Solved

BIOS Checksum Error after failed BIOS update attempt

I attempted to update the BIOS ROM on my P5N32-E SLI. The update gave an error claiming that the file was different from the BIOS. After reboot, I'm getting a checksum error, indicating that I've damaged the BIOS:

Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software Inc.

BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting Floppy Drive A media...
Drive A error. System Halt

It's 2016, so I don't have a floppy drive. Is there any other way to fix this problem, or flash the bios without a floppy drive?
1 answer Last reply Best Answer
More about bios checksum error failed bios update attempt
  1. Best answer
    An option would be ordering a BIOS chip on ebay and replacing the board's one.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XP5N32-E+SLI+bios+chip.TRS0&_nkw=P5N32-E+SLI+bios+chip&_sacat=0
    Not sure if inserting the board's DVD and starting the system would trigger BIOS restore.
    Try also clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for a minute).
Ask a new question

Read More

BIOS Floppy Disk Motherboards Checksum