Bios Beep Codes

Dell / Xps 430
July 20, 2009 at 03:31:40
Specs: Windows Vista, 6144 DDR RAM
Does anyone have a link or information on the different BIOS beep codes for start up?

I'm asking because my PC (as above) has been beeping and not starting. I'm getting the monitor connected and on for the monitor but the PC doesn't start. It's only a couple of months old and I have not added any hardware to it myself. It started with a low beeping, continuously which would continue until I turned the PC off and it never actually started up. This was only an occasional issue but yesterday when I attempted to turn the PC on the second time, it was a regular thing. I think it happened 4 or 5 times, occasionally with a high pitched beeping, and other times when I'd push the power button it would just turn off. I finally did get it to turn on though.

All I know is that it's the BIOS version A01. I just wanted to get some basic information before I finally get in contact with Dell rather than sitting on hold waiting for them as I have been. Does anyone know a location where I can look up the beep codes? Thanks in advance.

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July 20, 2009 at 03:35:30

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July 21, 2009 at 00:49:07
Found my problem, the cable to the DVD Rom was bad. Used the other one and presto. No more beeping and it passes diagnostics. Thanks!

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