05-23-2010 08:24 PM
We have a problem with a new I7 HP 8100 Elite Small Form Factor PC. One of our techs was mucking around in the BIOS and disabled all the PCI slots within the Security->Slot Security Menu.
Problem is that the graphics card was in the PCI slot and on the i7 8100 the onboard graphics are disabled by design. Now the PC wont boot due to a graphics error. (6 beeps error code)
Ive tried resetting the CMOS to no avail (removed CMOS battery, pushed CMOS reset button, left it over the weekend with no power source) Is there anyway to reenable the PCI slots in order to boot?
03-01-2011 04:08 AM
Same problem here, but I noticed that if you remove the memory modules, the system emits 5 beeps, which indicates that the motherboard is till alive. Has anyone found a solution to this?
03-01-2011 04:53 AM
If you didn't follow a very precise procedure to clear the CMOS, you might want to try it again.
Disconnect every cable and device attached to the unit including the A/C power cord, keyboard, monitor, mouse, printers, USB etc. Everything.
Press the front power button to drain any residual power to the machine.
Open the case. Press and hold the little yellow CMOS button for 30 seconds. Put everything back together. Hopefully the CMOS settings will be cleared and the PC will boot.
You will need to reset the date and time in the BIOS.
Removing the memory gives a memory error of 5 beeps as expected.
03-01-2011 11:05 PM
Not only the keyboard, monitor, mouse, printers, USB was removed, infact I removed the whole motherboard and connected it again and pressed the yellow CMOS button for 30 seconds without any luch. Its very strange that the there is an option in the CMOS to disable the PCI slots, but there is no way we can enable them back again. Any other solution?
03-01-2011 11:34 PM - last edited on 03-01-2011 11:40 PM by shivu.h.n
I have an answer but im not sure if it will help u with this new HP
we do that here for most of the bios that hung up or have some software
u must recharge ur bios by take off ur motherboard & go to any center specialist in pc's mantenance & ask him to
recharge ur bios by a machine called bios recharger .
i hope that fit with u
peace upon u
03-02-2011 03:50 AM
I wish I had one of those "BIOS RECHARGER" machine..........would collect all the dead motherboards from the neighbourhood and use the "BIOS RECHARGER" machine to recharge the dead motheboards....isn't it amazing....lol
07-12-2011 10:30 AM
We have found the same problem. Have removed everything from the motherboard, did the 30 seconds press, no luck.
6 beeps, no image.
If someone has found a solution (other than the recharger :|), please post here. Has hp support been any help on this?
07-13-2012 01:30 AM
I know I'm late to the party but we found that 6 beeps was failure of the nVidia Graphics card which was in a PCI slot. We swapped it out and the beeping stopped and the system booted.
I'm not sure how your systems are configured but we also have a on board display that is installed but disabled somehow and doesn't work even if the PCI graphics card is removed. I'm guessing that disabling the PCI slots rendered your board useless. If resetting the CMOS doesn't work for anyone I suggest a new board will be needed, or CMOS at least...