Booting up errors

December 31, 2009 at 10:51:19
Specs: Windows3.1
When the pc starts up I get a msg on scrn. Invalid configuration, Please run SETUP program. I get to the SETUP program, Phoenix BIOS 1.00, via F2 and attempted to correct errors and got message *system configuration was invalid. Review all config settings (There are two pages of those and I do not know what they are supposed to be!). Conflict with serial/modem Port and/or IRQ selection. Now what do I do???

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December 31, 2009 at 11:45:31
Did you recently install any new hardware or software?

What is the model of your computer or the motherboard if custom.

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December 31, 2009 at 12:54:29
Nothing new. It has set idle for a good while. But I have some programing on it that I want to unload, but I have to get it up and running so I can unload the passwords from the programs on board. I know, old stuff, but critical for my work.

Model No. is PB410A. It was working fine last time I used it.
Original Motherboard. I did upgrade the processer to the dx 66 years ago.

Thank you for your interest.

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December 31, 2009 at 12:59:30
Sounds like a dial up modem is not plug & play. If that is what is stopping the computer from booting then the easiest thing to do might be to either configure the modem in the BIOS if integrated or disable it. If an add in card remove the card.

The CMOS battery may have gone dead and lost the changeable settings in the BIOS.

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December 31, 2009 at 13:03:53
I did disable the modem. But the battery is a great idea. I will do that this weekend and see what happens. Will let you know. Thanks again

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