Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

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Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Sir $wat on Fri 13 May 2011, 4:43 am

How to get rid of this?

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Re: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Sir $wat on Sat 21 May 2011, 1:35 pm

still need help wit this...

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Re: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May 2011, 12:41 am

When do you get this message? Is it before the Windows is loading screen?

What exactly is the error message?

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Post by Sir $wat on Sun 22 May 2011, 7:07 am

its say: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

it occurs at the mobo screen....

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Re: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May 2011, 7:54 am

The MAC address is the hardwired address on your network card. Every network card has a uniques MAC which identifies it physically.

I've read where flashing the BIOS can cause this problem.

The only thing I can say is that if you have a PCI network card, reseat or replace it as it might be bad.

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Re: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Sir $wat on Sun 22 May 2011, 8:38 am

I dnt have that...

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Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May 2011, 9:01 am

If you didn't flash the BIOS and now you're getting the error for no reason at all, I suspect a system board problem.

Hopefully someone else will have a better idea.

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Post by Sir $wat on Sun 22 May 2011, 9:59 am

i took out the mobo battery... is that flashing the bios?

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Re: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May 2011, 10:08 am

It's not the same, but it's telling me that you had some other problem that you tried to fix. What prompted you to take out the BIOS battery?

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Post by Sir $wat on Sun 22 May 2011, 10:15 am

lemme c...

oooo becuz i wasnt gettin any signal on the monitor... but in the end... it was the CPU that needed resettin...

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Re: Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May 2011, 11:18 am

Something is going on here. I hope someone else will chime in with suggestions.

btw: by any chance, can you get on the Internet with that machine? I'm guessing not.

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Post by Sir $wat on Sun 22 May 2011, 11:20 am

nope...

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