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By jpirc ·
I keep recieving this error every morning this user starts his machine. If you press F1 you can continue, or delete to enter cmos.
I went into the cmos, re-auto-detected the Hard drive and everything was fine. I even tried it 3-4 time in a row torestart and had no errors, but every morning I keep fixing this same problem.

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by csheltcomp In reply to cmos checksum error

Suggestions...1.CMOS Clock battery is going down(replace it) and it can't keep memory. 2.Bad memory during the mem. count

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by jpirc In reply to cmos checksum error

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by shawkengin In reply to cmos checksum error

Proposed answer #1 is correct. Change the CMOS battery first. If problem still exist, change memory. 9 out of 10 it is the battery. If your system board uses Capacitor type battery, then you maybe better of replacing the board (although they are notdifficult to replace, providing you have the soldering tools). But if you deal with support end issues, you definitely have no time to do solder work on a PCB for that purpose. Not a cost effective solution.

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by jpirc In reply to cmos checksum error

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by chrusher9 In reply to cmos checksum error

Install a new CMOS battery.

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by mreid In reply to cmos checksum error

This sounds more like the battery since it only errors out after the machine has been off for a longer period of time. Chips have the ability to hold power for a short time but will dissapate over time. That is why when you continualy restart the computer, the CMOS chip is holding enough power to keep the settings but when you leave the machine off for a long, maybe hours, time the chip depletes its energy and loses the settings.

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by CompJay In reply to cmos checksum error

If the problem keeps coming back every morning then it is probably being caused by a bad CMOS battery. Most newer CMOS batteries are a coin cell that cost less than $5.

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