Hello friends, I need your help here. A friend's AMD pc running Win98SE has run into a problem. When the pc has been on for quite a while, sometimes the monitor just goes off and moving the mouse or pressing a key does not wake it up. It happened last night and I tried to switch off the CPU but I noticed I had to keep my finger on the switch for a long time before it could switch off. Then I switched it back on again, but just after the drive detection bit it gave an error message saying:
CMOS checksum error - Defaults loaded. Press F1 to continue.
I did that and it booted ok, but i dread the fault happening again. What exactly is happening and how do I correct this problem. Please help out. Thanks in advance.
Thanx friends. I took out the CMOS battery, measured voltage , it was 3....V; I left it out for about 1hr and put in a new one I'd just bought. When I restarted the pc pc, the same message came up on the screen. Shd I take it that it is the motherboard that has to be replaced? Or should I leave it? becos pressing F1 on startup makes the pc fine to use. Thanx again.
Thanx. I noticed the monitor and indeed the cpu had been configured in power management to turn off after some set times; I've reset the to "Never" under pwr management. the switching off headache is gone.