Compaq BIOS:


Error Message


1 short

No error

System is booting properly

1 long, 1 short

BIOS ROM checksum error

The contents of the BIOS ROM to not match the expected contents. If possible, reload the BIOS from the PAQ

2 short

General error


1 long, 2 short

Video error

Check the video adapter and ensure it's seated properly. If possible, replace the video adapter

7 beeps (1 long, 1s, 1l, 1 short, pause, 1 long, 1 short, 1 short)

AGP video

The AGP video card is faulty. Reseat the card or replace it outright. This beep pertains to Compaq Deskpro systems

1 long neverending beep

Memory error. Bad RAM. Replace and test

1 short, 2 long


Reseat RAM then retest; replace RAM if failure continues