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zendir
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help my machine stopped working ,it had a bios checksum error
removed all memory tryed them on other machine seemed ok ,changed
video card still no luck so that left the bios but when I try to flash it
with the correct bios I just get the message system was not new award
bios version please updata rom bios
motherboard is elitegroup p6bxt-a+ vers 1-1
I must be doing something wrong but what??? :!: :!:
edwin
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bios checksum error usually results from empty CMOS battery or power supply problems. Replace the CMOS battery first (least expensive, easiest to do).
zendir
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Thank you I'll try that when I,ve had some sleep been at it for hours
if its that simple you'll have my undying thanks and gratitude

once again thanks for a promp reply :roll:
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"CMOS Checksum Error" -> replace battery
"BIOS Checksum Error, Award BootBlock BIOS" -> check CPU, memory, reflash BIOS
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
zendir
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Thank you all I've done it,replaced battery it booted fine then video card died ,put another video card in and so far its all working fine

Thanks for your help
:P :D
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Maybe the original (now dead) video card somehow drained the CMOS battery? Usually these things last from five to ten years...
zendir
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had it running a few hours now and its still fine I just hope thats all it was
and nothing more drastic happens
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