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NO OS BUT......

by Fareid / September 8, 2006 11:37 AM PDT

I get only this message on sceen

"CMOS ckecksum error-Dfault loaded"
Please help me sortout this,thanks.

Fareid.

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What Are You Trying To Do?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 3:14 PM PDT
In reply to: NO OS BUT......

You've told us nothing about the computer or what you're trying to do.. Is the operating system already installed? Does this message pop up at start up? Is it an old computer? The error can come up when the motherboard is dying. Or sometimes when the CMOS battery needs replacing. Have you tried removing the CMOS battery for 5 minutes, then replacing it with a new one? The default settings should reset and hopefully it fixes the issue.

Have you installed a new piece of hardware recently?

Or are you trying to install the OS from a CD to a new hard drive? Old hard drive?

Hope this helps and let us know more.

Grif

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NO OS BUT
by Fareid / September 8, 2006 10:51 PM PDT

Yes,win98se installed for the last one year.It was ok but yesterday at startup i got this message.i just switched it on.its 3year old intel PII 433MHZ with seagate 4+GB hard disk,no didnt remove battery i will do it now and come back with result.
Thanks

Fareid

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NO OS BUT
by Fareid / September 9, 2006 4:35 AM PDT
In reply to: NO OS BUT......

INTEL CELERON 433MHz
Memory Testing:97280K OK +Shared Memory
Trend ChipAway Virus(R)On Guard Ver1.64
Secondary IDE Chennel no 80 conductor cable installed.
CMOS ckecksum error-Default Loaded.
Press F1 to continue,DEL to enter SETUP LASH.
Battery removed for 5 min.pressed F1 and DEL nothing works.

Fareid

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Replace CMOS regardless
by Willy / September 9, 2006 5:24 AM PDT
In reply to: NO OS BUT

Replace the CMOS battery as 3yrs. or more, its about time. Install new battery then go into the bios and enter the setting as they should be. Save all of it before exiting the bios area. Reboot, and then check the results, it may fault again, if so, reboot to re-enter bios and verify system setting. Make sure if any "jumper" need it be set or return to NOT clear the bios, read your manual or inspect the mtrbd. for such what its postiton should be. OK.

tada -----Willy Happy

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I take that to mean.
by Bob__B / September 9, 2006 5:29 AM PDT
In reply to: NO OS BUT

You took the battery out.

Waited 5 mins.

Put the old battery back in and had the same problem.

Next step....take the battery out and 'replace' it with a new one.

Cheap test they are only a few bucks.

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NO OS BUT........
by Fareid / September 11, 2006 10:48 AM PDT
In reply to: I take that to mean.

Hi,
I changed battery but no luck no change in disktop reading,i can not enter anywhere,NO CMOS,BIOS or SETUP.

Fareid

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Motherboard Problems..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 1:52 PM PDT
In reply to: NO OS BUT........

It appears like it's time to get a new motherboard..

Grif

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