hi i got big problems, my sister's pc the problem is that it will not boot up, you turn it on it goes to the first screen witch says detecting ide primary master-wdc-ac38400l detecting ide primary slave -samsung cd-rom detecting ide secondary master - ricoh cd-rw detecting ide secondary slave - none then it says cmos checksome error - defalts loading. but nothing happens it stays at this screen is it something to do with not having a secondary slave? im not sure my self so if some body can help then i would be a very happy man thanks
Checksum error means that either the BIOS battery is flat the BIOS has become corrupted somehow. Go into BIOS and check the time is correct, if not, update it and then turn off for a few minutes. Power back on, if the time is wrong again, change the BIOS battery.
If that makes no difference or the time is OK, reset the BIOS using the jumper (should say where it is in the motherboard manual. If the fault still occurs, you may have to try flashing your BIOS.
hi it's windows 98se, the problem is that i cant get in to the BIOS it just goes to that first screen and thats it it doesnt matter if you press delete. or any other button do you know where i could buy a battery ? and how much they cost? thanks
no idea whereto buy them. but you could try taking the battery out for an hour or so and then replacing it and see if that does any thing. but remember after taking it out your bios settings will be defaulted.