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When i power on my pc it goes straight to bad bios checksum.starting recovery.checking for floppy. My motherboard is an Asus P4V8X-X and the Bios version is 1008. I have downloaded the 1008 zip file along with the Afudos utility and extracted them to a floppy disc. When i put the disc in i get the message : floppy found reading P4V8X-X.rom. Completed but instead of flashing it tells me to power of my system to regain my settings but nothing happens when i restart my pc it goes straight to the asus P4V8X-X motherboard sign. what am i doing wrong

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  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 13, 2008

    have tried that

  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 13, 2008

    cant use alt +f2 pc does not post goes straight to the checksum message

  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 13, 2008

    thanks issy2 will await your response

  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 13, 2008

    have tried everything suggested to me just finished trying to fire up the pc again. i am getting a new message now after i put in the floppy. it reads.
    reading file P4V8X-X.ROM. Completed.
    Start erasing////
    Start Programing////
    please turn off system and power on again to get your system back.

    when i do this it goes straight to the asus motherboard P4V8X-X sign and nothing happens

  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 13, 2008

    ok will do that cheers

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Change the c-mos battery thats it.it will work for sure.

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Well mate , this usually happens when motherboard battery is over

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    Ginko Aug 13, 2008

    If you access the motherboard you will find a small battery, it usually looks like a coin (desktops) or like a plastic packed pill.
    When battery is drained bios will lose setting every time you start up computer, that is usually the cause for this kind of troubles.
    Go to any local computer shop with battery, or if you do not want to take apart computer yourself, take computer main unit.
    Battery cost a couple of dollars, labour fee for replacement is generally not expensive.


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Your problem seems to be a little complicated.. we are working on your problem and will get back to you soon with a solution..

Thankyou

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So you cannot flash/update the BIOS using the floppy try this one: ALT+F2 on bootup will flash the BIOS from a floppy automatically.

Hope that helps........

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    If that's the case there's a possibility that you may need to replace CMOS chip on it that is probably bad already.. check your manual on how to locate that chip..

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You can try resetting the BIOS settings by removing the CMOS battery, then back. Then reboot the computer.

When i power on my - annot_cmos.jpg

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