Intel MoBo beeps??

  Danoh 10:23 15 Aug 2006

My sister's old Millenium PC was working ok until I replaced the keyboard and mouse with a Microsoft wired Desktop 500 set.
On powering up again, there is a long beep followed by 2 short beeps. Then 2 short beeps again.

Nothing shows on the monitor.
Would greatly appreciate an idea of cause and possible workarounds please.

Many thanks in anticipation!!

  Gongoozler 10:27 15 Aug 2006

What happens if you put the old mouse and keyboard back?

The BIOS error beep codes vary according to the make of BIOS, so we really need to know what that is.

click here

  Danoh 17:00 21 Aug 2006

Thx Gongoozler!!
Sorry to the delay in responding! Was overseas in the Far East ~ squeezed for time whilst on hols + catching up with old classmates, friends and a whole tribe of relations....

Problem was replicated with the old keyboard & mouse. However your link was useful ~ removing and reinserting the graphics card stopped the beeps.

When the monitor still didn't display anything, using a differnt monitor proved there wasn't anything wrong with the system. Looks like the monitor is on the blink as it worked the next day when the system was used. And the day after as well.

Thanks once again for posting. It was a critical bit of help I needed!!

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