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Hard disk CMOS mismatch

Explanation: Some systems will automatically examine the IDE hard disk(s) in the system and compare its/their geometry to the parameters entered for it in the BIOS settings. If the values do not match this message may be generated.

Diagnosis: The usual cause of this message is changing the hard disk drive and forgetting to change the hard disk settings in the BIOS setup program. Otherwise it could indicate a hard disk or controller problem.


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