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BIOS update data incorrect. CPUID=00000F29

September 18, 2010 at 10:44:40
Specs: Windows XP

Just switched my pc on and came up with this message and then the Windows options page to reboot in safe mode etc but ive tried everything and it still keeps on returning to this.Ive even tried PC Doctor disc but its not allowing anything .... appreciate any advice

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#1
September 18, 2010 at 11:10:47

Without any hardware specs or computer model I can only guess. Maybe your CMOS battery is weak or dead and the BIOS settings need to be reset.

Boot into the BIOS (setup) screens and see if the date is wrong. That is a sure sign that the battery is dead. You need to reset values, including, evidently, your processor settings like the multiplier and FSB.


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#2
September 18, 2010 at 11:55:43

Out of curiosity, have you been doing a BIOS update?

Ms Hulot's boat


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#3
September 18, 2010 at 14:21:48

HI sorry about not putting model number! its a sony vaio desktop PCV 2211 and i remember seeing on the bottom right hand side when all was working fine that the computer was updating something automatically . also the other thing i installed was a usb sound card which auto installs and this works fine ,,, thats it after shutdown the next time i tried this happened and its never happened before so i can only assume it was the computer doing auto updates or the usb soundcard installation ..... thanks for replies, i'll try the BIOS setup screen later

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#4
September 19, 2010 at 06:21:25

Hi, i haven't been doing a bios update, it just came about unexpectedly, the computer proir to switching off, i remember the update icon was active on the bottom right and i had just installed a usb soundcard at the same time it was doing this .... ive just checked that the date/time on the bios page is correct

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#5
September 19, 2010 at 08:04:25

Hmm. Not sure but I still suspect BIOS battery. They are very cheap so it might be worth changing. The other possibility is to remove the battery for a while and which will set BIOS to defaults (there might also be a jumper for this).

If there have been any manufacturers change to setting away from defaults these will need putting back but they are usually obvious and not too technical.

See if anyone else has any ideas before you do anything.

Ms Hulot's boat


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#6
September 19, 2010 at 15:46:01

Hi, thanks for all your advice ... only i found out that all that was causing the problem of start up was in fact the mouse!! How i found that out was i disconnected each item i had connected and restarted the system and it worked fine when the mouse was disconnected .... however the Bios message remains but im unconcerned because it works!! Thanks to all again !!

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#7
September 19, 2010 at 16:56:27

Strange, sounds like you had two issues, the mouse plus the BIOS problem remaining. I'll leave you decide whether or not to go ahead with my #5 at some future time.

Thx for popping back to let us know and glad to hear that you hunted out the culprit for the startup issue.

Ms Hulot's boat


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#8
February 16, 2011 at 20:23:26

Crazy enough, I had the same problem sort of, was putting windows 7 on an old windows xp computer because I couldn't bear to part with the big processor and all the ram I've invested in it and just buy a new one. It shut down and I got the same bios error as op and the screen would not do anything or go anywhere! , found this board, unplugged by my usb mouse and plugged in the green port mouse and wala it worked. Thanks!!!!!

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#9
February 17, 2011 at 05:51:20

Glad to be of some use .... hopefully no more problems!

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