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So I was overclocking this older AMD single core system I have and I was changing the FSB and when I saved the settings and started to boot up the system hung. Well no biggie right? I reset CMOS and turned it on again. STILL HANGED! "Oh no!" said I! I restarted one more time and got the following message.

Award Bios Bootblock Rev 1.0

BIOS ROM CHECKSUM ERROR

Detecting Drive A: for media...
INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
(x1000 about 1 new message every couple of seconds)

I went to my only other PC with a floppy drive in it and made a windows xp SP2 bootdisk on it thinking that this was just a HDD boot issue since it said "system disk". When I inserted the floppy and hit enter nothing happened...I realized that my PC no longer gives power to my PS/2 keyboard... I also made an Award bios recovery floppy and it won't start the flasher when i boot it up and go to the bootblock screen. Is it time to call it quits and scrap this thing? I hear that getting a pro to do an EEPROM Flash can cost like $80 bucks and if so then it wouldn't even be worth it since its an old AGP only mobo. Any suggestions?

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i get that too when it doesnt like my clock, turn it off and flip the psu switch off, wait a bit then back on, should clear everything up and say overclock failed, at least on the p5b
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no haha this mobo is from like 2001 and its a 3rd party make (FN41 made by Shuttle...the computer is one of those tiny desktop squares made for people that want to feel like they are from the future) so I really didn't have any luck with changing the battery or PSU or turning them off for extended periods of time or any combo of that.
    
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It sounds to me as if you haven't locked the PCI bus to 33Mhz on you old motherboard. If you know the model of motherboard then I should be able to tell you where in your BIOS this option is located.
post #5 of 11
A preprogrammed BIOS chip can be had for about $20-30...
http://www.biosman.com/replacement.htm
http://www.badflash.com/orderbiosinstr.html
http://biosrecovery.com/index.cfm?brcid=faq

BTW, on the floppy disk ... perhaps trying a fat32 on a Win98 system if possible!
    
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
It sounds to me as if you haven't locked the PCI bus to 33Mhz on you old motherboard. If you know the model of motherboard then I should be able to tell you where in your BIOS this option is located.
I can't access the BIOS because it is corrupt.

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A preprogrammed BIOS chip can be had for about $20-30...
http://www.biosman.com/replacement.htm
http://www.badflash.com/orderbiosinstr.html
http://biosrecovery.com/index.cfm?brcid=faq

BTW, on the floppy disk ... perhaps trying a fat32 on a Win98 system if possible!
Windows XP won't do that and thats the only OS I have on the PCs in my house. I was told to just format a floppy with an MS-DOS startup ability but so far when the floppy is in the drive, the screen still sits at the INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER screen. I have tried to hit enter but my keyboard no longer responds.
    
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Quote:
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I can't access the BIOS because it is corrupt.
Sorry, I misunderstood your first post.

If you aren't able to even boot with a floppy disc then your only option is to get the BIOS chip replaced unfortunately.
post #8 of 11
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Bye bye useless rig....ebay here I come =)
    
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Just to be sure the CMOS is fully cleared...
1. Unpluf the cod
2. Remove battery
3. Toggle the PS on and off switch.
4. Set jumper to clear
5. Wait overnight.
6. Return jumper first, then battery and power cable, turn on PS switch and then the start button and hope!
    
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Too late its already on ebay haha...I tried that already I'm just gonna let someone else deal with it and spend the money I make on my sig comp. =)
    
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