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CMOS Can you please tell me what a CMOS is? sorry if i sound unknowledgeable about this. THanks

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  • dimplesmed Apr 08, 2008

    I tried F1,F2 or the delete button and still have these problems. When i do hit either one the numbers 301 comes up and still has same issues. Thanks

  • dimplesmed Apr 09, 2008

    I have IBM thinkpad 600X. As soon as i turn on my laptop it gives error message 161 and 163 then a screen pops up saying ERROR.. i have to either push ok or ignore . If i do either then i get to another screen that says OFF / ON i can't do anything really but i hit tab button 3 x then i have to turn it on. When i turn it back on for the most part it will start up windows.

  • dimplesmed Jun 19, 2008

    I am thinking of just crashing the laptop and just reload windows xp.

    Do you know how i can crash it?


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Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (BIOS)

CMOS setup is the settings, for the motherboard, you get into before the PC boots into windows.
Usually by pressing F1, F2, or Delete during system startup.

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Get that screw in 1st mate. Then if you still have no luck it may be worth trying a BIOS Update. I'm sure there is one for that laptop on the manufacturers website.

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Check out this link and you will find the steps with pictures showing a CMOS battery replacement.

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