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geoheid

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In booting up my computer, I receive the following message:

"Press any Key to Reboot'

After pressing 'any key' to reboot, two black-background windows
flash by quickly with the following information:

The first of these two windows:

- 32MB Diamond Viper
- Audio card

The second of these two windows:

Bios version
Drives

The computer then returns to the initial window:
"Press Any Key to Reboot"
When I perform the last above action, it recycles
through the above sequence.

I have to remove the plug from the back of the computer
to shut it down.

To use the computer, it is necessary for me to remove the
slave drive.

Then the computer will boot up with the following window:

Bios Setup Utility Window:

In the Item Specific Help Box on the above window, the
following messge appears:

"During ghe last boot-up, your system hung for an improper
CPU Speed Setup. Your system is now working in the Safe
Mode.

To optimize the system performance and reliability, make sure
the CPU speed conforms to the specifications of your CPU

When I exit this window, the computer then boots up successfully--
but, again....without the slave drive installed"


I wouuld be most grateful for any help you might provide me.

I have very little experience in handling computer 'gliches'.
However, I am usualy able to follow any outlined solutions
to problems when provided with a step-by-step outline.

Thank you.....

Computer specs:

Custom Computer
Windows XP Pro (build 2600)
1.55 gigahertz AMD Athlon :whistling:
128Kilobyte primary memory cache
256 Kilobyte secondary memory cache
512 MB Installed Memory
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This problem is usually caused by running a Processor that is not meant to be used on the motherboard. Can you identify your motherboard as to make and model? If it is known perhaps you can find a bios update that will fix your problem. Otherwise you will need to find the proper MB for your Processor.

A second cause of this type of problem is a bios update was done that did not install correctly.

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Go into the BIOS. Make sure your processor speed setting matches your processor.

Edited by $unŠan¢e, 03 March 2007 - 11:36 AM.

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Thank you for your thoughtful and prompt response to
my booting up problem.

Time permitting.....could you provide me with a brief
outline of the steps necessary for me to take to access
the BIOS and correcting the processor speed, if necessary,
to match my processor?

Thank you, again, for your help!

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On bootup, press delete key to enter BIOS. Under Advanced tab, find CPU internal frequency, or something of that nature. Press enter after highlighting and change speed. After changing, save changes made then exit BIOS. Good luck!
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