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Cant find Cmos command Desktop pro

Im trying to get to cmos on a old desktop pro to change HD settings
to enable second drive . could someone tell me command. F 10 goes
to set up but not Cmos is no help. I tried life gauard floppy no help help
Need to auto enable but cant get there.

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  • Mike Sicola Nov 23, 2008

    I cant find auto enable to set up 2nd hd slave .This screen look like things are missing.

  • May 11, 2010

    Setup is CMOS. That is, if you make changes through the setup screens, you are changing what is stored in the CMOS. What do you mean when you say you get to set up but not cmos?

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Have you tried the F1, F2, or Del keys instead of F10?

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"Reset you're cmos/bios jumper to


HI,
No need to worry. There are many known ways to reset / remove / bypass the password:
  • By removing the CMOS battery
  • By using the motherboard jumper
  • By using MS DOS command
  • By using software
  • By using Backdoor BIOS password
Now I'll try to explain each method one by one:
A. By Removing the CMOS Battery:
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Almost all motherboards use a small coin sized CMOS battery to store all BIOS settings along with the password. To reset the password, unplug the PC, open the cabinet and remove the CMOS battery for approx. 15-30 minutes and then put it back. It'll reset all BIOS settings as well as the password and you'll need to re-enter all settings.
If it fails, then try to remove the battery for at least one hour.

B. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

C. By Using MS DOS Command:
This method works only if you have access to the system when its turned on because this method requires MS DOS. Open Command Prompt from Programs menu and provide following commands one bye one:
debug
o 70 2E
o 71 FF
quit
NOTE: The first character in the above commands is "O" and not the number 0.
After providing the above commands, restart your system and it should reset the CMOS Settings along with the BIOS password.
If you are curious to know how it works? then let me explain the above commands:
In this method we are using the Debug tool of MS DOS. The "O" character present at first in these commands, outputs the values to IO ports. The number 70 and 71 are port numbers which are used to access CMOS memory. By providing FF value we are telling CMOS that there is an invalid checksum and it resets the CMOS settings as well as BIOS password.

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Password bloked in my laptop


Unplug AC power. Remove the battery. If there is a CMOS battery (a rarity for laptops now), remove that as well. Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds. Replace batteries. Reconnect AC power. Turn on machine. CMOS should be reset to defaults.

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I have an intel SE440BX-2 that does not recognize my mouse and keyboard. The scroll lock, num lock, and caps lock all flash repeatedly. The keyboard and mouse do not work at all. Tried 2 different hard...


hi im josh in cebu.friend if it wnt detect the probem is on your bios setup or on your motherboard parts like the cmos batt. you go to bios setup then go to pheriperals then choose enabled keyboard and mouse. or try to remove your cmos batt then afterr several seconds.install back firmly and tightenly. then reboot your pc.this will help you a lot good luck

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Adding a new hard drive


Hi,
It is possible that your hard drive is not S.M.A.R.T. capable, which simply means that you most likely wont be forewarned when your hard drive is about to fail. To prevent this S.M.A.R.T. message, check in your CMOS setup(by pressing DEL usually) when your PC starts up. Go through the list of BIOS settings until you find a setting to enable/disable S.M.A.R.T for hard drives. This is most likely enabled for your board. If so, disable the S.M.A.R.T. feature, then save these settings and restart your pc.
For any clarification or further assistance, please don't hesitate to post another message.
Hope this sorts your problem.

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No display and have a tone


please explain further.... you are getting beeps when you boot up but it does not complete the boot sequence ?

Robert

Sep 08, 2008 | Intel D845GBV (BOXD845GBVL) Motherboard

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Checksum error


Hi Oliver, the most common error related to the message,
(Bios Rom Checksum Error). Someone has left a floppy disk in the floppy drive. Once the floppy disk has been removed press the reset button on the PC, your windows will start normally. Next place to look is in your bios.
Open your manual to page 27.
Enter your bios & go to the title Advanced BIOS Features. Check First, Second & Third boot devices they should be as follows. Floppy disk drive, CD-ROM drive & primary hard disk drive. If both of the above are ok than try clearing the cmos/bios by resetting the cmos jumper (JP1) location on page 5. Descriptions of page five on page 6. CMOS settings on page 9.
When your system restarts re-enter your cmos & reset up your bios settings. Lastly if none of the above has fixed the error message, than remove the cmos battery & check its voltage. It should maintain 3volts. If yours' is lower than 3volts replace the cmos battery. There is one other possible fix. It’s an option not given lightly. Flashing a cmos/bios is not recommended unless all other options have failed.
Bios link for the EliteGroup P4VMM2 V8.1
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=436&DetailName=Bios&DetailDesc=P4VMM2%20%20(V8.1)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0
Main web site;
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=436&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=52&LanID=0

Good luck Oliver!
Mike

Aug 23, 2008 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 V8.1 Motherboard

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Cmos checksum bad...usb current status detected system shut down 15 sec


Situation Remedies If you have encountered this error and would like to fix your computer, here are some remedies for each situation:
CMOS Battery Not Functioning Properly: If you suspect 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 settings are lost, you can usually get them from your computer manufacturer. Now locate the battery and remove it, you might need to consult your computers manual or tech support to remove your battery. Take down the CMOS batteries 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 remedied the problem.
Your BIOS has Been Updated (either by you or possibly a virus): If your BIOS has been updated recently, your CMOS settings may have become 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 updated your BIOS settings, run a virus scan and make sure that the BIOS settings are back to the default.
The Computer Was Shut Down Improperly: Sometimes when running MS Windows, if you shut down your laptop or desktop 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 before turning off the power. Usually this entails going into the Start Menu/ Turn Off Computer/ Shut Down. If you received the error, shut down the computer properly, if this is the cause of the error, the error message will not return.

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