AMI BIOS beep codes - Beep codes to identify problems


AMI BIOS beep codes
When you switch on the computer, beep codes are sounded to alert you of possible reasons for failed start up.
Below are the AMI 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
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

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