Boot problem - Mesh Computer

  BigL 19:48 08 Jan 09

I'm having a problem booting up my computer. Originally I had a few checksum error warnings and suspected the battery as the voltage was very low. Replacement did not cure problem and it is now only possible to boot up from cold if the battery is removed/replaced first. The BIOS is Phoenix revision 1013 and the mobo ASUS A8N SLI deluxe. Advice and suggestions welcome.

  woodchip 19:51 08 Jan 09

Is this a Laptop or Desktop

  BigL 16:32 09 Jan 09

It's a desktop.

  woodchip 19:25 09 Jan 09

Well if CMOS battery does not correct matters, it looks like the CMOS chip is faulty

  woodchip 19:26 09 Jan 09

Have you checked the New battery for volts, You may have bought a dud

  BigL 16:36 10 Jan 09

The new battery reads at just over three volts. I did wonder about replacing the CMOS chip. It's certainly a cheaper option than replacing the motherboard. Socket 939 motherboards are getting scarce now.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:41 10 Jan 09

I would be tempted to flash the BIOS before replacing the BIOS chip (if that is possible on your board).

  BigL 17:25 10 Jan 09

I'm sure it is possible to flash the BIOS. I'll give it a go.

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