Originally Posted by derekcantona7
i am having a problem with my PC booting:
i plug in PC - computer powers on automatically
the screen comes on with "platinum" - no beeps
then an info screen comes on : (sometimes the screen appears frozen and nothing happens)
ide prim master:none
ide prim slave: none
ide sec master: none
ide sec slave: HL-DI-STDVD-ROM CDR8164B 0L06
ide third master:none
ide fouth master:WD360CD-00FLA2 31.08F31
ide fifth master: none
ide sixth master: none
cmos checksun error - defaults loaded
Press F1 to continue, del to enter setup
So i press F1, windows loading screen appears and then it reboots it self - back to start - this time with no info screen
The computer was put together by a friend 4 or 5 years ago with seperate parts as far as i know. recently another friend formatted the PC and it was working fine until very recently. now its not working properly at all.
if anyone has any ideas, any help would be appreciated please.
thanks & sorry for long winded mail...
Why is your primary hard drive on the 4th master?
It should be in prim Master, not the 4th.
It also sounds like a faulty/dead CMOS battery.
"Checksum error" means that your BIOS data stored in your CMOS chip is different from what your BIOS says at startup.
Try removing the battery for 5 seconds and putting it back in, just be careful of ESD. That should clear the settings and let you start over.
If that doesn't work, replace your battery.
To an extent, follow this procedure. Before touching any part of your motherboard, firmly grasp the metal chassis to release any static build up you may have.