Intel 945 GCCNL
Clear the CMOS in case of an emergency.
Although the BIOS usually runs without errors, it can become corrupt in rare instances. If you're unable to enter your BIOS, or if you set a system password in the BIOS but forgot it, you might be able to fix the problem by clearing the CMOS memory. On some motherboards, this requires you to turn off and unplug your PC, disconnect the CMOS battery for a few hours, replace the battery, and turn on your PC again. Other motherboards have a CMOS clear jumper pin that you must move to a temporary position and then return it to its original position. Check your motherboard's manual to see which process you'll need to follow.
If a clear jumper pin isn't available and temporarily removing the battery doesn't work, check the motherboard manufacturer's Web site for instructions about resetting the BIOS.
Feb 14, 2008 |