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How do I boot my T3200SX(C) with an empty CMOS battery?

  • If the CMOS battery is empty, you will be prompted with the following error when you power on the machine.

To continue from this error screen, do the following:

  • Press F2 to enter System Setup.

  • If needed, use the cursor keys to move to the menu option titled: Hard Disk Setting and choose the appropriate values.
  • My system has the 500 MB hard disk, but I use ANYDRIVE to manually configure the hard drive settings, so I don't need to adjust the Hard Disk values. I only need to press F10 to save settings and reboot.
  • Note! If you make the wrong selection on this screen, you can do the following:
    • Turn the machine off, then while booting, press CTRL + SHIFT + F10 when the computer powers on.
    • If this does not work, you may turn the machine off, wait 5 minutes, then turn it back on. If you have an empty CMOS battery, you will be prompted with the same CMOS error message again.
    • You may also manually enter the system configuration, by running the TEST3 utility found at the Files and Resources section.

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toshiba_t-series_support/how_do_i_boot_my_t3200sx_with_an_empty_cmos_battery.txt · Last modified: 2018-04-09 16:30 by omolini