Setup required at every switch on.

  MickLey 19:43 10 Nov 2009

Each time I start my computer I receive a message stating:
Invalid configuration information, please use setup.
Performing automatic IDE configuration.
Select F1 to continue or F2 to run setup.

When I select F2 and reset the date, time and press esc as instructed the system boots and works normally until I switch on next time and then I receive the same message, if I select F1 the system boots normally then I have to reset the time and date in Windows. However, the problem occurs every time I switch on. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

  johnnyrocker 19:48 10 Nov 2009

you dont say what os or age of pc but a blind guess would be your cmos battery


  woodchip 19:49 10 Nov 2009

You either need a new Motherboard CMOS battery or the Clear CMOS jumper is in the clear CMOS, rather than run position

  woodchip 19:50 10 Nov 2009

PS the jumper is near the CMOS battery. Three pins Jumper covering two

  MickLey 19:56 10 Nov 2009

Thank you Johnny and Woodchip, the os is XP pro sp 3 and the computer was bought in 2003, Dell 4600. you are probably correct in your daignosis. I will get a new battery and update you. Thank you both for your speedy and considered response.

  MickLey 21:08 12 Nov 2009

Thank you once again for your invaluable help. The replacement battery solved the problem.

  woodchip 23:40 12 Nov 2009

thanks for the feed back

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