Frequently Asked Questions - Press F1 to continue

FAQs - Press F1 to continue
Here you will find questions and answers to common hardware topics.
Recently when turn on the pc I am getting a message "chassis is open and to Press F1 to continue or Press del to enter bios. I tried it the in bios but problem is not solved.
On some computers there will be a switch that is tripped when the case is open to alert you of the fact. If you go into the BIOS there should be a setting to reset the alarm. Double check all of your BIOS settings to find the section for the alarm. If you cannot find it you will need to contact the manufacturer to find out where the correct area is.

I get an error message saying "Invalid configuration information. Please run setup program. Strike F1 continue or F2 to run setup. Portable device2.dll was not found."

It sounds as though your motherboard CMOS battery is dying. When you are prompted to go into setup at boot up it usually means there is a configuration problem. One thing you can try is to go into setup and check the date and time in the BIOS and change it if it's wrong. Then save and exit and see if that solves your problem.

Once you fix the configuration problem in the BIOS then that message should go away. If your time continues to be off then you should change the CMOS battery. They are only a couple of dollars and you can get them at an electronics store or even Amazon. Just be sure to bring the old one in to make sure you get the right one.

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