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How to do the CMOS setup in HP Compaq DC5100 SFF (PM215AV)

My system showing 162 - system Option not set..So i change Battery also. But again the same instruction is comming. So can you please help me?

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If you changed the battery on the mother board you erased all the setting on bios. You will have to enter Bios setup by usually hitting "DELETE" button. and reset to default options. Every Bios setup looks diffrent.

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Common  keys are delete, f1, f2, f3 , f5 , f10 , escape and insert If these dont work, then check on Hp's page for your computer; you should be able to download a manual.

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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?
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.
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.........it says memory error, below that it says 162 System Options not set, then it says 164 error.
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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.
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