09-12-2003 07:14 PM - last edited on 03-18-2013 12:24 AM by Cathy_xu
I am having a problem with my X4000 workstation. I decided, for no good reason, to upgrade my bios to the latest version. In the middle of the procedure my power went out.
I restarted the machine and I know I get a blank screen and nothing else. I tried to recover the bios by enabling the Boot Block recovery Recovery swith and booting from a bios floopy, but it does not work. I tried following the procedure discussed in http://bizforums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,
Whenever I boot up with the Boot Block recovery Recovery swith on I get one beep followed by 3 beeps followed by 3 beeps and ending with another beep. The power and hardrive light are flashing red while the diagnostic lights are off-red-off-off
Does anyone have an idea what does that means, besides that I am not getting my computer to work. I also see that there is no floppy seek no matter in which state the recovery swith is.
I am very desperate, I need this machine working again as soon as possible. Can someone give me an idea on what to do next.
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09-15-2003 03:13 AM
If you've added a second CPU recently, I'd remove it
Reseat RIMM's, and remove non-HP memory.
Remove all accessory cards except video.
Disconnect HDD's & optical storage.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.
Make sure that you have flipped switch 2 on after disconnecting power. Sometimes people flip 3 instead of 2.
Check your crisis BIOS diskette. It should be a bootable DOS floppy with no memory manager. Along with the bootfiles, you should have the following files on it:
Autoexec will contain one line phlash16 /c /mode=3 iuw116us.wph
Then go back to following directions. It should access the floppy at this point.