Question about IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6221 PC Desktop

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When I power up the system I hear 2 2 3 short beeps then 3 1 4 longer beeps. The screen then I see 3 error messages: 162 Invalid Configuation informaiton or CMOS RAM checksum failure 184 Bad power on password 163 Time of day not set At the bottom of the screen it says press F1 to enter SETUP or ENTER to continue. I press F1 and it says to press control C to enter the LSI logic MPT SCSI setup Utility. I have done this many times and tried, what I think to be the every available option, When I press ENTER it begins to search the LSI Logic Corp. MPT IM BIOS. when it is finished it says MPT boot ROM, no supported devices found! then continues and shows Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent v3.1.15 All rights reserved and the curser begins to flash.

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  • vaughn141 Aug 23, 2010

    Thank you bob, I have replaced the CMOS battery and placed and replaced the clear jumper.
    For some reason it hasn't fixed this challenge.
    Vaughn

  • vaughn141 Aug 24, 2010

    As I said I replaced the CMOS battery a couple of times but as I inspect it closer the battery seems loose. I proped up the spring wire beneith the battery and replaced it. I then cleared the CMOS and reset the BIOS. Had the same problem. I decided to remove the sound card and modem and start from scratch. Again cleared CMOS, Reset BIOS, Inserted a new hard drive and booted from windows XP disk. IT WORKS NOW.
    As I re-installed the sound card, no problems. When I re-installed the modem the computer would not boot and I had the same problem. I pulled it out and the computer works fine. Thank you for your contribution to the resolution.

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This is one of my favourite and very easy to answer questions.

The CMOS battery is dead OR if the computer has been moved or anyone has been inside then double check that the CMOS clear jumper is in the correct position AND that the battery is seated correctly.

If the jumper is correct and the battery is seated then remove the battery and take it to almost any radio shack, The source or goo watch shop or even walmart for a replacement

TAKE NOTE OF THE POLARITY when removing it

Bob

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • Project NOMAD
    Project NOMAD Aug 23, 2010

    From here on in it may get a little more complex and possibly expensive.



    In short it is not remembering the CMOS settings from the BIOS.



    Have to told it what the current date is etc i the BIOS (not from within windows)



    Thats where you now need to be at.



    Make a simple change such as the date and time and tell it to save the settings.

    It should do a re-start and that particular error should be gone.



    If it does go then all you need to do is change each of the settings for individual error messages until you clear them all up.



    Now this next steps in case it does not remember is that of either board level repair which can be very expensive OR a motherboard replacement that suits your current hardware which can be from as little as $30 for a used board up to the price of a brand new board.



    It is quite a long time since I have seen this section of circuit fail on any boards so it is quite unusual

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    Project NOMAD Aug 25, 2010

    Thanks for the additional info you prompted my memory about an issue I had with an expansion card.



    It was a fire-wire card that caused random lockups yet worked fine in other computers.



    The cause was an IRQ conflict as some PCI slots expect specific system resources.



    The fix was as easy as swapping a creative sound card into another slot and putting the firewire card in the slot left by the sound card.



    May save you buying another modem

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Beep Code Descriptions 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 Award BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary. Beep Code Description 1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information Any other beep(s) RAM problem. If any other correctable hardware issues is found the BIOS displays a message. No Power, Loose Card, or Short.1 Short BeepNormal POST, computer is ok.2 Short BeepPOST error, review screen for error code.Continuous BeepNo Power, Loose Card, or Short.Repeating Short BeepNo Power, Loose Card, or Short.One Long and one Short BeepMotherboard issue.One Long and Two Short BeepsVideo (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.One Long and Three Short Beeps.Video (EGA) Display Circuitry.Three Long BeepsKeyboard or Keyboard card error.One Beep, Blank or Incorrect DisplayVideo Display Circuitry. Phoenix BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X Beep Code Description and what to check 1-1-1-3 Verify Real Mode. 1-1-2-1 Get CPU Type. 1-1-2-3 Initialize system hardware. 1-1-3-1 Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values. 1-1-3-2 Set in POST flag. 1-1-3-3 Initialize CPU registers. 1-1-4-1 Initialize cache to initial POST values. 1-1-4-3 Initialize I/O. 1-2-1-1 Initialize Power Management. 1-2-1-2 Load alternate registers with initial POST values. 1-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch0. 1-2-2-1 Initialize keyboard controller. 1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum. 1-2-3-1 8254 timer initialization. 1-2-3-3 8237 DMA controller initialization. 1-2-4-1 Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller. 1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh. 1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller. 1-3-2-1 Set ES segment to register to 4 GB. 1-3-3-1 28 Autosize DRAM. 1-3-3-3 Clear 512K base RAM. 1-3-4-1 Test 512 base address lines. 1-3-4-3 Test 512K base memory. 1-4-1-3 Test CPU bus-clock frequency. 1-4-2-4 Reinitialize the chipset. 1-4-3-1 Shadow system BIOS ROM. 1-4-3-2 Reinitialize the cache. 1-4-3-3 Autosize cache. 1-4-4-1 Configure advanced chipset registers. 1-4-4-2 Load alternate registers with CMOS values. 2-1-1-1 Set Initial CPU speed. 2-1-1-3 Initialize interrupt vectors. 2-1-2-1 Initialize BIOS interrupts. 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice. 2-1-2-4 Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs. 2-1-3-1 Check video configuration against CMOS. 2-1-3-2 Initialize PCI bus and devices. 2-1-3-3 Initialize all video adapters in system. 2-1-4-1 Shadow video BIOS ROM. 2-1-4-3 Display copyright notice. 2-2-1-1 Display CPU Type and speed. 2-2-1-3 Test keyboard. 2-2-2-1 Set key click if enabled. 2-2-2-3 56 Enable keyboard. 2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts. 2-2-3-3 Display prompt Press F2 to enter SETUP. 2-2-4-1 Test RAM between 512 and 640k. 2-3-1-1 Test expanded memory. 2-3-1-3 Test extended memory address lines. 2-3-2-1 Jump to UserPatch1. 2-3-2-3 Configure advanced cache registers. 2-3-3-1 Enable external and CPU caches. 2-3-3-3 Display external cache size. 2-3-4-1 Display shadow message. 2-3-4-3 Display non-disposable segments. 2-4-1-1 Display error messages. 2-4-1-3 Check for configuration errors. 2-4-2-1 Test real-time clock. 2-4-2-3 Check for keyboard errors 2-4-4-1 Set up hardware interrupts vectors. 2-4-4-3 Test coprocessor if present. 3-1-1-1 Disable onboard I/O ports. 3-1-1-3 Detect and install external RS232 ports. 3-1-2-1 Detect and install external parallel ports. 3-1-2-3 Re-initialize onboard I/O ports. 3-1-3-1 Initialize BIOS Data Area. 3-1-3-3 Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area. 3-1-4-1 Initialize floppy controller. 3-2-1-1 Initialize hard disk controller. 3-2-1-2 Initialize local bus hard disk controller. 3-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch2. 3-2-2-1 Disable A20 address line. 3-2-2-3 Clear huge ES segment register. 3-2-3-1 Search for option ROMs. 3-2-3-3 Shadow option ROMs. 3-2-4-1 Set up Power Management. 3-2-4-3 Enable hardware interrupts. 3-3-1-1 Set time of day. 3-3-1-3 Check key lock. 3-3-3-1 Erase F2 prompt. 3-3-3-3 Scan for F2 key stroke. 3-3-4-1 Enter SETUP. 3-3-4-3 Clear in POST flag. 3-4-1-1 Check for errors 3-4-1-3 POST done - prepare to boot operating system. 3-4-2-1 One beep. 3-4-2-3 Check password (optional). 3-4-3-1 Clear global descriptor table. 3-4-4-1 Clear parity checkers. 3-4-4-3 Clear screen (optional). 3-4-4-4 Check virus and backup reminders. 4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19. 4-2-1-1 Interrupt handler error. 4-2-1-3 Unknown interrupt error. 4-2-2-1 Pending interrupt error. 4-2-2-3 Initialize option ROM error. 4-2-3-1 Shutdown error. 4-2-3-3 Extended Block Move. 4-2-4-1 Shutdown 10 error. 4-3-1-3 Initialize the chipset. 4-3-1-4 Initialize refresh counter. 4-3-2-1 Check for Forced Flash. 4-3-2-2 Check HW status of ROM. 4-3-2-3 BIOS ROM is OK. 4-3-2-4 Do a complete RAM test. 4-3-3-1 Do OEM initialization. 4-3-3-2 Initialize interrupt controller. 4-3-3-3 Read in bootstrap code. 4-3-3-4 Initialize all vectors. 4-3-4-1 Boot the Flash program. 4-3-4-2 Initialize the boot device. 4-3-4-3 Boot code was read OK.


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If still on warranty, use your warranty :)

If not try to do what i did.

I had exactly the same problem. I managed to fix it by executing so called Rebuild Database operation.

I followed these instructions;

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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

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1 short beep Normal POST - 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 
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1 long, 3 short beeps Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 
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Each BIOS company has modified these codes over the years.

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