BIOS Ghost ?

By RickM
Apr 29, 2007
  1. Hello,
    Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
    I have an old Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mobo that I put in a case about three years ago. Plugged in 1.0 GB of DDR and an Intel P4 3.0Ghz.C.P.U.
    NVidia video etc.
    The computer ran with no problems at all until this:
    I had a home fire on Jan. 3, 2007 - The items in my home we not subjected to heat. The main damage was caused by water.
    Where I had the computer, it seems to me that I was very lucky there were no signs of any damage.
    About a month later my HDD was giving me warning it was going to fry.
    I bought Acronis True Image and mirrored the "Old" HDD to the "New" HDD.
    Eventually the old HDD toasted.
    I have two things that I can not understand or know what to do about.
    (1) When I first boot the computer at the beginning of the day, it goes through it's usual process but for month's now I get a message NEW CPU INSTALLED !! Run Setup to configure.
    I went through the entire BIOS and set everything the way it should be.
    It got to the point now that all I do when I get this message is tab over to exit <Save> <O.K.> where NO change were made. The computer boots fine .. no problems.
    (2) Now and then I find that the BIOS has completely changed to default settings and I have to go in a change these settings.
    Could one of you "Pro's" fill me in on what the problem may be ?
    Any information will be appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    your CMOS battery probably needs replacement.
  3. RickM

    RickM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thank you Ted,
    I never thought of that, I feel a little imbarrassed.
    Thanks again.
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