Question about Compaq Armada M700 Notebook
When I start up my computer it says 162-options not set, what do i do?
I tried to find how old that model is but had no luck; this message may mean that the CMOS backup battery, normally a small 'coin' cell, needs replacement. That message says that it can't remember who and what it is and that happens when the battery is depleted. Check you user guide about replacement of that battery; it should be a DIY job. The battery will cost <$10 US even if you stumble across a crook selling them. Wholesale, they are about 20-30 cents.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
I had same problem ,when i pulled off the cmos battery for 5 min and then put it back and switched on the laptop ,it was ok and there was no problem and it worked ok.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
SOURCE: no booting
This error means your bios is corrupt. The first step is to replace the CR2032 battery inside the computer. Upon reboot choose fail safe settings in the bios. The bios can usually be accessed with either F2, F9, F11, or the delete key.
If this does not solve your problem then you are left with options to listen to it until windows boots or replace your motherboard.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
If you are talking about the password that is just ask when the comp starts....You can try this...
password prevents use of the computer until the password is entered. The
setup password prevents unauthorized changes to Computer Setup. To clear the
passwords, you must remove all power from the system board. If you do not know the
passwords, use the following procedure to clear the password:
1. Remove all battery packs.
2. Disconnect the AC power.
3. Remove the real-time clock battery.
4. Wait thirty minutes.
5. Reconnect the AC power. DO NOT INSTALL THE BATTERY!
6. Restart the computer. During Power-On Self Test (POST), a â 162 System Options
not setâ message appears.
7. Shut down the computer, then disconnect AC power again.
8. Replace the real-time clock battery.
9. Install the battery pack(s).
10. Reconnect the AC power.
11. Start the computer.
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1. Error: BOOTMGR is missing:
• The following error opens when attempting to start the PC:
??¢ If you recently installed an additional hard drive, turn off the computer and remove the drive before using the following steps:
??¢ Open HP System Recovery:
??¢ CAUTION: Do not perform a system recovery! Stop at the first recovery screen.
- Press the F11 key repeatedly while the computer is starting.
- If you have a recovery disc, turn on the PC and insert the first recovery disc into the drive. Use the disc to enter the system recovery.
??¢ Select Microsoft Startup Repair tool and wait for repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer; even if the startup repair tool finds errors but cannot fix them.
??¢ If the error message persists, open the recovery manager screen as was done in step 1.
??¢ At the recovery manager screen, press ALT + D.
??¢ Enter the following text at the command prompt: bootrec /rebuildbcd
??¢ If bootrec displays "Add installation to boot list?", press y .
??¢ After bootrec completes successfully, the computer displays "The operation completed successfully".
??¢ To close the command prompt, enter the following text: exit
??¢ At the Recovery Manager screen, select Microsoft Startup Repair tool (again) and wait for startup repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer.
??¢ The error should no longer open. If it does, perform a system recovery, making sure to backup important files.
??¢ If you removed a hard drive before using these steps, replace the drive. If the error occurs again, make sure the additional hard drive is not set as an active drive. Only the main bootable drive should be set as active.
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