checksum error on boot

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jholz

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when booting i get a 'bios checksum error. detecting floppy drive media. insert boot disk.' I've changed out the floppy drive, changed the ram, made various changes to the bios setup re: the floppy drive. all to no avail. resetting about 10 times when i boot eventually gives me a good boot. the clock seems OK with the correct date and time. Any clues? Many thanks.
 
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BIOS is going bad or the battery. You usually only get checksum errors when the BIOS loses it's infomation.
 

~Candy~

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Hi jholz, welcome to TSG....

I could be wrong, but I think setting the parameters incorrectly on the hard drive may generate this error as well....Do you have the choice in your bios to manually set them?
 
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