AMI BIOS Beep Codes
The AMI BIOS is the most popular BIOS and is used by most of the top motherboard manufacturers. You should be able to determine your system BIOS by reading the screen display on the Top screen during startup up. If not, such as on some Compaq, Dell and Gateway computers, you will need to refer to the owners manual to determine the BIOS type.
Startup Procedure and Error Detection
The normal procedure is to power up the PC system, watch for error message on the monitor screen and listen to the PC beep tone. A single beep during boot-up process is normal and does not indicate a failure if the system continues to boot-up.
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