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Multiple failure notices on screen

I cannot get the system to run. Here are the failure messages:

Memory read/write failure @05CA1D0C, read 25C825CA expecting 25CA25CA

Decreasing available memory

Memory address line failure@ 05CB0000
read 00000000 expecting 34343434

Decreasing available memory
Keyboard failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility (None of this would engage.)

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Beep Codes (Different BIOS) " What they mean "


Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes

Code Description

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


IBM POST Diagnostic Code Descriptions
Code Description

100 - 199 System Board
200 - 299 Memory
300 - 399 Keyboard
400 - 499 Monochrome Display
500 - 599 Colour/Graphics Display
600 - 699 Floppy-disk drive and/or Adapter
700 - 799 Math Coprocessor
900 - 999 Parallel Printer Port
1000 - 1099 Alternate Printer Adapter
1100 - 1299 Asynchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
1300 - 1399 Game Port
1400 - 1499 Colour/Graphics Printer
1500 - 1599 Synchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
1700 - 1799 Hard Drive and/or Adapter
1800 - 1899 Expansion Unit (XT)
2000 - 2199 Bisynchronous Communication Adapter
2400 - 2599 EGA system-board Video (MCA)
3000 - 3199 LAN Adapter
4800 - 4999 Internal Modem
7000 - 7099 Phoenix BIOS Chips
7300 - 7399 3.5" Disk Drive
8900 - 8999 MIDI Adapter
11200 - 11299 SCSI Adapter
21000 - 21099 SCSI Fixed Disk and Controller
21500 - 21599 SCSI CD-ROM System

AMI BIOS Beep Codes
Code Description

1 Short Beep System OK
2 Short Beeps Parity error in the first 64 KB of memory
3 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB
4 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB Operational of memory
or Timer 1 on the motherboard is not functioning
5 Short Beeps The CPU on the motherboard generated an error
6 Short Beeps The keyboard controller may be bad. The BIOS cannot switch to protected mode
7 Short Beeps The CPU generated an exception interrupt
8 Short Beeps The system video adapter is either missing, or its memory is faulty
9 Short Beeps The ROM checksum value does not match the value encoded in the BIOS
10 Short Beeps The shutdown register for CMOS RAM failed
11 Short Beeps The external cache is faulty
1 Long, 3 Short Beeps Memory Problems
1 Long, 8 Short Beeps Video Card Problems

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes
Note - Phoenix BIOS emits three sets of beeps, separated by a brief pause.

Code Description
1-1-3 CMOS read/write failure
1-1-4 ROM BIOS checksum error
1-2-1 Programmable interval timer failure
1-2-2 DMA initialisation failure
1-2-3 DMA page register read/write failure
1-3-1 RAM refresh verification failure
1-3-3 First 64k RAM chip or data line failure
1-3-4 First 64k RAM odd/even logic failure
1-4-1 Address line failure first 64k RAM
1-4-2 Parity failure first 64k RAM
2-_-_ Faulty Memory
3-1-_ Faulty Motherboard
3-2-4 Keyboard controller Test failure
3-3-4 Screen initialisation failure
3-4-1 Screen retrace test failure
3-4-2 Search for video ROM in progress
4-2-1 Timer tick interrupt in progress or failure
4-2-2 Shutdown test in progress or failure
4-2-3 Gate A20 failure
4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
4-3-1 RAM test in progress or failure>ffffh
4-3-2 Faulty Motherboard
4-3-3 Interval timer channel 2 test or failure
4-3-4 Time of Day clock test failure
4-4-1 Serial port test or failure
4-4-2 Parallel port test or failure
4-4-3 Math coprocessor test or failure
Low 1-1-2 System Board select failure
Low 1-1-3 Extended CMOS RAM failure

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Multiple emails - failure notices


This is sometimes used as a means to attack your computer. Virus or keylogger. If you haven't sent emails to the addresses in the failure notices. just run your virus checker and delete these failure notices.

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Computer beeping and won't start up


Dear,
There is a full code list that relates with the problems. You can justify yourself that which type of beeps, you are facing. I am going to write down the codes for you.

1 short DRAM refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64K RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed
Hope, now it will be quite easy for your do check and troubleshoot the issue.

best of luck, ask further if required.

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I have a gateway desktop that is beeping before post. It beeps and will not post.


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Beeps Error Message Description 1 Refresh Failure The memory refresh circuitry on the motherboard is faulty. 2 ECC Error Error Checking and Correction (ECC) is supported on this product. 3 Base 64 KB Memory Failure Memory Failure in the first 64 kilobytes (KB). 4 Timer Not Operational Memory Failure in the first 64 KB, or Timer 1 on the motherboard is not functioning. 5 Processor Error Ther processor on the motherboard generated an error. 6 8042 - Gate A20 Failure The keyboard controller, 8042, may be bad. The basic input/output system (BIOS) cannot switch to protected mode. 7 Processor Exception Interrupt Error The processor generated an exception interrupt. 8 Display Memory Read/Write Error The computer video adapter is either missing or its memory is faulty. This is not a fatal error. 9 ROM Checksum Error Read-only memory (ROM) checksum value does not match the value encoded in BIOS. 10 CMOS Shutdown Register Rd/Wrt Error The shutdown register for complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) random access memory (RAM) failed.

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