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I can’t really run anything because my battery is dead so it starts up and immediately gives me a critical battery error and shuts down. It’s possible that the problem is just caused by the CMOS battery being dead. The simplest test would be to replace it with a new one (they are pretty cheap to buy).

Cmos Checksum Bad – Date Time Not Set

Unfortunately, not all CMOS batteries are removable; some manufactures will only allow a replacement battery to be added. Locate your CMOS battery – Find the battery within your computer and ensure that it will be accessible and that it can be removed. Most computers today use a coin cell CMOS battery; an illustration of commonly used CMOS batteries can be found here. If you are unable to locate your CMOS battery you will need to contact your computer manufacturer.

Maybe you could try that & see what happens. You’ve got to try to get into the BIOS somehow. I don’t think your board is going to even attempt to boot off anything (CD/hard drive/etc) if it’s getting stuck during the BIOS startup. My experience of Gigabyte boards has been quite a negative one, and every time it boils down to BIOS problems. Have you tried seeing if there is a BIOS update?

On desktops, it’s easy to get to, and it’s only held in place with a metal clip. On laptops, you’ll need to open the machine up to get to the motherboard, and that might be better left to a professional. Restore settings that may have changed as a result flashing the BIOS. I’ve been working on an older HP Pavilion XE743 with Win98SE and an Asus MEW-AM motherboard with 810E chipset and socket 370 that has Phoenix BIOS. Does your motherboard have a jumper switch on it to reset the BIOS?

  • In such a case, sometimes, the battery of the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) is the main culprit behind this troublesome situation.
  • Write “ms info” in the search field of the Start menu.
  • After completing the downloading process, now, it’s time to update your BIOS.
  • Alternatively, you can press down the Enter key on your keyboard.

But checksum errors may also occur because of a power outage (blackout)and/or power loss bad shutdown, and trojans/hack. If that doesn’t help, the cmos battery is probably too weak or dead – replace it. I have contacted my motherboard company to see if there is a BIOS update compatible with Windows 7 so fingers crossed i get something back that will solve the problem.

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Normally there are two other things that cause your problem besides the CMOS battery. I had the same problem fixed it by replacing the battery. The way i figured mine out was to remove the power cord from the psu for about 5 min. When i restarted all my settings were back at default. Go back into the bios and check the settings for your Harddrive, and boot settings.

Helped my dual Athlon MP board when it started suffering random BIOS issues. In my Googling, i came across one chap who said removing (and replacing 10 minutes later) the cmos battery fixed him. If possible, remove the battery and take it to the location you plan on purchasing a new battery from.