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CMOS checksum error- defaults loaded

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#1 wuzzo


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:25 PM


I hope that you can help me with this problem-  which is outside of my experience.


Out of the blue my PC failed to boot.  Its OS is XP Pro.


It proceeds t boot as usual but then it hangs on the message ' Verifying DMI pool data.  Update success'   That's it.   There's a blinking cursor below that but it doesn't respond to the keyboard.


It halts there no matter what I try-  for instance tapping F8, the Gigabyte mobo safe-mode key, or even attempting to boot with the OS CD in the CD drive.


I thought it might be that the MOBO battery had died as I haven't used this machine for quite a while.  I changed the battery and I briefly saw the message ' CMOS checksum error.  Defaults loaded ' but that hasn't reappeared.  ' Verifying DMI pool date.  Update success ';  is as far as it gets.


Any clues ?  Short of sticking in a new hard drive I can't think where to go from here.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 08:04 PM

The CMOS Checksum thing was because you removed the old CMOS battery (and inserted a new one).

That was the system resetting itself.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:53 AM

I shall give it a go.  Thank you.

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