Phoenix BIOS beep codes - beep codes for troubleshooting


Phoenix BIOS beep codes - beep codes for troubleshooting
Beep codes are code sounds that occur in the CPU when you start up the system; incase there is a problem. The various beep codes can be used as an aid to troubleshooting.
Below are the beep codes for Phoenix BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X
Note: Because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
Beep Code
Description / 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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