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When I boot up my computer (P133) I get a strange error message just after the BIOS message pops up.
"Invalid System Configuration Data. Run Configuration Utility....F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup"

When I choose continue the OS starts and everything works fine, if I go to setup, everything is as it should be.

I am running Win NT on a dual boot with MS-DOS6

Any ideas ?
Stuart
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by:Otta
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When you go to setup, do you 'SAVE' the settings?
If you don't, you should.
If the next bootup still has the same symptoms,
perhaps you need a new battery on your motherboard,
since the current battery isn't preserving the
BIOS-setup values. How old is the motherboard?
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by:ORC
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Otta is right,  go change your battery!

Good luck
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by:ORC
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Otta is right,  go change your battery!

Good luck
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by:KAD
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If the battery suggestion didn't work & you have a Phoenix BIOS :

Press F2 to go into the BIOS and then select Reset Configuration Data in the Advanced screen.  It will be set to No, so use the + key to change it to Yes.  This will default back to No the next time you re-boot.  Save settings & exit, and the machine will reboot.  This should clear out any problems you have with the BIOS but will not effect the settings like HD config.

Hope this helps, KAD.

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You may want to make sure that if you have Plug and Play enabled in your Bios, if you have it, that you disable it since your running Windows NT also.

Mike
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by:snicoll72
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Otta.....
you were right, it was the battery.
Post again so I can give you the points.

Thanks
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Only the Energizer Bunny keeps on going & going;
other toys need occasionally updates to the battery.  :-)
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