Audible BIOS Tones and Troubleshooting Tools. Part II

Audible Tones of AMIBIOS

Tone Meaning
1 short No errors were detected, booting continues
2 short An error of memory parity
3 short The first 64 Kbytes of operating memory are faulty
4 short A system clock is faulty
5 short A processor is faulty
6 short A keyboard controller is faulty
7 short A motherboard is faulty
8 short An error of video memory
9 short BIOS check sum is incorrect
10 short A write error in CMOS-memory
11 short An error of cash-memory
1 long and 2 short A video adapter is faulty
1 long and 3 short
2 long and 2 short An error of a floppy disk controller
No tones A power supply or motherboard are faulty

 

Audible Tones of AwardBIOS

Tone Meaning
1 short No errors, booting continues
Continuous or repeated short A power supply is faulty, a circuit in supplying lines or an error of memory
1 long or repeated long An error of memory
1 long and 2 short No video adapter was detected or an error of video memory
1 long and 3 short Depending on BIOS version such tone may mean an error of video adapter or an error of keyboard
3 long An error of keyboard controller
1 long and 9 short An error of BIOS reading or BIOS microchip is faulty
2 short Non-critical error was detected. Such tone is usually accompanied by a message on a display with more specific description of an error. A user may continue booting by pressing F1 or enter BIOS Setup by pressing Delete
No tones A power supply or motherboard are faulty