Solved Beep sound at the start up

November 8, 2012 at 23:10:27
Specs: Windows XP , pentium 4 HT/1GB

I have a very old PC at my office where I work as an It assistant. when starting up it gives a beep sound. The sound goes as 3 beeps and then 9 beeps and another 9 beeps again. This Pc has a gigabyte mother board. I tried reconnecting every hardware connected to the motherboard including the RAM to no avail. pls. help

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November 8, 2012 at 23:42:40
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The make of the motherboard does not really help. It's the maker of the BIOS that's important to know where BIOS Beeps are concerned.

Generally, 9 short beeps indicates a faulty BIOS chip, and that means the motherboard needs replacing.

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November 8, 2012 at 23:59:58

thank you for your resopnse. It's great help

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November 9, 2012 at 05:00:16

3-9-9 isn't a pattern I've ever heard of. Are they all short beeps or a mix of long & short? What's the model of your Gigabyte board? Is it a true Gigabyte board or a board made by Gigabyte for Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc?

3 beeps generally means a memory problem & as stated above, 9 beeps means a problem with the BIOS chip. But that only applies to the AMI BIOS.

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November 9, 2012 at 09:38:29

I don't have the model of the gigabyte mother board because the PC is at office and i am at home at the moment. It was a gigabyte motherboard in an assembled Pc . was not made for Dell, HP etc. All the beeps are short. This is quite an old PC with a Celeron chip. We are a small company still uses these old machines.

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November 9, 2012 at 10:59:19

The model of the board should be printed on printed circuit board. Usually somewhere near the edge. Will be GA *******ver.?

One thing to mention is that even if the motherboard is faulty you should be able to migrate the hard drive/s to a working computer and access the data on the drive/s.

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