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Does anyone have a list of MRbios error beep codes?

Sometimes restarting W95 ends in a 1 short-[6-8]long- 1 short beep sequence and my pc locks-up. I have a Intel endeauvor m/b with vibra chip on board and MR bios.

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I have a copy of the MRBIOS reference manual.  Post your FAX number and I'll send a copy your way.  From your description above the error condition is ambiguous (i.e. [6-8] doesn't describe any of the conditions).
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by:pworce
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Hi :),

That's great! My fax number is +31455232858.

Thanks a lot.
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by:jhance
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How about this?  I found it online at:

http://www.unicore.com

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MR BIOS - Reference Manual                  Post 80H POST-Codes

DIAGNOSTIC PORT 80H POST-CODES

Code      Description
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00      Cold Boot commences. (Not seen with warm boot).
01      HOOK 00. OEM specific, typically resets chipset to default.
02      Disable critical I/O. 6845s, 8237s, 765, and parity latches.
03      BIOS checksum test.
04      Page register rest. (Ports 81-8F).
05      8042 (Keyboard Controller) Self test.
06      Gang Port Init: 8237 m/s 8254 ch2/1, RTC REG F/A, 8259 m/s.
07      HOOK 01. OEM specific, typically disables cache, shadow.
08      Refresh toggle test (PORTB).
09      Pattern test master/slave 8237s, eight 16-bit regs each.
0A      Base 64K memory test.
0B      Pattern test master/slave 8259 mask regs.
0C      8259 / IRQ tests, purge powerup inits.
0D      8254 channel-0 test and initialization.
0E      8254 channel-2 toggle test, test speaker circuitry.
0F      RTC tests/inits: Init REG-B, write/readback NVRAM, PIE test.
13      HOOK 2. OEM specific, select 8 MHz bus.
10      Video initialization.
11      CMOS Checksum test.
12      Signon msg¬ accept KB BAT¬ perform 1st try KB init¬ cold boot delay.
14      Size/Test base memory (low 64K already done).
15      Perform 2nd try KB init, if necessary.
16      HOOK 03. OEM specific. Size/Test cache.
17      Test A20 gate, off then on.
18      Size/Test extended memory.
19      HOOK 04 and Size/Test system memory ("special" OEM memory)
1A      Test RTC Update-in-Progress and validated time.
1B      Serial port determination, off-board/on-board.
1C      Parallel port determination, off-board/on-board
1D      Coprocessor determination / initialization.
1E      Floppy controller test/determination, cmos validation.
1F      Fixed Disk controller test/determination, cmos validation.
20      Rigorous CMOS parameter validation, display other config changes.
21      Front-Panel lock check, wait for user to acknowledge errors.
22      Set NumLock, Password-Security Trap, dispatch to Setup-Utility.
23      HOOK 05. OEM specific.
24      Set typematic rate.
28      HOOK 6. OEM specific, typically enables shadow, cache, turbo.
25      Floppy subsystem initialization.
26      Fixed subsystem initialization.
27      ACK errors, set primary adapter video mode.
29      Disable A20-gate, set low stack, install C800-E000 ROMs.
2A      ACK errors, set video mode, set DOS time variables from RTC.
2B      Enable parity checking and NMI.
2C      Install E000 ROM.
2D      ACK errors.
2E      HOOK 07. OEM specific. Log-in EMS (if built-in).
2F      Pass control to INT 19 (boot disk)

            
ŠBEEP CODES AND MESSAGES  L=low tone and H=high tone

03      LH-LLL       ROM-BIOS Checksum Failure

04      LH-HLL       DMA Page Register Failure

05      LH-LHL       Keyboard Controller Selftest Failure

08      LH-HHL       Memory Refresh Circuitry Failure

09      LH-LLH       Master (16 bit) DMA Controller Failure
      LH-HLH       Slave (8 bit) DMA Controller Failure

0A      LH-LLLL       Base 64K Pattern Test Failure
      LH-HLLL       Base 64K Parity Circuitry Failure
      LH-LHLL       Base 64K Parity Error
      LH-HHLL       Base 64K Data Bus Failure
      LH-LLHL       Base 64K Address Bus Failure
      LH-HLHL       Base 64K Block Access Read Failure
      LH-LHHL       Base 64K Block Access Read/Write Failure

0B      LH-HHHL       Master 8259 (Port 21) Failure
      LH-LLLH       Slave 8259 (Post A1) Failure

0C      LH-HLLH       Master 8259 (Port 20) Interrupt Address Failure
      LH-LHLH       Slave 8259 (Port A0) Interrupt Address Failure
      LH-HHLH       8259 (Port 20/A0) Interrupt Address Error
      LH-LLHH       Master 8259 (Port 20) Stuck Interrupt Error
      LH-HLHH       Slave 8259 (Port A0) Stuck Interrupt Error
      LH-LHHH       System Timer 8254 CH0 / IRQ0 Interrupt Failure

0D      LH-HHHH       8254 Channel 0 (System Timer) Failure

0E      LH-LLLLH 8254 Channel 2 (Speaker) Failure
      LH-HLLLH 8254 OUT2 (Speaker Detect) Failure

0F      LH-LHLLH CMOS RAM Read/Write Test Failure
      LH-HHLLH RTC Periodic Interrupt / IRQ8 Failure

10      LH-LLHLH Video ROM Checksum Failure at Address XXXX
             Mono Card Memory Error at Address XXXX
             Mono Card Memory Address Line Error at Address XXXX
             Color Graphics Card Memory Error at Address XXXX
             Color Graphics Card Address Line Error at Address XXXX
            
11      (None)       Real Time Clock (RTC) Battery is Discharged
             Battery Backed Memory (CMOS) is Corrupt
            
12      LH-HLHLH Keyboard Controller Failure
            
14      LH-LHHLH Memory Parity Error
18            
19            

14      LH-HHHLH I/O Channel Error
18            
Š19

14      (None)       RAM Pattern Test Failed at XXXX
18             Parity Circuit Failure in Bank XXXX
19             Data Bus Test Failed: Address XXXX
             Address Line Test Failed at XXXX
             Block Access Read Failure at Address XXXX
             Block Access Read/Write Failure: Address XXXX
             Banks Decode to Same Location: XXXX and YYYY

12      (None)       Keyboard Error - Stuck Key
15             Keyboard Failure or no Keyboard Present
            
17      LH-LLLHH A20 Test Failure Due to 8042 Timeout
      LH-HLLHH A20 Gate Stuck in Disabled State (A20=0)
      (None)       A20 Gate Stuck in Asserted State (A20 Follows CPU)
            
1A      LH-LHLHH Real Time Clock (RTC) is Not Updating
      (None)       Real Time Clock (RTC) Settings are invalid

1E      (None)       Diskette CMOS Configuration is invalid
             Diskette Controller Failure
             Diskette Drive A: Failure
             Diskette Drive B: Failure

1F      (None)       Fixed Disk CMOS Configuration is invalid
             Fixed Disk C: (80) Failure
             Fixed Disk D: (81) Failure
             Please Wait for Fixed Disk to Spin Up

20      (None)       Fixed Disk Configuration Change
             Diskette Configuration Change
             Serial Port Configuration Change
             Parallel Port Configuration Change
             Video Configuration Change
             Memory Configuration Change
             Numeric Coprocessor Configuration Change
            
21      (None)       System Key is in Locked Position - Turn Key to
             Unlocked Position
            
29      (None)       Adapter ROM Checksum Failure at Address XXXX
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thanks :)
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