Invalid Configuration Information

By Paul2158
Feb 19, 2009
  1. Hi, newbie here - first post, hope it's not a duplicate and is in the right place!!

    I have a Dell 4550, when I boot it up it comes to a screen saying "Invalid configuration information - please run setup program"

    I then get the option to hit F1 to continue or F2 to run setup utility. Ususally, I will go into the setup utility and make the date and time correct and then carry on. This will fix the problem for that day but then the same thing will happen the next day.

    Can anyone shed any light on a possible long term solution please?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Your CMOS battery may have reached the end of useful product life. $3.50 at Wal-Mart. Or it may merely be loose.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    replace the CMOS battery. It's dead or dying.
  4. Paul2158

    Paul2158 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the replies. I have replaced the battery and so far, so good. So fingers crossed!

    Thanks again
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