Solved

Meaning of 150-SafePost Active msg when booting Compaq Presario and what to do about it?

Posted on 2006-10-30
2
736 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-19
Whenever I boot up this Compaq Presario 5320 US, I get the following message:

150-SafePost Active - An add-in card in the system appeared to not work correctly on the last boot attempt.  SafePost is skipping add-in cards for this boot.  If an add-in card needs an unusual amount of time to initialize, SafePost may be disabled in Computer Setup.

I then have to hit F1 to boot to the hard drive.  What is the meaning of this?  I see where in the BIOS you can disable SafePost.  If I did that, what would the implications be?

As far as I know there has been no hardware added to this system.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:marathonman330
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 500 total points
ID: 17839279
This refers to an add in card.

If the system is getting old, it may have mistaken a change in hardware.

If it functions OK, I would disable it.

ALso you might want to reseat any add in cards.

I hope this helps !
0
 

Author Comment

by:marathonman330
ID: 17909759
I tried reseating the cards but kept getting the message.  I then disabled SafePost and no longer receive the message.  Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

691 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