thats how it looks. he has to go into bios, reset the settings, and then continue the boot... meaning that CMOS is not holding the settings and so when it compares whats detected with what is in CMOS, it finds a problem and wont continue to pass the boot strap to the o/s. So could be the CMOS battery is dying, so he's having to go in and save changes over and over when ever power is lost. The battery stores boot info in CMOS when no power is supplied, bios runs a check (or POST), gathers info checks it against what is stored in CMOS and if it checks out then passes the handle to the first sec on the HDD to continue the boot process. If the battery is dead the what the bios sees at boot is compared to an empty CMOS setting, so you have to go back in again and save is to CMOS settnigs every times you power down.
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