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Posted by Henry on March 18, 2002 at 22:50:01:

In Reply to: BIOS PROBLEM posted by Lizzy on March 16, 2002 at 07:34:01:

: My computer turned it self off during the night...I think it might have been caused by a power cut?since then I get a message telling me my CPU SOFT MENU has been changed or is F1 to continue,when I press F1 windows load..I have put all the settings to Default but this does not make any difference....HELP.
: BIOS Date 12/20/99
: BIOS TYPE Award Modular Bios V4.51pg

Your CMOS battery may be weak or bad. Suggest that you change the CMOS battery (use a KNOWN GOOD one), enter CMOS Setup, set date and time, setup IDE devices, select FAIL SAFE settings (if available this has more thorough diagnostics), SAVE settings and exit. Reset to default CMOS settings after you get going.

Power outage suggest transient or lightning may have damaged your PC (hope not) - if the battery doesn't fix things post again - you will need to get into hardware diagnostic mode.

Good Luck,

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