Had this computer for about 4 yrs. Got message above for 1st time today.Seems ok after prssing F1. Using AMD 2000,256ram,80g HD, XP pro, Soltek M/B (I think). Checked archives for tips but could anyone confirm for def. what this message means. Also this week 2 "dicky" starts ie no display on screen. Should I keep an eye on this?
as the others say, its the cmos battery. B&Q sell em for £1.99 if you cant get them anywhere else. dont go to Pcworld and pay a fiver. a local pc repair shop should sell you one for about £1.50 - £2
power down the pc, open the case, flip out the old battery and put in the new one. replace the case and power up. you will get the message again. choose the defaults and let it boot into windows. set the date and time, reboot, enter the bios and reset the FSB. it will have defaulted to te slowest setting(166mhz or something like that). set it to the proper speed to get your cpu to report the correct speed on start up.