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Keyboard failure? Computer posts, but I get error

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My computer posts, but I get an CMOS CheckSum error after the mobo detects the HDD. I try to hit delete to get into the CMOS, but it doesn't work, nor does hitting F1 to skip it. It just sits there.

I'm tearing my hair out now...

Thanks,

Dan
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now if you are good enough to identify the jumper in your mobo which indicated that you can clear off the cmos setting, short the jumper for a few seconds and place it back into it initial possition. To be on the safe side, remove the battery as well, adn leave your pc a 1-2 hours to clear off all previous setting.

THe checksum error might due to your memory or processor here. Make sure all connection is tightly intact and the setting for processor is correct.

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BTW it is not a keyboard errror, FIY

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I've cleared the CMOS already (several times), it has still not worked.

I'll take out the battery and clear the CMOS again as well as leaving it down for an hour or two.


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well i guess this might be something wrong with your meory here. If you have two or more pieces of ram try to use one instead of two and swap between them and see if its help

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Still no go, after clearing the CMOS, taking out the battery, and letting it sit for about an hour. I am using only 1 stick of RAM.

Any other suggestions?
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I have had this one before.  Does your case have a keyboard lock (with a actual key)???  Unlock it :).
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What is the make and model of computer?
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CMOS CheckSum error is usally because your system has lost the CMOS (BIOS) settings, usally from a dead or dying battery. It could be a virus but not likely.

Is this a Compaq by any chance? to get into the CMOS setup on them you need to hit the F10 at a certain time, assuming the setup partition is still on your HD, if that is missing then you will need to download the softpaq from Compaq and make the setup floppy and use that.
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My cousin finally figured it out...it was the KEYLOCK on the mobo connector!

Thanks for your help guys.

Dan
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