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Windows M.E.-Bios Checksum Error

Question: Windows M.E.-Bios Checksum Error

I got a freebie computer from my friend but its not in the best of shape. If i can fix it, i can actually get it set up to be a pretty decent computer. So heres my problem. When i turn the system on, i get the message "Bios Rom Checksum Error--Detecting Floppy Drive A Media--INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS A". I'm still new to this computer stuff but i'm willing to learn and i want to fix this computer. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.O.S.--Windows M.E.Motherboard--Asus p4s8x

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Answer: Windows M.E.-Bios Checksum Error

Change the CMOS battery and post back what happens.

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When my computer starts up its a black screen and it says BIOS ROM checksum error

I can't do anything at all i tried holding down and repeatedly hitting delete, F1,

Computer:

Compaq Presario SR1734

MS-7184 Motherboard

AMD 64 ATHLON 3200+

Windows XP

Integrated ATIO RAdeon XPRESS 200

ATX-300-12Z power supply
I tried putting in CD's like windows xp but i get like crazy looking letters flyign across teh screen and lines coming down and stuff.
I want to try to flash the motherboard bios or whatever but i can't figure out how to make the cd.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...item=pv-39430-1

Thats where it shows you how.
 

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I was updating my hardware drivers last nite and did the one listed for the BIOS from the HP website. Upon doing this the computer froze. When i started it back this message comes up on a black screen.Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0BIOS ROM Checksum errorDetecting Floppy drive A mediaINSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTERwireless keyboard and mouse wont work so i was forced to hold down the power button to shut it back down. I have tried restarting pc and pushing F keys. nothing but the same message would come up. I think went on another computer and had a chat online with a HP tech. They suggested i start it up and push the F10 key every second and the BIOS setup screen would appear. Tried this numerous times with no success. I have also tried putting in my Vista Recovery Disks that I created from this computer. Still doesnt work when started up, and thelight on the DVD/CD player is on and working. After pushing the F10 key and nothing happening. The tech then suggested i send the computer to them for repair. I was going to see if anyone had any answers before I look for outside help at some repair place. Please help me if possible someone.

Answer:BIOS ROM Checksum Error

What made you decide to make a Hardware or BIOS update? Is there a previous problem existing with your system? Check your BIOS and used default settings and save/exit. Reinsert or replace CMOS battery. Check your mobo documentation for any BIOS recovery for you may have a corrupt or incorrect BIOS flash update.

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Hello, first time poster! =P

I have the oddest problem, I get random "BIOS ROM checksum error" messages when I boot up. It does this sometimes, not all the time. I can reboot 3 or 4 times without it happening. When it does happen, I can just hit the reset button my case and with the first or second try it boots up fine. I am thinking it's not my bios but something on my MB, or even my MB itself. Any information or insight anyone could give me would be most helpful.

PC info

AMD Athlon T-Bird 1.2ghz
Award BIOS
Windows 2000 Profesional
Geforce 2 64MB AGP

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Hey, i have the Lanparty Pro875B Revision B+ (motherboard) and i just installed a new video card. (x800GT). i turned off the computer, un plugged it, installed the card, and when i turn the computer back on it says "Bios Checksum Error" and looking for boot disk. I do not have a boot disk, how can i fix this... how can i boot up my pc!!!

-Thanks.

-Adam

Answer:Bios Checksum Error. HELP!

Hi,

Most likely caused either by the new video card or the new drivers if you installed them. What video card was in there before? Is the card an onboard card or a regular AGP card that you had in there before? Did you disable or uninstall the old drivers before you added this card? Can you put the old card back in and get it to work?

For the BIOS checksum error, try to clear the CMOS and see if that helps. When we get the information about the above, then we can look at some issues here.

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ive done a bit of research and had some help from folks over at hardwarecentral.com, but to no avail.

i own a Epox 8RDA motherboard and the other day i had rebooted my system and after it rebooted i got this message:

Bios Rom Checksum Error

Detecting A:\ drive

What i have tried:

-removed sound card/network card/1 dimm of memory (i have 2 1gig sticks)
-replaced the cmos battery
-tried inserting a system startup disc

none of these have worked.

apparently it specifically wants AWDFLASH.EXE, so i downloaded that from the Epox website and put it as well as the latest bios update (8rda4729.bin ) on a floppy and rebooted.

it automatically loaded the program, but the cursor is flashing in the bottom right of the screen instead of the box where i am supposed to type the bios file (8rda4729.bin).

is there any way you can help me get my system back up and running??

im in dire need of help!!!!!!!

please...anyone...

-Sin
 

Answer:bios rom checksum error...HELP!!!

I have offered this link, in case you did not have it.

http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=532&SLanguage=en-us
If you cannot type in the relevent place, I suggest you type n
and you should be able to reflash.
Do not shutdown, nor, restart.
Read the page fully, and print out , if you can, before doing anything.
 

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When my computer starts up its a black screen and it says BIOS ROM checksum error

I can't do anything at all i tried holding down and repeatedly hitting delete, F1,

Computer:

Compaq Presario SR1734

MS-7184 Motherboard

AMD 64 ATHLON 3200+

Windows XP

Integrated ATIO RAdeon XPRESS 200

ATX-300-12Z power supply
I tried putting in CD's like windows xp but i get like crazy looking letters flyign across teh screen and lines coming down and stuff.
I want to try to flash the motherboard bios or whatever but i can't figure out how to make the cd.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...item=pv-39430-1

Thats where it shows you how.
 

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i was updating the bios in asus mother board.Flushing was ok but it was problem in verifying image.so i reboot the system. Now it is showing bios rom checksum eror.systemdisk boot failure.insert system disk.pls help

Answer:bios rom checksum error

Boot back into the BIOS and reset values as necessary. Date, time, boot order, etc. Save when exiting (F10).You may need to use a PS/2 keyboard to get back into the BIOS screens.

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Error msg:

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_

Troubleshooting: replaced battery, took of cmos jumper, had battery out for about 20 mins (ac disconnected) I replaced FDD.

From my research online it seems I need to flash the bios, I've never done that before..

Computer specs:

HP Pavilion a445c
Motherboard: ASUS, A7V8X-LA

I can not access the BIOS, computer turns on and goes directly to that screen, I can not enter BIOS, and that is my first and only boot up window.

From my understandings I believe I need to flash the Bios with a Floppy Diskette.. at the time I do not have one and will purchase one today.. but I don't know what software/utility to put on the floppy diskette to flash the bios.
 

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I was just working on my homework on my computer and suddenly my computer screen turned black and I got a "BIOS Checksum Error." My computer kept beeping and I just hit the power button to reboot my PC. After that, my computer booted fine. This is the first time I ever seen a "bios checksum error".
At that time, a faulty DVD drive (IDE) was still connected to my computer and I immediately took it out and replaced it with another DVD burner, thinking that the DVD drive might be the reason why i got the bios checksum error.

I just want to know what the bios checksum error was about because I have no idea if the faulty DVD drive might of been the culprit of the checksum error. I googled my problem and I can't find anything because it seems like most bios checksum errors are related to problems with flashing BIOS (which i never did for months).

Answer:BIOS Checksum Error?

The checksum insures the rom is correct. A checksum error MAY indicate a faulty bios or other hardware on the mobo. The only thing I would do is make sure I keep a good backup of my data. Hardware problems seldom get better.

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Hello, I've been trying to diagnose the problem I'm having with my computer for a while now and I just can't figure it out, so I'm hoping you guys will be able to help me. When I turn the system on it occassionally won't show video but when it does it does not show the bois splash screen and after 30 seconds it comes up to a screen that reads:


Award BootBlock BOIS v1.0
Copywrite (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.

BOIS ROM checksum error

Detecting IDE ATAPI device...

Detecting Floppy drive A media...
Drvie A Error. System Hault


Right now the system is just the PSU, motherboard, CPU, Video card, and a single stick of RAM, since I have swaped out the Video card, ram, and CPU the only things left for it to be are the motherboard and PSU. Unfortunately I don't have a spare of either to swap in so whichever I buy to swap in I'm looking at spending about $120 so I was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction before I spend any more money in the wrong place.

The system as of now consists of:

Pentium Dual-Core E5300
Asus P5N32-E SLI Motherboard
(1x1GB) Corsair DDR2 667mhz
EVGA 6800 Video Card
Ultra V-Series 500-Watt PSU
Zalman CNPS9500 AT CPU Cooler with Artic Silver 5 Compound
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case with SytheUSA High Flow Fans
 

Answer:BIOS checksum error

Is the floppy drive option in your BIOS enabled?
 

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hi all i recently had a sudden blue screen that didnt give me time to read the display, just went dead.after several reboots i finally got the message "bios rom checksum error,detecting floppy drive a media drive a error. system halt".on another pc i got the info to remove the cmos battery for twenty minutes and all would be well, as luck would have it , it did work, all is now well. my question is what could have caused this , even tho i have looked i can find the solution but not the cause, for future avoidance really, os + vista home, 3.07 ghz celeron, 150gb hd, mainboard is a "award software binternational 2.0".......thanks

Answer:bios rom checksum error

Usually this sort of error is caused by a faulty cmos battery.If the battery does not need replacing, it could be that the contacts tothe battery have become dirty, or even a mild corrosion over a period of time.This does sometimes happen hence certain electrical contact being gold plated.If its now ok, it's probbably just cleaned up by being removed

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Hey guys i'm new and my comp has a problem . Today i just bought a Thermaltake 11+ heatink. After installation i turn my pc on, and i get this error which saids "BIOS ROM checksum error". I have no clue what happend at all.. The mobo is a fic am37, and the bios is Phoenix award bios. Their are 2 beeps durring startup, one short and one long. I read up about it and two beeps is ram. The ram is samsung 2100. Any help would be great! thanks

Answer:Bios ROM checksum error

Thanks for the info, i took everything completely apart and put it all back in, but still doesn't work. Is there anyway i can completely reset my bios?

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Winfast Motherboard.On bootup I am getting a black screen with this message. AWARD BOOT BLOCK BIO VL.0 BIOS ROM CHECKSUM ERROR DETECTING FLOPPY DRIVE A media Insert System Disk and press enterI assume that it wants the Win xp disc but all that happens is the the same Command is repeated every time I press enter.The floppy drive light is on all the time and the drive sounds busy, it seems like it is trying to boot from the empty floppy drive. floppy drive.Any help gratefully received.

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How old is the PC?Did you put it togeter or was it bought from new?BIOS ROM CHECKSUM ERROR usually means flat CMOS battery and lost hard drive drive settings hence the search from floppyFloppy light light on constant is usally floppy cable wrong way round. henve the above questions.Battery first, £2. 99 pack of two C2032 from wilkinsons stores.

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This is the second series of times in the last year I've gotten a "bios rom checksum error" when I try to boot up my computer. Last time I got a new bios battery, and the problem stopped showing up, but now it's happening again. Could there be some kind of problem with my motherboard to make it use batteries faster, or anything else (assuming that once again a new battery would fix the problem)?

Answer:Bios rom checksum error

something in the bios is getting corrupted maybe.. what kind of motherboard do you have?

Welcome to TF Killer86!

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Ive had no problems at all with my system for ages and one morning I turned my pc on andBIOS ROM Checksom errorDetecting floppy drive A media..Insert System disk and press enterso I inserted system disk and gotautomatic load AWDFLASH.EXE!!Errorr-AWDFLASH.EXE not found!!replace the disk and press enter I have replaced the batt but nothing happens now does not boot I'm afraid, checked almost everything I canmobo/fic/az11e cpu/k7/1.3 amd athlonhopefully I havn't lost anything on my HDD can I just change the mobo and use all the components from my old moboI have not flashed the mobo at all

Answer:BIOS ROM Checksum error

Download a bios from click hereyou will need the award AWDFLASH.EXE to run it

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Greetings..

I just recently purchased a barebone machine to upgrade my system - ECS L4S5M board (P4 - 2.0)

Well, after moving everything over, drives, cards, and installing memory, I try to boot and I get this message:

BIOS checksum error or something to that effect. It doesn't even get to any system checks. It then says "Checking Drive A media: PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Oh, yes, this is preceded by a "Keyboard error or missing" message as well, even with the keyboard connected.

I'm a little lost and any help would be appreciated...

Glenn
 

Answer:BIOS checksum error?

Do you have the opportunity to enter the bios setup and configure your devices. You will need to configure the hard drive, cdrom, etc, once done, save and exit setup

Also, some motherboards ship the the clear cmos jumper set to clear. You need to move it to the other position, check your manual
 

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Three times in the last two days half way throughpost I get the following message and my pc shuts down.------Bios rom checksum error. detecting floppy drive'a' media INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. Only by restarting several times until "something clicked" was I able to use the pc. Is this some known standard error,or could it be related to the fact that despite loading my Epson 925 printer with setup disk and using it without problems windows XP keeps "finding new hardware epson925"and asking for disk and when I cancel tells me hardware will not work correctly---which it does.I am now scared to switch off in case it conks again, so all all help gratefully received.

Answer:bios rom checksum error

Hi birkdalite. A BIOS ROM checksum error means that the when BIOS tests the ROM for data integrity during POST, it has found an error. What the checksum is, is a figure that it stores, and it performs a mathematical process on all the ROM data, and compares the result with the checksum. If the two numbers agree, then the stored data hasn't been corrupted. If the numbers don't agree, then there is an error in the data. Unfortunately the only way of changing the data in the ROM is by flashing it. If your motherboard supports floppy disk BIOS booting, then you can flash the BIOS ROM even if the data has been corrupted. I notice that this facility is now included in ASUS motherboards. On other motherboards, a checksum error often means that the motherboard is scrap.A BIOS ROM checksum error cannot be caused by a Windows error.

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Hi, hopefully this is the right place to post this, if not, i apologize

Have a microstar computer Model: PC MT5 typ: MED MT 165

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BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media...
INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
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recived this error on startup, but after a coupla minutes then a reboot it went away, i pestered parents to look into problem, but apparently not important. Now its doing it every startup, and have no clue what to do.

I tried disconnecting the A drive, and then it just gave me an "A drive is missing" error on a similar screen

googling tells me something about a battery, but i dont know where to get one or what type.

Hope someone can help

Tom

p.s. not very knowledgeable about hardware problems, so if i have missed a vital bit of info please shout, (if you can dumb it down as much as possible!!)
 

Answer:BIOS Checksum error

Tell us the brand, model, and age of your computer, and how it is configured.

Your CMOS battery may be dead. Easy to replace $3.25 at Wal-Mart.

But it could be other things.
 

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Alright today I was going to update my bios and my dog ripped my power cord out of the wall. So now it boots to Award Block and is now not letting me continue with my shannigans and I have tried everything I know how to do.. It does not read my atapi drives and does not read my hard drives on my cd-rom drives does this mean I need to send my MOBO back or not. Any help is appreciated. Its a Biostar P4M900-M7 FE Motherboard
 

Answer:Bios Checksum Error

:wave Welcome to Major Geeks :major

Have you tried resetting the BIOS using the on-board jumper? Hopefully this will help. If not, you may need to either send it back to Biostar, or get a new board. Biostar has a flat $45 fee for repairing mobos that are past the factory warranty period..... I think......
 

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I am having a problem with my desktop. It is running an Intel Viiv Technology with Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6400, Windows XP Media Edition.

A day prior to this, I had to perform a System Recovery because the computer would not get past the Windows XP loading screen (black with the green bars), so the computer was busy downloading and installing updates everywhere. Last night, while my computer was installing HP Updates, it froze for 30 minutes, so I had to soft reset it.

Now, whenever I try to start up my computer, it immediately says this:


Code:
Award BootBlock BIO v1.0

BIOS ROM checksum error
no keyboard or keyboard error

Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
Found CDROM, try to boot from it... Fail
Found CDROM, try to boot from it... Fail

Detecting floppy drive a Media
Drive a error: System halt

It then beeps continuosly at a fast pace.

I have tried putting in the Windows XP install disc and it then goes to a blue Windows Setup screen, but no further than that. Just a blue screen with "Windows Setup" at the top.

What can I do to fix this problem? I'm currently using my laptop, but I really need my desktop for work. Please help.
 

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Hi there folks.........Very stressed!!!........I woke up to this:

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

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting IDE ATAPI device ....

Detecting floppy drive A media
INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
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Its an ASUS A8N-E motherboard with an AMD Athlonx2 64 processor. I am running XPpro.

I didn't get a floppy disk with the motherboard. I am not that technical so really need some help here.

Many thanks in advance

Wayne
 

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Good evening,On bootup I am getting a black screen with this message.BIOS ROM CHECKSUM ERRORDETECTING FLOPPY DRIVE A mediaInsert System Disk and press enterRecently changed my CMOS battery, Memory, PSU since then the above message has started to appear.Any clues how I go about fixing this or what the cause may be.......mobo faulty ?

Answer:BIOS ROM Checksum Error

" Recently changed my CMOS battery "The motherboards bios has gone back to factory settings.Either load default settings in the bios or Post the make and model of the motherboard.What drives you havethe make and model of the cpuand the type and amount of ram you have.

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Hi all,

I have a Compaq Pressario SR1000 PC (MS-6577 v4.1 motherboard) and i have this problem. I've read lots of stuff online about flashing the BIOS or to recover it but i haven't got a floppy disk. Is there a way to create a CD to use AWDFLASH because the PC is asking for a floppy drive. This error happened one day when i switched the PC on.

I get this message:

Award Bootblock BIOS v1.0

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media

INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Hope anyone can help

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:BIOS ROM checksum error

Hold on, don't do a thing about flashing the BIOS.
Go into the BIOS and disable floppy drive. For some reason, it started detecting one.

If that does nothing, go into BIOS and select load defaults.

Also check the time; if it isn't correct, you might simply need a new CMOS battery because the BIOS forgets the settings.
 

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does anyone know what this means turned pon computer beeps says bios checksum error c/drive /cdrom/mouse not present all are connected to the computer put in startup disk it says loaded diagnostic tools to cbut wont do anything elsem/b mercury kob kt400 fdsxgraphic card geforce4 mx440 8x1g ddr memorywin98seany ideas

Answer:bios checksum error

If the BIOS reports a checksum error, I think it has somehow got corrupted. Try resetting the CMOS by the link on the motherboard, or by removing the battery for a few seconds before switching the computer on.

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Hello,I have just changed the CMOS battery,believing maybe it was at fault for the loss of date and time,and the BIOS Checksum error that I have received 3 times over the last week or so.I installed the battery,and the Checksum error appeared again.The BIOS is showing a charge of 3.72v for the battery.The MB is only 15 months old,but I changed the old battery anyway.I checked on-line for other reasons for the Checksum error,found one site which suggested updating the BIOS.I used the Foxconn CD,and installed the update utility program.I backed up the old BIOS first,then update to a newer version.This went well,except that I had to re-register XP.This tool a while over the phone,could not connect the the Microsoft web site.Xp is now registered and the BIOS update has not caused any noticeable errors.Right,finally my question,phew.Did I do the correct thing by changing the battery first,then updating the BIOS.Is there something else which can cause the Checksum errors ????Any help appreciated .Many thanks,Mike

Answer:BIOS CheckSum error

The battery was probably the cause, but checksum errors can be caused by a variety of things:Memory ProblemsBIOS settings not retained (usually the battery)Hard drive issues.CPU problemsI would monitor it, but seems that aslong as your settings are correct and the issue does not return, then the battery was the likely cause.Even with a new mobo, I have had weak and failed batteries (never know how long the batteries have been hanging around prior to installation)

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My mate is having trouble with his Advent T9100.When we turn it on we get just a black screen with the text,Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0Copyright(c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.BIOS ROM checksum errorDetecting floppy drive A mediaINSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTERWe've tried his system recovery disk and my XP disk but nothing.I've also tried accessing BIOS but It won't let me, any ideas are much appreciated.

Answer:BIOS ROM checksum error

Looks like the battery may be knackered.Was it loosing time and date just before the problem.

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hi, ive had my computer for 2 years now. It was built for me by a friend of mine. When I got it installed I chose not to have a floppy drive. Ive had no serious problems with it until recently. I usually keep my computer on for long periods of time before ever restarting or shutting it down. Most recently I shut down my computer and when I turned it back on I got an error message with nonstop beeping. It said:
Award Bootblock BIOS v1.0
BIOS ROM Checksum error
Detecting Floppy Drive A Media
Drive A Error. System Halt.
So I restarted about 10 times and each time it would just go to that screen and beep. So I unplugged the power supply and waited a couple minutes. Restarted the computer and went into BIOS. I wasnt sure what I was doing but I looked under BIOS FEATURE SETUP and it said 1st boot device was FLOPPY, i changed that to hdd-0, then as 2nd boot device i chose cdrom, and 3rd i chose hdd-1. then i went into Standard CMOS Features and it said that I had a floppy drive. so I changed it to none. saved the changes and computer booted up without a problem. Then I saw in My Computer that I had an A Drive. So I went into Device Manager and removed it. This was about a week ago until now where it happened again. Did the same steps and I was able to boot up the comp again. Not sure what the problem is since I never had a floppy drive. any help would be great

thanks

Answer:bios checksum error

You have your bios set to auto-detect drives.If the floppy is good turn off your bios virus detector and it will install,otherwise remove the floppy or turn off auto detect.

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I start my computer... error message comes up:

BIOS ROM Checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media...

Drive A Error System Halt
then it beeps alot. I have no A drive. I can't get passed this message. What is going on?
 

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I'm at my wits end with my computer and would appreciate the forums' help please.

I have recently replaced the Mobo on my eMachines W2260. On powering up I get a message 'Cmos checksum error-defaults loaded'. I hit 'DEL' & enter Setup and adjust the date/time/year etc & save the appropriate settings to Cmos.

The computer then restarts and I receive the following error message 'BIOS Rom checksum error. Detecting Floppy drive A media...'. I can get no further after that and the computer continually restarts and gives the 'Floppy Drive' message time after time which I assume is indicative of requiring a floppy disc to be inserted in the A drive as I can hear the drive constantly whirring.

If I choose not to enter Setup by hitting 'DEL' as above and go the 'F1' route instead the computer does a normal boot and loads Windows XP correctly, however when the computer is turned off it will not repower up and I have to clear the CMOS by jumper/battery removal and start all over again!

Further, can anyone confirm the pin sequence on JBAT1 as I am having a hard time with MSI confirming whether pin# 1 is closest to the CMOS battery or furthest away?

Lastly, any recommendations on a good power supply. Another saga, but I just bought a Dynapower 500W with 2 year warranty from Newegg as a result of excellent buyer reviews and it was DOA! I'm considering a Thermalake 430W at present time, but will I fare ... Read more

Answer:BIOS Rom Checksum Error Or What?

The jumper should be on pins 1 & 2 which are normally closest to the battery
Thermaltake are excellent psu's
 

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I have a compaq presario sr1750nx desktop, when i turn it on i get the following message; award bootblock bios v1.0
copyright (c) 2000 award software inc
bios rom checksum error
detecting ide atapi device
detecting floppy drive a media
insert system dsk and press enter
then 1 beep
do i need to flash my bios? If so can u tell me how to get into my system because when i press any of the f# keys it does not go into setup. Also i do not have a floppy drive on this system.

Thanks, biggdogg
 

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I have Windows Vista 07 manufacture date. I am getting
Bios Rom checksum error
Detecting floppy drive A media
Insert system disk and press enter

How do I fix this issue or can I even do it ? Will provide more info if requested. Thank You.
 

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I started putting together my own computer(starting to think this was a mistake) and I've run into what looks to be a pretty big problem. I installed and Abit kt7 motherboard, brand new with a duron processor(I'm cheap). I got the vid card in and the memory and I put on a chrome ord heatsink. I turned it on to set the processor and see if my video card was compatable and I was able to get into the BIOS the first time with no problems but I had to save and exit because I didn't have anything else when I went to turn the computer back on later I found a message that said Award BootBlock v1.0
BIOS ROM checksum error
Then looks for drive A and asks for a system disk. This wouldn't be a problem except I don't have a harddrive with an os on it. I tried clearing the CMOS and it doesn't do anything and I can't get into the BIOS for anything. Is this a problem that I can get a new motherboard with or can I get it fixed?
 

Answer:Bios Rom checksum error

When I boot the BIOS all it says is "AWARD boot block BIOS". What should I do?

This can occur if you have been overclocking your processor and failed to boot at a certain speed. In this
case it can be solved by clearing the CMOS using the jumper on the motherboard.

It can also occur if your CPU is damaged or malfunctioning in some way - particularly after damaging the
core when installing a heatsink.

In other cases, however, this means you have a corrupted BIOS, but the "fail safe" boot block BIOS is
still working. You should be able to insert a bootable floppy and flash the BIOS to the latest version.
Make sure the bootable floppy contains no memory management utilities, such as HIMEM.SYS. Follow
the BIOS flash instructions above. If this fails, you will need to contact the suppliers of your motherboard.
Your BIOS chip is dead... :-(

Note that companies such as BadFlash exist, who will reprogram your BIOS chip for a modest fee.
Alternatively contact Abit directly who again will sell you a new BIOS chip for a similar cost - see
question "How do I get a replacement BIOS chip?" below.

To prevent these problems in the future you may wish to consider using a BIOS Saviour.

http://www.viahardware.com/faq/kt7/kt7faq.htm
 

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i have a luckystar P4VAS+ mother board which having award bios have a problem indicating " biosrom checksum error"

after booting the computer display on the schreen is as following :-

award bootlock bios v1.0
biosrom checksum error

detecting floppy drive
A media........

drive a error . system halt

Than i am test all the physical part one by one.
replace cmos battery
cheak ram it ok .
check hard dicks it didn't detected by the board.
than i connect floppy drive it was detected by the board and show insert floppy disk.

so i think that bios is corrupted.

and i want the bios of luckystar P4VAS+ and the award bios software to flash the bios

please help me and suggest also.
 

Answer:bios rom checksum error

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I've technically found the solution already, but i'm unsure of what to do next.
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=1074897

I have the 513.rom and the awdflash.exe, and tried creating a bootable CD, but when I did what one poster did, the "Awdflash 513.rom old.rom" command, it doesn't help and I get a command or filename unrecognized message on the screen.

The problem is described in the same way as the previous poster in the thread I've mentioned, where I downloaded the sp37190.exe bios update for this motherboard and it froze at windows during installation and gives me the BIOS ROM checksum error. HP support says to go to the nearest hp service centre, but I think that I just need the correct guidance to properly make a bootable CD for this.

To recap, I have the two files needed, I just need to know how to put these on a CD to boot from in my computer.

The computer's model is an HP a6110n.
 

Answer:BIOS ROM checksum error

What did you try to create a bootable CD?

I found this




One of the easiest methods for creating a simple bootable CD is to use the CD recording software program you use to create CDs. Today many of these programs have a feature already built within them that enables users to create a bootable CD.Click to expand...


 

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and why do i keep getting them? help!
 

Answer:whats a bios rom checksum error?

It means you need to change your cmos battery. It is the size of a quarter on your mainboard. If you have never opened up a pc case before take it to a computer shop to replace or you may do more hard than good trying to replace it yourself.
 

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Hi folks, am new to this forum and could really do with some help.My mum has an old pc...she is not on the internet...only uses it to mess around with photographs and uses word...windows xp...128ram and 10gig, that's all I know really!She went on holiday for 3 weeks and switched the power off...taking into account the clocks changed???When I switch it on it says f1 to resume or del to setup. Say's something about the clock is not set in the bios. If you press F1 it gets to the windows is loading blue windows screen, clicks and goes round in circles. If you press del to run set up it just hangs at a black screen with the curser flashing?Is it the battary?I have toyed with moving the jumbers but would really like some help here.Cheers

Answer:checksum error cannot access bios

 bek..... Sounds like the internal battery has died ....... Get a new one , replace the old one , then go into the bios and reset the time and date and reset with all the default settings and you should be ok......BTW , what make and model is the pc ?dl65  

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eVGA X58 3X SLI mobo, BIOS voltage is 3.17V. OK, so I get a BSOD for whatever reason as it doesn't matter except that my BSOD's are caused by OC'ing in Windows, as the following happens every time. I power off the rig, wait for the mobo light to die, reset the BIOS and then have to power cycle the PSU up to 6 times until I can get it to post and then I get the checksum error F1 to load defaults or DEL to enter CMOS.

This has been happening since day one and I've finally gotten sick of this game. Anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
 

Answer:BSOD's cause BIOS checksum error

I don't have an exact solution to your problem, but I was having a similar issue with my x38 mobo. Luckily it had a feature called dual bios or something. basically it always kept a hard copy of the bios on a rom chip, and if it ever detected any problems, it would automatically revert back to it. I've found that it would kick in when I was trying to use the latest bios revision (which was labeled as beta by the manufacturer) and if there was ever a reason that the computer shutdown improperly.

so in the end, i finally went back to the last full bios release, and haven't had an issue since.
 

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Hello all...first time poster so bear with me....
Wit's end, frustrated, ready to throw it out etc..all apply to this...I have an Asus K8n mobo , amd 3000 processor, WD 40gb I boot XP SP2 from , 300gb SATA, 1Gb mem. I had a diff 40gm Maxtor which showed up as SMART fail so I hooked it up to the comp...tried all kinds of progs incl MaxBlast and no result. I pull out the ide cable and discard the pos Maxtor. Closed up the case, rebooted...nothing except BIOS CHECKSUM ERROR. Did all the usual - took out battery, made sure all connections were secure etc...no luck....I thought I would switch hd to an older computer emachines T1842 ...put memory , hd ...booted up ...no operating system...tried to install WinXP SP2....BSOD 1/3 of the way through...used another Win XP disk...same thing...no luck with Vista or Linux ...strangely enough can only install Win 98SE...so ...any ideas would be appreciated...thanks in advance...texrph
 

Answer:Solved: Bios checksum error

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Good Day to All,

Any threads concerning a BAD flash?

Mules001
 

Answer:BIOS ROM checksum error-Any threads??

Is it necessary to have an ISA Graphic Card installed whilst having a
BIOS ROM checksum error? (BOOT BLOCK)

Can someone help here?
 

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Hey, I REALLY need your help with this one. I don't know what to do. I was putting some more memory in my computer. I noticed that all the memory modules didn't appear to be compatible...so I was testing by putting the various modules in different slots to see if they would be recognized and I got this message when I tried to restart:

Award BIOS BLOCK checksum error
Then it prompts me to put in a system disk. But it will not load any drivers and this fails to install.( I have a disk that simply boots to CD because I am using Windows XP )

Please help me. What is going on? Did I ruin my motherboard??
The Hard drive must be unaffected because I never got that far....

I have a shuttle AK12 spacewalker motherboard. It is only a year old, so the battery is fine.

Looking at the motherboard documentation, I found a jumper to
"clear the CMOS setting" but was unable to do anything. If I tried to boot the machine with the jumper setting changed. nothing happened. Absolutely nothing.

The guide has the following instructions:

1. Turn off system and unplug AC power
2.Remove ATX power cable from power connector
3. Locate JP1 and short pins 2-3 for a few seconds
4. Return JP1 to its normal setting by shorting pins 1-2
5 Connect ATX power cable back to power connector.
WHAT??? short??? what does that mean? how? with what??
I realize this was probably written somewhere english is not the native language, but I have no idea what they're talking about.

Does... Read more

Answer:HELP! Bios Block checksum error!!!

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My pc is showing " main bios checksum error " , it even does not start in one time i have to push on button 4 to 5 times the it starts . What to do ?

Answer:Main BIOS checksum error !

Hey Shukla, Try removing the CMOS battery and keep it out for 30+ mins and then insert it back. Try this first and let us know.

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Clean instal of OEM XP Pro + SP3 on new mobo/cpu. Activated OK. Then BIOS checksum error, message "attempting recovery from HPA..BIOS recovery" during POST. So cannot get into BIOS set up.
History : Needed to migrate XP Pro uptodate to new mobo Gigabyte GA MA770 S3P due failure of old. Got BSOD with error code 7B. Bit the bullet and did clean instal from OEM CD, added SP2, SP3. Activated but on restart, BIOS checksum error... Can get into BIOS set up with no HD connected to set defaults but same error when HD reconnected... Got into Qflash at POST to flash BIOS this loaded OK with successful flash/checksum. But still same error during POST.
Two images available, pre and post activate using Paragon Backup 2013.
1) Does Windows change data in HPA on activation to always produce this error ?
2) How can I recover this system ?
MS said get another product key from original supplier. No hope after 11 years. MS said XP now obsolete so cannot get new CD. Would value any help to recover this system.

Answer:BIOS Checksum Error during POST

BIOS checksum error Has nothing to do with Windows, It usually means the coin cel battery on the motherboard is bad.
Is the hard drive SATA or IDE?
Is the motherboard a exact replacement for the previous board?
Is you version of Windows OEM or Full Retail?

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i was upgrading the Bios my Hp Pavilion a6070c when my lil' girl unintentionally shutdown the computer. Now when i switch on the computer..it says Bios checksum error and also insert system disk and press enter. Please i really need an help from any of you. Thank You in advance

Answer:Bios Checksum Error ( computer can not boot)

I think there's a good chance you can recover the BIOS cause apparently it has some functions which it shouldn't have if it had been completely trashed... if that had been the case, you would probably see a blank screen. The "BIOS checksum error" indicates the BIOS battery is running out of power the BIOS needs to save hardware information and "system disk" is the floopy that contains the BIOS update files. So you have to replace the nickel size CR2032 battery on the motherboard before you can proceed and attempt to reflash the BIOS. Next make remake the floopy with new BIOS update files and see if you can reflash the BIOS.. If the BIOS cant continue, try using the open source utility called "UniFlash" (http://www.uniflash.org/). Check the thread at http://winhlp.com/node/192 and read under "The following worked for me". the guy used the mantioned application. Experts say that once the power fails during a BIOS update all is caput and there's no hope, but experts have said lots of thing that in time I've found to be untrue or outdated. I've been reading some comments that say you can always recover from a bad BIOS update... check the following linkHow to Recover from a bad BIOS updatehttp://www.technibble.com/how-to-re...

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My PC: Compaq Presario SR5027CL, Vista Premium,

Problem: BIOS update fail & cannot be recovered
Error: Help! BIOS checksum error & now keyboard detected.

1. Tried: Reset BIOS by shorting jumper + removed batery = still did not work.
2. Tried: Download the ISO http://www.mediafire.com/file/0nm2olgzmqy/BootIvy.iso and burn it to a blank CD using imgburn. Result: still didn't work because keyboard & mouse are not detected. But it booted to DOS prompt.

3. BIOS needs to be reset to a completely default state & capable of detecting all input devices.

Help!
 

Answer:Help! BIOS checksum error & now keyboard detected.

I'm guessing you are using a USB keyboard and mouse. The simplest solution is to borrow an old PS/2 (round plug) keyboard to use during the BIOS flash. You do not need a mouse during the flash.

The other option would be to experiment with getting a DOS USB driver added to the image file and see which one works with your keyboard which will be trial and error and may take some time.

I'd see if you can dig up an old keyboard or find a cheap one somewhere. It won't be fun trying to find DOS drivers for a USB keyboard.
 

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Hi all,

This is my first Gigabyte board. Anyhow, here is what is happening (just watch the vid):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-jURmpBuTk

So I've left a couple of things out during the video. At first I just got into BIOS and checked it out. I was trying to find what speed the default memory was so I could set it to 1200. However I never made it that far w/o it freezing. Then I guess the BIOS got/was messed up because after a couple of POSTs to BIOS and the "normal screens" I started getting POSTs to the Dual Bios screen. That is when I read to reset CMOS, take it down to one stick of RAM, and then try and Flash your BIOS with Qflash. That is where I was when this video was made. I haven't done anything from here.

Thanks all,

Sam

my system:
CASE: ANTEC NINE HUNDRED BK RT
MB: GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS5 775 X48 RT
PSU: OCZ OCZ700MXSP 700W RT
CPU: INTEL C2Q Q9550 2.83 775 12M R
RAM: 1Gx2 OCZ OCZ2FX12002GK R
HD: 750G WD SATA2 32M WD7500AADS
CPUCOOLER: ARCTIC P4 ACFZ7-PRO R
DVD: LG GH22LS30 22X LS SATA
GPU: HIS H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB
 

Answer:Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 - Bios backup checksum error

Hello.

I did look at your video you posted on another forum.

I can point you to try:

The error points to:
Bad or old CMOS battery.
BIOS update.
Disconnecting power from computer without shutting down computer
Reset BIOS back to defaults and see if that fixes the issue.

Buy a new BIOS battery.

If you downloaded the Q-flash/BIOS update it maybe corrupt try redownloading.

If that is your PSU you keep pressing down and it keeps restarting the computer then you can put that under continualy bad shut downs,this can cause a mulitude of hardware issues.

JB.
 

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I bought a second-hand Socket 939 motherboard (DFI Lanparty nf4 ultra-D) on eBay to replace an MSI k8n neo4 m/b that packed up in the hope of re-using my AMD dual core CPU/ccoler and 3GB of DDR memory. The replacement was advertised as in full working condition.When I started the rebuilt PC for 1st time it detected memory, CPU and drives correctly but stopped at "CMOS Checksum error - default loaded press F1 to proceed or delete to enter setup".Pressing F1 made the screen go blank and nothing more happened. Re-starting and trying "delete" took me to a blank screen with a flashing cursor but no BIOS setup.I then searched the web and have tried replacing the battery, clearing the CMOS using the jumper and then replacing it and re-starting, pressing "Insert key" at power on and then "delete" but still cannot get into (or beyond) BIOS set up. The m/b beeps once at power on and the LEDs stop with one burning (which according to manual means it is waiting to boot).I am thinking the CMOS must be corrupt and I will have to send the m/b back as defective. Does anyone have any better ideas?

Answer:Checksum error and BIOS setup problem

Is there anything here for you click here

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hi,
need some help...

HARDWARE:

ASUS A8N-E mobo (nforce 4)
amd 64 3000+ (1.8 ghz)
300 gb SATA seagate
1gb ddr Hynix (inserted in the 3rd slot as shown in manual)
BIG 6600 (256mb)nvidia graphics card
Bios version 1006
sony dvd writer

Installed software:

. win xp (sp2)
. chipset driver ver. 665
. sound drivers (realtek ac'97 (al850))
. amd 64 cool and quiet software
. asus ai booster

i have not loaded the network/firewall drivers cause i dont need them now.
(new at this so if i need to post anything else please let me know)

anyway, bought all this just recently and assembled the pc.... worked fine for a few days then started restarting at random times... sometimes while playing game (doom 3, thief) or while doing normal stuff...(showed BSOD) and then after restert just does all the start up checks and again BSOD. then if i manully restart shows it takes a little longer to start up then before the windows logo screen with the bar can appear... it says i need to load required dll or kernel

then when i restart it says...

Awards Bios BootBlock ver. ....
copyright 2000

Bios Rom Checksum error

please insert cd rom ....

floppy...

i also tried to insert the mobo cd that came with package to reload the bios but just ssays loading awdflash.exe and then nothing.
after which if i restart it keeps returning to the same screen (bios rom checksum error).

i have already replaced the memory stick and the power supply (mobo technician suggested the changing of the power supply)... Read more

Answer:A8N-E (asus) BSOD - bios rom checksum error

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hi,
need some help...

HARDWARE:

ASUS A8N-E mobo (nforce 4)
amd 64 3000+ (1.8 ghz)
300 gb SATA seagate
1gb ddr Hynix (inserted in the 3rd slot as shown in manual)
BIG 6600 (256mb)nvidia graphics card
Bios version 1006
sony dvd writer

Installed software:

. win xp (sp2)
. chipset driver ver. 665
. sound drivers (realtek ac'97 (al850))
. amd 64 cool and quiet software
. asus ai booster

i have not loaded the network/firewall drivers cause i dont need them now.
(new at this so if i need to post anything else please let me know)

anyway, bought all this just recently and assembled the pc.... worked fine for a few days then started restarting at random times... sometimes while playing game (doom 3, thief) or while doing normal stuff...(showed BSOD) and then after restert just does all the start up checks and again BSOD. then if i manully restart shows it takes a little longer to start up then before the windows logo screen with the bar can appear... it says i need to load required dll or kernel

then when i restart it says...

Awards Bios BootBlock ver. ....
copyright 2000

Bios Rom Checksum error

please insert cd rom ....

floppy...

i also tried to insert the mobo cd that came with package to reload the bios but just ssays loading awdflash.exe and then nothing.
after which if i restart it keeps returning to the same screen (bios rom checksum error).

i have already replaced the memory sti... Read more

Answer:A8N-E (asus) BSOD - bios rom checksum error

u can directly e-mail if u want... need to get this problem sorted out...

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I just built a new computer using an Asus P4P800-E mobo and a 2.8 P4. I installed XP PRO on it when it was just the SATA drive and everything worked fine. I added two ATA drives on the IDE primary and a DVD drive and a zip drive on the secondary IDE. I went into the BIOS and set it to boot from the SATA drive but now I'm getting a BIOS checksum error at boot.

Any ideas on what might be wrong ?
 

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Hi everyone,
After sucessfully upgrading my laptops BIOS from A09 to A11 yesterday it booted normally but today it just beeps (single beep every few seconds -> ROM checksum error...).
Is there a recovery method like the Phoenix Crisis tool or such to recover a broken BIOS or can I flash the BIOS using an SPI-Flash programmer?
Thanks,
Jakob Riepler

Update:
After initializing an emergency recovery (hold END while plugging in AC power) with an USB drive plugged in with the latest bios file (QCL01A11.fd renamed to QCL01X64.fd extracted from the bios update exe) it started a BIOS recovery and shut itself down after about half an hour. after that it was completely dead (no lights on, no beeping as if it had no power).
Then I tried flashing the bios to the 4mb flash chip which worked but there is still no sign of life and I have no clue where to find a hex file for the 2mb bios flash chip (the second one on the board).
Is there any way to rescue my laptop without swapping the mainboard? (does dell sell the two bios chips preprogrammed?) :(
The thing that really bugs me is, that the rom checksum error happened after one day of normal use after the bios update...

Answer:Dell 7520 (15r SE) BIOS checksum error

how you fixed this issue i have same issue here. thank you

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I purchased new memory for my Compaq Presario SR5027CL and followed the advice to update my BIOS. I updated using HP's recommended BIOS update, and then the computer showed a black screen with ""BIOS ROM checksum error"" - and I could not use the on/off button on the computer. I unplugged, waited, plugged back in and same thing. I then put in my VISTA (32bit) recovery disk and unplugged/waited/plugged in and had same result. I seriously need help ASAP as I depend on that computer for my work.
 

Answer:HELP! BIOS ROM checksum error on Presario SR5027CL

Re: BIOS update to SR5027CL failed - HELP please!

Hi,

I posted in the other thread. It looks like that is the correct ISO for your computer. Since the problem is related to a bad BIOS flash it should work for you.

This post and post #12 in that thread should help explain the basics. Feel free to ask for any more information or help.
 

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Not sure if this should be in the software room or what.

I had one of my old boards laying around. It's an M4a78 Pro AMD board. I have used it before and as it seems, my stuff only works well with ME and no one else.

Anyway.. We installed the board and an older Phenom 9950 I had. He had the board running for a couple hours, but now it won't even post. Can't get into the BIOS, nothing. We have to KEEP resetting the CMOS to get it to run for only a couple minutes before it blue screens. Misc errors on the BSOD.

Now he's getting a checksum error. He's a programmer, but he's been out of this game for a LONG time so this board is new to him. He's thinking bad BIOS. How do we do a FW update if it won't post? I knnow this has AMD Live where it has been VERY easy to update the BIOS. But if it won't post.......... What the heck??

He was mixing RAM before thinking it was bad ram. I told him to just stick ONE new 1066 2G Kingston stick in DIMM 1A and try to run it just for diag purposes.

There's just been nothing but drama with this board..

Ideas?? bad CPU?

Answer:M4A78 BIOS CHECKSUM Error! BOARD IS DEAD! HELP!

Could be a busted CMOS. RIP...

Getting a used board of that age shouldnt be hard to get on eBay.

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I was receiving this message intermittently for about two weeks. I replaced the CMOS battery with one I had in the house. Fixed for about a week. Then I received that error again with a high/low siren sound. I replaced the battery with a new one. Now it says "BIOS ROM checksum error" and "insert system disk and press enter." I cleared the CMOS prior to installing the battery. I have reseated/connected the HD, CD drive, and video card. I downloaded the new BIOS but it does not recognized the floppy (connected a 3.5" drive.) Any ideas?

MB: ABIT IP35-E
 

Answer:Error: BIOS ROM checksum error"

Thanks. The only problem with that is I have a BIOS error and can't flash the BIOS from within Windows.
 

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hi,
need some help...

HARDWARE:

ASUS A8N-E mobo (nforce 4)
amd 64 3000+ (1.8 ghz)
300 gb SATA seagate
1gb ddr Hynix (inserted in the 3rd slot as shown in manual)
BIG 6600 (256mb)nvidia graphics card
Bios version 1006
sony dvd writer

Installed software:

. win xp (sp2)
. chipset driver ver. 665
. sound drivers (realtek ac'97 (al850))
. amd 64 cool and quiet software
. asus ai booster

i have not loaded the network/firewall drivers cause i dont need them now.
(new at this so if i need to post anything else please let me know)

anyway, bought all this just recently and assembled the pc.... worked fine for a few days then started restarting at random times... sometimes while playing game (doom 3, thief) or while doing normal stuff...(showed BSOD) and then after restert just does all the start up checks and again BSOD. then if i manully restart shows it takes a little longer to start up then before the windows logo screen with the bar can appear... it says i need to load required dll or kernel

then when i restart it says...

Awards Bios BootBlock ver. ....
copyright 2000

Bios Rom Checksum error

please insert cd rom ....

floppy...

i also tried to insert the mobo cd that came with package to reload the bios but just ssays loading awdflash.exe and then nothing.
after which if i restart it keeps returning to the same screen (bios rom checksum error).

i have already replaced the memory stick and the power supply (mobo technician sug... Read more

Answer:ASUS A8N-E random restart BSOD - BIOS ROM checksum error

Sigh... I have almost the exact same problem, same motherboard... but my bios won't even load now, it just a blank screen when the computer starts... any help out there?
 

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hi here is my hijack this log i m really stuck here wondering what going on with my pc
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:27:55 PM, on 6/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX01.000\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://cgi.verizon.net/bookmarks/bmredir.asp?region=all&bw=dsl&cd=5.1.5&bm=ho_home
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://us4.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://srch-us4.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://mshp.dll/index.html#22776
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-us4.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://mshp.dll/index.html#22776
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Inter... Read more

Answer:Bios checksum error Coupled with nvcpl.dll failure to initialize

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Ever since I purchased my SL400 last December, I've been periodically having shut-down problems. It is not very frequent and overall happened about maybe 5 or 6 times in the past 7 months, but every time it gives essentially the same error message:  "8603 - CMOS checksum bad" on a black screen. After a forceful shutdown and restart, all my saved BIOS setting would be erased, such as the "Alarm Settings" (it would start beeping again until I change the setting once more). I don't currently regard it as a serious problem, although its randomness and seriousness do bother me a bit. I know there are a lot of computer experts here who know more about this error code than I do so I'm just posting it here hoping that maybe someone could help me decide whether I should contact Lenovo or not regarding this issue. Thanks in advance!

Answer:8603 - CMOS checksum bad shutdown error with BIOS reset

Your CMOS battery may need a change.

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Can you help me my error message blue screen - the header checksum does not match the computer checksum advapi.dll

any help?

Answer:Error messages the header checksum does not match the computer checksum advapi.dl

Either there is a corrupted file in the Windows file or it could be caused by bad RAM. "Bad Image Checksum" Error When You Upgrade to Windows XP
Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the tests with ONE stick of RAM in the computer at a time. If there are any errors, that stick needs to be replaced.

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when laptop boots up we get the error: The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum"I've read through all of the previous help suggestions and none of these really apply. The laptop is plugged in as the battery is dead. Regardless I tried removing battery & starting & I get the same error. It will NOT boot to safe mode and if I tap F2 I can get into that diagnostics & nothing wrong is found. If I press F8 or F11 the laptop just beeps and does nothing. Only way to shut down laptop is hard shut down. It's running as I can hear it but it just will not go past the error. Is there any way to fix this or am I off the repair shop & probable expense. We do not have boot disc or repair disc nor any other pc that is running Vista.Thank you

Answer:Laptop boot Error: Checksum does not match computed checksum

Sounds like you may have bad RAM. If you have multiple memory sticks installed, try temporarily taking one out. Or try running memtest86 to see if any RAM errors are found.

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I updated my Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C notebook (Bios and Graphic update) after installing Toshiba Power Saver.
I downloaded the BIOS update from the Toshiba Site, and flashed my BIOS.

Upon restart, and any restart/shutdown I do now, I get a black screen (bootup screen) with these details listed as well:

System Configuration Data updated
ERROR
0271: Check date and time settings
WARNING
0251: System CMOS checksum bad - default configuration used

Can somebody please help me?
If anything, I would just like to restore my old BIOS, if at all possible.

Please, someone help!

Answer:Satellite A200-AH6: Error message: System CMOS checksum bad after BIOS update

Hi

Did you try to access the BIOS and did you try to set it to default settings?
No? Do this!

Pressing the F2 button you would be able to access the BIOS. Set the BIOS back to default settings and save up.
Then boot again the notebook and check if the same notification would appear on the display.

Greets

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I received "bad checksum A250"message on reboot after updating Bios on Equium A100-psaa4e WinXP home sp3.

Bios update installed-20070709121820 downloaded via this website.
I installed direct from the downloaded file.
System appears to be operating normally so have I messed anything up at all?

Answer:Bad checksum A250 error message aftetr Bios update on Equium A100

Hi

Does this message appear always during the boot procedure or it appeared only one time?

Usually "bad checksum" error appears if the CMOS battery does not work correctly.

But I?ve no idea why you get this message after the BIOS update... Anyway if the notebook runs properly after the BIOS update then you shouldn?t be worried.

Cheers

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Hello.

Been having very, VERY annoying issues with my computer as of late. I could be playing a game. All is well until all of a sudden my keyboard and mouse just completely stop working (although the computer still appears to be running fine, just keyboard and mouse stop). So i restart my computer, only to get a message along the lines of "bios checksum error" with very fast, constant beeping. I reset my computer again and i get nothing on my screen, the light just turns amber. After turning my computer strait off and back on again, it comes back to life and begins working again like nothing ever happened. (until the next time it happens).

I am really struggling to find out what the problem actually is, but i THINK that it might be the motherboard, but im not sure. What do you guys think? Sound like a motherboard problem?

My system specs are as follows:

CPU: Pentium 4 2.2Ghz
RAM: 1GB DDR400
Video: GeForce 6600GT
HDD: 320GB WDC
Mobo: ECS 661FX-M (I know ECS is crap, this is why i think it might be the mobo)
PSU: Thermaltake 430w
 

Answer:"Bios checksum error" after keyboard / mouse lockups

Yes sounds like a motherboard problem.. the Bios Rom chip is most likely faulty.. You can try these tips...
 

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I've finally figured out what is wrong with my computer, according to the beep code, and it says it is a BIOS ROM checksum error..... can anyone help me out with this? thanks in advance.
 

Answer:"BIOS ROM Checksum Error"

Hi wires did you troubleshoot the motherboard as per the link i posted in your other thread, it basically takes you step by step through the procedures outlined by FW190
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/booterrGBER03-c.html
 

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i had a power black out what i was upgrading my asus m2n68-la rev 2.00 bios using vista os and when the power came on and i on my pc i had a black screen with a message biosblock bios rom checksum error and i tried flashing my bios with boot disk i made from xp and copied awdflash.exe in to it.whan i try flashing it i had a message to that rom bios update first before i can flash my bios.i ve had an online chat with hp and i ve done all that they told me but did not work.can any one help me.this is my email address <snipped> :cry
 

Answer:"BIOS ROM Checksum Error"

Hi I've only ever flashed my BIOS once and from memory I recall there was a back up of the old BIOS automatically saved to the Floppy in such an event as yours. This happens before it applies the new BIOS files. For really useful step by step instructions and what to do in a worse case scenario I visited my motherboard manufacturers website (in my case it is Soltek) and the whole BIOS upgrade was made easy using their tools/files.
It is true, however, that if the BIOS upgrade is interrupted during this very crucial stage that the whole system can become unusable and the only solution is a new BIOS chip or Motherboard. I'm pretty sure what has happened to you is reversible though.
 

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A few days ago i recently got the "blue screen of death" for the very first time running windows 7..

Today i left my laptop on and went to sleep when i woke up it was trying to boot...
but was stuck on this error "The header checksum does not match the computed checksum"

I tried booting again but got the same error... i ran ubuntu live cd and tried to save my data files but it wont access my hard drive either... neither can i run recovery since it was also on a partition on the hard drive.

I have an HP Compaq CQ 70..
3GB Ram
Dual Core 2.0
250GB HDD
originally came with vista i upgraded to win 7
Kindly help me recovering the data...

Answer:Cannot Boot Windows 7 "The header checksum does not match the computed checksum"

If you can't access w/Ubuntu, then it's likely that there's a problem with your hard drive.
Each use of the hard drive increases the chance that you won't recover anything. I'd strongly suggest looking into professional data recovery services - but be aware that they are very, very expensive!

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Hello Folks, This is my first post here. I've Googled the line in this post and run up and down the Lenovo web site to see if I could find a cure for this annoying problem. My daughter is the owner of this laptop and she takes it to her lecture classes to take notes. The alarm noise (from power management, I think) makes it undesirable to wake the laptop up once it goes to sleep, as she never knows if it will get the bad checksum error or not. It's sporadic. I called the support line last night, not knowing my son had already downloaded a recent BIOS update, one that supposedly fixes the volume control buttons issue (that she also has) and this CMOS Checksum Error thing. The fellow I spoke to was very helpful and advised as a starting point to download this BIOS update, available for this machine at: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/site.workflowimpleSiteSearch?cc=us&lang=en&q=migr-70039&f0=url_string_http%3A%2F%2Fwww-307.ibm.com&ff=24&refurl=http%3A//www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/homeLenovo.do%3Fcountry%3Dus The machine is running 32-bit Windows 7 Op Sys upgrade. Don't know if this upgrade upset the CMOS settings or not, but it appears to be a contributing factor in the time line for when this error first surfaced. The machine was purchased in August 2009 with Vista 32-bit, and worked fine then. Of course, each time the Error is encountered, the machine resets to factory specs ... Read more

Answer:SL500 gets CMOS 'Bad Checksum Error' when waking from Sleep after loading Windows 7 Upgrade

Hi Cannon_Man,Welcome to the forum!This is ongoing issue which I think guys at lenovo are maybe looking into:-  http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Problems-with-Sleep-mode-when-using-Battery-p...Hope it helps.





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Question: Bad BIOS checksum?

So I had a problem where my computer would POST and then go straight to a blank screen with a cursor in the top left. I think because I changed some graphic settings to "Internal VGA" caused it, because I couldn't even get into BIOS setup, just the blank screen. I have this barebones. I recently (about 2 months ago) put this computer together from newegg. 1gb ValueSelect Corsair memory, Western Digital 80GB SATA HD, and a Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 EM64T Processor.

Anyways, everything was running fine and when I wake up one morning the computer is stook in a continuous reboot cycle. I get a screen that says:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to power failure or because the Power or Restart button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration

Start Windows Normally

Use up and down arrows to highlight your choice."

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Answer:Bad BIOS checksum?

I read the post on resetting BIOS. It says when doing the jumpers to siwtch to pins 1 and 2. In my case they are on 1 and 2 and to reset I switch to pins 2 and 3. The manual told me to take out the battery, switch the jumpers, wait 10 seconds, switch jumpers back and power on computer. This conflicts with what the post says. IT says to take out jumper and place on other pins, nothing about taking out battery. Power on the computer with jumper in reset mode? My manual didn't say to do that? Then turn off computer and put jumpers back in right position. Should I try what the post suggests or just do what my manual says?

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Question: bad bios checksum

my old mother board died! (soltek) i've put my new M/B ASUS P4S800DX.
problem is when i boot the computer message bad bios checksum keeps displaying.... even when i insert the CD that came with the MB nothing happens??? help any one plsssssssss!!!

Answer:bad bios checksum

You can try taking out the CMOS battery for a little while to let it reset. If that doesn't work you may need to flash the BIOS.

CMA

(P.S. This should probably go in Mobo section)

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Question: Bad Bios Checksum

Hello, just put together a new computer, stats are as follows

ASUS k8v SE delux mobo
amd 64 3400+ cpu
1024 mushkin pc-3200 ram (2x512)
radeon 9800 pro
350 watt antec pws
80g 7200 rpm western digital hd

Opens with a bad bios checksum, asks for asus disc, erases and rewrites bios files, asks to turn of system and restart... and then the same cycle repeats itself. This is the second time it has happened, I've swapped out the mobo and cpu for replacements(the first time the problem gradually got worse until the system woulndt even turn on), bought a new harddrive, changes pws from 350 to 380. Tried booting with only one stick of 512. Wiped cmos information, replaced battery. Still get the error, i have no idea what could possible cause thise and the chance of recieving a bad motherboard two times, consecutively isnt very likely.

Any help would be greatly appreciated....
 

Answer:Bad Bios Checksum

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Question: bad bios checksum

Bad bios checksum
Error appeared on screen
Any download suggestions

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ok, i'm really upset because this motherboard i have is only 2 months old and it is acting up! for the past 2 weeks, every time i boot up my computer, i got to deal with an error message saying "Bad BIOS Checksum" and then it tries to repair itself using the motherboard driver cd (and that always fails because after it finds the cd, the system freezes up). I REALLY don't want to send my whole motherboard back to the manufacturer (i have an Asus K8N-E Deluxe mobo) because there is no way i'm going without a computer for multiple days! Is there any way to repair this without sending it back to the manufacturer? I've already tried reinstalling the BIOS from windows but the problem still exists. any help would be great.

Answer:Bad BIOS Checksum

Check your manual on how to reset the CMOS chip using jumpers on the motherboard.

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got the above error this morning on boot up with the options of F1 to enter set up or F2 to load defaults and continue, selected F2 and then had to adjust the date by 3 yrs and as the processor is now being seen as 1245mhz i shall have to sort the bios this evening as per a very helpful previous piece of advice recently from here, my question is why does this happen please, xp pro sp1 amd 2.2ghz.johnny.

Answer:cmos/bios bad checksum

Sounds like the cmos battery has died - a little battry (like a watch battery) on the mobo needs replacing. Costs only a pound or so in most PC shops.There can be other reasons, but the battery is the first thing to try.

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This came up on my computer and started looking for a floppy drive. When I reset it does the same thing. Looking at info on the INTERNET is it the battery? and if so is it a matter of just replacing the battery and starting it up again?
 

Answer:Solved: Bad BIOS checksum

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Hi, Because of many crashes and a Windows messages telling me my BIOS was probably out of date I updated it through the Micro Star International
MSI Live Update Online. During the download process it gives you the option to backup your existing BIOS settings to a floppy. I don't have one so had to bypass. It seemed to worked but when the operation restarted I didn't know what I was supposed to do. In any case it rebooted but on that startup screen it said 'Checksum bad'. When XP loaded I got the 'the system has recovered from a serious error' message again. I thought that I must have done something wrong. I went throught the whole process again to update the BIOS process. XP loaded OK and everything seeme to work. Becasue of the previous problems I thought I had better check and restarted. I tried Pause/Break to freeze the startup screen bit by bit. But I couldn't grab the last line even with multiple attempts. No matter howm many times I tried I just couldn't read the last line,which I think said something about the Checksum' . But couldn't make out whether it was bad or good. In previous viewings when it was 'bad' it was slower. Can anyone explain what is happening or how to capture the last line of text.
Sorry to be so longwinded but I hope someone can illuminate what is going on.Thanks.
John

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Answer:Solved: BIOS update - Checksum bad

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I have 2 Harddisks installed on Primary IDE. The AOpen CDwriter and ASUS DVD writer install on Seceondary IDE. The system worked perfectly.

Recently I bought a WESTERN DIGITAL SATA2 250GB (WD2500) and had it install on the First SATA and I had already set the jumper to SATA1 mode at the back of the harddisk. When I checked the BIOS, the Harddisk name was visible at the First SATA then I saved and ReBOOTed. The System said
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS Recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
(After several times I then put the ASUS CD that came with the M/B )
Checking for CD-ROM
CD-ROM found.
Reading file "P4P800-X.ROM". Completed.
Error! ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID.


I tried to reboot the system again and again and Removed the SATA2 Harddisk until the ASUS Logo appeared on the screen and i had to set the time and date of the system again in the BIOS menu.

Using WinXP, I used the ASUSLiveupdate to copy the current BIOS from the Mainboard to a Floppy disk and rename the file to "P4P800-X.rom"

Then I tried to reboot from the WindowsXP for 5 times (Without the SATA2 installed) No Problem!

I then connected the SATA2 Harddisk and turn on the system and the same problem happened.
With the ASUS BISOCrashFree2 function, I use the floppy disk containing the system P4P800-X.rom and it said i have to turn off and on the system.(After the flshing and programming) I did it and The same problem happened(Bad... Read more

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Hi,

A gateway gt5622 running vista 32 home professional had strange problems booting vista. I upgraded the bios, and it gives a cmos checksum bad after the upgrade. I flashed the cmos, but the error still appears. Oddly, the bios upgrade seems to have fixed the window boot issue, but it doesn't seem like the upgrade completed. While it shows the new bios version before post, entering into the bios still shows the old version. Viewing the system information in vista also shows the old biOS version.

What should I do?

Thanks
 

Answer:cmos checksum bad after bios update

Reflash the BIOS.
 

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Hi, I downloaded the latest bios for the T540p, both (Windows and bootable CD) versions have a different checksum to what's stated on the Lenovo website. Can somebody please confirm? I'm getting; sha256sum gmuj18us.iso995fa1cf8e543ba3bf584fabb94e4a7716be5d630028b2d496a917454cdcffa2  gmuj18us.isob40b195b9637fe4a389f6d3b1dabeebd33ba43fd2c4535785130e3016a22ffe9 (Lenovo website)Filesize: 22,392,832 bytes. sha256sum gmuj18us.exe00207a46f7ff7f23fe29a8b216f7d50af276a4ce20c41f676b1552e7e61f982b  gmuj18us.exe9301b9520205c6d5f8272888c416c4a811a9dad318cb7f8e75b0a86fdc04beb5 (Lenovo website)Filesize: 5,916,920 bytes Thanks.

Answer:T540p BIOS v2.21 (gmuj18us) checksum failed.

 Anybody? These are the files, checksums for both are wrong (sha1 and sha256). https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/gmuj18us.exe https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/gmuj18us.iso

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I have just updated my BIOS to version 6.0 as TOSHIBA says >> 26/11/07 "This Bios Update adds increased functionality to your system : Satellite A100 (PSAAN) 6.00-WIN Toshiba.

My original BIOS was 5.9
My computer works fine A100-33 But when my computer restarted it showed the BLACK Screen;

I noticed that it displayed BAD CHECKSUM and suugested I select the default BIOS but I *ignored this advice* as wanted this new BIOS Version.

What does BAD CHECKSUM mean and what effects will this have on my computer peformance please if any?

Under system Info this is displayed for my BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00, 12/07/2007

OS Name Microsoft??® Windows Vista Home Basic

Answer:Satellite A100 BIOS update - BAD CHECKSUM

Hi,

don?t worry if the message "bad checksum" only appears once.

"Bad checksum" means that the BIOS was modified, rewritten or the settings were restored to default. So, every time you save your bios settings, the bios makes a "checksum" to verify on the next boot that the settings were kept and everything is alright. If something goes wrong or was modified then the stored checksum from the last save don?t match the actual new generated checksum.

So if you perform a bios update, all your settings will be modified so - logical - you get an "Bad Checksum" error.

Another reason for such "Bad Checksum" is a empty or malfunctioning BIOS battery, so the BIOS cannot keep it?s settings and you will get everytime you boot the machine a "Bad Checksum" message.

Greets

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Hello, Re: BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad P50s, T560 version 1.22https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-... The SHA1 checksum provided by Lenovo does not match the checksum of the file I downloaded. I downloaded the file 3 times and checked it with 3 different hash generators, including Windows Powershell's certutil.  * Lenovo: acce5eac8a44b9f33239dc422bd4e11358e8a40e * actual checksum: 8347e3e58c3b8965005434d770f1d7dd8ce59239 I'd like to add comments on my support experience: I called Priority Support, which is part of my support agreement, and after waiting on hold for 15 minutes, the representative did not seem to understand checksums or what the problem was (at least, he provided no indication that he understood, asked questions that demonstrated ignorance, and said nothing to address the issue). He suddenly said: I'll transfer you to the right department and I heard hold music. To be clear, this isn't the rep's fault; it's Lenovo's for not training him properly and putting him in the embarssing, frustrating position of not knowing what he is doing. I was transferred to Premium Support (despite the similar name, it's much different than Priority Support), and was told I had to pay to report this problem to Lenovo because it was a "software" issue. The Premium Support rep also did not understand checksums or th... Read more

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Hi All,

I have been trying to install Windows 8 64 bit retail version on my PC for the last 6 hours without success . After the 1st part of the install where you choose the disk and partition to install to, then it copies files etc, the PC does a reboot, which is normal for this part of the install. However, I let the boot sequence continue without selecting dvd of course, then it tries to boot from the hard drive but I get an error.

The header checksum for this file doesnt match the computed checksum.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error Code: 0xc0000221

My system was previously running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit for years without any problems. This is not an upgrade, I am starting from a clean slate with a fresh wiped drive with no partitions.

System specs:

AMD FX-8150
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
XFX Radeon R9 270X
Samsung 840 120GB SSD (Trying to install fresh win8 to this)
Samsung 840 120GB SSD (Unplugged during this install for ease)
WD Black 1TB HDD (Unplugged during this install for ease)

I have tried both SSD's and also another Samsung 500GB HDD all with the same result.

I have tried the following:
- Win8 Install DVD - Automatic repair - fail
- Startup repair - fail
- Bootrec fixboot and fixmbr and BCDBoot commands successfully
- SFC /scannow gets to 100% but reports that its unable to do anything or something like that
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Answer:Header checksum of file doesnt match computed checksum

I replaced the Corsair 4x4GB (16GB) DDR3 1333mhz with a set of 2x4gb (8gb) DDR3 1333mhz Elixir ram from my other machine.
The 64-bit DVD booted all the way to the installer this time with bios in AHCI mode and CD/DVD set to Auto/Non-EFI (1st time it has ever worked). The installation went on without a hitch and rebooted fine without a checksum error and I am now using the install to post this message without problems.

The RAM was the problem all along, although worked fine on Win 7 for a couple of years. Just must not like this new system setup.

Thanks to Mike Barnes from tomshardware for the suggestion.

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When I don't mess with the BIOS, I get the error message, "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_" If I change HDD priority, I get, "The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum."
MoBo: Asus P5e3 Professional (M4A78-E)
Win7 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS (SATA)
WinXP HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD600JB-00CRA1 (IDE with SATA adapter)


Quote:




Boot Device Priority:
1st: IDE:DVD-ROM DDU164
2nd: HDD:PM-WDC WD600JB or SM-WDC WD5000AAKS

1st HDD: WD600JB
2nd HDD: WD5000A




Outcome: Reboot and Select...



Quote:




Boot Device Priority:
1st: IDE:DVD-ROM DDU164
2nd: HDD:PM-WDC WD600JB or SM-WDC WD5000AAKS

1nd HDD: WD5000A
2st HDD: WD600JB




Outcome: Reached boot selection screen. When OS selected, computer reboots. Screen blank, and computer unresponsive once it reaches the point where the Boot select screen would be.

Answer:[SOLVED] The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum

I think I know what the problem is. Hopefully, it's just my video card drivers screwing around. If that's the case, I'd just have to enter the OS in safe mode and delete the driver or just format the HDD. The problem is, it won't let me get to any such screen. Either the file is possibly corrupt, or it restarts.

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I turned on my acer e 15 and got a blue screen saying my header checksum for this file (what file) doesnt match. I don't know what i did or why it even happened. What do i do to fix this or is it even fixable

Answer:Header checksum doesnt match the computed checksum

Try a Start up repairhttps://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-boot-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-a.html or a system restore to a previous point, if any

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I'm begging for help. I tried everything and for the first time in my life with computers I have no idea what the problem is with my pc.
I didn't have any problems till few days ago, when my pc restarted bu itself and got me this error before loading windows "Boot block compatible version Ver.018 Bad bios checksum, starting bios recovery, checking for floppy"

When I hit restart it booted windows ok.
After some time I got another restart and got this message "Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem, did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths"

Again after hitting restart button, after second restart it booted.
I decide that it's time to check ram and harddrives.
I run tests and harddrives are perfect.
I ran memtest for the whole night and it's perfect.

I run defragmentation , check with nod for viruses. All is perfect.
I went to windows recovery console to fix MBR also.

still same problem!

I reinstalled system 6 times... with formatting drive totally. I got system on one drive without any partitions.

Still same problem.

I downgraded bios. still same problem.

Reinstalled and downgraded video drivers, still same problem.

I didn't OC. Temps on my pc are around 30C.

I changed sata cable in harddrive. Still same problem.

The only thing I didn't check is installing fresh copy of windows without then downloading any updates...meybe SP2 or soem new update is doin... Read more

Answer:sudden crashes, restarting after few times, bad bios checksum, arc boot conf problem

It sounds like your motherboard might be getting ready to die.

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I'm begging for help. I tried everything and for the first time in my life with computers I have no idea what the problem is with my pc.
I didn't have any problems till few days ago, when my pc restarted bu itself and got me this error before loading windows "Boot block compatible version Ver.018 Bad bios checksum, starting bios recovery, checking for floppy"

When I hit restart it booted windows ok.
After some time I got another restart and got this message "Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem, did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths"

Again after hitting restart button, after second restart it booted.
I decide that it's time to check ram and harddrives.
I run tests and harddrives are perfect.
I ran memtest for the whole night and it's perfect.

I run defragmentation , check with nod for viruses. All is perfect.
I went to windows recovery console to fix MBR also.

still same problem!

I reinstalled system 6 times... with formatting drive totally. I got system on one drive without any partitions.

Still same problem.

I downgraded bios. still same problem.

Reinstalled and downgraded video drivers, still same problem.

I didn't OC. Temps on my pc are around 30C.

I changed sata cable in harddrive. Still same problem.

The only thing I didn't check is installing fresh copy of windows without then downloading any updates...meybe SP2 or soem new update is do... Read more

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I'm begging for help. I tried everything and for the first time in my life with computers I have no idea what the problem is with my pc.
I didn't have any problems till few days ago, when my pc restarted bu itself and got me this error before loading windows "Boot block compatible version Ver.018 Bad bios checksum, starting bios recovery, checking for floppy"

When I hit restart it booted windows ok.
After some time I got another restart and got this message "Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem, did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths"

Again after hitting restart button, after second restart it booted.
I decide that it's time to check ram and harddrives.
I run tests and harddrives are perfect.
I ran memtest for the whole night and it's perfect.

I run defragmentation , check with nod for viruses. All is perfect.
I went to windows recovery console to fix MBR also.

still same problem!

I reinstalled system 6 times... with formatting drive totally. I got system on one drive without any partitions.

Still same problem.

I downgraded bios. still same problem.

Reinstalled and downgraded video drivers, still same problem.

I didn't OC. Temps on my pc are around 30C.

I changed sata cable in harddrive. Still same problem.

The only thing I didn't check is installing fresh copy of windows without then downloading any updates...meybe SP2 or soem new update is do... Read more

Answer:sudden crashes, restarting after few times, bad bios checksum, arc boot conf problem

My guess is that your motherboard is failing. Random reboots are a good tale of this especially in light of everything else you've done.
 

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Question: Checksum error

I changed the battery on the mainboard this morning and when it booted up it gave the message, "checksum error defaults loaded" etcDo I need to do anything apart from enter the correct time and date, which I have done from the desktop??

Answer:Checksum error

Is your PC still keeping the correct time?

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Question: CHECKSUM ERROR

Anyone had any problem with CHECKSUM ERROR- DEFAULTS LOADING, then it asks to press F1 to continue or DEL to enter bios, but nothing happens.

NEXT ???

Answer:CHECKSUM ERROR

When I ran into this problem, seems like I just replaced the BIOS battery (CR2032) on the motherboard and it went away. After replacing the batt, go to Dell's website and see if there are any BIOS updates just for the heck of it.

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Question: Checksum error?

I just installed a brand new mother board and processor and reformatted my hard drive and everything's working fine except for when the computer boots up it says "CMOS checksum error- Defaults loaded". Then it gives me the choice of either hitting F1 to continue or Delete to go to setup and I can just hit F1 and it will run fine but then everytime I turn it off or restart it I have to clear the CMOS. Can someone tell me what the problem may be and how I could fix it? Thanks.
 

Answer:Checksum error?

I did google look here:
http://www.comcast.net/qry/websearc...faults+loaded"&searchChoice=google&safeBox=on
and here:http://www.phoenix.com/en/customer+services/bios/awardbios/award+error+codes.htm

Possible corrupt CMOS, weak battery, Bad Bios chip??
 

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