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Startup Error Messages

By bkotnik ·
I have a thinkpad at home running Windows 98SE and I get these error messages every so often and I'm wondering if you guys know what they mean.

When I turn it on, it comes up with:

64960 KB OK
173
163

Then it beeps a few times and this other screen comes up with:

Error
00173
00163

OK Cancel

Then I get this light blue screen with:

Date: 2003 08 27
Time: 21:59:35
OK Cancel

Then a flashing blue box with:

O > I
off on

Is this something simple to fix??

Thank you in advance.

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by dnevill In reply to Startup Error Messages

163 indicates time and date not set. 173 is lost configuration data. May just need to go into setup and reset the bios, or it could possibly be a bad bios battery.

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