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Mac addresses are both invalid in cmos and flash

Post by Sir $wat on Fri 13 May - 4:43

How to get rid of this?



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Post by Sir $wat on Sat 21 May - 13:35

still need help wit this...



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Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May - 0:41

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 - 7:07

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 - 7:54

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 - 8:38

I dnt have that...



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Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May - 9:01

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 - 9:59

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



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Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May - 10:08

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 - 10:15

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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Post by Jan2011 on Sun 22 May - 11:18

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 - 11:20

nope...



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