Error message on boot up

  Legolas 12:27 03 May 2003

A couple of times in the last week I have had the following error message at boot up 'cmos checksum bad, press F1 to enter setup or F2 to load default settings and continue' I normally press F2 and the system continues to boot as normal, when I get into the desktop the time and date is set at 12:00 2002 and I have to reset apart from that the system runs as normal. The m/b is an Elite K7S5A and it is only a few months old could it be the cmos battery? I am running XP Pro.

  Totally-braindead 12:30 03 May 2003

It happened to me as well and yes it was the CMOS battery as replacing it cured it. Funny enough mine was based on a K7S5A board as well. Since changing the battery theres been no problem.

  recap 12:31 03 May 2003

click here Legolas it may give you the answer.

  Legolas 12:36 03 May 2003

Thanks for the replies so far. I will probably try a new battery and see if that cures it although as I said the m/b is only a few months old. I seen in another site that it can be sorted by holding down 'insert' as you boot up has anyone heard of this?

  recap 12:37 03 May 2003

click here also, they both infer that it's the battery that may have gone.

  Legolas 12:41 03 May 2003

Thanks recap, I hope it is the battery and nothing more serious.

  recap 13:11 03 May 2003

I think it mentions holding down the insert key in one of those links Legolas, and it worked for the person. Hope that's all it take for you.

  Legolas 16:37 03 May 2003

I think I read somewhere it was just a normal watch battery is this correct or do you need a special type of battery?

  VoG™ 16:51 03 May 2003

Looks like but I think different. click here

  VoG™ 16:52 03 May 2003

..... you need one of these click here

  VoG™ 16:52 03 May 2003

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