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Unable to enter setup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by plat, Oct 16, 2001.

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  1. plat

    plat Thread Starter

    Sep 18, 2001

    A week ago I have been involved in the adventure of setting up a computer with the MSI K7T266 Pro-R motherboard and the AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz. Unfortunately I ended with 4 red D-Leds on (processor damaged or not installed properly) and no possibility to reach the BIOS for subsequent setup. Among other things I have tried was the clearing of CMOS.

    Yesterday I decided to reconstruct the whole thing and have noticed that I put the heat sink and fun in the wrong position, with eventual physical damage or frying of the CPU. Having no possibility to check the CPU, I have bought today a Duron 900 MHz in order to check the motherboard and eventually clarify the situation. The system recognized the CPU and the memory and resulted in the following message, with the 4th D-Led remaining red.

    "CMOS settings wrong
    Press F1 to run setup
    Press F2 to load default values and continue"

    Unfortunately the keyboard doesn't react, independently if there is a PS2, serial or USB connection. I have changed the battery without any positive result.

    Any suggestion, any cure please?

    Many thanks.

  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    I think you're going to have to get the keyboard working, because you've got to get into the bios setup to tell it about the new processor.......
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