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My Desktop Dell Optiplex GX200 computer says Alert! Cover was previously removed. Strike F1 to retry boot . F2 for setup utility. I never opened my computer and when I click F1 it doesn't do anything but give me the above message again. When I click F2 to setup utility I'm not sure what to look for to change the time and date are acturate

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  • shaundy1714 Sep 01, 2010

    Nope! the Clock and Date are correct...

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If it is not keeping time then you need to replace the computers clock battery. The battery is a cr2032 battery usually.
follow the below link for instructions on how to do that.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx200/en/sm/index.htm

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I get this message when I boot my computer Strike F1 to retry boot . F2 for setup utility. What does this mean? and what can I do..F1 doesn't do anything and F2 everything looks correct? any assistance...


It means that something is wrong with your setup - my first guess is that your computer backup battery has gone bad, but it may be something else.

Press F1 to retry - if the computer starts, check the system date/time (usually in the right-hand corner of the toolbar - the opposite end of where the Start icon is located).

If the computer does not start, press F2 - you will be entering the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and you really should not change anythig unless you are familiar with what the terms mean. BUT - it will do no harm to change the date and/or time if they are incorrect.

Exit out and the computer should now boot automatically.

If it DOES boot, then the battery is weak or dead. You will have to shut down the computer, open the case and replace the quarter-sized battery - usually 3volts.

While you are in there, blow out any accumulated dust - and don't forget the power supply.

Close the case and reboot. You will still get the error, but this time, once you reset the date/time the computer will "remember" the settings and you will be good to go for a few more years.

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Then hit esc key. it will ask if you want to save changes, click yes. It should boot and probably ask you to hit F1 or F2 again., unless there is a problem with the CMOS battery, which may need to be replaced.
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