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Master Geek

Topic # 25317 18-Aug-2008 14:37
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One of my PC's is set up to reboot every night... 98% of the time it will restart with no problems...
Then randomly; it will reboot, but won't start up again and i get the following message...

the following configuration options were automatically updated

No IDE fixed disk present

DISK 33820 Samsung SPO411N

No changes have been made to this PC in years (has been at a remote site ticking along nicely without any problems, then one day it just started doing this...

Any Ideas??

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95 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 157746 18-Aug-2008 15:30
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I have run a couple of diagnostics and the drive seems to be fine...
have checked all the cables etc...
Have googled the problem- some seem to think it may be the BIOS or CMOS battery

if it were the battery, wouldnt i get the system date/time error when i booted?
or if it is starting to die, would i just get irregular faults like i am getting with the config options updating? 
(but perhaps its still got enough juice in it to keep the date time etc?) 

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