did my computer suddenly do this after having it for six months?
This computer is weird. Random strange things all the time. A month ago I got an odd BIOS message, but I corrected that. Now I'm getting this:
Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Copyright 1985-1988 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1990-2005 Dell, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Dell System OptiPlex GX620 Series
BIOS Version A03
Performing automatic IDE configuration...
Drive 0: Disk Drive
Drive 1: CD-ROM Device
Invalid configuration information - please run SETUP program
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility
So, this message may or may not come up again, however, I noted that yesterday when I first turned the haunted beast on, the CD-ROM drive fired up and spun, like the machine was trying to boot from it. I turned off the beast and waited a few minutes, then turned it on again and it booted up just fine (WIn XP). This morning it took three attempts to boot up without spinning the CD, and when it finally did, I got the above message.
Thoughts or suggestions (other than get another computer)? Happy to provide more info. If the gremlins will allow, that is.