8 beeps when turned on

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Mike Snelling, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Hi everybody. I admit I only come here when I need help!
    A customer brought a PC to me complaining that "most" of the time at
    startup, it will beep 8 times, pause, beep 8 times again. It will do this
    continuously until after about 5-10 presses of the reset button it will
    finally boot up. I have tried new RAM, removed the FDD, loaded the default
    BIOS, removed all cards from the motherboard (GA-7ZMMH Rev. 2.0). As you
    know this board has video on-board so I haven't tried a video card yet. CPU
    is a 850 MHz AMD Duron.
    Does anybody have any ideas?? She doesn't like the idea of replacing the
    Thanks in advance...

    Mike Snelling, Feb 25, 2006
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  2. No problem.

    Eight Beeps occur at startup, before POST - Floppy diskette controller
    Eight Beeps occur during POST - Video display memory error
    Travis Jordan, Feb 25, 2006
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  3. Travis,

    Thanks so much! Looks like a FDD because it beeps right after power up.
    Dumb question but is there anything I can do about this, or is a motherboard
    replacement the only answer??

    Mike Snelling, Feb 25, 2006
  4. Are you a PC shop? or freelance Engineer?

    Slick the Original, Feb 25, 2006
  5. Assuming you can get to the BIOS setup you might try changing the FDC to
    disabled. (Integrated Peripherials menu). I think that will bypass the
    check of the controller at startup.

    If the customer needs floppy capability you could add in a USB floppy
    for $25 or so. I like the FA404A/404M from Mitsumi.
    Travis Jordan, Feb 25, 2006
  6. Mike Snelling

    Jonno Guest

    Disconnect thefloppy first see if it goes away
    If you have the display (monitor) working itzmight not be
    Jonno, Mar 8, 2006
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