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By dtmw2002 ·
Whenever I turn on my pc i get an error Award Bootblock v1.0 Checksum Error its searching for awdflash.exe so i need a bootdisk. I have read 73 web pages full of people with the same problem with the same bios in all sorts of boards mine is a pb850dif anyone has an idea or a boot disk i'd appreciate it. currently I have removed the batter and im letting it sit 4 awhile if that doesn't work ill try to find the jmpr...HELP Please

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If I am interperting the error correctly, the boot section of the BIOS code has a checksum error.
The most likely cause of this is a BIOS virus.

The BIOS is requesting that you "flash" the BIOS to re-fresh the code.

To do this, you need both the awdflash program, and the BIOS code file from the motherboard manufacture. If you have a CD for the motherboard, both may be on it.

I recommend downloading the latest version of both from the motherboard manufacture.
If you need help identifying who made your board, or their website, check out either www.wimsbios.com
or www.motherboards.org

Create a DOS boot disk on another PC, and copy the extracted awdflash and BIOS code files onto the disk.
Write protect the floppy.
Boot from the floppy, and allow the BIOS to invoke the flash program.
Then flash the BIOS with the new code on the floppy.
Reset the CMOS memory, and you should be back in business.

It is possible that the BIOS chip itself has become electrically damaged. In that case, you need to contact a local dealer for your motherboard mfg, and see if they can order a new BIOS chip for you.
Beyond that, it will not cost much more for a new motherboard than a 3rd party programmed BIOS IC.

Chas

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