First post, by Keatah
Ladies and gents. This is a simple question & problem I have. Totally embarrassed to ask. Can't get into the CMOS setup on an old 486 Gateway motherboard. This one - https://arvutimuuseum.ee/th99/m/M-O/30102.htm
I have only a power supply, videocard, and keyboard connected. Nothing else. 16MB RAM installed in 4 simm slots. 256K cache onboard.
The board seems to POST fine. It displays videocard bios info for a moment. Then its own Phoenix BIOS information V0.10 G21-2 (c) 1985-1990. And proceeds to test the memory by counting through it.
Next it displays "Invalid configuration information - please run SETUP program."
..and that's it. It cycles over and over again.
Tried a good number of key combos at various times in the above sequence.
<ctrl> <alt> <esc>
The F1-F12 keys
I also cleared the CMOS settings. At least I believe I did. By battery removal and shorting the points together where it would normally connect. It recognizes the keyboard because I can abort the POST memory test.
This is frustrating because I never had this sort of issue. There's gotta be some key sequence I'm missing!