Bios error message! [Solved/Closed]

kdhakal - Sep 30, 2010 at 12:34 AM - Latest reply:  kdhakal
- Oct 1, 2010 at 12:43 AM
Hello,
When I turn on my computer, before booting, I encounter an error message that says:

CMOS/GPNV checksum bad
Press <F4> to run setup

I haven't updated my bios and I don't remember changing any bios settings. I have also loaded optimal defaults in the bios setup but that also does not work. I also removed the CMOS battery and replaced after waiting for some time, clearing bios memory and loading the optimal defaults. But none of those ideas work. I don't see this error message when I restart my computer, but only when I turn off and turn on again ( even immediately).

This is not really a problem, because when I press F4 and in the bios screen if I press Esc without changing any settings, the computer boots normally. But I fear that this problem may render my computer unusuable if it continues to pop up.
Thank you.

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closeup22 8933 Posts Friday May 15, 2009Registration date October 7, 2010 Last seen - Sep 30, 2010 at 05:32 AM
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Thank you
Hi there,

Change your bios battery then press on F1 to run setup save and exit bios settings it will be fixed.

Thanks
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Thank you
Thank you very much for replying. But if I don't change the battery, will it have any negative impact, I mean, will my computer continue to run even if I don't change the bios battery?
Thanks again.