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Invalid configuration during startup.

I have a Dell 4550 series monitor with microsoft windows XP Home Edition computer which I purchased on 11/2002. Whenever I boot it up, it says invalid configuration...hit F1 to continue, F2 to run setup program. And I have to always reset the date and time, because it converts back to the time of purchase. what causes that to occur.

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