Tech Stocking Stuffers: 18 awesome gifts under $50

Checksum error?

By corcesca ยท 4 replies
Jan 20, 2006
  1. Asus A8N-E Socket 939
    AMD Athlon64 3800
    1gb Kingmax ddr400 ram

    I'm getting a checksum error when I boot up then it stays at the pci listing screen with a blinking cursor. I've been building computer for a while and this is the first time this has happened. The battery is new so it's not that...anyone have any clues...?
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    Checksum error

    Your pci devices Config in the BIOS Setup are conflicting. Look at what pci devices are loaded and see which one it hangs on loading, remove if it is not an onboard device or reconfigure bios settings relating to that device.
  3. corcesca

    corcesca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this is what happens.

    That's when it tries to boot up from the windows cd. After I push something it'll stay there.

    with no cd the cursor just blinks even with a windows install on a hard drive

    Attached Files:

    • a.JPG
      File size:
      83.6 KB
  4. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    MMM This is a strange one:

    IS your xp CD iis ok? and your CD Drive is ok?
    No insult meant but you obviously tried other boot media IE.. floppy, Flash drive, other another OS bootdisk.

    If your BIOS settings are ok or CMOS Defaults.
    And you have Cleared CMOS and rebooted.

    and are you using a PS2 Keybd instead of USB
    as you know if you are using usb you have to have "legacy Usb support enabled in BIOS"

    then you need a new MB cause your bios is not reading boot sectors on your hdd of other boot media. because the programming in the bios Chipset is faulty. sorry cant suggest anything else.
  5. corcesca

    corcesca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    XP CD is okay, Tried Win 98, Floppy disk, etc...

    Actually fixed it though... defective hd... :/
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...