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BIOS Checksum Error

post #1 of 8
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I try to boot one of my computers and I get this message:

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Award BootBlock Bios v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000 Award Software, Inc.

BIOS ROM Checksum Error

Detecting Floppy Drive A Media...
INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
What the heck do I do??
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post #2 of 8
Well you should be able to get into the bios somehow to configure things..press delte at start up to get in bios menu then find an option called load fail safe defaults..then save and exit.
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Nope, can't get into BIOS. Am I right to think I could boot to DOS using a Win98 Boot Disk and then re-flash the BIOS? It's a BIOS error, not CMOS settings error.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinhead-227
Nope, can't get into BIOS. Am I right to think I could boot to DOS using a Win98 Boot Disk and then re-flash the BIOS? It's a BIOS error, not CMOS settings error.
Yep, that's correct. Use a boot disk and reflash your motherboard.
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post #5 of 8
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It worked. Booted to DOS, reflashed, loaded failsafe defaults, and all is well. I just wonder why it happened in the first place. I wasn't doing anything to the BIOS when it happened. Just rebooted the computer and the message came up.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinhead-227
It worked. Booted to DOS, reflashed, loaded failsafe defaults, and all is well. I just wonder why it happened in the first place. I wasn't doing anything to the BIOS when it happened. Just rebooted the computer and the message came up.
I get that now and then as well, usually when I overclock too high. In any case I'm glad that your board works again!
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post #7 of 8
Im glad this has never happend to me but im lucky anyway because my board has 2 bios's lol one for backup and then the main one..but when one becomes damaged the backup takes over and repairs the main.
post #8 of 8
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I'm just really glad it has a "BootBlock" for saving it. Otherwise I'd be buying another Socket A mobo for my g/f.
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