CMOS Checksum Error (Still)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jcs83md, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    A friend of mine bought some of my old parts a month ago (Duron 800, 512 RAM... etc) and went to buy a motherboard on his own. He goes out and buys a refurbished Abit because it was only $40. Turns out the keyboard/mouse ports didnt work but with USB peripherals that wasnt a problem. After attempting to link up two dial-up modems together the computer began running extremely slow (10 minutes to boot windows) then after repeated attempts to fix it, a Boot Block CMOS Checksum error occured on startup. And would not let the computer proceed. After countless days of research and troubleshooting he went out and purchased a new MSI motherboard.

    To no avail, the MSI still didn't save the CMOS settings but did however let him boot the computer. After the CMOS error comes up, he has power off, reset the jumper or else he won't get video. When he attempts to save in CMOS and exit, the computer fails to power on after powering off.

    The battery checks out, no viruses found, tried new power supply.. other video cards, modems. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    The only thing you have not mentioned is the HDD, but I'm not so sure you would get check sum error. Maybe memory you say 516mb is this in 2 sticks if so try with just 1, other than that I've not got a clue. :)
  3. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    I doubt there is any way a CMOS checksum error could be caused by a faulty hard drive. Yes, it is remotely possible the RAM could be causing this, however it is only 1 stick of 512 and we dont have any PC133 RAM handy to test it out. Oh well, maybe he'll never know
  4. Goldy

    Goldy Guest

    It would only cost about £15 for 128mb to find out, and if it is the RAM he would always be able to fit more along side the 128 stick.
  5. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

    Ontario, Canada
    try playing with "parity check" or similar in the bios...