CMOS/GPNV checksum bad- message on boot. I need to reconfig.
The hard drive crashed a long time ago. This was my girlfriends computer. I checked it out and installed a new 160 GB hard drive. It still didn't work and I just put it in a box. It sat for a long time and I think it has a rechargeable batt. for the CMOS which would have died eventually. I think I need to configure the CMOS but I don't know how.
When I turn it on I get the Averatech white screen which says to press DEL to enter setup. I can press del or do nothing and it goes to a black screen which has the following information (it looks like a DOS screen except the energy star ally logo is in color as is the American Megatrends logo.
I get the American Megatrends screen with the release date 08/04/2004.
This is my screen:
AMIBIOS (C)2001 American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Version R1.04 VGABIOS 45KNO482
mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M (LV) 2200+ (133x12.5 CPUID:06A0)
DEL:Setup F8:Boot Menu F12:Network boot
CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad
Press F1 to Run SETUP
Press F2 to load default values and continue
(C) American Megatrends Inc.,
It stops there and I cannot get it to respond to any keys. I only have a 2002 XP home edition software disk. I am uncertain if it is the one that came with this computer. I tried to boot with the disk in but it makes no difference. The drive is reading the disk but.....what do I do now?
Is this a good question?