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"ROM BIOS check sum error"

"ROM BIOS check sum error" I know you've been through it all before and I have tried all of the tricks, steps, whatever, can anyone help me sort the problem. I'm using Win XP SP2 I tried to clone a drive with GHOST 2003 and my PC died. Any ideas?
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qfrenCommented:
when u will get this error?startup?


Pls check if ur CMOS battery is low.

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Adam_TheriaultCommented:
As far as i can tell you tryed to update your BIOS and it got currupted... Still as siad before try switching the batter out of another computer IF IT MATCHES... but i dont think its the battery really, when dose this eeor happen? whats your options?
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nobusCommented:
first, as said, check the cmos battery; it should read 3V;
you can downloazd the bios and upgrade it from the motherboard manufacturer website
then if you still have the problem, look for an identical  motherboard; save the bios on a diskette, and upgrade yours with it.
or replace the bios chip :

http://www.recoverybios.com/                              replace bios
http://www.badflash.com/                                        "          "
http://www.amptron.com/documents/Recover.pdf                  recover BIOS
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kcarrimCommented:
If you updated the bios, did you save the original bios to disk?  Try upgrading the bios again with an earlier version.
DO NOT REBOOT THE SYSTEM IF BIOS UPDATE FAILS.
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nobusCommented:
Hey, kcarrim, good info as usual, but what must he do in this case? -->DO NOT REBOOT THE SYSTEM IF BIOS UPDATE FAILS.

i do not see other possibilities, or am i forgetting something here?
excuse me for asking !
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qfrenCommented:
wondering too y don reboot the system if BIOS UPDATE FAILS?
is it bcos need to "revert" back to the original BIOS?



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kcarrimCommented:
He needs to flash the bios without errors, either by using an earlier update or original bios. Here is how to recover from a DEAD system.

In 1997 i updated bios on an Asus mainboard. AWDFlash reported an error, but i ignored it and rebooted the system. The system was totally dead! I took some recovery measures. I found exactly the same mainboard as the one i had flashed. I powered the system on with just the stiffy drive. I booted the system with my flash utility disk.
Here is the tricky part:
While the mainboard has power, and the screen showing "Are you sure you want to update bios now?", i carefully removed the bios from the mainboard and replaced it with the "dead" bios chip. I flashed the bios and rebooted. The dead bios was operational again!
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kcarrimCommented:
Since the question has been asked, the author has not returned to comment.
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Adam_TheriaultCommented:
Well you can only assume he got it working and dident care to report back.
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