speaker. These beeps then tell you the location of the problem.

Unfortunately not all the BIOS' use the same codes as each other. Two of the main BIOS manufactures AMI and Award (now Phoenix) have different codes for there errors.

AMI BIOS

# of Beeps Error Description
1 Refresh Failure The memory refresh Circuitry is faulty
2 Parity Error Parity error in the Base (1st 64K) of memory
3 64K Base Memory Error Memory error in the base memory (1st 64K)
4 Timer Not Operational Timer 1 is not functioning (also caused by error in base memory)
5 Processor Error CPU error
6 8042 Gate A20 Failure Unable to switch to protected mode
7 Processor Exception Interrupt error The CPU on the CPU card generated an interrupt error
8 Display Memory Read/Write Error Video adapter is missing, incorrectly seated or has faulty memory
9 ROM checksum error The ROM checksum does not match that of the BIOS
10 Coms Shutdown Register Read/Write The shutdown register for coms RAM has failed
11 Cache Memory Bad The cache memory test has failed. Cache memory will be disabled. *** DO NOT enable it ***


With the first 3 beep codes, its well worth re-seating the memory just to make sure that it's in correctly. 8 Beeps is probably the most common in my experience. Can be caused by a badly seated Graphics card. If you have re-seated it then check with another Graphics card in the board.

Always check for loose components before sending the board back as this is the main cause of errors on the POST.



Award BIOS

Award states that they now only use one beep from there BIOS. This beep is one long beep and then two short beeps. This indicates a graphics card problem. Any other beeps should be treated as a RAM problem first and then the board sent in to be inspected.

The reason that the Award BIOS only uses the beep code for display problems is that it tries to display the error on-screen if at all possible. If the BIOS cannot initiate the display adapter then this causes the BIOS to make the beep code for a display error, which must be corrected before any other errors can be determined. Memory Test fails and hard disk failures etc will all be displayed on screen

IBM BIOS

The IBM BIOS works with Short and Long beeps as well as the Award BIOS. However the IBM one does still have codes to work from.

Beep Code Error
1 Short Beep Normal POST, System booted OK
2 Short Beeps POST Error - Code on Display
No Beep Power supply or Motherboard error
Continuous Beep Power supply or Motherboard error
Repeating short beeps Power supply or Motherboard error
1 short, 1 long beep System board error
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter error (MDA/CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter error (EGA/VGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card
Phoenix BIOS
The Phoenix BIOS works on a slightly more complicated manor than the others. It does display an error code for you and produce a series of beeps. This BIOS produces its beeps according to the hexadecimal code the error produces. The Phoenix BIOS has many different codes for its possible errors and so many different beep codes. Rather than list the entire section here, I have provided a link to the official PDF file containing the codes and how they are derived.

Phoenix BIOS Post Codes

System board errors should be looked at by a specialist, Again always try to re-seat components to ensure they are in correctly. If necessary take all components out except for the RAM CPU and graphics card, then try the system. Re-seating components is the number one fix for getting past the POST screen. One badly seated components can cause the entire system not to function. so pick out your bios and follow the steps above to diagnose .hope this helps

Jan 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

1 Answer

I am getting 1 long beep and then 6 short ones


Hi canturob,
When a system reports a check sum error the bios is telling you the information stored from the last working boot does not match the current settings stored in the bios. Please power down your MSI system, unplug the power cord. Open the case & clear the bios. Location of JBAT1 on page 3 in manual.
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 page 10 in the manual. Remove the battery/cmos. Check it's voltage with a volt meter. It should test to 3volts DC. Anything less & the battery needs to be replaced.
While in the case re-check all data cables & power cables for good connection.
The MSI board uses the Award bios. Your current beep code of 1 long & six short is not a common beep code for the Award bios. See bios beep codes here: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm

If the battery checks out ok, you may need to update the bios. Go to MSI: http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=utility&maincat_no=1&prod_no=205
To update your MSI bios (Option only if bios clear fails to resolves the check sum issue).

Good luck canturob!
Mike

Dec 03, 2008 | MSI PM8M-V Motherboard

1 Answer

My serial and password will not register my dvdxcopy


Check
Click on underlined items for further information

1 Beep
If the PC boots properly, then this beep is normal. It is an audio cue that the PC has passed the POST and started to boot.

  • (AMI) Memory problem
  • (AWARD) Memory problem
2 Beeps
  • (AMI) Memory problem
3 Beeps
  • (AMI) Memory or motherboard problem
  • (AWARD) Video problem
  • (IBM) Keyboard problem
4 Beeps
  • (AMI) System timer failure
  • (AWARD) Video Problem
5 Beeps
  • (AMI) CPU or motherboard problem
6 Beeps
  • (AMI) Keyboard or motherboard problem
7 Beeps
  • (AMI) CPU or motherboard problem
8 Beeps
  • (AMI) Video card or video memory problem
9 Beeps
  • (AMI) Motherboard problem
10 Beeps
  • (AMI) Motherboard problem
11 Beeps
  • (AMI) Cache memory error
Continuous Beeping
  • (AMI) Memory or Video Problem
  • (AWARD) Memory or Video Problem
  • (IBM) Power problem or loose card

Oct 28, 2007 | 321studios DVD X Copy Platinum (200000)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
ASUS MB M3A32-MVPDELUXE/WIFI RETAIL Motherboard Logo

18,135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top ASUS Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18357 Answers

David
David

Level 3 Expert

778 Answers

Are you an ASUS Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...