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Check sum error.

By lcg25
Dec 18, 2007
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  1. When I try and start my computer (Windows 2000) I get the following message..."check sum error...insert system restore disk in A drive". We restart the computer and get the same message. At first it would finally start correctly after about 3 times or so. The problem has grown worse. Now it takes about 30 to 45 min. to finally get the machine started. Nothing is in drive A. What could be causing this problem. Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Your bios battery may be flat. A new cr2032 button cell should fix the problem altho you will need to configure the bios correctly.
     
  3. lcg25

    lcg25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I'm new to this so can you explain the process of how to configure the bios correctly? Thanks again.
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    That's not possible unless you tell me what pc you have.
     
  5. lcg25

    lcg25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is a Micron Millennia PR02 (Pentium III) windows 2000. Is this all the info you need?
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Oh, and ummm. A system that old will be next to impossible to find bios information on. I don't suppose you still have it's manual?
     
  7. lcg25

    lcg25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Rik, I just went into the BIOS and noted all the settings.
     
  8. lcg25

    lcg25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, I got a new battery and put it in. Now I am getting the following message when I try to boot up...."BIOS ROM checksum error...Keyboard error or no keyboard present". I have tried two different keyboards and get the same error. Any thoughts?
     
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Is it a usb keyboard or a ps2 keyboard (small round plug)?
     
  10. lcg25

    lcg25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ps2 keyboard
     
  11. lcg25

    lcg25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, now the keyboard error is not showing up on the boot screen but only the BIOS ROM checksum error. This is getting old. Any help?
     
     
  12. snyprozz04

    snyprozz04 TS Rookie

    dude, try to take out the RAM chips and put it back again, I had the same error before and a friend told me to do that, it worked!!
     
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