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AMI Computers &... | Answered on Jan 04, 2019

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How to Troubleshoot Beep Codes Is Your Computer Beeping? Here's What to Do


Is your computer making a beeping sound when it starts... and then doesn't really start? No, you're not crazy, your computer really is beeping, and the sound may be coming from inside your computer, not your speakers.
These beeps are called beep codes and are used by the BIOS (the software that runs your computer hardware) during the POST (an initial test to make sure your computer is OK to start) to report certain initial system errors.
If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the motherboard has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to send any kind of error information to the monitor. The beeping, then, is a way to communicate a problem to you when the computer can't show a proper error on the screen.
Follow the steps below to determine what computer problem the beep code is representing. Once you know what's wrong, you can work to fix the issue.

How to Troubleshoot Beep Codes

Figuring out why your computer is making beeping sounds should only take 10 to 15 minutes. Solving that problem that you identify is another task entirely and could take a few minutes to hours, depending on what the problem ends up being.
  1. Power on the computer, or restart it if it's already on.
  2. Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.

    Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're probably not going to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.
  1. Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.

    Important: Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short (or all the same length), and if the beeping repeats or not. There is a big difference between a "beep-beep-beep" beep code and a "beep-beep" beep code.

    I know this might all seem a little crazy but this is important information that will help determine what issue the beep codes are representing. If you get this wrong, you'll be trying to solve a problem your computer doesn't have and ignoring the real one.
  1. Next you'll need to figure out what company manufactured the BIOS chip that's on your computer motherboard. Unfortunately, the computer industry never agreed on a uniform way to communicate with beeps, so it's important to get this right.
    Or you could try to turn off the beeps from the bios.
    The easiest way to figure this is out is by installing one of these free system information tools, which should tell you if your BIOS is made by AMI, Award, Phoenix, or another company. If that doesn't work, you could open your computer and take a peek at the actual BIOS chip on your computer motherboard, which should have the company name printed on or next to it.

    Important: Your computer maker is not the same as the BIOS maker and your motherboard maker is not necessarily the same as the BIOS maker, so don't assume you already know the right answer to this question.
  2. Now that you know the BIOS manufacturer, choose the troubleshooting guide below based on that information:
    Using the beep code information specific to those BIOS makers in those articles, you'll be able to figure out exactly what's wrong that's causing the beeping, be it a RAM issue, a video card problem, or some other hardware problem.

More Help with Beep Codes

Some computers, even though they may have BIOS firmware made by a particular company, like AMI or Award, further customize their beep-to-problem language, making this process a little frustrating. If you think this might be the case, or just worried it could be, almost every computer maker publishes their beep code list in their user guides, which you can probably find online.
See How to Find Tech Support Information .

on Dec 15, 2017 | Computers & Internet


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AMI Computers &... | Answered on Sep 29, 2017


What is your Operating System?

AMI Computers &... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013


click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question / exclamation? ! mark or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers


if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it

or you might download slimdrivers


rather doing a driver hunt

http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html


note: it will find all of your outdated drivers


this is a free driver solutions

which will automatically search for and find the correct driver

you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue

updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated


it might take some time being free
also

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

just type in what you want or need be specific you might have to try a few times to get it right

IE: motherboard name sound drivers


hope it helps

AMI American... | Answered on Sep 11, 2012


Hi Jim,

You can purchase the service manual from an online store. Here is the link to an online store.

Regarding the original problem, please post the problem under the appropriate category on FixYa website so that the best experts in that category can view and post the solution. (You have posted the question under computer motherboards section)

Thanks for using FixYa.

AMI Atlas... | Answered on Dec 18, 2011


if you are referring to your cd rom driver
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps

AMI Atlas... | Answered on Jul 14, 2011


We would issue remote shutdown commands and sometimes
the system wouldn't completely shutdown and it went into the undead state.
Anyone connected to the machine still worked but no new connections allowed
and no access to the console. Found out from Microsoft the shutdown command
isn't the greatest and so I wrote a VBScript that has resolved the issue.

This isn't the greatest code in the world, I should correct it so the values
are all defined in the variables section but use it if you find value to it.


Option Explicit

''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

' Program - RemoteReboot.vbs '

' Author - Paul Bergson '

' Date Written - 08/15/07 '

' Description - Is a more drastic remote reboot '

''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Dim OpSysSet

Dim OpSys

Dim strComputer

Dim iMsg

Dim iConf

Dim Flds

Dim strSubject

Dim strHTML

on error resume next

strComputer = WScript.Arguments.Item(0) 'Get server name

If WScript.Arguments.Count = 1 Then

Set OpSysSet = GetObject("winmgmts:{(Shutdown)}\\" _

& strComputer _

& "\root\cimv2").ExecQuery("select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where
Primary=true")

For Each OpSys in OpSysSet

OpSys.Reboot()

Next

Else

Wscript.Echo "Server Name required. Reboot operation Aborted!"

Wscript.Quit

End If


'Send out an e-mail on the reboot

set imsg = createobject("cdo.message")

set iconf = createobject("cdo.configuration")

Set Flds = iConf.Fields

With Flds

..Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2

..Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") =
"Yoursmtp.YourDomain.com"

..Update

End With

strHTML = strComputer & " has been automatically rebooted by YourServerName"
_

& " on " & FormatDateTime(Date(),1) & ", " & FormatDateTime(Time(),3)

strSubject = strComputer & " has been rebooted"

With iMsg

Set .Configuration = iConf

..To = "Notification Email@YourDomain.com" ' Destination e-mail address

..From = "ServerName@YourDomain.com"

..Subject = strSubject

..HTMLBody = strHTML

..Send

End With

set imsg = Nothing

set iconf = Nothing

AMI MegaPlex II... | Answered on Jan 29, 2010


check your pc RAM, HARD DISK.

AMI American... | Answered on Nov 13, 2009

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