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Beep and no beep symptoms
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Symptom or errorFRU or action, in sequence
Device address conflict
  1. Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility
  2. Backup battery
  3. System board
Allocation error for device
  1. Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility
  2. Backup battery
  3. System board
Failing bits: nnnn
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Invalid system configuration data
  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
I/O device IRQ conflict
  1. Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility
  2. Backup battery
  3. System board
Operating system not found
  1. Check that operating system has no failure and is installed correctly
  2. Enter BIOS Setup Utility and see whether the hard drive and the diskette drive are properly identified
  3. Reseat the hard drive
  4. Check the boot sequence by use of BIOS Setup Utility
  5. Reinstall the operating system
  6. Diskette drive
  7. Hard drive
  8. System board
Hibernation error
  1. Restore the system configuration to what it was the before the computer entered hibernation mode.
  2. If memory size has been changed, re-create the hibernation file.
Fan error

Fan

Thermal sensing error

System board

Unsupported memory
configuration

Shut down the computer and remove the extra memory. Maximum memory size is:

  • 256 MB for A21e series and the low-end models of A22e
  • 512 MB for the high-end models of A22e
Do you want abort resume from hibernation? (Y/N) System memory removed, press F3 to power off system and restore memory chip, press F4 to normal boot.
  1. Restore the system configuration to what it was before the computer entered hibernation mode
  2. If the memory size has been changed, re-create the hibernation file
Docking station is removed or its ID is different, press F3 to power off system and restore correct docking station, press F4 to normal boot.
No error appears when; undock, hibernation, dock, wakeup. The docking is configured by the Operating System.
Authentication of system services failed. Press the Esc key to resume.

The Predesktop Area in the hard drive is corrupted. To use the Predesktop Area, restore it from a recovery CD.

CD ROM drive
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Entering SETUP
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Fixed disk n
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
P/S 2 mouse boot summary screen
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
One or more I2O block storage devices were excluded from the setup boot menu
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Parity Check 1 nnnn
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Parity Check 2 nnnn
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Press F1 to resume, F2 to Setup, F3 for previous
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Press F2 to enter Setup
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
PS/2 Mouse
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
System BIOS shadowed
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
Video BIOS shadowed
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
WRONG MEMORY: Serial Presence Detected (SPD) indicates 66MHz Memory. This processor requires 100MHz memory. Shut system down.

Shut system down.(Stop at this point).

Cannot boot from any device.

Check the status of device which you want to boot from.

Device not found.

  1. The device you want to boot from.
  2. System board.

Device Error.

  1. The device you want to boot from.
  2. System board.

No valid operating system.

  1. Check that the operating system has no failure and is installed correctly.
  2. Reinstall the operation system.

Excluded from boot order.

  • Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and add the device in boot order.

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