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Booting in Safe mode.

When my PC starts up its boots into Safe mode with the following message.

Warning!! Now system is in safe mode. Please re-setting CPU frequency in CMOS setup.

F1 to contiue Del to enter setup

Any suggestions on fixing this please.

AMD ATHLON 64 3500+
200gb Serial ATA Hard Drive

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Not a XP message. But one from the BIOS.

In reply to: Booting in Safe mode.

You'll need to do as it suggests in the BIOS.


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CMOS settings

In reply to: Not a XP message. But one from the BIOS.

What exactly do I have to change.Bit of a newby

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Look up the frequency setting in your BIOS.

In reply to: CMOS settings

I don't have your machine or it's manual but I've cured it many times without referencing the manual. Just get into the BIOS (it told you how) and find the CPU frequency setting. I suggest you try it's defaults.


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Changing frequency in CMOS

In reply to: Look up the frequency setting in your BIOS.

Im not sure exactly what I should be changing. The CMOS gives me a whole host ofhings to change (Chipset menu, bios menu etc. Can you help with what exactly may need changing. There is is a two general defaults over the whole of the settings one is non failure the other optimized. Or their is defaults per menu.

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This happened to a friend of mine

In reply to: Booting in Safe mode.

When I got into the BIOS, the incorrect frequency was highlighted. All I had to do was toggle between choices and select the right one. Use your arrow keys then press enter to make your choice.

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