Question about PC Desktops
Asus m3n78em motherboardhthe computer has been working for a while with bios 0501 for a while but the other day it would not boot. i clreared comos and retried but it came up with bios checksum error and started searching for the bios to reload via floppy or cd or usb.i had the bios on usb and plugged that in and retried but it came up with the same bios checksum error. i then tried with the original cd withe same result. any ideas please
The actual BIOS file posted on the Gateway site for that model is the incorrect file WARNING....It is actually the Firmware Update for the DVD Player...Bad part is it will update if you force it and override the bad checksum feature in the BIOS Update process. I know, I am currently attemptiing to locate the proper file after incorrect updating by another "professional" tech service that wasn't so professional and didn't realize the Gateway site's mistake myself.
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
The on-board battery may be bad-try replacing it.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
You should make sure that all of the BIOS settings in the system are correct, by rebooting the system, going into BIOS setup and double-checking all the values (hopefully against a recent
If you have reset the CMOS memory you need to go into the BIOS setup screen and reconfigure the BIOS. To do that you need to press a key while the computer is booting. Usually F2 but can be other keys. It should tell you on the bottom of the first screen which key to press to enter BIOS setup.
If you don't know the settings the should be one for optimal defaults - use that one. You will also need to reset the time and date.
Save, Exit and re-boot and everything should then work.
This error is not the same as a CMOS Checksum Error, which refers to corrupted values of the CMOS settings, the ones you set through the BIOS setup program. This error means the contents of the BIOS code itself are damaged.
During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
You will also need to set the time and date
In the main or system setup screen you should be able to see the date and time Using your arrow keys navigate to the date and change the date. Once highlighted on the month, day, or year, press your arrow keys or your page up / page down keys to change the date.
hope this helps you
Nov 18, 2011 | Toshiba Equium 2000 (PV1065E0-011FR) PC...
Aug 13, 2008 | ASUS PC Desktops
Jan 21, 2011 | PC Desktops
Dec 12, 2009 | Acer Veriton M661 PC Desktop
May 11, 2009 | PC Desktops
Apr 05, 2009 | PC Desktops
Dec 04, 2008 | PC Desktops
Nov 13, 2007 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
166 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!