Equipment Config Error after Disassembling Computer

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I am having a problem to my PC. Yesterday, I transferred my PC into another room and I disassembled all of its parts and peripherals for easy transportation.

When I connected the parts and peripherals into their proper ports, started using the computer and when it started booting up, this shocking error had appeared

“Equipment config error.Press ctrl alt del to enter setup or press F1 to continue. ”

I referred to the user manual that I have and checked if some parts and peripherals  were not properly mounted to their respective ports but I found out that everything were in the proper position. Please help me on how to rectify this concern. Thanks for the help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111661

Equipment Config Error after Disassembling Computer

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Hi Arleth

I have give you some solution on the below that can resolve your problem.

Solution 1: Your all device must be first detected by BIOS. If your all device will not be detected by BIOS then it is coming from motherboard issue. Sometimes it causes for failing proper power supply. If your motherboard will carry a battery then remove your battery from motherboard and keep for 5-10 hours. Then set again put your battery on motherboard and log on your computer and then try to connect your peripheral device. I hope your problem will be solved.

Solution 2: All BIOS version contain a separate stepping code for separateCPU type. If upgrade your PC with new CPU then new CPU stepping code becomes different  from BIOS Stepping code and this problem is occurred. In this case you have to upgrade your BIOS version for your new system. If  the problem again will occur then you have to upgradeCPU stepping code and BIOS stepping code separately. After upgrading your BIOS version you have to restart your computer and try to connect your peripheral device. I hope it will resolve your problem.

Solution 3 :

  • GO to start  menu
  • You have to type msconfig and press enter.
  • You have to select General option from the pop up menu
  • Then select Diagnostic startup and click on Ok.
  • Restart your computer keep 5-10 minutes and then log on your computer.

I hope it will help to resolve your problem.

Solution 4: If you can not resolve your problem then you have to run your computer by safe Boot option.

  • For running your computer by safe boot option go start menu
  • Type msconfig and press enter.
  • Select Boot option from the pop up menu.
  • Then you have to mark on the safe Boot option and click on OK.
  • Restart your computer and try to connect you  peripheral device. I think it will resolve your problem.

Solution 5: If you can not resolve your problem then you have to restore your computer system to an earlier stat.

  • Again go to start menu and type msconfig and press enter.
  • Then you can see a pop up menu.
  • Click on the tools option from pop up menu.
  • Then you have to select System Restore click on OK.
  • Restart your computer and try to connect your peripheral device.

I hope it will resolve your problem.

Solution 6: You can update your peripheral device driver to resolve this problem.

  • Go to my computer by right clicking
  • Then you have to select portable Devices.
  • If your device will be shown then click on your device by double clicking
  • Then select Driver option and click on the update Driver and click on the ok.
  • Restart your computer and try to connect your device.

Solution 7: If the problem will not solve then Change your operating system into XP SP2 or windows Vista.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111662

Equipment Config Error after Disassembling Computer

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Hi Arleth!

I will be providing some info on how you can troubleshoot & fix your computer;

Solution A. May I know what operating system you are using right now? because sometimes the probable cause is a conflict in the Hardware's interrupt request (IRQ), a fresh install of the operating system (windows XP & above) will most probably handle the issue, as it will automatically designate IRQ's at their proper positions.

Solution B. It might be that this error is caused by a hardware configuration that does not match with the BIOS settings, to resolve this issue, you need to restore you BIOS setting to Factory Defaults, to do this:

Steps:

1. Turn off & Unplug your computer
2. Remove your CMOS battery for about 10 secs and bring it back,
3. Restart your computer & HIT F2 or DEL to enter BIOS setup,
4. Now, Navigate & Look for "LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS" usually found at the "EXIT" option of the BIOS Menu
5. Once found, Highlight it using arrow keys & Hit Enter,
6. A message will prompt & select "YES"
7. from the "EXIT" Option of the BIOS menu, select "SAVE & EXIT", a message will prompt select "YES", computer restarts automatically. if error still occurs proceed to solution C.

Solution C.

If the first two solution doesn't solve your problem, a Hardware Isolation on Field Replaceable Units (FRU) might help you, you need to unplug or disconnect all Parts & Peripherals and install them one by one, do this until you receive the "Equipment Configuration Error" refer to the figure below on how to do a Hardware Isolation.

Unplug & disconnect everything (Floppy Drive, CD/DVD ROM Drives, Peripherals connected at the PCI Expansion Slots, Video card (If you have an on-board video card), and Leave your hard drive connected. If you have extra cables, have it ready.

Note: check the pins of your hardware as they might have slant / broken / damaged pins.

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B

C

D

E

F

Connect hard drive

Turn on Computer

If it boots normally

Proceed to column F

If error occurs

Proceed to column E

Turn off & Unplug Computer, Remove last connected hardware then proceed to the next hardware in column A.

*Try changing cables

Turn off & Unplug Computer, then proceed to the next hardware in column A and install it.

Connect Floppy drive

Connect CD/DVD ROM Drive

Connect peripherals (follow previous procedure)

This is just a quick overview on how a Hardware isolation is done

I hope my solutions would fix your problem.

Thanks,

Anthony

Answered By 567090 points N/A #296310

Equipment Config Error after Disassembling Computer

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If you see this error after assembling back your CPU, just check every component you removed and reinstalled. Since the computer was able to show this message on the screen, that means the processor and memory card are fine and working properly. If any of these devices had malfunctioned because of incorrect installation, you won’t see any message.

Turn off your CPU then remove all the parts you disconnected before except for the processor and the memory modules. Now, install every device one at a time then start the CPU after every installation. When installing the sound card, network card, and video card make sure you insert the device properly and firmly on the slot.

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