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I experimented with a few different cards I had lying around in my computer boneyard in the basement, but none worked. Memory failure above address 0FFFFh. Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. Ensure that the floppy drive or the hard drive is installed correctly in the computer and defined correctly in the system setup program. Repeat this process for each card. To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer is equipped with four lights on the back panel labeled “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D. Clearly, I needed to upgrade the graphics adapter before trying anything else.

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Dell Dimension

After installing the new RAM in the old system, things ran more quickly than before, but Vieeo still found myself waiting… a long time… for stuff to appear on screen. Ensure that the cables are properly connected from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive to the system board. The keyboard or system board may need to be replaced. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem.

To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer is equipped with four lights on the vvideo panel labeled “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D.

Timer-chip counter 2 failure. An interrupt channel on the system board failed to POST. Unexpected interrupt in protected mode.


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After installing the card in the computer, and happily discovering that native Windows 8 drivers were available, things seemed to be running a lot faster.

The hard drive is not working or is not configured correctly.

Serial or parallel port test failure. I decided to try and speed things up with a RAM upgrade first. I needed to find a graphics adapter that supported DirectX 9 which is part of the graphics system used by Windows 7but most of the cards that do are are PCI-e cards.

So I decided to check the Windows Experience Index of the system to discover the weak link.

If the problem persists, reinstall the card that you removed, remove a different card, and then restart the computer. Error in the DMA controller on the system board. Enter the system setup programverify the system configuration, and then restart the computer.

The computer is in a normal off condition or a possible pre-BIOS failure has occurred.

Reinstall all USB devices, check cable connections, and then restart the computer. The current memory configuration is not optimal. Memory failure above address 0FFFFh. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.

More from this site: The system already had two MB sticks in it, so I decided to buy two 1GB sticks and take the total memory to 2. Reinstall all memory modules and restart the computer. After some more research, Delp decided to take a chance with an nVidia GeForce card. Reseat all power and data cables and restart the computer.


When the computer starts normally, the lights flash. Master interrupt mask register failure. If the message you received is not listed in the table, see the documentation for either the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared. No wonder it was still slow!

Dell Dimension Video Card

A possible expansion card failure has occurred. Determine if a conflict exists by removing a card not the video card and then restarting the computer. A possible video card failure has occurred. To eliminate the possibility of a faulty memory connector, remove all memory modulesreinstall one memory module if the computer supports a single moduleand then restart the computer.

Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems.

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