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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2004 8:05:21 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

This is a brand new machine. Here are the components:
Asus A8v Deluxe motherboard with bios 1008.002 beta (I used ALT-F2)
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Antec Solutions case with 350w Antec Smartpower PSU
TI-4600 AGP video card
1GB Kingston Value Ram PC3200 (KVR400AK2/1GR)

When I go first start it up it goes through a number of screens then
tells me that the bios checksum is incorrect and that the date/time is
not set. I then hit F1 to enter the bios and hit F10 to save and exit.
At this point the screen goes into powersaver mode and never comes out.

I have cleared the CMOS using the jumper before each of these

So far I have tried:
a) Just using (1) 512MB stick in B1. It won't even boot the first time.
It takes both sticks to boot.
b) Using a single 256MB PC2700 stick that was laying around. No change.
c) Taking the cmos battery out for a few minutes. No change.
d) I tried a different video card, No change.

If I enter the bios and hit ESC to exit without saving it continues on
its merry way and starts the WinXP install cd.

If I hit F2 (load defaults and continue) when it gets to the "bad cmos
checksum" it works until it needs to reboot, then the problem occurs.

I have no more ideas to try, does anybody else?

Kevin
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2004 10:18:31 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

Have you tried the BIOS recovery feature?

(Page 4-5, manual version E1642.)

Good luck.

Bob Knowlden

Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.

"Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:xUbjd.48440$_g6.30128@okepread03...
> This is a brand new machine. Here are the components:
> Asus A8v Deluxe motherboard with bios 1008.002 beta (I used ALT-F2)
> AMD Athlon 64 3400+
> Antec Solutions case with 350w Antec Smartpower PSU
> TI-4600 AGP video card
> 1GB Kingston Value Ram PC3200 (KVR400AK2/1GR)
>
> When I go first start it up it goes through a number of screens then tells
> me that the bios checksum is incorrect and that the date/time is not set.
> I then hit F1 to enter the bios and hit F10 to save and exit. At this
> point the screen goes into powersaver mode and never comes out.
>
> I have cleared the CMOS using the jumper before each of these
>
> So far I have tried:
> a) Just using (1) 512MB stick in B1. It won't even boot the first time.
> It takes both sticks to boot.
> b) Using a single 256MB PC2700 stick that was laying around. No change.
> c) Taking the cmos battery out for a few minutes. No change.
> d) I tried a different video card, No change.
>
> If I enter the bios and hit ESC to exit without saving it continues on its
> merry way and starts the WinXP install cd.
>
> If I hit F2 (load defaults and continue) when it gets to the "bad cmos
> checksum" it works until it needs to reboot, then the problem occurs.
>
> I have no more ideas to try, does anybody else?
>
> Kevin
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2004 10:25:40 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

I originally tried it with the 1006 bios and spent a few hours trying to
fix this problem. I then went to the 1008.002 bios and still had the
problem. It think the biosrecovery would probably just put the 1006
back, right?

Kevin

Bob Knowlden wrote:
> Have you tried the BIOS recovery feature?
>
> (Page 4-5, manual version E1642.)
>
> Good luck.
>
> Bob Knowlden
>
> Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
>
> "Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:xUbjd.48440$_g6.30128@okepread03...
>
>>This is a brand new machine. Here are the components:
>>Asus A8v Deluxe motherboard with bios 1008.002 beta (I used ALT-F2)
>>AMD Athlon 64 3400+
>>Antec Solutions case with 350w Antec Smartpower PSU
>>TI-4600 AGP video card
>>1GB Kingston Value Ram PC3200 (KVR400AK2/1GR)
>>
>>When I go first start it up it goes through a number of screens then tells
>>me that the bios checksum is incorrect and that the date/time is not set.
>>I then hit F1 to enter the bios and hit F10 to save and exit. At this
>>point the screen goes into powersaver mode and never comes out.
>>
>>I have cleared the CMOS using the jumper before each of these
>>
>>So far I have tried:
>>a) Just using (1) 512MB stick in B1. It won't even boot the first time.
>>It takes both sticks to boot.
>>b) Using a single 256MB PC2700 stick that was laying around. No change.
>>c) Taking the cmos battery out for a few minutes. No change.
>>d) I tried a different video card, No change.
>>
>>If I enter the bios and hit ESC to exit without saving it continues on its
>>merry way and starts the WinXP install cd.
>>
>>If I hit F2 (load defaults and continue) when it gets to the "bad cmos
>>checksum" it works until it needs to reboot, then the problem occurs.
>>
>>I have no more ideas to try, does anybody else?
>>
>>Kevin
>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2004 10:44:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

It would install whichever BIOS was on the floppy or CD.

You could use another machine to prepare a floppy with the BIOS of your
choice on it, although you must rename it to A8V.ROM. The latest non-beta
BIOS at ftp.asuscom.de is 1008 (it appears to be a beta all the same,
1008.03). If you like beta BIOSes, 1009.02 is also there.

Bob Kn.

"Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1Ydjd.48448$_g6.32204@okepread03...
>I originally tried it with the 1006 bios and spent a few hours trying to
>fix this problem. I then went to the 1008.002 bios and still had the
>problem. It think the biosrecovery would probably just put the 1006 back,
>right?
>
> Kevin
>
> Bob Knowlden wrote:
>> Have you tried the BIOS recovery feature?
>>
>> (Page 4-5, manual version E1642.)
>>
>> Good luck.
>>
>> Bob Knowlden
>>
>> Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
>>
>> "Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:xUbjd.48440$_g6.30128@okepread03...
>>
>>>This is a brand new machine. Here are the components:
>>>Asus A8v Deluxe motherboard with bios 1008.002 beta (I used ALT-F2)
>>>AMD Athlon 64 3400+
>>>Antec Solutions case with 350w Antec Smartpower PSU
>>>TI-4600 AGP video card
>>>1GB Kingston Value Ram PC3200 (KVR400AK2/1GR)
>>>
>>>When I go first start it up it goes through a number of screens then
>>>tells me that the bios checksum is incorrect and that the date/time is
>>>not set. I then hit F1 to enter the bios and hit F10 to save and exit. At
>>>this point the screen goes into powersaver mode and never comes out.
>>>
>>>I have cleared the CMOS using the jumper before each of these
>>>
>>>So far I have tried:
>>>a) Just using (1) 512MB stick in B1. It won't even boot the first time.
>>>It takes both sticks to boot.
>>>b) Using a single 256MB PC2700 stick that was laying around. No change.
>>>c) Taking the cmos battery out for a few minutes. No change.
>>>d) I tried a different video card, No change.
>>>
>>>If I enter the bios and hit ESC to exit without saving it continues on
>>>its merry way and starts the WinXP install cd.
>>>
>>>If I hit F2 (load defaults and continue) when it gets to the "bad cmos
>>>checksum" it works until it needs to reboot, then the problem occurs.
>>>
>>>I have no more ideas to try, does anybody else?
>>>
>>>Kevin
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 6, 2004 11:32:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

Bob,
For some reason I can't log into ftp.asuscom.de. Doesn't it take
anonymous logins?

Kevin
Bob Knowlden wrote:
> It would install whichever BIOS was on the floppy or CD.
>
> You could use another machine to prepare a floppy with the BIOS of your
> choice on it, although you must rename it to A8V.ROM. The latest non-beta
> BIOS at ftp.asuscom.de is 1008 (it appears to be a beta all the same,
> 1008.03). If you like beta BIOSes, 1009.02 is also there.
>
> Bob Kn.
>
> "Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1Ydjd.48448$_g6.32204@okepread03...
>
>>I originally tried it with the 1006 bios and spent a few hours trying to
>>fix this problem. I then went to the 1008.002 bios and still had the
>>problem. It think the biosrecovery would probably just put the 1006 back,
>>right?
>>
>>Kevin
>>
>>Bob Knowlden wrote:
>>
>>>Have you tried the BIOS recovery feature?
>>>
>>>(Page 4-5, manual version E1642.)
>>>
>>>Good luck.
>>>
>>>Bob Knowlden
>>>
>>>Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
>>>
>>>"Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>news:xUbjd.48440$_g6.30128@okepread03...
>>>
>>>
>>>>This is a brand new machine. Here are the components:
>>>>Asus A8v Deluxe motherboard with bios 1008.002 beta (I used ALT-F2)
>>>>AMD Athlon 64 3400+
>>>>Antec Solutions case with 350w Antec Smartpower PSU
>>>>TI-4600 AGP video card
>>>>1GB Kingston Value Ram PC3200 (KVR400AK2/1GR)
>>>>
>>>>When I go first start it up it goes through a number of screens then
>>>>tells me that the bios checksum is incorrect and that the date/time is
>>>>not set. I then hit F1 to enter the bios and hit F10 to save and exit. At
>>>>this point the screen goes into powersaver mode and never comes out.
>>>>
>>>>I have cleared the CMOS using the jumper before each of these
>>>>
>>>>So far I have tried:
>>>>a) Just using (1) 512MB stick in B1. It won't even boot the first time.
>>>>It takes both sticks to boot.
>>>>b) Using a single 256MB PC2700 stick that was laying around. No change.
>>>>c) Taking the cmos battery out for a few minutes. No change.
>>>>d) I tried a different video card, No change.
>>>>
>>>>If I enter the bios and hit ESC to exit without saving it continues on
>>>>its merry way and starts the WinXP install cd.
>>>>
>>>>If I hit F2 (load defaults and continue) when it gets to the "bad cmos
>>>>checksum" it works until it needs to reboot, then the problem occurs.
>>>>
>>>>I have no more ideas to try, does anybody else?
>>>>
>>>>Kevin
>>>
>>>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 7, 2004 12:00:54 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

I tried it just now (8:56 PM EST), and it worked for me.

I did it via web browser (IE). I also tried it from the command line: it
accepted user "anonymous", password "blank" (without the quotes).

You could try a direct shot to the URL:

ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/VIA_Ch...

Bob Kn.

"Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:IWejd.48451$_g6.37363@okepread03...
> Bob,
> For some reason I can't log into ftp.asuscom.de. Doesn't it take
> anonymous logins?
>
> Kevin
> Bob Knowlden wrote:
>> It would install whichever BIOS was on the floppy or CD.
>>
>> You could use another machine to prepare a floppy with the BIOS of your
>> choice on it, although you must rename it to A8V.ROM. The latest non-beta
>> BIOS at ftp.asuscom.de is 1008 (it appears to be a beta all the same,
>> 1008.03). If you like beta BIOSes, 1009.02 is also there.
>>
>> Bob Kn.
>>
>> "Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1Ydjd.48448$_g6.32204@okepread03...
>>
>>>I originally tried it with the 1006 bios and spent a few hours trying to
>>>fix this problem. I then went to the 1008.002 bios and still had the
>>>problem. It think the biosrecovery would probably just put the 1006
>>>back, right?
>>>
>>>Kevin
>>>
>>>Bob Knowlden wrote:
>>>
>>>>Have you tried the BIOS recovery feature?
>>>>
>>>>(Page 4-5, manual version E1642.)
>>>>
>>>>Good luck.
>>>>
>>>>Bob Knowlden
>>>>
>>>>Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
>>>>
>>>>"Kevin Lambert" <kevrianate@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:xUbjd.48440$_g6.30128@okepread03...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>This is a brand new machine. Here are the components:
>>>>>Asus A8v Deluxe motherboard with bios 1008.002 beta (I used ALT-F2)
>>>>>AMD Athlon 64 3400+
>>>>>Antec Solutions case with 350w Antec Smartpower PSU
>>>>>TI-4600 AGP video card
>>>>>1GB Kingston Value Ram PC3200 (KVR400AK2/1GR)
>>>>>
>>>>>When I go first start it up it goes through a number of screens then
>>>>>tells me that the bios checksum is incorrect and that the date/time is
>>>>>not set. I then hit F1 to enter the bios and hit F10 to save and exit.
>>>>>At this point the screen goes into powersaver mode and never comes out.
>>>>>
>>>>>I have cleared the CMOS using the jumper before each of these
>>>>>
>>>>>So far I have tried:
>>>>>a) Just using (1) 512MB stick in B1. It won't even boot the first
>>>>>time. It takes both sticks to boot.
>>>>>b) Using a single 256MB PC2700 stick that was laying around. No
>>>>>change.
>>>>>c) Taking the cmos battery out for a few minutes. No change.
>>>>>d) I tried a different video card, No change.
>>>>>
>>>>>If I enter the bios and hit ESC to exit without saving it continues on
>>>>>its merry way and starts the WinXP install cd.
>>>>>
>>>>>If I hit F2 (load defaults and continue) when it gets to the "bad cmos
>>>>>checksum" it works until it needs to reboot, then the problem occurs.
>>>>>
>>>>>I have no more ideas to try, does anybody else?
>>>>>
>>>>>Kevin
>>>>
>>>>
>>
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