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Old 04-30-2006, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I boot up, the only message I get is:

BIOS ROM checksum error
can't read A:\ Floppy disk

and beeping like a machine-gun.

Please tell me I don't have real problems!
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure there is no disk in the floppy drive. check all the cables are plugged in properly.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The problem is not with a floppy in the drive. There is a BIOS ROM checksum error. After that message, I get "system halt". Doesn't boot far enough to recognize HDs or FD. So I can't get into CMOS or BIOS setup.
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try holding down ctrl or del from when you turn on the pc. hold it down until you get that screen and see if anything changes. i think that was able to revert bad bios flashes on some older pc's. try resetting the CMOS. if all else fails you will have to do a "hot flash" or buy a new bios chip
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Try to flash your bios with the same or newer version.
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