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> Can't boot pc. Hang after "NVRAM checking", NVRAM update failed (Hardware)

post May 26 2007, 11:20 PM, updated 11y ago

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Hi guys,

What is the factor that can make "NVRAM update failed". When my pc encounter this it can't boot to windows. Anybody can give me some advice.

post May 26 2007, 11:27 PM

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juz curios...wat is NVRAM????
post May 26 2007, 11:29 PM

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Non-volatile random access memory
post May 26 2007, 11:32 PM

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Chrono, can i assume that it's an old computer?

"NVRAM update failed" is a symptom that the flash memory chip on the motherboard has literally worn out. In addition to the BIOS code, the NVRAM contains the Windows Plug-and-Play data.

EVERY time Windows boots up, it updates the NVRAM, whether the NVRAM contents have changed or not.

My suggestion is that you might just change the entire mobo
post May 27 2007, 12:52 AM

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This is because the BIOS could not write to the NVRAM block. This
message appears when the FLASH part is write protected
or if there is no FLASH part (System uses a

i think ur NVRAM might damaged or an error occured inside the chip.

1) did u update ur BIOS?
2) did u install or add new graphic card/ sound card/
3) did u add or remove memory RAM?

try this solution first.. take out the cmos battery and restart ur comp. after that try to put back the cmos battery and restart ur comp again and see..

second solution is try to update ur BIOS version

if the problem still same, i think u might change to a new mobo.. sad.gif..or send ur comp to shop to detailed the prob

This post has been edited by kogula14: May 27 2007, 01:20 AM
post May 27 2007, 03:05 AM

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Thank. guys for the info. Actually the problem is sometime its ok, sometime its can't boot. Lets say if in the morning I can boot, then in the evening I can't boot it. Anyway I will try ur advice first.

My pc is pentium 4 socket 478 maybe.

Added on June 15, 2007, 1:03 pmGuys need help, still encounter problem, nvram update failed. I have update the bios and take out the cmos battery oso get same result. Is my mobo kaput?

This post has been edited by chrono_breaks: Jun 15 2007, 01:03 PM
post Sep 11 2008, 09:57 AM

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Having the same problem here. It will boot sometime and will hang at "Checking NVRAM" sometimes. Any solution?

My PC is Acer E500
Pentium 4 3.0GHz
512MB ram

I bought it in 2006. I also notice that sometime, the PC will auto restart each time I plugin a USB device.

This post has been edited by myvi5949: Sep 11 2008, 09:58 AM

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