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after battery change: still 162 system options not set

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Anonymous
April 28, 2005 7:26:51 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

dear cpq gurus,
i installed a nvidia vga card to an 'old' deskpro ex 1.0 ghz. after the
first reboot i got: 162 system options not set. i changed the battery and
still have this message. what should i do next. upgrade the bios ???
thanx alot
tim
Anonymous
April 28, 2005 7:26:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Do you set the system options? The 162 error is telling you that the CMOS
settings are corrupt, i.e. they have changed in such a way that they need to be
set again... Ben Myers

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:26:51 +0200, "Tim Moor" <tim.moor@nospam.com> wrote:

>dear cpq gurus,
>i installed a nvidia vga card to an 'old' deskpro ex 1.0 ghz. after the
>first reboot i got: 162 system options not set. i changed the battery and
>still have this message. what should i do next. upgrade the bios ???
>thanx alot
>tim
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 30, 2009 8:03:12 PM

i have the solutions.. i have encountered same problem.. but luckily i solved it with patient :) 
after message 162 system options not set appears.. i let it run for about 15 minutes and it sets by it own.. and lastly it boots up.. but you need a RomPaq to update your bios need to create a boot diskette if you changed your original hard drive coz need to reconfigure the boot hardrive... or else it wont boot from HD.
March 12, 2012 6:20:01 AM

Even after battery change, if the 162 error occurs, it means ur BIOS settings are not the same as it was when shipped. reasons could me a hardware change from the original like extra hard disk or RAM. In my case, it was when i upgraded my hard disk. I found that the custid in BIOS was blank and I simply filled it with a series of 1s (11111111111111111) and saved the BIOS with this detail. It worked like magic and also worked again in one more HP system that i had which too i upgraded. Hope this helps for people like me.

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