Failure to boot
Posted on 1998-11-09
I have just tried swapping the 2x4Mb simms in an old AST advantage 613e (cyrix 586 100mhz) for 2x8mb simms and now the system will not boot at all with either the old or new memory in place. When I power up the system, all I hear is the hard disk access for a couple of seconds and then a series of beeps, two long and three short (i have been unable to find out what bios the system is running so any pointers would be appreciated)the keyboard lights flash a couple of times and thats it, nothing on the monitor at all (i've tried another monitor).
Is it possible to cause this to happen just by swapping the memory out and then back in again? surely I should get something on the screen saying that there is a memory error for example.
Over to you.....