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#1 rjwoodie


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:08 AM

hey there everyone. i have a compaq presario desk top computer around the 5 or 6 year old running xp pro and i went to boot it up tonight and got the following message after replacing my slave hdd for aother one:
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
copyright © 2000, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting floppy drive A media...
so far iv checked all my leads, plugs, and cables and have not managed to come up with a solution, iv also changed the slave hdd over to its original one andstill no luck.
so any help would be grateful. many thanks rj.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:21 AM

Checksum errors...often indicate that the CMOS battery needs to be changed/replaced.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

CMOS Checksum Errors - http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/booterrGBER08-c.html

Although suggested in one link...I would not necessarily bother checking the settings. The CMOS battery is easily replaced and costs less than $5 anywhere photo/electronics batteries are sold.

If battery is replaced, you will have to reset date/time in CMOS (according to instructions for doing such in the BIOS).


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