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CMOS Settings & CMOS memory size on XP please help.


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#1 CSUK

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:28 PM

Dear experts, I run  a small business from home, today my main computer wouldn't boot up, I checked the error messages and it tells me that the CMOS settings are wrong and also that the CMOS memory size is wrong, I am not that computer literate and every time something like this goes wrong it costs me money that right now I cant afford, the operating system is XP, please could one of you wise people tell me what I need to do to put the problem right ?, a mugs guide would be appreciated step by step preferably, failing that do I need to get the computer seen by an engineer ?, I do hope note as I am officially signed of work with anxiety and depression and don't need too much extra stress or hasle at the moment.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

Post the exact wording of the on-screen messages, please.  And tell us exactly when they appear onscreen.

 

Thanks :).

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

Hi Louis thanks for your quick reply, the messages are eactly as they appear above I wrote them down, and they appear at start up



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:42 PM

I would change the CMOS battery.  System manufacturer and model?

 

If it's a desktop, replacing the CMOS battery is rather easy, even for the unfamiliar.

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:13 AM

thanks Louis how do I go about doing that ?






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