When I start my computer I receive this message :
WARNING CPU HAS BEEN CHANGED OR CPU RATIO CHANGED FAIL.
PLEASE RE-ENTER CPU SETTING IN THE CMOS SETUP AND REMEMBER TO SAVE BEFORE QUIT!
When I do this my computer time when I get to my desktop is fine, until I restart my computer again. So typically I just press F1, and let my computer think it's some time in 2000, which effects my logon to sites with dated certificates. Just recently since I have moved I can no longer access my Hotmail account which may be unrelated - but that site prompts me to chose Yes / No / View Certificate - which normally would connect me to my e-mail.
My computer is a couple of years old - 2003 I think. Do I simply need to replace the battery on the motherboard. I would have tried this already, however I read somewhere online that my settings for the CPU may be lost if I remove the battery ?!?
Is this true ?
I replaced the battery on an older computer and never lost anything...