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BootBlock BIOS v1.0 BIOS ROM checksum error

Ok so I thought I was smart enough to build my own computer but the fact is i have faced soo many problems with it that I think now it was more stress free, time free to have paid more to have someone built it.
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I had put everything in my computer correctly and it ran. I had a wonderful screen that allowed to me go through Bios set up and what not. Fresh new hard drive with nothing on it not even an OS, fresh out of the box.
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I stuck in a dell xp reinstall disk hoping that i could install xp on my new computer. By my surpised it worked, although first time i ran through the setup at 2% in formating the drive it crashed and gave me blue screen of death. Restarted the computer and tried it again, while in the windows blue setup install screen on the button it took a long time to even get to any screen that would allow me to see the partions of the drive and ask if i wanted to install xp, i thought it was taking to long, waited 10 mins and thought i must have just froze. Turned off the computer and now i cant even get anywhere.
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When I first turn on the computer all i get is a black screen

of some information i guess about my board and right off the bat in 2 seconds it goes to another black screen with the words of death to me
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Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.

BIOS ROM checksum Error

Detecting floppy drive A media . . .
Drive A error. System halt
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What do i do! Can anyone help? I just watched a tutoriol on BIO CMOS reset about changing the pins from "2""3" to "1"2" and that didnt work, took out the watch battery from my mother board and no good. Did all that with the power off. Took out ram and used one on each space, NOTHING.
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I dont know what I can do. I put the motherboard CD in the cd drive also maybe hoping that it would read off of that and NOPE. Same problem everytime.
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Can someone help me? And I dont even have a Floppy drive, All i have in this computer is:
Motherboard - 680I lt sli - BY XFX
CPU - 3.0ghz Intel Core Duo
600wat power supply from cool master
Ram- DDr2 2gb Nvida SLI ready - x2
Video card - gForce 9600 512mb GT
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Can someone help me with what i need to do in working this computer please? Anyone! HELP!

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  • kevinchu05 Dec 14, 2008

    ?? ok well i installed a floppy A drive and than i got another problem now.
    So people said it was the BIOs and you need to flash them. Well looking up my motherboard bios and downloading them and copy them onto a floppy A.
    Now when i turn on the system it see its, and than it runs the program but right after that i get to another screen now it says
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    AwardBIOS Flash Utility V8.65
    (C) Phoenix Technologies LTD. All rights Reserved
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    Flash Type -
    File Name to Program:



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    Message: Source File Not Found
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    in this option i cant type anything or do anything..
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    And for some strange reason. when i leave the computer alone for i dont know it actually comes to a boot menu and i can get into the bios but from there dont know.. can i reset the bios or something? like whats GOING ON!


  • kevinchu05 Dec 14, 2008

    O forgot to mention. I have tried EVERYTHING in creating a utility boot and everything BIos Flash utility that "claims" to work.. Bull. dont know why the damn thing doesnt just flash and work..

  • kevinchu05 Dec 14, 2008

    No sorry I have AIM feel free to send me an IM
    Kevinchu2005
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    The thing is I cant type anything. I cant change anything. I have created the files the right BIN and EXE files but nothing..


  • kevinchu05 Dec 14, 2008

    BEST EVER! YOU ARE THE BEST HOWARD! OMG YOU ARE THE BEST! COMPUTER GOD! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR RACE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU HOWARD! THANK YOu! if ever you forgot the deal, Kevinchu05@gmail.com THANK YOU!

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Kevin, when you do get this going it is going to be a beast.Nice choices on the hardware. It appears that you are getting text in the bios menu and that is a real good sign. One bit of text you typed might be a clue." You typed Detecting floppy drive A media . . .
Drive A error. System halt" And you said that you had no Floppy. On the first screen were you see your time etc there will be something that says halt on all errors. Change that to halt on keyboard errors only. The wording may be different but you get the gist right?You don't want the bios seeing no floppy and halting on that.I hope this helps you and don't get discouraged. There is usually a simple answer.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • Howard Lester Dec 14, 2008

    I don't think it is your bios. the program is asking you were you put the new .bin file. In this case you need to point it to the floppy drive and type what the file is called.Problem is unless you make that floppy bootable you will need to find the name etc using a different computer and if you can boot from a floppy your bios would have be ok. Do you have Yahoo messenger?

  • katchupoy Sep 21, 2011

    Sir I have a problem same with kevin but one thing i can't go inside the Bios to change the settings what should i do?

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