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BIOS error msgs at startup

Last response: in Motherboards
February 5, 2009 5:59:19 PM

Hi guys, I´ve search the forum to find any info at all on this issue but I was not able to do so.
I have a problem with an ASUS P4P800 motherboard. Every time it boots up it gives me the following message:

Pri Master Hard Disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, backup and replace.
New CPU Installed! Please enter setup to configure your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

If I press F1 and configure everything up on the bios, the same thing will happen next time I boot up. If I press F2 it continues normally and works great in windows until I restart the system.
The hard disk is OK and I have not installed a new CPU!
I have already upgraded the BIOS, replaced the battery and cleared the CMOS. I do not know what else to do. I was thinking maybe some caps are bad in the BIOS circuitry (just a guess)?
Any help people?

February 6, 2009 1:36:40 AM

Sounds like your MB is dying -- time to upgrade to a new computer.
February 6, 2009 9:13:38 AM

Thanks Mondo... but sometimes it is all about the challenge...
February 6, 2009 10:01:58 AM

Is it sata hard drive ? if so try a new port.