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Hi can you please help me ---not sure how i go about disabling BIOS memory such as caching or shadowing played around with dos when i had a mate into the bcc pc 25 years ago just got back into them but could do with some help cheers mark

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Read this. this would help you

thank you

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 10, 2008

    1. Open your computer case

    2. Find your CMOS Battery on the motherboard (looks like a large watch battery)

    3. Take the battery out for 30 secs and put it back in

    4. BIOS Resets

  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 10, 2008

    if you have such a memory option on your bios it will apparently be shown in your bios menu.
    You'd have to consult the manual that came with your computer. There

    are several different manufacturers of CMOS chips, as well as a great

    many versions of each BIOS.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 11, 2008

    These controls are located in a part of the system called "BIOS Settings", "BIOS Menu", "CMOS settings", "CMOS setup" or some similar variation. This should be covered in your user manual.

    You usually enter "BIOS Settings" menu by pressing a specific key or keys during the beginning of the boot-up process. The specific key(s) to press are usually mentioned in a corner of the display as the system boots. They should also be in the manual. It is sometimes the "F2" key, or "Del", or a combination like "Ctrl+S" keys.

    Once you've entered the menu, you'll see it provides many parameter settings organized in "pages". Basically, walk through the on-screen prompts until you see the settings having to do with cacheing and shadowing.

    Every system and even current BIOS version has
    a different way to present these data, so we generally can't give you a
    specific keystroke-by-keystroke set of instructions. Again, your user
    manual should detail this information.

    If you don't have a current user-manual, you should be able to go to the motherboard or system manufacturer's website to download a copy. It will usually be in .pdf format which will (in order to be able to read it) require a free .pdf reading application like Adobe Reader or Foxit.


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