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BIOS Checksum Error

I have a IWILL DUAL XEON motherboard.  model 'DX400-SN'
Due to power failure when I was in the CMOS the system refuses to boot.
When I changed the jumber setting to recover the bios it reported "BIOS Checksum Error"
and asked for the system disk. I found the "AWDFlash.exe" bios on WWW.WILL.NET but it will not work on system startup. In the message line it says "source file not found".
What can I do or where can I go for help?
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VIBESPRO
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_Commented:
Did you put the BIOS file that AWDFlash needs, on the bootdisk? Usually a .ROM or a .BIN file.
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_Commented:
WWW.WILL.NET ---- Bad Link

www.iwill.com.tw
Www.iwill-japan.co.jp

Is this the same one you DL'ed?
Search for DX400-SN here:
http://www.iwill.com.tw/support.asp
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VIBESPROAuthor Commented:
Sorry, the correct address is WWW.IWILL.NET
and yes I did put the .BIN file on the disk. I tried it on another computer and it found the file. But when I set the jumper on the motherboard to BIOS recovery it reports BIOS CHECKSUM ERROR loads the AWD Flash utility
then shows SOURCE FILE NOT FOUND in the message box.  I even reset the CMOS and BIOS and that wont work.
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_Commented:
Sounds like the BIOS chip got messed up durning the power failure, then. Maybe the mobo.
I would email their support, using the link on the bios file page, and see what they say about getting a new bios chip or mobo to you.

Lots of info, tools and links here, if you want to play with this more:
http://www.wimsbios.com/

Also look here for new bioschips:
http://www.badflash.com/

Is the other system you checked the file on, the same mobo? If yes, then you might be able to do a "hotswap" flash.

What happens if you boot from the floppy without setting the jumper to BIOS recovery?
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VIBESPROAuthor Commented:
During the system start-up write before it scans the memory the BIOS checks for the type and speed on the processor(s) on the mobo.  My systems halts right here.
I can hold CTRL ALT DEL to reboot but it won't pass the processor scan.  It does not crash or freeze just halts.
Which is not normal in any case.
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_Commented:
You can leave it on for 20 - 30 minutes, and see if it will decide to go on.

But with the BIOS Checksum Error message, it sounds like the chip got messed up.
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rindiCommented:
VIBESPRO,

No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
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_Commented:
Thank you much.    : )
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