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Old 12-11-2018, 12:53 AM
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Default Bios rom checksum error/Detecting Floppy Drive A media... Drive A error

This is basically a question of why as opposed to what's wrong. I'll

try not to ramble. Edit... Sorry, but I did...I think.

Built a computer in 2005. It lasted till I think 2010 when it started to

random reboot. On third time, it wouldn't post and gave me a bios rom

checksum error.

I pulled out all unneeded components to no avail. New battery, Swapped

memory banks, used just 1 module and still just the checksum error. I did

manage after many tries switching modules around to get it to boot to cd

and run memtest. It passed. Upon reboot, however, the checksum error.

So I put computer away and it stayed there till couple months ago when I

dragged it out.

I ordered a new bios chip for my board and put it in. Computer posted and

I went through the bios settings and as I changed screens, it was if

someone cloned the top left of screen down to bottom right, text was all

cloned and garbled. I rebooted, changed boot order to floppy and flashed

the bios with a .bin file I downloaded directly from Abit. It appeared to

be successful.

I connected the Sata drive and it booted into windows and I let it set

for about an 1HR. Checked on computer and it had locked up. rebooted to

cd and ran memtest. It went through 2 passes and no errors. Something

happened in life and computer got pushed into background.

Couple weeks ago I got back on it. Went to boot and got bios rom checksum

error keyboard error or no keyboard detected Detecting Floppy Drive A

media Drive A error. System Halt Would do nothing else.

So I did what I should have done long time ago. I bought a Cheap 2GB kit

of ddr ram and installed it. Computer posted, I went into bios and

changed boot sequence to HDD and it booted right into windows no problem.

I should note this is the 2nd set of Corsair value ram to go bad in this


Question is why did ram check as ok, but cause this much trouble?
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