Solved

Desktop system locks up with a CMOS error warning

Posted on 2004-10-17
6
168 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
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.
0
Comment
Question by:lizmunro
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
imnajam earned 250 total points
ID: 12336061
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!
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:qfren
ID: 12336170
Hi:

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


mc
0
 

Expert Comment

by:hauk1net
ID: 12336268
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.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Nigeldk
ID: 12345023
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
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 14918954
lizmunro,

No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
Accept: imnajam

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.


Rindi
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Basic computer tune-up with little or no hardware upgrades. Giving an old computer a tune-up usually results in a minimal performance gain, but a gain nonetheless. Several times a week, I’m faced with users at work who ask to make their computers…
Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now