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A few months back, I bought an MSI P6N SLI Platinum from a fellow OCN member for a PC build for the pizza place that I work at. I paired it with a Celeron 430 (Conroe) processor, a Seagate HDD, and WinXP (Home edition).

I noticed that, when I booted it up the first time, the previous user's overclocking settings were still set. Instead of changing them, I just left them to see what would happen. The little Celery ran at just above 2500MHz and ran around 43C (per CoreTemp) at load, and around 39-40 idle. It uses the stock cooler that came from my E6550. So far, it has run fine with zero stability issues.

Well, now that it's getting warmer (and warmer inside the store, no A/C), it's been idling ~48-50 and load ~55-58, which (I think) is too warm. I tried changing the BIOS settings back to stock MSI settings (both "Load Fail-Safe" and "Load Optimized") and now the PC won't boot past the POST - it keeps telling me to "insert boot device" instead of finding the HDD. When I go into the BIOS under the IDE stuff, it shows "not installed" under the IDE Primary Master/Slave and Secondary Master/Slave. When I actually select the one with the hard drive, it recognizes everything (it even tells me that it found the new hardware and to reboot), but when I go to boot it keeps giving me that error message.

I know now that I'm an idiot for just changing the settings without asking anyone here - I guess I didn't figure going back to stock settings would cause a problem like this Can anyone help me out? Thanks for your time. If I don't respond immediately, it's because I went to bed or one of my jobs. I have the PC here at home, but I can't work on it until Sunday night Any help is appreciated.
    
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Pull the battery, unplug the PSU, hit the power button a few times, re-install the battery after a few minutes. I call it a hard CMOS reset. if nothing is damaged it will work.
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Yay!! I tried it and it worked. You're a lifesaver +rep
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1TB Black SATA-II + Seagate 500GB SATA-II Sony DVD DRU-801a Windows XP Home SP2 + Win7 Ultimate LG 23" Widescreen LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1TB Black SATA-II + Seagate 500GB SATA-II Sony DVD DRU-801a Windows XP Home SP2 + Win7 Ultimate LG 23" Widescreen LCD 
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MS Natural Elite Corsair 520HX Modular Thermaltake Soprano MS Optical Explorer 
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