POST - 162 Configuration Change error

  Taff36 13:30 29 Oct 2003

Friends computer won`t boot up. Rather old Win 98 machine Pentium 166 Mhz & 850 MB HDD !! The POST check brings up this message "162 Configuration Change has occurred" with an option to continue. (Surepath Bios V 1.3) When I continue it suggests that something is set up incorrectly in the BIOS but even choosing the default settings doesn`t resolve anything.

I tried to boot in safe mode but asks me to type the name of the command interpreter (C:\windows\ is suggested but doesn`t work) Any ideas what`s happened or where I should start to diagnose the problem?

  xania 13:51 29 Oct 2003

You don't say what motherboard you're dealing with. If you know it, check that code in the manual or go to the web site and ask a question. You could have an outdated BIOS, so try flashing a new one.

  Taff36 15:11 29 Oct 2003

Haven`t got a clue without opening the case. Can`t find this information from the screens in the BIOS but will try tonight.

  alan 2273 15:47 29 Oct 2003

Take a look at this it seems to say that the CMOS battery is the problem click here

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