Halt on loadup in BIOS - CPU is unworkable or has been changed - check softmenu
Posted on 2006-04-09
When i start to load up my computer, in the first load up screen, that has a black background and white writing. it talks about things like the IDE drives, my hard drive and such.
But it gets stuck on load up when it displays the message: "CPU is unworkable or has been changed - check softmenu"
then below this message it has 2 commands, "Press F1 to continue" or "del to enter setup"
if i press F1 the computer loads up perfectly and everything seems fine, in fact, im entering this enquiry on the same computer.
but when i go into Setup, and into the Soft Menu, everything seems perfectly fine... the power levels seem fine, everything there is automatically chosen by the computer, and i haven't even been in this menu before. so i can't have changed anything.
when i first got this message i was installing my new 7800GS, it didn't work because my PSU isn't strong enough, so im getting a new one. because the new graphics card didnt work i pulled it out and put my old one back in.
then i got this load up problem. i didnt move anything on the motherboard or anything stupid.
does anyone know of something i can do, try or that i may have inadvertantly knocked, and should check.
My motherboard is "ABit IS7/IS7-G/IS7-E"
and i have an "Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz"