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Wont boot I have installed a ECS 945p-a v1.1 motherboard and a 3.2 gig celeron D processor, trying to build myself a computer. When I boot the computer it gives me a message saying CMOS is invalid 0085 or overclocking failed, one of the 2 messages showes up and wont let me go any further. I have replaced the batt. and it did not fix the problem. Also when i push F! and change the settings I push F10 to save and exit the computer restarts back to the settings befor i changed them.

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  • irap Jun 05, 2008

    I also reset the mother board no change.

  • irap Jun 05, 2008

    It is a Rhycom 550 watt

  • irap Jun 05, 2008

    I tried to restore system defaults but no change in outcome.

  • irap Jun 05, 2008

    Is it possable that even though it is new the board might be bad??

  • irap Jun 05, 2008

    My power supply is new, I do not have a floppy, and at this point i will try anything.

  • irap Jun 05, 2008

    This worked,
    1. With just a USB keyboard, VGA monitor and power plugged, power on
    the computer and enter the BIOS when prompt (after the 'date not set'
    message). Once in, just exit and SAVE settings. I mention save because
    using the 'discard settings' caused the system to be inoperable and
    requires the CMOS to be cleared.

    2. After exiting BIOS, the pc should restart. During this period,
    unplug the keyboard. Now, watch the screen and see if the pc bypasses
    the the "CMOS checksum bad", "Over-clocking failed !!!" and the message
    to enter setup. Right after those lines, a new message along the lines
    of "NVRam...." will appear and it will proceed to boot, only to stop
    due to no bootable device. Insert a Windows cd and power off (and
    unplug) the pc and clear the CMOS.

    3. Now, power on the computer and follow the procedure in step 2 with
    the keyboard. After the "NV...." message, the pc should begin to boot
    into the Windows installation. I recommend to partition the HD to 5gb
    and quick format in NTFS to reduce time waste, since this will just be
    a temporary install. After the Windows install restarts the pc, power
    down the pc and clear the CMOS again. Turn on the PC as in step 2 and
    continue the install, with every restart acompanied by the clearing of
    the CMOS.

    4. After Windows is installed and you are able to boot into Windows,
    update the motherboard's firmware in Windows according to ECS'
    instruction. I recommend burning the bios and flashing program from
    another pc to transfer to the ECS machine. After the reflash, restart
    the computer. This time, leave the keyboard plugged. The pc should now
    boot up without error. If an error occurs, clear the CMOS and try
    again. It should be working now.

    Well, that should be most of the information there. Reading it may be
    difficult since I jumped around inputing the steps and each step isn't
    exactly a one liner command. Hopefully this helps. Maybe when the sale
    comes again, you can try this out and get it to work.

  • Larry Miller May 11, 2010

    Check your last post about this board, and tell me the info about your power supply, please, then we can go from there to fix this problem.



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It is very possible that it is a bad board....ive seen some bad ECS boards before
or, perhaps flashing the BIOS might help this problem, although that procedure, if done wrong, can leave it in as bad a state as you are in right now...
if you are interested in doing this, let me know and i'll get the instructions for you have a floppy drive in your computer?

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  • Larry Miller Jun 05, 2008

    or, just buy another board...also, is your power supply a new, or used one??

  • Larry Miller Jun 05, 2008

    is your memory seated properly (has it clicked on both ends...check it again) your CPU seated properly...check all connections everywhere....but i got a feeling the board may be to it new or used...or where did you buy it?

  • Larry Miller Jun 05, 2008

    another sure to check the small square power connection that goes onto the board in addition to the main power connection....
    also...what are the specs on the memory your using?....
    Heres a page from the ECS website concerning a bios flash for your board, which, given everything thats been said so far,is a viable possibility in making your MB work...

  • Larry Miller Jun 05, 2008

    is your CPU new?...did you apply the proper heatsink goo (thermal paste) when you assembled it?


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Try to restore system defaults in bios setup and exit saving changes.

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