04-20-2019 02:41 PM
System machine type and model number
Full hardware configuration
single proc E5firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz
Operating system used
Win7 Pro 64-bit (known only from the Windows key on the side of the case)
Bios Revision Level: A3KT33AUS
Bios Block Revision Level: A333A
I was gifted this by work, sans video card, I had the NB400 laying around so plugged that in.
When I power on, there are 2 long beeps, followed by 2 short beeps. The 2 short beep repeat, but the 2 long do not.
Black screen, no bios
If I move the jumper, to maintenance mode, it will load the bios, which is how I got the above info.
I have attempted to reset the bios using the jumper, I have also removed the cmos battery, waited a while re-inserted and booted.
Same issue. Pwr on, black screen, 2 long beeps, followed by 2 beeps that repeat.
Are the initial 2 long beeps normal??
If so, i would guess I need a newer video card that supports UEFI... but wanted to verify before I went and bought one.
Thank you for the assistance.
04-22-2019 08:09 AM - edited 04-22-2019 08:10 AM
What jumper are you moving specifically? A picture might be best for this.
Assuming you're changing the clear CMOS jumper, there's no way your system should boot to the BIOS setup menu when it's in the clear position. To me, it almost sounds as though the system might have been delivered to you with the jumper in the clear position, but that's just a guess.
The image below should show the clear CMOS jumper (JP4) with the pins identified.
The "normal" operating position is for the jumper to be attached to pins 1-2. The "clear" position would be with the jumper attached to pins 2-3. If I remember correctly, there were some systems that had an error on the service label where it wasn't correctly identifying the pins, but the above info should be correct.
04-23-2019 07:44 AM
Thank you, this is indeed what my issue was.
I made faulty assumptions when I moved the jumper to "reset" the bios because when it booted, it showed error codes 135 (Fan failure) and 162 (Bios integrity failure)... but saving the bios corrected both errors.
Thank you again
04-23-2019 09:24 AM
No problem...glad you got it working. I guess just like off-lease cars, you never know what you'll get sometimes