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Old 05-17-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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Beep Beep!


As usual i had to mess around with stuff i probably shouldn't have. Here's what i did. I got another box not to long ago; an IBM 455 Mhz (i think). Inside is a rocker switch. The first 4 switches have to do with CPU speed. On the side panel of my box is a sticker saying what each switch means...well the way the switch was set up before i messed with it didn't match any options on the sticker at all, so i changed them to match one for 550/100, now when i turn the box on i get a beep beep then the floppy makes some noise then beep beep and the floppy drive again and it does this over and over and over again. I switched the rocker switches back to where they were in the first place, but it does the same thing. Any ideas!
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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the beeps are "post error codes" you may be able to correct the problem by modifing your bios. here is a link to general codes

http://www.techadvice.com/tech/P/POSTcode.htm

here is a search for general post codes and meanings

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search

hopefully you haven't "fried" anything. changing dipswitch settings w/out the proper hardware can fry things. w/any luck you can find the exact codes at the links posted, then figure out which bios options to change.
good luck.
 
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I got it up and running! Next time i'll try not to be so dumb.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 06:28 AM   #4
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glad you got it sorted, was it a simple matter of resetting the bios? just asking because it may help someone down the road.
 
  


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