new build hit problems

  samantha321 11:11 05 Jul 2006

i am new to the form and i was wondering if you could help me out.built this pc yesterday when i start up it goes to a screen that i have to press f1 to resume the pc runs ok after i do this.any ideas spec is.

xp home

m/b asus-a8v-mx-eaykz

512 mem.


  rodriguez 12:01 05 Jul 2006

Do you get any messages on the "Press F1 to continue" screen? I used to get this on machines at work and it would usually say CMOS checksum error (which was fixed by changing the motherboard battery) or something similar with it. 12:02 05 Jul 2006


just wondering if its a new install of windows xp

  samantha321 12:21 05 Jul 2006

thanks for replies yes i do get CMOS checksum error but it is a knew m/b complete new set up.any other suggestions. thanks again.

  Snowy3uk 12:30 05 Jul 2006

Most likely is the m/b battery and this can be faulty on a new m/b - i have had that problem before.

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  samantha321 12:34 05 Jul 2006

thanks folks going to take it back to the shop where i got it from and get them to fix it.will tick resolved thanks for the help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:18 05 Jul 2006

It is possible you have left the clear CMOS jumper in the "clear" position, some boards are shipped in this state.

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