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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.
Diagnosis: The BIOS ROM chip on the motherboard is probably faulty. It could also be another component on the motherboard.
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. During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup
I'm writing this in the hope that others like me can resolv their problem with the dead EPIA-M mainboard.The symptoms where.. on power-up .. it would make 2 high pich beeps followed by 2 low pich beeps..turned out that is the error code for dead BIOS. OK so u have a dead bios and a mobo that won't boot for various reasons.. from flashing a wrong or corrupted bios or else. Apart from the other ways to go around the problem like buying a new chip already flashed or flash the chip with a dedicated flasher u can follow on this simple guide. You should at least have some experience in DIY in computers . 1. Find a mobo of an old pc that uses the same socket for the bios chip.if it uses award bios even better.I used a biostar p4m800-m7a mobo to do this. No need for it to have a hdd or something special attached to it.. power source and cd or dvd/rom will do. 2. Try to see if it boots, if all ok.. 3. Get you hands on the Hiren's boot cd..burn it and boot from cd..it has in the Dos program list... in the next page BIOS/CMOS UTILITIES. Select uniflash 1.4.. i did it with the 1.4 on the hiren's boot cd 10.1 maybe if they update it it will work also.It will tell you the name of the bios chip and some details..make a backup of original chip just in case. 4.On other pc download the 109.BIN file .. the bios file known to be stable for the EPIA-M board. You can find it on some forum.. i can't remember now..I thank them by the way.Same the file on a fat32 usb key. 5.On the surogate board with uniflash started.. comes the tricky part: u have to get hold of some good tools and pull the bios chip out while it's running... don't worry, nothing will happen. 6. Pull out the dead bios chip of EPIA-M and put it in the surogate board.These steps must be done with absolute care.If you think you can't do it, wait or call a friend with more experience or get hold of the right tools 7. Now with the dead bios chip in place.. select in uniflash, rediscover bios chip.. or something like that,..can't remember well.. but you get it when you see the screen... the sst bios of the EPIA-M NOW SHOWS UP... 8. select flash bios and select the file on the root of the usb key by typing C:\109.bin.. if no hdd attached.. the key is seen as C, otherwise use letter accordingly.It flashes the bios in less that 10 seconds.. and says ok.. power off surogate mobo.. replace bios chip with original.. and enjoy now your EPIA-M mainboard again. If you'd like to thank me or ask details..mail me at email@example.com
It's a server mobo.. it might not be configured out of the box to support that. Check the BIOS.. after that check for any BIOS updated for that board. It might be an issue they resolved. You also might have to TELL it to boot from an external source (some MoBo's make you press the TAB button at POST to open that menu.. others the F10 key)
The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case. gAMI BIOS Beep Codes *Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully. *Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal. 1 beep Refresh failure 2 beeps Parity error 3 beeps Base 64K memory failure 4 beeps Timer not operational 5 beeps Processor error 6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure 7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error 8 beeps Display memory read/write failure 9 beeps ROM checksum error 10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error 11 beeps Cache memory bad g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error
Hi there. Try clearing the cmos <<<<<
will see in the picture a plastic jumper (in this case coloured
green), move it to the other position and hit the on/off button, then
put it back in its original position and power up the machine again.
Hopefully the issue will have been sorted. If there is no jumper remove
the battery for an hour and make sure the power cord is removed from
the back before you clear the cmos
Hi, Have you set the jumpers on the SATA drive to PRIMARY DRIVE?(first drive) Google a picture if you are unfamiliar with this. Its simple to change.
The most likely problem is that your bios is not set up to boot to that drive first.(or at all) Go into your bios (it usually says which key to press on start up in the black screen) it could be F1 key or DEL key or F2. Once in, be very careful not to mess anything up. You can always choose 'DO NOT SAVE CHANGES and EXIT' without worrying you have done anything wrong. Nothing will save any changes you have made, unless you specifically tell it to save, ok ?
Look through the bios options until you see 'first boot device' (its probably under 'advanced options)use arrow keys and ENTER and ESC to move around in the screens. you can change which device your computer boots to first. (by highlighting it and then using your = and - keys.)in your case, you want to select 1) sata CD drive 2) hard drive and you can make your 3rd device your other CD if you like.(if this is in fact an ALL IN ONE SATA DVD reader and writer, then it should be the ONLY DVD or CD on your system.) use your arrow buttons to move around in the bios settings. you can always exit without saving and leave your system the way it was.*S* But once you have it set to boot in this order correctly ESCape out of that screen until you see SAVE AND EXIT Your computer will then reboot and you should be in business. I trust this is the correct solution. If not please submit specifics about your computer model and the model of CD you are installing.Good luck