Flashed BIOS, now it just beeps

  Graham ® 19:38 23 Apr 2004

Stop sniggering at the back :-)

Trying to get USB working on one of my trusty 98s. Got the impression flashing the BIOS may help, but now it gives one long beep and two short ones, nothing on monitor.

Award 4.51 motherboard. I've taken the battery out, but does anyone know where I can find the manual so I can try the reset pins, please?

I appreciate I may have killed the machine!

  Diodorus Siculus 19:55 23 Apr 2004

1long, 2 short Video adapter error

Either video adapter is bad or is not seated properly. Also, check to ensure the monitor cable is connected properly.

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  Graham ® 19:57 23 Apr 2004

Sorry, talking out of the back of my head. The BIOS is Award. Belarc only shows the BIOS under circuit board. The only other mention is of Intel PCI controller.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:59 23 Apr 2004

Are there any identifying marks on the mobo to allow you to find out what it is? As I say, if award BIOS, then the beeps are as above.

  Graham ® 20:00 23 Apr 2004

Thanks, that seems pretty definate! Strange it happened when it re-booted after the flash attempt.

  Gongoozler 20:20 23 Apr 2004

Hi Graham ®, I suppose you don't have anything silly like onboard graphics. When you flash the BIOS you restart at the default settings, so you need to check that these are appropriate for your configuration.

  Graham ® 20:26 23 Apr 2004

Hi Gongoozler, no, seperate graphics card. I've tried it in another slot. After the 1 long 2 short beeps, there is a lower pitched one, then one even lower.

  Gongoozler 20:33 23 Apr 2004

I'm afraid that sounds bad ;-(. Are you sure you flashed the BIOS with the right data.

  Graham ® 20:35 23 Apr 2004

I'm not sure now!

  Diodorus Siculus 20:51 23 Apr 2004

Any possibility of a second flash?

  Gongoozler 21:04 23 Apr 2004

Hi Graham ®, can you tell us the motherboard make and model?

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