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#1 dawnmomoffour

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

There was an error on start up: Warning! CPU has changed. Pleae re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and save before quitting. That didn't work so I then changed the CMOS battery.
I no longer get that error but my computer freezes at the choices of using the last configuration that worked, boot normally, safe mode, etc... I can't even arrow up or down to the choices to try them. Please help!
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Try leaving the cmos battery out for 15 minutes then put back in.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmos.htm
Reset your bios to default.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Took it out and reset bios to default. Still the same thing. Thanks for trying though. Anyone else out there have any ideas?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

<<...so I then changed the CMOS battery.>>

Does that mean you put in a new battery...or simply put another one which had been lying around...in that system?

Replace the CMOS battery.

If it's dying, putting it back in just isn't very effective.

If it's not dying, the cash expenditure is less than $5 for a desktop replacement, available everywhere selling electronics batteries.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

I put in a new one that I bought. When I reset to default settings in bios it then freezes at the choices of safe mode last known working etc. The first message does go away though, about cpu changing.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Is there an onscreen error message when it freezes or before it freezes now?

I guess that I don't understand why you are getting the safe mode, etc. screen...I only get that if I'm trying to boot into safe mode or attempting to try other boot options...or there is a system error message of some sort.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

Yes, I WAS getting an error message: Warning! CPU has changed. Pleae re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and save before quitting. Since I replaced the battery I no longer get that message but because it wasn't shut down properly I know get those choices, but can't choose any because the arrow won't go up or down. Even when the time runs out it just stays there.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

System manufacturer...and model?




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