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Post Beep Codes; System Messages - Dell Dimension 4300S Manual

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Other failure.
 
Computer has started and
turned over control to the
operating system.
 

POST Beep Codes

If the monitor cannot display errors or problems, during POST the computer might emit a series of beeps, or beep code, that identifies the problem. The POST
beep codes are listed below.
 
Beep
Codes
Possible Cause
1
A memory refresh failure occurred.
2
Memory parity cannot be reset.
3
A failure occurred in the first 64 KB of memory.
4
The system timer is not operational.
6
8042 Gate A20 cannot be toggled.
7
An exception interrupt error occurred.
8
A read/write error occurred in the display
memory.
10
A CMOS shutdown register test error occurred.
11
An invalid BIOS is installed.

System Messages

 
Message
Possible Cause
The keyboard controller failed its test.
8042 Gate-A20 error
Error in the address decoding circuitry in the
Address Line Short!
memory.
The hard drive is not working or is not configured
C: Drive Error
correctly.
C: Drive Failure
Cache memory is not operating.
Cache Memory Bad, Do
Not Enable Cache
An error is occurring on the timer on the system
CH-2 Timer Error
board.
The system configuration information in the system
CMOS Battery State
setup program is incorrect, or the battery charge
Low
may be low.
CMOS Checksum Failure
CMOS System Options
Not Set
CMOS Display Type
Mismatch
CMOS Memory Size
Mismatch
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
No action is necessary.
Corrective Action
Reseat the memory
modules.
Reseat the memory
modules.
Reseat the memory
modules.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical
assistance.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical
assistance.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical
assistance.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical
assistance.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical
assistance.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical
assistance.
Corrective Action
If you receive this message after making changes in the
program, enter the program and restore the original value(s).
Reseat the memory
Ensure that the drive is installed correctly in the computer and defined
correctly in the
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining
technical assistance.
See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining
technical assistance.
Enter the
restart the computer.
modules.
system setup
program.
system setup program
and verify the system configuration; then
system setup

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