This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem. To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer is equipped with four lights on the back panel labeled “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D. Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. If the problem still exists, install a video card that you know works and restart the computer. Continue until you have identified a faulty connector or reinstalled all modules without error.
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If the computer starts normally, troubleshoot the last card removed from the computer for resource conflicts see “Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities” in your Owner’s Manual. If the problem persists or the computer has integrated video, see “Contacting Dell” dimensoin your Owner’s Manual. An interrupt channel on the system board failed to POST. If the problem persists, you may need to replace the keyboard. Reinstall all memory modules and restart the computer.
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Reseating the memory modules may fix the beep code errors in the following table. Repeat this process for each card. If you hear one of the following beep codes, see “Contacting Dell” in your Dimensioj Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance. Ensure that the drive is installed correctly in the computer and defined correctly in the system setup program.
To eliminate the possibility of a faulty memory connector, remove all memory modulesreinstall one memory module if the computer supports a single moduleand dimensjon restart the computer.
If the problem persists, reinstall the cards that you removed, remove a different card, and then restart the rimension. The hard drive is not working or is not configured correctly. Timer-chip counter 2 failure. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
Master interrupt mask register failure. Reseat all power and data cables and restart the computer.
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode. Slave DMA register failure. Ensure that nothing is resting on the keyboard; if a key appears to be stuck, carefully pry it up.
A possible expansion card failure has occurred.
If the problem persists, see “Contacting Dell” in your Owner’s Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. Determine if a conflict exists by removing a card and then restarting the computer. An error occurred with the keyboard connector. Master DMA register failure. See “Contacting Dell” in your Owner’s Manual for instructions on obtaining 4600d assistance.
The keyboard or system board may need to be replaced. Check the interface cable at both ends.
Reseat the memory modules. An error in the address decoding circuitry in the memory has occurred. Ensure that the floppy drive or the hard drive is installed correctly in the computer and defined correctly in the system setup program.
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Ensure that the cables are properly connected from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive to the system board. Videoo you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one moduleand then restart the computer. Strike F1 to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility. Verify that the computer is plugged into a working electrical outlet and that you have pressed the power button. If the message you received is not listed in the table, see the documentation for either the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared.