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BIOS PostCodes

Intel Motherboards:

  • Olivetti 1076/AT&T BIOS Post Codes
  • Olivetti M20 BIOS Post Codes
  • Olivetti M24/AT&T BIOS Post Codes
  • Olivetti PS/2 BIOS Post Codes


Olivetti 1076/AT&T BIOS Post Codes:

41 7F CPU flag and register test
42 7E Check and verify CMOS shutdown code
43 7D BIOS ROM checksum test
44 7C Test the 8253 timer
45 7B Start memory refresh
46 7A Test the 8041 keyboard controller
47 79 Test the first 8KB of RAM
48 78 Test protected mode operation
49 77 Test CMOS RAM shutdown byte
4A 76 Test protected mod operation
4B 75 Test RAM from 8KB to 640KB
4C 74 Test all RAM above 1MB
4D 73 Test NMI
4E 72 Test RAM parity system
50 71 Test 8259 PIC 1
51 6F test 8259 PIC 2
52 6E Test DMA page register
53 6D Test 8237 DMA controller 1
54 6C Test 8237 DMA controller 2
55 6B Test PIO port 61h
56 6A Test the keyboard controller
57 69 Test the CMOS clock/calendar IC
59 68 Test the CPU protected mode
5A 66 Test CMOS RAM battery
5B 65 Test CMOS RAM
5C 64 Verify CMOS RAM checksum
5D 63 Test parallel port configuration
5E 62 Test serial port configuration
5F 61 Test memory configuration below 640KB
60 60 Test memory configuration above 1MB
61 5F Detect and test math coprocessor
62 5E Test configuration of game port adapter
62 5D Test key lock switch
63 5D Test hard drive configuration
64 5C Configure floppy drives
66 5B Test option ROM's
- - Call interrupt 19 boot loader

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Olivetti M20 BIOS Post Codes:

Triangle Test CPU registers and instructions
Triangle Test system RAM
4 vertical lines Test CPU call and trap instructions
Diamond Initialize screen and printer drivers
EC0 8255 parallel interface IC test failed
EC1 6845 CRT controller IC test failed
EC2 1797 floppy disk controller chip failed
EC3 8253 timer IC failed
EC4 8251 keyboard interface failed
EC5 8251 keyboard test failed
EC6 8259 PIC IC test failed
EK0 Keyboard did not respond
Ek1 Keyboard responds, but self test failed
ED1 Disk drive 1 test failed
ED0 Disk drive 0 test failed
E10 Non-vectored interrupt error
E11 Vectored interrupt error

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Olivetti M24/AT&T BIOS Post Codes:

40 CPU flags and register test failed
41 BIOS ROM checksum test failed
42 Disable 8253 timer channel 1
43 8237 DMA controller test failed
44 8259 PIC test failed
45 Install the real interrupt vectors
48 Send beep and initialize all basic hardware

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Olivetti PS/2 BIOS Post Codes:

01 Test CPU
02 Check CMOS shutdown byte
03 Initialize the PIC
04 Test refresh
05 Test CMOS/RTC periodic interrupt
06 Test timer ratio
07 Test first 64KB of RAM
08 Test 8042 keyboard controller
09 Test NMI
0A Test 8254 PIT
0B Test port 94h
0C Test port 103h
0D Test port 102h
0E Test port 96h
0F Test port 107h
10 Blank the display
11 Check the keyboard
12 Test CMOS RAM battery
13 Verify CMOS RAM checksum
14 Verify extended CMOS RAM checksum
15 Initialize system board and adapter
16 Initialize and test RAM
17 Test protected mode registers
18 Test CMOS RAM shutdown byte
19 Test CMOS protected mode
1A Initialize video adapter ROM scan
1B Test BIOS ROM checksum
1C Test PIC #1
1D Test PIC #2
1E Initialize interrupt vectors
20 Test extended CMOS RAM
21 Test CMOS real-time clock
22 Test clock calendar
23 Dummy checkpoint
24 Test watchdog timer
25 Test 64KB to 640KB RAM
26 Configure lower 640KB RAM
27 Test extended memory
28 Initialize extended BIOS data segment and log POST error
29 Configure memory above 1MB
2A Dummy checkpoint
2B Test RAM parity
2C Test DMA page registers
2D Test DMA controller registers
2E Test DMA transfer-count register
2F Initialize DMA controller
30 Test PIO 61
31 Test the keyboard
32 Initialize keyboard typematic rate and delay
33 Test auxiliary device
34 Test advanced protected mode
35 Configure parallel ports
36 Configure 8250 serial ports
37 Test and configure math co-processor
38 Test and configure game-port adapter
39 Configure and initialize hard disk
3A Floppy-disk configuration
3B Initialize ROM drivers
3C Display total memory and hard drives
3D Final initialization
3E Detect and initialize parallel ports
3F Initialize hard drive and controller
40 Initialize math co-processor
42 Initialize adapter ROM scan
CC Unexpected processor excerption occurred
DD Save DDNIL status
EE NMI handler shutdown
FF Call interrupt 19 boot loader

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