Hello, I've bought a gaming computer online that contains a GA-970A-D3 Gigabyte motherboard.
I've been using it for about 2-3 months now without any problems. I did not update my BIOS or anything because I expected the website I bought this computer from (cyberpowerpc) to have already taken care of that. One night I shut off my computer, and the next day I turn on my computer, it boots as it normally would: the computer gives one beep, and I receive the logo message. But then, I receive this message:
Warning: MAIN BIOS CHECKSUM ERROR!
Retrieving recovery source from HPA..HPA BIOS not available!!
Retreiving recovery source from Back BIOS.... Done!
Writing BIOS Image..... _____K OK
The part where I added the "_______" contains a number that increases
all the way to 4080K, and then the computer reboots and completely restarts this process.
Some extra information:
1)My PSU is not the issue as it's a 700W Corsair Brand PSU.
2)I've already cleared my CMOS by both using the jumper, and removing the battery for 30 seconds with no success.
3)I don't believe it is a wiring issue because it worked untouched for the 2-3 months that I have been using it.
4)When I first received my computer, I replaced the power supply before its first boot (I'll note again, it has been working untouched for the past 2-3 months, so I don't believe that the PSU replacement was the risk factor)
5)The cursor is under "OK" when I am given this error message, but pressing ENTER or any other keys will not do anything.
6)I am still able to enter the BIOS menu from the logo screen.
7) I have flashed the BIOS from F6 to F7 and the problem still persists. I really don't understand the problem.
The only thing that I haven't tried is replacing the battery, which I am planning on going over to CVS and buying one tomorrow, but I really don't think the battery is the issue since I've only had this computer for 2-3 months.
I've tried to be as detailed as I can in order for someone on the forums to help me, but if there is any other information that you need, please reply and let me know. I have spending a very long time attempting many things to get this to work, and I'd really appreciate any help.