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When I started my pc i got the message " bad bios checksum. starting bios recovery. as I no longer have my Asus P4V8X-X support cd. I went to the asus website and downloaded the latest bios for this board but when i put The disc into the pc i get the message reading file P4V8X-X.rom then P4V8X-X not found. what am i doing wrong

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  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 06, 2008

    dont like tinkering inside the pc

  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 06, 2008

    have tried that all ready its a zip file could that be the problem

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If you are seeing the incorrect date and time in the bottom right hand corner of your Windows desktop then that will be what the BIOS is reporting, the fact that the BIOS is starting a fresh everytime you start your machine up.
The reason for this is a dead motherboard battery, the battery is used to power the CMOS chip when your machine is shut down so that the CMOS chip retains all the BIOS information.
Dead motherboard batteries are common and the check some error is a good indicator of a dead battery.
The battery is a large watch type battery about the size of a quarter and is very easily identifiable on your motherboard, you can buy a replacement in any Walgreens or Walmart store or anywhere they sell watch batterys.

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As far as I remember the bios recovery programs use diskette drive most often.

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  • Ekse Aug 06, 2008

    also you need to extract the zip file. the bios can't read inside zip files.

  • Ekse Aug 06, 2008

    the rom file is inside the zip and the bios can't read inside a zip file.

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Burn it on another CD, a possibility that teh CD burning was interrupted earlier and a parts was not burnt properly (bad burn).

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    try to extart the files then.

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    marlon john madrid Aug 06, 2008

    you have to burn the files UNZIPPED, bios won't be able to read it compressed

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This sounds like a bad burn. try burning another copy of the download. If the download is in a zip file, make sure the files are unzipped before burning.

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Burn a new cd and try again

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Instead of updating your bios try removing the bios battery and then wait for about 5 mins then plug it back in to reset it. Most often that fixes the problem faster and easier.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Asus p4v8x-x bad bios checksum checking for floopy floppy not found checking for cd-rom start reading P4V8X-X.ROM could not find P4V8X-X.ROM


Hi, you can download the bios file here:

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P4V8X-X&p=1&s=15

Please select your windows version.
Select bios and click on global for download.
You have to unzip the file before you install it.

You might have to change the cmos battery out with
a new one:

ghost2233_59.jpg So the bios can remember its settings.
Thats why you get a bad bios checksum.
A reminder flashing the bios with a wrong one WILL destroy the mainboard.

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In the disk you burned, the bios can't read a zip file, the file needs to be extracted and as far as I remember you need to use a diskette instead of a cd. but I will look into it now.
Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 Bios warning

Please note, BIOS update is only recommended when experiencing technical difficulties with your system, And is not recommended to be performed regularly.

Moreover, due to the nature of BIOS update, there is certain level of dangers involved. BIOS update must be performed with extreme caution . During BIOS update process, your system must be maintained without interference or power loss to prevent unexpected damage.

In case of BIOS update failure, please follow instructions in your User's Manual for guidelines on BIOS recovery via CrashFree BIOS. In the event that BIOS recovery is not recoverable via CrashFree BIOS, please contact your place of purchase for further assistance on BIOS recovery.


Source Asus
You can get the bios from here
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P4V8X-X

Get the 1008 version

its under Bios and 3rd entry, all os version 1008
File is in zip format, needs to be extracted.
the rom file inside needs to be placed in a diskette.
Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 Diskette or if you can get the bios to read a cd then that is fine also. Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 if the setup is looking for a file named as
P4V8X-X.rom

it may be required to rename the PV8XX08.rom to P4V8X-X.rom

But im not perfectly sure what you are trying todo or why it is asking for it. il have to look into this more. Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 As I suspected, BestDarnGood linked us the manual and the correct page about the problem. it confirms that the file has to be renamed and placed in a floppy.

Thanks BDG
http://www.fixya.com/support/p362915-asus_p4v8x_x_motherboard/manual-11149/page-39

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