I have exactly the same problem!!
About six months ago my computer suddenly stopped booting complaining about some sort of 'bios checksum error'????
I tried a reset and all worked well again. But then it stopped booting again and again and I decided to flash the bios, no problem, just resetting til it started normally, enter setup, flash utility and that's that: all worked well again. For six months.... and then.... it started all over again and I haven't got a clue why!
It boots, says:
award bootblock bios v1.0
bios checksum error
floppy drive detected etc.
resetting doesn't help anymore!
No system disk works, it only wants to boot awdflash.exe but if I copy awdflash and the proper .bin file to a system floppy it boots awdflash and then my monitor turns off or sometimes there are all kinds of coloured blocks on my screen.
Can anyone tell me what is the cause of this problem,
chaintech motherboard 7AIV0
128 MB RAM
Geforce 4 MX
30 G HD
CDROMv 52 speed
No hardware changes lately, no overclocking, nothing changed in setup
I have disconnected one by one every device and tried different RAM modules but nothing works, checksum error is still there.
I hope someone knows what to do next?