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Desktop system locks up with a CMOS error warning

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I have come across an intermitant error in a new AMD2800 system running XP Home.  The system will lock up and the fiollowing error message is displayed "CMOS ... serious error warning, some changes in chipset or clockset settings caused boot failure" The system is used to run Quicken and Word and has never been overclocked.  To the best of my knowledge no chang3es have been made to the CMOS.
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imnajam earned 250 total points
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Hi lizmunro,

it may be because of the weak CMOS cell or may be something happened wrong with CMOS enter the SETUP and make sure each and everything is correct...!!!

Cheers!
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by:qfren
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Hi:

Or,
check the battery .....
Take a look and see if you can identify it and replace it


mc
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by:hauk1net
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You might want to just pull the battery (with the computer power unplugged) and put the same battery back in after an hour or so.
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by:Nigeldk
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first thing to check with the AMD is overheating, make sure the fan on the CPU is spinning and if it is a heatsink only - install another fan...They (AMD) run hot.

simple but basic
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lizmunro,

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