bios rom checksum error
I installed a new hard drive in my computer and booted it sucessfully one time. When I rebooted it, I recieved this error message-
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting floppy drive A media
Insert system disk and press enter
I tried putting the old hard drive back in and it comes up with the same message. I can not get into setup because it does not get that far. I tried pressing the key to enter setup anyway to see if I could but that did not work. I looked up information on Awards web site and what I understand from that is I need to flash my bios. Is this correct or is there something else I should try first?
try clearing your cmos first before flashing anything - most times flashing BIOS would only be to make sure the board can accept a much larger drive than the one you had originally
maker and specs on both drives? and make sure you're jumpered and cabled correctly?
even though you put the old HDD back in the BIOS is looking for the new one - first, get yourself a new CMOS battery - round and silver, you can find 'em anywhere
with the old HDD, unplug the computer and move the CMOS jumper to pins 2 and 3 - wait five seconds then put it back to pins 1 and 2
plug it in and boot and see if you can get into setup and autodetect the old drive, set your dates and use BIOS defaults (but enable the PnP OS setting)
if that works - try again with the new drive, and see if you can get into setup and see if it will autodetect the new drive and post back
I have the old drive installed. I tried a new battery, cleared the CMOS, checked the jumper setting on the hard drive and checked to make sure the cable is plugged in correctly. I also changed the cable, to make sure it was not a bad cable. I get the same error message.
The old drive is a Western Digital Caviar 102AA 10GB. The new drive is a Maxtor 160GB. I used an ATA PCI card to attach the new drive since it is a large drive. This was recommended in the install instructions. I used the software from Maxtor to format and partition. Followed their instructions for installing Windows and drivers. The new drive booted one time normally. The second time I tried to boot it, I recieved the error message.
I have tried everything I can think of except for flashing the bios. Could the bios be corrupt? Would flashing the bios solve this problem?
since it says it's the BIOS ROM, it probably is the BIOS
Try removing the jumper from the WD drive.
i kinda think I had the same error message on an msi mobo-it was a bad mobo.Funny it happened now. Double chk wd jumpers-they will get you. must be master or master w/ slave. makes a difference.
thought using CS was best for WD drives? I'd stick with the original drive 'til your problem's solved - take out and keep out the ATA controller card and the new drive
What brand of computer, motherboard and OS? Do you also have a cd drive in the machine?
Everything I'm seeing says it's probably your BIOS - can you access a floppy from drive A? I've had CMOS problems AND a floppy drive die at the same time - talk about perplexing....
If so, format a floppy (format /s) and copy the Award flash utility and the latest BIOS and reflash your BIOS from the floppy at boot. Be sure to clear CMOS (with power unplugged) before rebooting after the flash.
If you can't boot from the floppy, you might hit setup (if you can) change the boot order, and try a bootable cd, copy the same utility and try from there?
Let us know - if any of this works then we can deal with getting your drives set up
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