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162-System options not set

When I start up my computer it says 162-options not set, what do i do?

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  • reiverof Mar 27, 2009

    162 system is my problem its **** everytime i open my laptop!! plz.. give a solution to solve my problem with this system they call 162....???

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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.   

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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.
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Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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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.

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SOURCE: 101-I/O ROM error and 162-system option not set

sound slike theres a fault with a cd dvd drive or that it's disconnected, possibly the driver is corrupt

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SOURCE: 162-System Options Not Set; 163-Time & Date Not Set

I DO IT BUT IT STILL BE THE SAME

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SOURCE: my computer once i switch

replace cmos battery with usual CR2032- works fine. E-mail any questions to fizmat@rambler.ru

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System options not set hp compaq dc 7600


Make sure your clear cmos jumper is not in the clear position! It is usually close to the battery and there is labelling on the mboard near it. If you're sure you didn't move it, then don't worry about that.Did you try setting the bios to defaults?
One possibility - it could be it does this if you don't re-set at least the date (and possibly the time) in the bios from the default it sets itself to when you remove the battery or use clear cmos - set it to today's date and time, or to anything other than the default, save settings.
If after you save the above settings, turn off the computer for a few minutes, and check the bios again, the date and time re-sets to defaults, then the cmos doesn't see the battery. If the date and time are consistant with what you set them to, it is seeing the battery.
By the way, I don't think this is the problem because you have the 162 error code, but make sure the battery polarity is right - is in the holder the right way - and the contacts for it are making good contact - if it is the wrong way or the contacts are poor, the cmos will think there is no battery. Usually you can tell by the way the contacts are arranged which way it goes - if it is the wrong way both contacts touch the same part of the coin cell (if that is what you have) - usually + is upwards.
Make sure your clear cmos jumper is not in the clear position!
If setting the bios to defaults, setting the date (to anything other than the default) does not get rid of the error message, try making sure everything on the board is properly seated. Unplug the computer when you do that!
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.........it says memory error, below that it says 162 System Options not set, then it says 164 error.
162 System Options not set
(later)
I just took everything that would unplug and reset them in and it corrected the problem. Thanks
That error code is common on many computers, and in many bioses.
e.g.
161 POST Error - System options not set - (Run SETUP) - battery
162 POST Error - System options not set - (Run SETUP)
161 System options not set; dead battery
162 System options not set; CMOS checksum/configuration error
If it is 161 the battery is dead, it is installed with the polarity backwards, or the battery contacts are not making good contact.
If it is 162, there is nothing wrong with the battery - you need to go into the bios Setup.
I have found nothing other than the above post about what to do about that.

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If you are talking about the password that is just ask when the comp starts....You can try this...



The power-on 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
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7. Shut down the computer, then disconnect AC power again.
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"162 system options not set"


Before you spend money, try pressing the key it prompts you for to enter the BIOS and look for an option to set the configuration to safe / default settings (its usually in the right most tab with the save / quit). Try selecting that, saving and quitting. This sometimes can get you past BIOS errors. Worth a shot compared to the hassle of swapping out the board.
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??¢ If you recently installed an additional hard drive, turn off the computer and remove the drive before using the following steps:

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If still on warranty, use your warranty :)

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101-I/O ROM error and 162-system option not set


sound slike theres a fault with a cd dvd drive or that it's disconnected, possibly the driver is corrupt

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The bios settings are being lost during offtime. This is due to the cmos battery being dead. Most units have a round 3-volt lithium battery in a clip/holder. A few use a rechargeable battery that recovers if the unit sees frequent use. Can you verify the model number of this unit?

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2.2 Clearing Passwords
The power-on 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 from the battery bay and MultiBay, if applicable.
2. Disconnect the AC power.
3. Remove the real-time clock battery.
4. Wait five minutes.
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6. Restart the computer. During Power-On Self Test (POST, a "162 System Options not set" 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).
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No booting


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If this does not solve your problem then you are left with options to listen to it until windows boots or replace your motherboard.

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