Hello, 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. Gordon
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. Gordon