Home Forums Tech Helproom Boot up message Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Boot up message Scubaman 10:58 11 Sep 2012 Locked On boot up this morning I got the following message on my desktop PC: System is running in Fail-Safe state. Please recheck - BIOS CMOS Setup. F1 to contunue, Del to enter setup. Any ideas. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:02 11 Sep 2012 Age? possibly CMOS battery is failing. woodchip 11:51 11 Sep 2012 As above, but could be a Driver Problem Scubaman 12:53 11 Sep 2012 No, it's not a Dell, it's one I built probably about 6 or 7 years ago. I will replace the CMOS battery today and see what happens. I suppose 6-7 years is a long time for the battery. Will let you know as soon as. Thanks a lot. woodchip 13:06 11 Sep 2012 6-7 yes it most likely is the battery This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.