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Cmos settings incorrect press F1 for setup. Replaced the cmos and reset jumpers and still the same problem.

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Bios setup F1
make sure you load optimal/default settings and your hard drive primary/Operating system drive boots first F10 save ok enter

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Start-up and shut down problems, When starting up it says, press f1 to continue, f2 to run set-up.... F1 works but I am getting tired of doing this. Now when the computer starts, it stops at...


Hi names Rui,


For your problem the computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this may be caused by any of the below reasons.

  1. New hardware has been recently installed.
  2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
  3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Solution:

New hardware has been recently installed

If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS. Enter CMOS setup and save the settings and exit. If you continue to get errors continue to the next step.


Error or confliction with settings in CMOS

If no new hardware has been added or you continue to get this prompt verify no error or conflictions exist in CMOS. Press the key to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct.

If your time and date are not set correctly, your battery is more than likely bad. Try setting the correct time and date, save the settings and then reboot. If after turning off the computer the time and date get reset again replace the battery.

If the time and date are correct and everything else appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults.


CMOS battery is bad or failing

If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, your CMOS battery is bad. We recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.


hope this will help you.

Jul 20, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Laptop not used for some years. could enter bios OK to reset Replaced U/S CMOS battery with no problem. Restarted............ Message press F1 ibm bios setup press F11 to invoke IBM product recovery...


I received an IBM laptop with same issue a few months back. The error message due to the drained out CMOS RTC (coin-cell battery), which retains and other BIOS settings.
The system is OK and all you have to do is to get the CMOS/RTC battery replaced by the a professional.
Good Luck!
CreativeTECH

Dec 31, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R30 2656 Notebook

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Cmos setting not saved


Look at the CMOS reset jumper, located near the battery:
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For normal operation there should be a cap shorting pins 1 and 2.
Set the jumper correctly, make sure it really shorts these two pins (once I've seen a jumper cap that didn't have the metal connector inside, only plastic), replace the battery and it should keep the CMOS settings.

Dec 19, 2009 | ASUS P5PE-VM Motherboard

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I INSTALLED A NEW CMOS BATTERY BUT STILL NO EFFECT AFTER THE SHUTDOWN WHEN I RESTART IT THERE IS AN ERROR ..LIKE THIS CMOS SETTINGS WRONG ...CMOS SYSTEM TIME/DATE NO T SET...PRESS F1 TO RUN SETUP...PRESS...


Just replacing the battery will not set anything. You have to do the setting of the values. If you can run setup by pressing F1, then do that and set all the settings and then save before exiting. Make sure you save the settings by choosing the correct exit and re-boot option.
If the settings cannot be set nor saved, then make sure the poser is off or pull the plug from the wall outlet, then short the bios with the jumper to short the bios. This will reset the bios to the default settings. Turn on the system and then go to the bios settings and set the settings. Then use the reboot option to save the settings.

Nov 06, 2009 | ASUS P5PE-VM Motherboard

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**** RTC battery is low or CMOS checksum is inconsistent **** Press [F1] to set Date/Time


Hello

Please reset cmos to factory defaults.
Then enter the bios setup and configure it and save changes.

Apr 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Cmos


You need to press F1 and go into the BIOS to setup and detect everything. You will need to set the date, verify it detects your hard drive and memory, and enable/disable items as you need for your system.

Once it looks good, do a Save and Exit.

Jan 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Penryn1600sli CMOS check bad error


That sounds like a classic case of a dying cmos battery.

Dec 18, 2008 | ASUS Terminator A7SC (TERMINATOR...

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MY LAPTOP(hp compaq presario v2000)BEEPS TWICE AND DISPLAYS PRESS F1 TO RESUME OR F2 TO SETUP!pls help


Hi, and welcome to FixYa
The computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
1. New hardware has been recently installed.
2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Solution:
New hardware has been recently installed
If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS.

Error or confliction with settings in CMOS
If no new hardware has been added to the computer or the new hardware has been removed and you continue to receive the error, it is likely that there is an error or confliction with the CMOS. Press the key requested to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct. If everything appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults and/or Reset Configuration Data. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000976.
If all settings appear to be correct, save changes and exit CMOS setup. If the error continues to appear, enter setup again and restore all CMOS values to default.
· See our CMOS page for additional help and information with the CMOS.
· Additional information about getting into the CMOS / BIOS setup can be found on document CH000192.
CMOS battery is bad or failing
If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, it is also possible that the CMOS battery may be bad or failing. Generally; when this occurs, the computer is not holding the time or date correctly. If this is occurring it is recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.

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Dec 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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