CMOS problem, how do I fix it?

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CMOS problem, how do I fix it?

Every time I turned on my computer,and before it starts up to the windows.

There will be a message that I should press F1 first before I continue to the next loading page.

And when I press F1 it will continue.

But when I press delete button on the keyboard it will go to the setup menu.

After that I will re-save the side menu and then the computer will restart again. 

When the computer restarted the message will disappear. I mean no press F1 anymore.

But the next day, that I will use the computer the message show up again.

I'm tired of seeing that message every time I opened my computer.

How do I fix it?

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Answered By 205 points N/A #106671

CMOS problem, how do I fix it?


Press F1 to Continue.

“Press F1 to Continue” message on Power-On-Self-Test or the POST message comes with after the error. If the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) could not detect any error your hardware set on BIOS setup, you will never receive this error.

Solving this error will help us if you identify the exact problem. Generally, we have 3 categories of reasons why this error occurs.

  1. You have disconnected or installed new hardware that is not properly set in your BIOS setup.
  2. Conflict of settings in your BIOS Set-up.
  3. CMOS battery is bad or discharged.

Let me give you one example of this error with the first category we had mentioned above. Like for instance, I have a problem in my computer which deals with power shortage because I have connected a lot of peripherals in my computer. 

I can’t afford to buy a new power supply that is why I use to remove some parts inside my computer. I am not using my floppy disk drive anymore because I can’t buy a floppy disk from my favorite computer supplier. I had also 8 Giga Bytes Kingston USB drive bought a couple of days ago. So I decided to remove my floppy disk drive which is the oldest part of my computer.

Of course before I have to remove the floppy disk drive, I turn-off my computer and unplugged the power cord from the power outlet. After completing the job, I do power my computer and wait until the memory test finished counting.

But as I was waiting the computer to start booting, I notice an error message on the screen saying “Floppy disk(S) Fail (40)” and at the bottom of the error message it reads like “Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP”.

I know that when I press the DEL key on my keyboard, it will direct me to the BIOS setup. Instead of pressing the DEL key, I press the F1 key so that the computer will continue on booting. The computer started my Windows Operating system without errors, it’s all fine and even my entire activity inside windows doesn’t affect my works.

After working, I shut down my computer and leave the case open. After a couple of days, I’ve got a game downloaded from the internet which is the “Angry Birds” and I wanted to install it on my computer. So I turn-on my computer and once again encountered the problem.

I am a little curious about it so I hit the DEL key and enter the setup. While navigating the BIOS setup, I have read something like “Floppy Disk Drive A”. I change the “Floppy Disk Drive A” settings with Disabled then save and exit. Restart the computer then… bingo! The error has been gone.

Meaning, all errors associated with the “Press F1 to continue” has the solution. All you need to do is to fix the error what the computer was telling you about.

One more error I encountered associated with the “Press F1 to continue is the “Keyboard Error”. One key on my keyboard has been stuck-up. I just pullout the suspected key the restart the computer and it’s gone.

“Press F1 to continue” message also appears when your CMOS battery is bad. A symptom of this is your clock doesn’t update and it is always set to the default date and time.

Answered By 0 points N/A #106672

CMOS problem, how do I fix it?


The solution:

Floppy disk failed

It’s a common problem. So, don’t worry. You can fix it up within 5 minutes. Just do it yourself step by step.

1. Turn on your PC and press Delete or F2. It brings you to BIOS setup. Look at the picture.

Turn on your PC and press Delete or F2

2. In the MAIN tab, look for “Halt on” option and press Enter.

3. Select “No error.”

4. Press F10 to save and exit. (When prompt- press “Y”).

5. It’s done!! Isn’t so easy?

If you can’t find the Halt On option there. Then follow another step. Enter BIOS setup by pressing Delete/F2.

6. Go to “Standard CMOS Features” and Press Enter.

Standard CMOS Features

You can find there Halt on option. Now follow the instruction which I have already described you number 3 to 4 (Select “No error.”Press F10 for save and exit and press “Y”). See the pictures below. Now you can understand, isn't it? Have a nice day.

Press F10 for save and exit and press Y

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