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i am running boot blocker bios and it gives me a bios checksum error is theira way to fix this?
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Give us you system specs. Messing with the BIOS can be risky, so we kinda need to know what you've got there. I presume you've checked the pesky CMOS battery, should be just over 3 volts.

In fact I've got an old machine right now, a Micron ClientPro, PIII-550mhz, that had the deadest CMOS battery I've ever seen, same problem plus the floppy had IO errors and it was configured as a thin client, solved all those problems with a new battery and a BIOS upgrade. Now it's working as a nice Linux box with Fedora Core 4.
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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well that is what origonally hapened some one was flashing the bios and thought it was takeing to long so they unpluged the computer and now i have the sumcheck error. my it is a award bootblocker bios ver 1.0. uhh. it has a pentium one and uses simm ram and a atx mother board i am not sure of the fbs on it though...
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Then you need to reflash the BIOS, find the motherboard part number, go to either the computer maker's or better yet, motherboard maker's website and get the latest BIOS for that board. follow the instructions very carefully, or you'll have a piece of rectangular furniture. In the case of the machine I described above, the floppy didn't work so I had to run the upgrade from the hard drive in ms-dos mode.
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I tried waht you told me and it didnt work. None of my onboard devices work and my keyboard wont work. DO youi know if you can buy a pci keyboard controller? because things will work when i plug into my pci...weird
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You downloaded the correct BIOS and reflashed it? It should work if everything else is right. How about the CMOS battery. From the top of the battery to any ground point on the machine should read just over 3 volts.

How about the drives, the hard drive and floppy, do they work?
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ok here is what happens (yes my floply and cd-rom are good) i turn on my computer i get a constent error beep. then it says bios check sum error. and bellow that it says detecting floppy drive a media and below that insert system disk and press enter and it wont let me press enter. it does nothing but flash and beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. And i also bought a new cmos battery an hour ago no change.
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Try reseating your memory. That can cause a constant beep. If you can use another computer to download the BIOS to a floppy and run it on yours you may be able to get it to work.
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