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inquisitive1s

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Hi,
When I booted up my laptop tonight I was greeted with something along the lines of Power Save Failure... didn't write it down. And the small computer/screen icon is grayed out with a crossed out circle... any idea what that means and what I need to do? If anything? And if its nothing that needs to be downloaded I've stopped downloading after my last laptop crashed. Should I even attempt to restart my laptop and see if it comes up again?

OK for further info... I went to hibernate then went back in and got this in response... I really need to know what to do as it is I'll have to leave my laptop on until I get this fixed...

// BIOS VERSION 1.5
BUILD TIME: 1/23/06 11:18:52
ATI RC410MD+SB450 MOTHER BOARD (GOLDFISH)
CPU=INTEL ® CELERON ® M PROCESSOR 1.60GH
639K SYSTEM RAM PASSED
446M SYSTEM RAM PASSED
1024K CACHE SRAM PASSED
SYSTEM BIOS SHADOWED
VIDEO BIOS SHADOWED
ATAP1 CD ROM: MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-8415
FIXED DISK 0 FUJOTSU MHV2080BH
MOUSE INITIALIZED

WARNING 0251: SYSTEM CMOS CHECKSUM BAD - DEFAULT CONFIGURATION USED //

Can anyone give me the steps of what I would need to do to fix this... that doesn't involve downloading anything that will crash my laptop... and hopefully not cost me money to get it fixed... [bleep] I just paid rent and a deductible from some moron hitting my car... so spending money... not on my list of wants right now.

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Edited by inquisitive1s, 03 April 2008 - 11:50 PM.

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Rebooting is never a bad thing thing to do after getting an error message.
What do you mean with with the small computer/screen icon? Is there a possibility for a screenshot?

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Olrik
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See the refixed to see what I mean... I went into hibernate to check and see and that's what I came up with as for the icon here's the screenprint if you can see it.

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If you mouse over the icon, does it give you some information about what it is?
Did you try to reboot the computer? If so, did you get error messages again?

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Olrik
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No the icon is just dead... I think it had something to do with the screen saver but I didn't really pay attention. I went into the Power save option but it said to select the Toshiba Power save scheme... I checked it and its been selected. In the end I'll have to wait until tomorrow after work so if there is something wrong I have the whole weekend to work on it.

When I was looking things up it said it has something to do with the clock and stuff... yet it shows right granted its off by a few minutes from my cellphone and I had to manually update after the time change.

So I guess I'll have to let you know tomorrow.

Thanks
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I haven't gone to work yet :) but if you have any ideas about how to fix this then responses/steps and ideas are welcome by the time I get home so I can write it all down and get working on this problem :)
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just noticed you edited your original post.

WARNING 0251: SYSTEM CMOS CHECKSUM BAD

This could indicate a CMOS Battery being low.

Here's a link to a guide that'll tell you how to replace the battery.
http://www.computerh...es/ch000239.htm

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