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#1 Jilly

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:41 AM

HELP .....Please!! :thumbsup:


My son has WIN98 on his pc in his room..

I don't know what has happened but everytime you switch it on it says the following....


CPU is unworkable or has been changed, please recheck CPU Soft Menu.

You have the option to either press DEL and enter the BIOS menu or press F1 to load Windows,
What could be wrong? Obviously something has been changed but I cannot seem to find the problem, I would like to just reformat the whole thing but I am finding it impossible to find a win98 bootup disc, I cannot make one from my own pc as I have not floppy drive.
The PC of my sons is a pentium 3, op speed is 333 (66)
Any help/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:18 AM

You need to reboot the computer and enter the BIOS, usually by tapping the delete key when it starts. Once in the BIOS you should restore default settings
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:29 AM

You need to reboot the computer and enter the BIOS, usually by tapping the delete key when it starts. Once in the BIOS you should restore default settings
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Hi Mark

Thanks for the advice but that hasn't made a difference, I had already tried restoring all the BIOS settings but that didn't fix it, I thought maybe a format would do the trick but the boot disc I have isn't working and my PC doesn't have a floppy drive, I think I might have to take it to a PC clinic at the weekend and be ripped off Oops...I mean let them have a look at it, I can usually fix minor things but my son has ...(Insert choosen line here) knackered it up well and truly. :flowers:

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:59 PM

I noticed it's a rather old machine. You could take the side off and remove the motherboard battery. It's a coin size/shape object, and go to the drugstore and get another one and replace it. That's certainly worth a shot before you send it out for repair. You have to enter the BIOS to reset the date and time. When exiting the BIOS remember to enter"exit and save changes" (just making sure)
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 01:10 PM

I noticed it's a rather old machine. You could take the side off and remove the motherboard battery. It's a coin size/shape object, and go to the drugstore and get another one and replace it. That's certainly worth a shot before you send it out for repair. You have to enter the BIOS to reset the date and time. When exiting the BIOS remember to enter"exit and save changes" (just making sure)
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Hi Mark..

I think I have well and truly ermmm messed it up..It now wont even load past the Windows98 page, it just goes to the black DOS screen and says "Invalid System Disk, Replace the disk and press any key" I've tried putting the win98 floppy in, then the win98 cd, then both, nothing works.

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I knew I should of left it alone :flowers:

Ps..Yeah I did remember to save after making any changes :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:49 PM

You can reload it yourself. Get the Windows ME bootdisk from Here If you need a refresher course on how to do it read this:
http://fdisk.radified.com/
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:08 AM

You can reload it yourself. Get the Windows ME bootdisk from Here If you need a refresher course on how to do it read this:
http://fdisk.radified.com/
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I got a friend to do me a brand new copy of the boot up disk but it still doesn't work.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:29 AM

Please explain what you did and how the computer responded
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

Have you made sure that the boot order is right?
It might have defaulted to not searching for the cd or floppy drive.

If neither the floppy or the cd makes a difference to the PC booting, that might be why.
Change it to CD(ROM), Floppy then IDE-0/HDD1/C:/Primary Hard drive (Should be one of those).
Insert CD and floppy disk (jic), Exit Saving Changes, and Reboot
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:34 AM

Have you made sure that the boot order is right?
It might have defaulted to not searching for the cd or floppy drive.

If neither the floppy or the cd makes a difference to the PC booting, that might be why.
Change it to CD(ROM), Floppy then IDE-0/HDD1/C:/Primary Hard drive (Should be one of those).
Insert CD and floppy disk (jic), Exit Saving Changes, and Reboot



Thanks very much, I'll give that a go, I did make sure it said either CD(ROM) or Floppy..But don'tt know (or understand) the IDE-0/HDD1/C:/Primary Hard drive.

I will give this a try and report back..

Thanks Tswsl1989 :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

The third device will probably be one of the options (not all of them)
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