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Find out which BIOS is installed (websearch on server model) then search for Bios Beep Codes for that BIOS. Check what 4-3 4-3 means, you may find it is something simple. If you can get floppy working you may be able to flash BIOS but again you need to know which one
The Cisco 1841 Router has a single, external compact flash memory. This is the only flash memory for the system and should never be removed whenever ROM Monitor (ROMMON) is being updated with a new image or configurations or when the compact flash LED light "busy" is on.
Hi bob_snz: If the bios is corrupted, as it seems to what happened, you may be able to fix it. So, what you can do to restore this board, if the bios is replaceable is to buy a new bios module for this board. Be sure to get the exact model marked on the board with the version #. u The data is still on the hard drive. So, what you can do with the hard drive, if you decide to get a new board instead of trying to fix this one is to put the hard drive in another computer and set the drive as slave. Next is to copy your data to a DVD (s) or another hard drive.
In this case you have a couple possibilities. Try to fix this board with a new bios module (if it is removable). Unplug your hard drive. Use another computer to download the correct bios flash version. Use a floppy if available, to try to flash the bios again. The floppy would be self boot to access the bios without booting the computer. Usually the floppy only boots what is necessary to get to the bios firmware and loads to the bios flashing it to the correct firmware. Since the bios may be corrupted, this operation may not work, but may be worth a try. If you do not have a floppy on the computer find a floppy from a friend or if you have one, install it and proceed. Again, it may not work if the bios is completely out of commission. Hope it works.
I had the same problem, the bios is corrupted, try a blind bios update or if it doesn't want to, you must do a hot flash update.For more details google search for award bios hot flash.Or dump it and buy a new one.A hot flash worked for me for this mb and an Epox 8rda+,i also have backup bios chips now.Your chip is a Winbond,4 mb capacity. Hope this helps, SSVik
Unless you have just added a new harware component this is realy bad news. If you have remove whatever it is and see if you can't get the system to boot.
Sounds very much like the MB has failed, probably due to a power spike. If the unit is still under warranty it would be worth trying to make a warranty claim otherwize most home and contents insurance cover this type of damage.
If you realy want to trouble shoot yourself and see wether it is the MB crack the case and pull everything bar the cpu, ram and vga, flash JP1 or BIOS/CMOS jumper and see wether it will boot with a single tone and a display. If it does your on a winner just start reconecting each component one at a time re-booting each time untill you come across the component that has failed and replace it.
O.K. just a few hints for working on the guts of a computer:
Static precautions: No need for an anti static wrist strap just make sure that at all times that you are handling an internal component that the power is off at the wall, one part of your body is in contact with the frame of the computer and that you handle cards/RAM by the edges or the "tounge".
Flashing the BIOS: This sets the MB back to its factory set defaults, basicaly a safe/optimal configuration. the jumper will be labled (in teeny weeny litle leters) as JP1, BIOS or CMOS or even CIMOS. It will have three pins with one jumper covering the central pin and one other. WITH THE POWER OFF. Move the jumper so that it covers the central pin and the previously exposed one, hold for three seconds and return back. This is efectively the hardware equivalent of the three fingered salute.
Hope this helps but if I was a betting man I would have my money on the MB, keep all the rest of your components and replace the MB wich will probably require a change in CPU.
Sacraficial power boards with LAN and modem conections are inexpensive and save a lot of tears.