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This is an odd thing that I have never seen before. When I restart this computer everything boots up just fine. Same thing when I hit the reset button on the front of the box. BUT, when I shut down the computer entirely and press the power button to start it up, I get this message:

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

I have it set to the defaults where it looks for the floppy first, then the HDD, then CD. I changed these around to see if putting the HDD first would make a difference, but no such luck.

Windows XP SP3
AMD DUO 4800
2gb Ram
80gb 5400rpm HDD

Thanx!
L5

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Does it have a floppy drive Is a disk in there? Older systems defaulted to look at the floppy first

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Does it have a floppy drive Is a disk in there? Older systems defaulted to look at the floppy first

No, I don't think I even own a floppy disk anymore. There are no CDs or anything that should confuse the startup.

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So how do you get it to boot upon power loss? I would try and upgrade the cmos defiantly sounds like a cmos problem, I wonder if somehow it's getting reset when you shut the computer down

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Upon power loss, the reboot is exactly like a shutdown and gives me the same message. What do I need to do to upgrade the CMOS?

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