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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 riyaz In reply to cmos checksum error

What type of PC GATEWAY,or clone

In some branded system you have to jump to set and jump again to lock the setting. may be u are not doing the second jump refer the user manual. be aware of the latest released two or three papers with the ammended jumber settings, which they may put at the front or last.

Clone or branded this may happen using plugs without ground wire.

sorry "F1 you can continue, or delete to enter cmos. " you got a clone.
change your keyboard and check

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by jpirc In reply to cmos checksum error

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by san In reply to cmos checksum error

Change your CMOS battery.

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by rceme In reply to cmos checksum error

I think it is unanimous!!! Cmos battery!

If it is a soldered in battery rather than trying to get it in and out (labour intensive = expensive) check to see if it has a pin connection for an external battery, they will velcro to the case and are about 12 bucks. The pins for it should be labeled and make sure they go on the right way

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by wbm1968 In reply to cmos checksum error

Like everyone else has said, change the CMOS battery.
also,
If the computer still misbehaves after installing a new battery, look for a "Reset to factory defaults", "Load Default Settings", or some such thing in CMOS setup. This will help if your user (or the lack of a good battery) has caused the CMOS settings to go south.

Before you try anything, though, write down (or if possible, print) all the current settings from CMOS.

It is a good idea to keep a record of the CMOS settings from each PC. (Or at least each batch of PCs.)

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by RWeight In reply to cmos checksum error

It may indeed be the battery, but there is a good chance that it's just an error in the settings. You can usually get rid of this error by clearing CMOS. Most motherboards let you do this by setting a jumper to clear CMOS, starting the computer to where you get a message about the CMOS having been cleared, then you shut down the computer and put the jumper back. This will usually fix your problem without replacing the battery. If you don't have a jumper for clearing the CMOS, then just remove the battery, wait for at least 5-10 minutes, then put it back. This should also clear CMOS and fix your problem. If you are having trouble with holding the clock and other settings after turning off the machine, then your battery is the most likely problem and should be replaced. Otherwise, try to just clear the CMOS first. Be sure to make a note of important settings in the CMOS before clearing it or replacing the battery so you can restore it afterwards. Good luck.

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