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Error 162 system option not set

Starts up but i get error messages 162-System options not set It used to have a power-up password but i removed it by removing the jumper under the battery now after the memory check and error messsages it says the configuration options were automatically updated. The default Values were loaded it says to press F1 to Save the changes. i try to press F1 and nothing happens im using a USB Keyboard which works because during memory scan i can press F9 or F10 to go into boot or set up. although it doesnt actually go into boot or setup it ignores me :( I've Tried a PS/2 keyboard. no luck. what do i do now? the motherboard: HP d530 SFF(DC578AV)

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You are having that issue because the system is not able to detect the operating system of your computer. This could be caused by two reasons, The hard drive of your computer may already be defective and is no longer detected by the computer or the operating system of your computer is corrupt.

If this issue is caused by a corrupt operating system then you can try to press F11 for system recovery. This would cause the system to restore to its factory condition. Please note that this step would cause you to lose data on you computer.

You can also try to press F9 to run diagnostics on the hard drive of the machine. If it displays an error the hard drive of your computer is defective and you would have to contact HP to check If you still have warranty and get a replacement Hard drive

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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?
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That error code is common on many computers, and in many bioses.
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162 System options not set; CMOS checksum/configuration error
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The more important it is to protect on's data by a DriveLock (which makes the HDD usuable when the password is not available).

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