05-23-2011 01:45 PM
The computer is only 3 years old & recently it started going black with this message:
Bios Rom Checksum Error
Detecting IDE ATAPI DEVICE
Found CD Rom, Try to boot from it....fail
Insert Disc & press enter
another error message : Host process for Windows stopped working & will close. Then a blue screen with aot of writing I did not get a chance to read.
I did a Memory Diagnostics test & it stated that "hardware problems were detected. To identify & repair these problems you will need to contact the computer manufacturer. This would do me no good as HP only covers warranty issues.
05-25-2011 02:31 PM
Well since your machine is out of warranty you can try a lot of things tosee if you can fix the BIOS Rom Checksum error. I'm not an expert with this subject but I did manage to find a lot of information out on the web by using an internet search engine and and typing "what causes BIOS ROM checksum errors" There are a number of things you can do based on what I saw like changing your CMOS battery on your motherboard and resetting the system BIOS. Sometimes I enter my question within this forum just to see if others have asked this same question. You'd be surprised how many times I've found other postings with the same questions / concerns with possible solutions. Best of luck with your hunt for a fix.