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 PostPost subject: CMOS settings wrong?        Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:03 am 
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It was occured more two times and in this morning (GMT -3).

POST stops with two-pause-one beeps, saying "CMOS settings wrong".
When I press F1, the boot continues, but XP shows a blinking DOS cursor. I need to use the hold-poweroff-to-shutdown technique.
After this, XP loads (but with a "not shutdown properly" warning) successfully.

PS: The motherboard is (almost) old, from 2003.
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:05 am 
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Your best bet would be to go into the BIOS and load the default settings, save, and exit. See if that solves the issue.

Bear in mind any overclocking or tweaking you have done in the BIOS will be cleared if you load the defaults.

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I'm *afraid* of doing this.

I don't done any overclocking.
A technician made a (or three) memory downclock, when the computer wasn't turning on.


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I'm *afraid* of doing this.

I don't done any overclocking.
A technician made a (or three) memory downclock, when the computer wasn't turning on.


Down-tuning the memory isnt that hard, you just need to look for the memory frequency and turn it down until it starts working.

The best thing to do, is write down everything on each screen as it is now, then reset it, if it fails, you can go in and set everything back to what it was before you loaded the defaults.

Anyway if your memory is causing such an issue that it has to be made slower, then I suggest you buy new memory as it won't be doing you any favors.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:17 am 
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I'm only thinking on a new memory...

This RANDOMLY occurs.
I discovered that this morning's CMOS settings wrong was caused by a reboot on this night (only P2P and uTorrent running). Someone turned my computer off.

IMHO there are no battery low errors (the BIOS is AMI), only settings wrong and sometimes CMOS/GPNV checksum error.


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When CMOS settings are wrong, the motherboard has lost power completely (even no battery support).

Just go in the BIOS and load the default settings.
And just like andy said, down-tune the memory.

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