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By comforu ·
I have a system that won't boot. As soon as power is applied to the system, the following is displayed on the monitor "AWARD Bootblock BIOS
BIOS ROM Checksum Error"
I get no option to enter into the BIOS setup prcedures.

I have never seen this type of message before in all my years working with PCs.

Can someone give me some ideas.

Thanks much.

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by gshafer In reply to AWARD BIOS

It sounds like cmos got fried, do you think it could have been victimized by a power surge or a power drop? Try checking the Award web page for further info. It sounds like the motherboard is probably shot.

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by saihib In reply to AWARD BIOS

A bios rom checksum error does indicate that the bios code is corrupt. You may be able to flash it back to life though. Check with your motherboard manufacturer.

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by comforu In reply to AWARD BIOS

Needed to replace the BIOS.

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by BV2 In reply to AWARD BIOS

Couldn't tell you - I got the exact same error on a PC a few months ago. Personally, I think it was a virus that killed my BIOS. Luckily, the customer's mobo was under warranty, so I just returned it and got a new one - problem solved. I tried flashing the BIOS, resetting CMOS, etc. - nothing would work.

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by rthoma10 In reply to AWARD BIOS

you need to get a new bios chip or unless you can down load a bios flash program and fix the check sum error if you cant do that then the only way to fix this type of problem is a new chip

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by comforu In reply to AWARD BIOS

Needed a new BIOS chip.

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by rgravelle In reply to AWARD BIOS

You could try disconnecting your cmos battery
for a while.I have had a corrupted cmos once
and that cured the problem.You can then re-flash your cmos.

Good luck

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