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for the love of god, help me please

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Bronx Bomber

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#1
first off, you should probably know this stuff:
Pentium 4 2.6GHz HT Northwood (800MHz fsb)
Abit IC7-G motherboard
Award Bios
WinXP Home

ok, so heres what happend:
i dropped my keyboard the other day. after trying to replug it back into the PS2 port, it didnt work. so, i decided to turn it off, plug it in, and turn the computer back on. so, i do that and it still doesnt work. in fact, during the boot screen, it said "Keyboard not found, cant continue" or something along those lines. So, i turn it off again, plug in a different keyboard(which is brand new) and i start the computer. Now, during the boot screen, after detecting the hdd, cd-rw, and dvd drive, it says something along the lines of "CPU is unworkable or has been changed - Please check the soft menu."
However, if i hit F1, it continues, loads up WinXP fine. Everything seems fine, i dont get any errors or anything.

Soooo, whats the problem and how do i fix it. Cause, it asking me to check the menu is a bit vague.
 
#2
Does it say the CPU is unworkable every time you restart? Usually, it says that because the CPU is attempting to run at too high of a bus speed. Also, check your processor speed. Has it been lowered?
 
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Bronx Bomber

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#3
yea it says it everytime i restart.
yes my proc speed has been lowered. It tells me this on the boot screen.

but heres the thing that gets me: i went in to change the fsb speed from 100 back up to 200(since its quad pumped to 800). however, when i go to change it inside the bios menu, it says that its already at 200mhz and my processor is running at 2.6 ghz.
 
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Bronx Bomber

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#6
Ok, thank you guys for the help, but it was just a problem with my stupid bios.

Apparently, even though the menu said the bios speed was at 200(800) and 2.6ghz it was only at 100 and 1.3ghz. so, i just fenagled it and now its back up to speed.
 

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