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10-Jan-2009, 09:11 PM #1
Solved: 1801 Microcode Patch Error
I'm not having any luck with this one at the HP/Compaq forums.

Compaq Presario 5000 (exact model number 5SPXE1)

I have updated the processor from Pentium 4, 1500-MHz to Pentium 4, 2400-MHz. I now receive a pause on POST requiring me to press F1 to continue:

1801 Microcode Patch Error. Missing or invalid Processor Microcode Patch. Please contact Compaq Computer Corporation for a new ROM BIOS to support the new processor stepping.
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10-Jan-2009, 09:55 PM #2
So what's your question?

Courtney

P.S. Take a look at the last sentence you typed. Hint: Why do you get the message? See your sentence before the last.
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10-Jan-2009, 10:35 PM #3
Your rude, condescending remarks are not appreciated. If the problem isn't apparent to you, you probably lack the aptitude to help.

You are invited to not participate further.
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11-Jan-2009, 01:45 AM #4
In case anyone else is working to upgrade an older system and runs into this problem, here's what solved it for me. I tried several BIOS updates before I finally got one that actually removed the error message and pause.

As an aside, I can understand Compaq's putting in a pause to let the user know he/she needs a BIOS update; but, I can't understand why the pause has to be indefinite, waiting for user input. It should time out after a few seconds. I'll be sure I tell them this at the next board meeting.
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