We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Desktop Won't Boot


Legslip

Likes # 0

My pals Advent will not boot. On power up it just continually beeps and the screen shows the following: BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting Floppy Drive A Media....

Drive A Error. System Halt

I have disconnected the A (floppy) drive but this makes no difference. I cannot get into the BIOS at boot.

Any ideas?

Like this post
onthelimit1

Likes # 0

Probably the CMOS battery. Normally, you can get into BIOS to reset the time/date and it boots OK. However, as you can't access BIOS, I'm not sure how to proceed next.

Like this post
onthelimit1

Likes # 0

P.S. - for Advents, I think it's the DEL key when the logo appears for BIOS, not the functions keys as on a lot of machines.

Like this post
Legslip

Likes # 0

Thanks on the limit but I'm not even getting the Advent logo. I know that it is the Del button to access the BIOS.

Like this post
onthelimit1

Likes # 0

Hmm - are you getting anything on screen before that error message?

Like this post
Legslip

Likes # 0

No, that's it.

Like this post
onthelimit1

Likes # 0

Then, sorry, that's me stumped!

Like this post
ICF

Likes # 0

Have you tried a new cmos battery?

Like this post
onthelimit1

Likes # 0

ICF - see my post at 2:51!

Like this post
Legslip

Likes # 0

Will try this evening and let know.

Like this post
ICF

Likes # 0

Sorry onthelimit1 wasn't trying to steal your glory but Legslip had not responded to your possible solution of changing the Cmos battery

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

The 30 best TV shows on Netflix UK: Our pick of the best programmes you can watch right now

IDG UK Sites

Nostalgia time: Top 10 best selling mobile phones in history

IDG UK Sites

VFX Emmy: Game of Thrones work garners gong for Rodeo FX

IDG UK Sites

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina review (2.6GHz, 128GB, mid-2014)