Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by vudoodoodoo, Oct 27, 2003.
Basically it's a mathematical check of the sum of the bits in question. For example, if I send you 45000 bytes in a stream, one way to test to see if you received all of the information correctly is to send it all back to me. That would be the slow way. The other is to send you a "checksum" that is based on the bytes sent to you. Your computer calculates the checksum of the data sent and compares that with the checksum I sent. If they match, you're good to go. If not, you get a checksum error.
It comes up when I tried to turn on my computer.
Have you tried resetting your BIOS?
Yeah - exactly - it's basically telling you its onboard program (BIOS in this case) is not all there or corrupt. It needs to be reset or reflashed if you can't reset it.
I don't think the computer wants to see my cawk.
Gonna flash it when I find a fuckin floopy drive.
THat won't be possible unless you can get it to a c or a prompt though now will it?
I can get into CMOS. There is an Upgrade Bios option in there. I assume I can just flash it with the original BIOS.
a validity measurement inferior to CRC