what does 1 long error tone mean?

  Shepstar 20:45 07 May 2006

I went to start up my computer this morning and nothing came up on my monitor, in face within about 5 sec from power on all i got was an error tone that lasted 2-3 secs then when silent for a few secs and then repeted. I tried powering off and on again almost a dozen times in the vain hope it was just a freak error, alas to no avail. For some reason I cant seem to find out what 1 long error tone means, can anyone advise?

My Specs are:
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, nForce4 SLI, Socket-939,S-ATA,Dual-GbLAN,Firewire,PCI-Ex16

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz Socket 939, 1MB, BOXED w/fan

2 x Corsair Value S. PC3200 DDR-DIMM 2048MB Kit w/two matched Value Select 1024MB

Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic PCI, Retail

RADEON X1300 512MB 128-bit

  ade.h 20:52 07 May 2006
  Shepstar 21:04 07 May 2006

It tells me nothing about 1 Long tone, anyone got any actual advice

  skidzy 21:10 07 May 2006

A thankyou to ade.h for at least responding and trying to answer your question would have been appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:12 07 May 2006

probably video error (Award BIOS)

switch off, unplug, remove and refit graphics card.

  Shepstar 21:19 07 May 2006

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\, I'll give it a go

  ade.h 21:43 07 May 2006

Thanks, skidzy!

Shepstar - if your beep code is not mentioned on two of the best-known beep code lists, is that my fault?

  Stuartli 21:46 07 May 2006

One long beep (AMI) means all Post tests have been completed; one long and two or three short in Award indicates video related problem (card or no video card/bad video RAM respectively).

  Skills 21:47 07 May 2006

Check the memory as well make sure its seated properly if you have 2 sticks try removing one and just booting with it if that doesnt work try the other one

  Stuartli 21:50 07 May 2006

As I'm not aware of the Bios supplier for your Asus board try checking the post beeps sequence errors at:

click here

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