Can't Get PC to boot - even not showing first screen...

Hot-swapping and Boot-Block flash & Boot block flash and floppy support
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When I start the computer it just tells me:

Award BootBlock Bios v1.0

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media....
Drive A error. System halt.

Have tried to put a bootable disk into drive A but with no luck. The drive does not search the disk or anything else. I am worried. How to get the BIOS working again??? I think, that the BIOS code might have been lost leaving only the "BootBlock" intact. Help!?!

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You will need a bootable disk... and the bios falsh file. In some case you will have to rename the flash file... example: abcde.bin to abcde.rom
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If you have more than one memory stick installed test with only one stick installed !
If you have faulty memory you may get this message too .
(Part of Bioscode is copied into RAM and then a checksum test is executed - if this fails : Bios ROM Checksum Error) .
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