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Hannibal Hayes
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      05-03-2006
hi.
when i try to boot my pc i get 2 types of errors , one is the cmos checksum
error and the second is one that says unknown flash type. this usually
prevents a boot and the pc just stalls before it gets to the windows
loading screen. if i do manage to get it to boot up windows after many trys
the clock is reset to an earlier date. anyone have any solutions on this?
any help would be greatly appreciated. i was thinking that maybe the
battery that the clock running when the pc is shut off is dying. tia for
any and all suggestions
 
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Mara
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      05-04-2006
On Wed, 03 May 2006 23:48:18 GMT, Hannibal Hayes
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>hi.
>when i try to boot my pc i get 2 types of errors , one is the cmos checksum
>error and the second is one that says unknown flash type. this usually
>prevents a boot and the pc just stalls before it gets to the windows
>loading screen. if i do manage to get it to boot up windows after many trys
>the clock is reset to an earlier date. anyone have any solutions on this?
>any help would be greatly appreciated. i was thinking that maybe the
>battery that the clock running when the pc is shut off is dying. tia for
>any and all suggestions


It sounds like your CMOS battery on the motherboard needs replaced. Do that
first, and if that doesn't fix it, as a *last* resort, try flashing your BIOS.

You should be able to replace the battery almost anywhere. My local jeweler has
them. So does WalMart and Radio Shack. Take the old battery with you to make
sure you match it.

Also, your shift key appears to be broken.

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Hannibal Hayes
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      05-04-2006
Mara <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> On Wed, 03 May 2006 23:48:18 GMT, Hannibal Hayes
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>hi.
>>when i try to boot my pc i get 2 types of errors , one is the cmos
>>checksum error and the second is one that says unknown flash type.
>>this usually prevents a boot and the pc just stalls before it gets to
>>the windows loading screen. if i do manage to get it to boot up
>>windows after many trys the clock is reset to an earlier date. anyone
>>have any solutions on this? any help would be greatly appreciated. i
>>was thinking that maybe the battery that the clock running when the pc
>>is shut off is dying. tia for any and all suggestions

>
> It sounds like your CMOS battery on the motherboard needs replaced. Do
> that first, and if that doesn't fix it, as a *last* resort, try
> flashing your BIOS.
>
> You should be able to replace the battery almost anywhere. My local
> jeweler has them. So does WalMart and Radio Shack. Take the old
> battery with you to make sure you match it.
>
> Also, your shift key appears to be broken.
>


thank you. i had a hunch that it could be the battery.i have been looking
for a program that would check that. no luck so far. and as for my shift
key , its because i had an unfortunate accident with my shift key finger
as a small boy. ; P
 
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      05-04-2006
"Hannibal Hayes" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Mara <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> Hannibal Hayes wrote:
>>
>> Also, your shift key appears to be broken.

>
> ... and as for my shift
> key , its because i had an unfortunate accident with my shift key
> finger
> as a small boy. ; P



On both hands? Bummer.

 
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Mara
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      05-04-2006
On Thu, 04 May 2006 00:33:59 GMT, Hannibal Hayes
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>thank you. i had a hunch that it could be the battery.i have been looking
>for a program that would check that. no luck so far. and as for my shift
>key , its because i had an unfortunate accident with my shift key finger
>as a small boy. ; P


Don't bother with a program. I've never seen a CMOS battery that cost more than
about $3, so just go get one. Replacing the battery you have with a fresh one
*certainly* won't hurt anything.

Unfortunately, it seems the "unfortunate accident" just might be allowing you on
a keyboard, since you don't appear to know how to use one. Your posts are quite
hard to read without any effort on your part at readability, so I won't bother
again.

"If you don't want to end up looking like the people referred to in the links
Jimchip and I were just discussing, I suggest you make the effort."

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Ben Myers
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      05-05-2006
Go into the BIOS setup, then find and select "Restore defaults". Be sure to
save the change when exiting. On the "Unknown flash type" error, please
repost with more information, including when the error message occurs
and the operating system installed on the affected computer.

Ben

"Hannibal Hayes" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:Xns97B8C9644386D54321@70.168.83.30...
> hi.
> when i try to boot my pc i get 2 types of errors , one is the cmos checksum
> error and the second is one that says unknown flash type. this usually
> prevents a boot and the pc just stalls before it gets to the windows
> loading screen. if i do manage to get it to boot up windows after many trys
> the clock is reset to an earlier date. anyone have any solutions on this?
> any help would be greatly appreciated. i was thinking that maybe the
> battery that the clock running when the pc is shut off is dying. tia for
> any and all suggestions

 
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