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Posted by Henry on January 22, 2002 at 20:35:18:

In Reply to: HELP PLEASE!! posted by wesley on January 22, 2002 at 13:18:17:

: when i boot up my computer i kept getting a bios checksum error message. it also says insert system disc. but when i insert the win98 boot disk, my computer froze. i really dont know how to fix up this problem and it is getting very annoying.
: please help!!
: thank you very much

The checksum error means that your CMOS Settings during POST are not the same as the settings you saved. Often this is caused by a weak or failed CMOS battery. You will need to open the case, find the battery and replace it. There may be relevant information in your mainboard manual.

Most current mainboards use a coin type CMOS battery (usually CR2032) or a Real Time Clock module with the battery hidden inside. If CR2032 it will snap out easily by hand or with a thin blade (small screwdriver). CR2032 is usually less that $1.50 USD at Fry's Electronics and Kroger Grocery Store, higher elsewhere.

After you change the battery enter CMOS Setup, set the date and time, autodetect your IDE devices, choose Optimal, Best Performance or Default Settings, SAVE Settings and exit. After a few good boot ups tweak the BIOS settings as you like them.

Good Luck,

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