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Other Beep Codes

Explanation: You have encountered an Award BIOS beep code I do not have documented.

Diagnosis: Award says that any beep patterns other than "one long followed by two short" are likely problems with the system memory. However, of late they have started adding other beep codes to their systems as well.


  • If you have recently flashed the system BIOS on this machine and corrupted the BIOS, and the system supports the boot block feature, the beeps may be codes communicating the status of the system as it tries to recover from the failed flash procedure. This is especially likely if the floppy drive is accessed very early in the boot process.
  • Contact the vendor of the system or motherboard. They often have more specific information on beep codes.
  • Troubleshoot as an apparent memory problem.
  • Troubleshoot as an apparent motherboard problem.

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