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Error : 0271: check date and time setting error: 0188: invalid RFID serialization information area or bad CRC2

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It's bios get currupt
change bios chip on motherboard

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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    archana dutta Jul 28, 2009

    it's bios get currupt

    change bios chip on motherboard



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What software,???

Have you changed the operating system from what the laptop came with.

When it posts see what version bios you have, then go to the website
of your MFG and see if there is a newer version, if you have the newest,
flash the bios to an older one, if you have a older one flash to a newer one.

If you don;t have your manual, get it while you there, are read how to flash your bios very carefully, make sure you know it well before you do this.

You can also try, system restore, or recovery, again, when your laptop
first posts, at the bottom you will see commands, one for enter bios,
boot order, and so on one should be restore or system restore.

The error you posted is a bios error, so it depends if you have changed things or systems.

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Are you a computer whizz? (do you know a lot about computers like me?)

Could be the Cpu fan (Central Processing Unit)
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Just as well it's a IBM other wise . . .
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soloution: run the bios setup utillity to reset time and date.


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