Computer keeps rebooting

By Faraz55
Feb 12, 2012
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  1. I have recently replaced RAM and PSU of my computer as it experienced power surge few months ago. Now my computer doesn't boot and as soon as it tries loading windows, it restarts again. However it runs ok if it is somehow get going. But I dont know how to do that. The msg I get on start up is

    "Performing automatic IDE configuration...
    Drive 3: Disk Drive
    Time-of-Day not set - please run setup program
    Invalid configuration information - please run setup program
    Alert! System battery voltage is low.
    Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

    Plz help me how can I start my computer successfully.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,748   +156

    The BIOS on the motherboard is not set. The CMOS (silver button) battery might be dead. Hit F2 and Get into the bios settings and make sure the date, time and proper boot drive are set. If the settings won't stay, the CMOS battery might need to be replaced. The motherboard may have been damaged by the power surges though
  3. Faraz55

    Faraz55 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah' it was the case and I was able to log on by chosing an option in the drive menu. Its now working right after the battery is changed.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,748   +156

    Thanks for the update :)


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