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HD does not support HPA!


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Osmium

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Hello,

New to this Forum but it was highly recommended.

I am getting some strange behaviour when I switch on my Computer.

The first is a message that says 'Your CPU has been changed'
I then have some options "press F1 to continue'
"Press F5 to enter CMOD(?)
or "press F9 to express recovery'.. which ends up not working..
If I press F1 I end up getting a message that says 'HD does not support HPA!' actually the lettering is 'Suppost' (?)
eventually windows loads but I have a new time setting of 12:00am , 1st January 2003 !!!

I have no idea what is going on, any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks

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Sounds like your motherboard battery is dead. Should cost you about 4 bucks at any computer store.

The battery makes it so your BIOS can remember all the settings (like what CPU and hard drive is installed) while your computer is powered off. (and it keeps your BIOS clock running)

Edited by Serrik, 29 December 2006 - 09:35 PM.

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Thanks Serrick,

I will check it out,

Thanks for the fast response I didn't even know the motherboard HAD a battery...

Cheers

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