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I am having a BIOS ROM checksum error when I start my desktop. Here's a screenshot:

this picture is what the screen looks like

My desktop is an HP Pavilion t3530.tr Desktop PC running Windows 7. I did a search and found this and this, but the problem is that I cannot get to a DOS command line because of the error. I also downloaded the latest BIOS update, burned it onto a CD, and inserted it into my computer, but it only showed PASS. What else could I try?

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What happened immediately before this error appeared? Were you flashing your BIOS before it happened, or did you download the BIOS to try and fix the problem? –  Majenko Apr 9 '11 at 15:49
    
@Matt Jenkins seriously nothing happened just before the error, I turned the computer on and this error come out. I downloaded the latest BIOS and burned it in a cd put it into the computer but my desktop couldnt load it so i was able to do nothing else. All ı can do is press enter and it gives me just a buzz with "INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". –  Bastardo Apr 9 '11 at 16:07
    
how can i reflash the BIOS? maybe it helps. –  Bastardo Apr 9 '11 at 16:08
    
Since you're being asked for a "system disk", you could try using a MS-DOS boot floppy disk. The AWDFLASH.EXE tool is written for MS-DOS, after all. –  grawity Apr 9 '11 at 21:22

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You need a specialist to reflash the BIOS for you, best to just go for the RMA route.

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