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Steve Soleimani

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When I turn the computer on it says on the black screen that "the amount of system memory has changed. strike f1 to continue, strike f2 to run the setup utility."There is no real problem but how can I get the computer to realize I have updated the memory, or basically just shut up about it and boot without having to press f1 to continue. if i press f1 it will boot up normally and everything is fine. but i would like to be able to turn on this computer with out having to press f1 to boot.

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Have you recently added memory to it?
Are the system date and time staying correct?

This strike f1 to continue, strike f2 to run the setup utility is usually associated with a low CMOS battery.

Is this a desktop? If so it might be time to replace the battery. It is round and about the size of a quarter. It is on the main board. They cost about $4.00 us at Walmart/ Kmart, etc.
Power the unit off, change the battery (they are clipped in). Pay attention to the clip and the + and -. be sure to set the time and date in the bios.
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This is what it looks like.
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Steve Soleimani

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problem mysteriously went away. but thank you for your help, and for future references i will try doing what you have suggested.

-steve
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