Tried this yesterday and again today. Pulled Battery and grounded CMOS for 1 hour. No change on reboot. On boot, computer says
Award BootBIOS version 1.0
BIOS ROM checksum error
then looks for bootable CD or floppy. I have downloaded and attempted to reflash with awdflash.exe but get the message "Award BIOS is not the current version ...". I get this message using a .bin file I found for another HP computer running XP OS. I can't seem to trick the system to recognize any other version of BIOS file.
Can you extract the .bin or .rom file from the file on this page?