Virtual PC mwahahahaha

Posted by: Anonymous

Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 01:32 PM

My "PC" in Virtual PC got infected with a virus...rather than bother with trying to remove it, I quit the program, went to the documents folder. dragged the windows hard drive to the trash can, replaced it with a backed up one I had from a few weeks ago on my hard drive, restarted Virtual more virus!<br><br>Not on a PC!!!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 02:30 PM

So what happened exactly that made you realize you were infected?<br><br>
Posted by: walzuhair

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 02:41 PM

I was once given a tour at the Royal Saudi Air Force's software development department to check out their test servers. I was and when I saw they had around 6 PowerMac dualies. They used VPC on each PowerMac to simulate a small network of Windows computers and on the 6 PowerMacs they simulate a 6-zone WAN..<br><br>After the test, they do exactly what you did.. Trash all PCs and use fresh backups for new tests.. <br><br><br>DigitalEye
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 09:35 PM

There was this odd beeping sound, then I thought something might have happened, so I ran the McAfee online virus scan on a hunch, and there it was. <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 09:46 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>There was this odd beeping sound<p><hr></blockquote><p>I've heard that happens with PCs <br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 09:48 PM

Wait, this is better. Did it sound like this? <br><br><embed src=""</embed><br><br>
Posted by: djstefan

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 09:49 PM

What's with the girl Trog?<br><br>_________________________________________<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 09:50 PM

Very close....<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: hayesk

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 09:53 PM

Ellen Feiss - she had "15 minutes of fame" because people thought she was stoned in her Apple "Switch" commercial. In reality, she was groggy from cold medicine.<br><br>
Posted by: djstefan

Re: Virtual PC mwahahahaha - 02/26/04 10:06 PM

I am stoned right now at work.... so? <br><br>_________________________________________<br><br>
Posted by: Swatcat

Pc Beeps - 02/26/04 11:42 PM

Here is a list of PC beeps Im sure you and other members will take notes<br><br><br>When you power on a computer the BIOS immediately takes control of the computer and performs the P.O.S.T (Power On Self Test). At the end of the POST the computer will play an audible 'BEEP' through either the PC's internal speaker of through speakers attached to the sound card (if you have a built-in sound chip). If the POST completed successfully without detecting any problems with then system will play a single short beep to let you know the test is complete and the computer will continue to startup and load the operating system. <br><br> If during the POST the BIOS detects a problem it will normally display a visual error message on the monitor explaining what the problem is. However, if a problem is detected before the BIOS initializes the video card, or a video card is not present or not detected then the BIOS will play several 'BEEPS' through the speaker to let you know there is a problem. Depending on the type of the BIOS you have the BIOS may play beeps in a specific pattern to indicate what the problem is, or play the same beep a number of times indicating the problem. It is very important that you pay close attention to the number and/or pattern of the beeps your computer plays on startup.<br><br> <br><br>Below is a table of the most common AMI, Phoenix and Award BIOS beep codes.<br><br> <br><br>AMI (American Megatrends International) BIOS Beep Codes.<br><br>AMI BIOS uses beeps of the same length and pitch. The error is displayed as a number of beeps. For example, 4 beeps indicated a timer failure.<br><br> BEEP CODE<br> MEANING<br> POSSIBLE CAUSE<br><br>  1 Beep (No video)<br> Memory refresh failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 Beeps<br>  Memory parity error<br> Bad memory<br><br> 3 Beeps<br>  Base 64K mem failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 4 Beeps<br>  Timer not operational<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 5 Beeps<br> Processor error<br> Bad processor<br><br> 6 Beeps<br>  8042 Gate A20 failure<br> Bad CPU or Motherboard<br><br> 7 Beeps<br> Processor exception<br>  Bad processor<br><br> 8 Beeps<br> Video memory error<br> Bad video card or memory<br><br> 9 Beeps<br> ROM checksum error<br> Bad BIOS<br><br> 10 Beeps<br> CMOS checksum error<br> Bad motherboard<br><br>11 Beeps<br> Cache memory bad<br> Bad CPU or motherboard<br><br> <br><br> Award BIOS Beep Codes<br><br>Award BIOS uses beeps of varying duration. A long beep will typically last for 2 seconds while a short beep will last only 1 second. Award BIOS also uses beeps of different frequency to indicate critical errors. If an Award BIOS detects that the CPU is overheating it may play a high pitched repeating beep while the computer is running.<br><br> BEEP CODE<br> MEANING<br> POSSIBLE CAUSE<br><br> 1 Long, 2 Short<br> Video adapter failure<br> Bad video adapter<br><br> Repeating (Endless loop)<br> Memory error<br> Bad memory or bad connection<br><br> 1 Long, 3 Short<br> Video adapter failure<br> Bad video adapter or memory<br><br> High freq. beeps (while running)<br> CPU is overheating<br> CPU fan failure<br><br> Repeating High, Low beeps<br> CPU failure<br> Bad processor<br><br> <br><br>Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes<br><br>Phoenix BIOS uses beep code patterns to indicate problems. In the table below the '-' indicates a brief pause between beeps. <br><br> Example: 1 - 1 - 2  would sound like BEEP <pause> BEEP <pause> BEEP BEEP<br><br> BEEP CODE<br> MEANING<br> POSSIBLE CAUSE<br><br> 1 - 1 - 2<br>  CPU / motherboard failure<br> Bad CPU / motherboard<br><br>  1 - 1 - 3<br> CMOS read/write failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 1 - 1 - 4<br> BIOS ROM failure<br> Bad BIOS chip<br><br> 1 - 2 - 1<br>  Timer failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 1 - 2 - 2<br> DMA failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 1 - 2 - 3<br> DMA failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 1 - 3 - 1<br>  Memory refresh failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 1 - 3 - 2<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 1 - 3 - 3<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 1 - 3 - 4<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 1 - 4 - 1<br> Address line failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 1 - 4 - 2<br> Parity error<br> Bad memory<br><br> 1 - 4 - 3<br> Timer failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 1 - 4 - 4<br> NMI port failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 2 - 1 - 1<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 1 - 2<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 1 - 3<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 1 - 4<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 2 - 1<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 2 - 2<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 2 - 3<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 2 - 4<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 3 - 1<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 3 - 2<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 3 - 3<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 3 - 4<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 4 - 1<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 4 - 2<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 4 - 4<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 2 - 4 - 4<br> 64K memory failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 3 - 1 - 1<br> Slave DMA failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 3 - 1 - 2<br> Master DMA failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 3 - 1 - 3<br> Interrupt controller failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 3 - 1 -4<br> Slave IC failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 3 - 2 -2<br> Interrupt Controller failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 3 - 2 - 3<br> <RESERVED><br> <br><br> 3 - 2 - 4<br> Keyboard control failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 3 - 3 - 1<br> CMOS batter failure<br> Bad CMOS battery<br><br> 3 - 3 - 2<br> CMOS configuration error<br> Incorrect setting<br><br> 3 - 3 - 3<br> <RESERVED><br> <br><br> 3 - 3 - 4<br> Video memory failure<br> Bad video card or memory<br><br> 3 - 4 - 1<br> Video init failure<br> Bad video card or memory<br><br> 4 - 2 - 1<br> Timer failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 4 - 2 - 2<br> CMOS shutdown failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 4 - 2 - 3<br> Gate A20 failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 4 - 2 - 4<br> Unexpected interrupt<br> Bad processor<br><br> 4 - 3 - 1<br> RAM test failure<br> Bad memory<br><br> 4 - 3 - 3<br> Timer failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 4 - 3 - 4<br> RTC failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br>  4 - 4 - 1<br> Serial port failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 4 - 4 - 2<br> Parallel port failure<br> Bad motherboard<br><br> 4 - 4 - 3<br> Coprocessor failure<br> Bad motherboard or CPU.<br><br> 9 - 2 - 1<br> Video adapter incompatibility<br> Use a different brand of video card<br><br> <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: djstefan

Re: Pc Beeps - 02/26/04 11:50 PM

Oh man, I wish I had this list when I was still fixing computers! Most of the beeps I just learned them through experiece, but didnt know half of these! <br><br>_________________________________________<br><br>
Posted by: Morom

Re: Pc Beeps - 02/27/04 12:33 AM

If you ever need them again, find out the type of motherboard that is on the system. Then just lookup the online documentaion for the MB and it should just list all of the 'beep codes'.<br><br>I had the problem recently when I moved my computer and my RAM on my PC became unseated. All I would get was beep intervals when the PC did it's POST test on startup. Since I lost my manual for the MB, just looked it up online and found it right in 5 minutes.<br><br>----<br>A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a dog without bricks tied to its head.