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Checksum error/defaults loaded

Evga 6801 started to show checksum error /loading defaults have flashed bios same prob...also reset button does not reboot anymore .halts at c3with the checsum error it says to check cpu/mem

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  • xmanz Mar 09, 2009

    oh by the way sometimes it wont post from cold boot thanx

  • xmanz Mar 10, 2009

    that was almost my next question how do i check if its the battery?
    i hope it something as simple as this...it was running sweet for a long time o/c to 3.6..no problems


  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    Have you tested the CMOS battery to be sure it is holding your configuration information?

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The easiest way to check the battery is to change it out. If you don't have a battery to replace it with, and you do have a multi-meter, you can test the voltage coming from the battery...it should be 3v (or very close). If you need help changing the batter, just post your questions.

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Change the CMOS battery..

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Dell Inspiron 530. At start up gives CMOS checksum error defaults loaded. Options press F1, F2 or F12 computer does not react. Has new CMOS battery. RAM OK. Did CMOS clear and password reset. What else can...


When a Power Supply is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 Volts present. The 5 Volt Standby Power.

You press the Power On button.
This in turn presses against the Power On switch, located inside it's plastic assembly.

The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.
Temporary closing it activates the Soft Power On circuit.
A 5 Volt circuit that utilizes the 5 Volt Standby Power.

The Soft Power On circuit 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns it on.
(Sounds like a seedy novel)

The first chipset (Integrated Circuit) to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.

BIOS looks to see what devices are connected, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

A checksum is computed as an error-detecting code, to protect the BIOS settings stored in CMOS.
Each time the computer is turned on, this number is re-computed; and checked against stored values.

If they do not match an error message is generated, to tell you the CMOS memory contents may have been corrupted; and therefore some settings may be wrong.
Your BIOS assumed the settings were incorrect, and loaded BIOS default settings; stored in BIOS.

(Default = factory settings)

CMOS Checksum Error Defaults - Loaded

New battery? Nope didn't help.
Clear CMOS, and password reset? Nope didn't help.

Leaves Virus as the problem, or hardware component/s on motherboard; are bad.

My thoughts?
Bad motherboard.

("BAD motherboard. NO,...........you know you have been bad,....don't give me that look. You're a bad motherboard."

Lol!)

That's my diagnosis.


(Unless you put the CMOS battery in upside down.
+ goes UP)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 17, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Compaq Presario 2500 stopped loading windows XP with a prompt STOP: c0000221 {bad Image Checksum} The image COMCTL32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.


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 to press delete to enter setup
Press and hold delete 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
click start control panel date and time you can make your adjustments to the date and time from there also right click on the date and time on the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) you should see Adjust date and time tab
hope this helps you

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I used jumper bios reset and now gettin bad checksum error. on the mother board writen that K8N rev 1.01 i downloaded k8n motherboard rom file and renamed as k8n.rom and copied to disket. its deleting and...


Hi.

The most probable reason you are getting the bad checksum error is you have to set the date and time because you have cleared the CMOS and reset the BIOS.
You should also get a message that says press F1 to load defaults or press a certain key to access setup. Access setup (BIOS) and set the date and time. That should take care of the bad checksum error.
Another good idea is make sure the motherboard battery is not dead either.



Regards.

Jun 17, 2011 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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AFTER SWITCHING ON, SCREEN STAYS FROZEN AFTER SAYING CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR- DEFAULTS LOADED


Hi there,

When starting your PC, the following error message is displayed:

CMOS wrong
CMOS MEMORY size WRONG
CMOS Checksum Bad
CMOS checksum error defaults loaded
Warning! CPU has been changed please re-enter cpu settings in the cmos setup and remember to save before quit!
You are prompted to:

Press F1 to resume
Press F2 to load default values and continue


This is due to the fact that the CMOS, which contain data related to the BIOS, has been reinitialized and that your PC has been reset to factory settings.

Solutions:

Reinitializing the BIOS
  • Change BIOS battery
    • If the problem persist this may be due to the fact that the battery powering the CMOS (when the computer is shut down allows the CMOS to store information), is depleted.
    • The CMOS battery is a small pin found on the mother board, you can refer to the manual provided with your motherboard to change it or have the nearby computer technician change it for you if you don't want to risk any damage.
    • More information with: Replacing the battery of your motherboard (CMOS battery)
Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

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Checksum error, pc clock returning at jan 1, 2004


flashing BIOS is not needed in your case. The only way to solve your issue is to make the mobo work. When working, thats the time you can use utilities to flash your BIOS.
For now, visit your CMOS Setup by pressing DEL or F2 at startup. Then choose LOAD SETUP Defaults.

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Hang computer no beep .


Hi,
Yea... problem with your CMOS battery, try to replace it and update you BIOS.Updating BIOS can be done through the Internet, download the latest firmware to update your BIOS.
Save and reboot your computer.
Hope this Helped!

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reset to factory settings by removing the battery and then re-insert after a few minutes.

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I had a similar experience after upgrading my RAM. When you reset your CMOS and have default settings maybe you should check if your RAM timings are correct. I could not get mine to load with both sticks in until I fixed the timings from the default settings.

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