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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by x7337H View Post
If i do, it simply reboots and says that i still have a CMOS checksum error, asking me to reload the defaults or to continue, in both cases it restarts my lappy again...ideas?
Sounds to me like you're laptop battery is dead or dying. Might wanna replace it!
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post #12 of 24
You might want to try that flash again, since these problems showed up after the flash I'm inclined to think that thats the problem
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post #13 of 24
You can alway flash it back to your older BIOS. What changes did you need in the new BIOS?
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post #14 of 24
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Sounds to me like you're laptop battery is dead or dying. Might wanna replace it!
The laptop battery and not the CMOS battery?

I didn't really need anything in the new bios except to reset the cmos password in the flash (I had forgotten the password)
    
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post #15 of 24
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I just flashed the BIOS to an everex brand BIOS, namely 1.09, and people say that its compatible, but now I'm missing even more ram, and am down to 896mb.

What is going on? I've reinstalled the chipset drivers in case that makes any difference.

Could the problem be with my OS?
    
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post #16 of 24
most likely not the os..i would reflash to your original bios and see if that helps
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post #17 of 24
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well i flashed back to the original, and everything seemed fine (no CMOS Checksum errors, and ram now equals 2gb), but windows doesn't load. Simple as that.

It will try to load up with the "bars" going across the screen, but when it passes ~10 times the screen simply goes black. The screen is that sort of "on" black, not a "turned off" black, but I've waited and waited (couple games of CS:S and COD4, maybe 10-15 minutes), and nothing happens. I've tried resetting all the BIOS settings to default, but to no avail.

I'm trying to run a windows repair as we speak, but i'm not sure how it will go...

Once again, thanks everyone for the help...
    
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post #18 of 24
do you have onboard graphics
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post #19 of 24
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do you have onboard graphics
yes...could this be a problem, or at least a factor?

Specifically, the laptop has an integrated Geforce Go 6100.
    
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try limiting the onboard vram
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