Down on the board there is a 3 pin jumper with a 2 slot plastic connector called the BIOS Configuration Jumper. Shut your system down, open the chassis and find that jumper. Move that jumper from it's current 2 pins, to the other 2 pins (still sharing the center pin in both positions). Now start your system up and it will boot into "BIOS Maintenance Mode" That mode is good because it boots using all the default settings but it displays YOUR current settings. You can either change back the setting that "broke" your setup, or you can hit F9 to load ALL defaults, and F10 to Save&Exit.
After making those changes, shut the system off. Move the jumper back, and restart. Now your system should be running at full defaults.
If that still does not do it, you can do all the same steps as above except add one more thing. After shutting the system down and moving the BIOS Configuration Jumper, remove the power cable from the supply, remove the 3.3v CMOS battery and let the system sit for a minute or so. Then replace the battery, and the power supply cord and boot into Maintenance mode to clear out settings and save/exit.
Hopefully that will solve the issue.
That did it! THANKS!
Hi, I am trying to recover from 3 beeps and have now posted about 3 posts explaining various symptoms and probably beginning to confuse people.
I am trying to understand what you meant by the last instance you mentioned of Maintenance mode in this quote from your reply Edwin Tracy.....
"Then replace the battery, and the power supply cord and boot into Maintenance mode to clear out settings and save/exit."
I am thinking to put the jumper back onto the 2-3 pins again but that does not seem logical and then look for a Clear Out Settings option in there. What do you mean by "Maintenance mode" there please?
As the Intel engineer said above: if you are resetting the bios, you move the jumper; start up (power up) the system; then power down (turn off the power) and move the jumper back; then the bios will be reset.
3 beep sound is regarding to your ram.. check your memory