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Avaretec 5400 Laptop will not hold CMOS settings. When you shut down the computer and restart it, it reverts to 2003. Any ideas how to fix this? Joe

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  • maciolekjoe Sep 13, 2008

    How do I flash the bios? Is there something I need to download?



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You need to flash or update the BIOS of your laptop that will fix this problem...

Hope that helps.............

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 13, 2008

    Yes you need to download the software for that , it will come from the manufacturer of your laptop..

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I cant get into setup when starting up computer it is a presario sr 1000 desktop


Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

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using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart




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How to verify that the CMOS battery needs to replace


<p>The CMOS battery is named after the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor power. The CMOS has the current date and time functions for desktop and laptop computers. It allows the computer to automatically adjust the time, even on computers that are disconnected for long time. When a computer no longer has the date and time and forget it on every boot, the CMOS battery probably needs replacing. Some computers have messages when the battery is weak, while others just lose the current date and time after each shutdown.<br /> <p>Time & Date Errors<span> </span><br /> <p><span> </span><br /> <p>1. Turn on the computer. Look in the task bar at the bottom right. Make sure the date and time is set correctly. Double-click the time and click the up or down arrow to switch to the correct time. Click on the arrow next to month to change the month. Click "OK" when finished.<br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Turn off the computer. Wait 3 to 5 minutes and start the machine.<br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Look on the taskbar to see if time was lost and said a strange date January 1, 2000. Replace the CMOS battery, if this is the case.<br /> <p><br /> <p>CMOS Error Message<br /> <p>1. Look for error messages like "CMOS checksum error", "CMOS Read Error" or "CMOS battery failure" when you start your computer. These errors are caused in the machines shut down for several months or when the CMOS must be replaced.<br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Let the computer on for 24 hours. Restart the computer and find the error.<br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Change the CMOS as the return error.<br />

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I have 2 x Dell older computers - sx620 from memory, 1 has reverted back to august 2005 every time it is turned off for about 12 months now, the second has started doing exactly the same thing for the...


It sounds like the CMOS battery(s) are dead. They hold the most recent boot information including current date. Assuming both machines are on the older side, it's entirely possible the CMOS batteries no longer are providing enough power to retain this information.

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Getting a CMOS checksum bad error when starting my Acer M5640 Desktop with Windows 7 Thanks Daniel


Solutions to CMOS Checksum Bad Error

The CMOS Checksum Bad Error can be fixed easily by following the listed steps carefully.

CMOS Battery may not be functioning properly

If you suspect that your CMOS battery is not functioning properly, you can easily change it. Before changing your battery, reboot your computer to make sure that the error still exists. If it does, go into your CMOS and write down all of the settings. If all the settings are lost, you can usually retrieve them from your computer manufacturer. Now locate the battery and remove it, you might need to consult your computer's manual or technical support to remove your battery (the battery a flat, shiny silver colored and coin-shaped). Take down the CMOS battery's information such as volt, size, etc. Once you have your new battery, you can replace it and reenter your CMOS settings. If your battery was the cause of the CMOS Checksum Bad Error, you should have solved the problem.

Your BIOS may have been updated

If your BIOS have been updated recently, your CMOS settings may have reset. Make sure that the values entered in the BIOS are correct or simply reset them to the default settings. If you believe that a virus has updated your BIOS settings, run a virus scan and make sure that the BIOS settings are back to the default.

The Computer may not have been shut down properly

Sometimes when running MS Windows, if you shut down your computer without first properly shutting down your operating system, it will corrupt the CMOS settings causing the CMOS Checksum Bad Error. You can easily avoid this error by making sure that you completely shut down your computer properly before turning off the main power. Usually this entails going into the Start Menu, clicking on Turn Off Computer/ Shut Down. If improper shutdown was the cause of the error, you may have solved the issue.



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When ever i power up my toshiba satellite laptop,there are two blank screens with a blue box in the centre saying enter password


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Hi, my desktop pc problem is the CMOS clock. i already put the new battery on it. when i shut down my PC and open it for the next day, the CMOS clock turn back to zero count. i already save it after i...


Nothing happened to it. Try resetting the CMOS jumper
>turn computer off
>look for a 3-pin jumper that looks like this

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>take that plastic thing that connects two pins and turn computer back on
>allow the computer to load windows
>shut the computer down properly
>put the plastic back TO THE EXACT PINS where to took it off from
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Reset power on password jumper


Motherboard Jumpers:
Some, but not all, motherboard manufacturers provide a set of three jumpers on their motherboards that provide you with the ability to clear the Bios/CMOS settings, thereby allowing them to be reset. For the most part this is used when the Bios/CMOS data becomes scrambled and you need to clear the Bios/CMOS in order to return the computer to a functional state. This same procedure, however, can be used to clear passwords from the Bios/CMOS setup. Typically a jumper will be found across pins #1 and #2 as the default position, and by shutting the computer down, unplugging the power cord and then moving the jumper so that it is across pins #2 and #3 will clear the Bios/CMOS settings.
Here's an example of a Supermicro PIIISEA motherboard.
piiisea_jump.jpgAs you can see from the picture, we have added two small red arrows. The arrow to the left denotes the location of the "Clear CMOS" jumpers, while the red arrow to the right denotes the location of the CMOS battery.
Here are the procedures if the jumpers are present on the motherboard:
  • Locate, if possible, the instruction booklet for your motherboard. If you cannot locate the booklet, then user the motherboard references on this site to locate the manufacturer and see if a manual is available there. You may also want to closely examine the motherboard itself.
  • Shut down your computer and disconnect the power plug.
  • Now identify where the jumpers are located, then check the present pin location and the location of the jumper on those pins to determine their default location. As an example, the default location on the above motherboard is to have the jumper across pins #1 and #2. Write it down!
  • Next, move the jumpers from the their default location (Example: from across pins #1 and #2 as above) and then place the jumper across pins #2 and #3.
  • Leave the jumper in place for 20 to 30 seconds and then return it to its default location.
  • Now plug the power cord back in and restart the computer.
  • When the computer begins it's startup (boot) process, tap the DEL, F10 or F1 key, (whichever is appropriate for your computer) to get into the Bios/CMOS setup. If you need more detailed information as to how to get to the Bios/CMOS setup, follow this link. Bios Basics
  • Once into the Bios/CMOS setup, look for a section or area to set the Bios/CMOS to its default settings. This will return the motherboard to either its basic or optimum settings depending upon the motherboard manufacturers settings. You will then need to verify certain settings, such a CPU and memory as well as hard drive type and size recognition. If you need more information regarding these settings, follow either of these links: For an AMI Bios or for an Award Bios.
  • After making any final adjustments, save your settings and restart the computer. The Bios password should be gone and the Bios set to its optimum settings.
If the "Clear CMOS" jumpers are not present or not available:
The procedures for clearing a Bios/CMOS without jumpers is essentially the same as those given above when they are present, it just takes a little more effort.
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  • Locate, if possible, the instruction booklet for your motherboard. If you cannot locate the booklet, then use the motherboard references on this site to locate the manufacturer and see if a manual is available there. You may also want to closely examine the motherboard itself.
  • Now identify where the battery is located on the motherboard. It will be approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.
  • Normally these batteries are held into place with one or more small clips over the face of the battery. Carefully lift the battery out of its socket and set it aside. Note: Some batteries are actually soldered to the motherboard, so take that into consideration and be careful.
  • Leave the battery our of the computer for about 20 to 30 minutes and then return it to its socket.
  • Now plug the power cord back in and restart the computer.
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I would like to reboot my emachine desk top computer but when i put the cd that comes with it its just giving me the user guide menu but not how to reboot the computer


hi
Reboot is nothing but restart. So if you wish to reboot your computer then just shut it down and restart it. You don't need any CD for that.

If your system isn't shutting down, you can turn it off directly. But it is not recommended to do often, as it could damage your Windows and may also damage your hard drive.
However, yes, if you want to reinstall the Windows then you would require the CD. If this is the case then please let me know through comment, else rate.
Thanks.


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Avaratec 5400 Laptop willnot hold CMOS settings.It reverts to2003 when you reboot. Any ideas why and how to fix this? Joe


Need to change the battery on the motherboad. Any walgreens should have the one that you need. If you feel confident in opening your laptop then by all means, save $

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Shut down


The best thing you can do is to reinstall windows. This will surely fix the problem.

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