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Can not save to bios

Just assemble new mother board and installed xp windows. Ever time the computer reboots it will not shut down, but display card shuts off. I pull battery and jumper to reset bios. I that can restart windows,happy beep but time and any other bios changes i make will not be keeped. MB KN9 SLI. Can shut down if I click on shut down and it will shut down, but not restart, only after I reset bios to default. Same if I hit delete and save and exit. Will not restart till I reset bios.

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Re: can not save to bios

Windows and the bios needs to know that the operating system can be shut down through windows, so when you go into the F2 or Del on boot up, go into advanced cmos setings and look for ACPI and make sure it is enabled. This sets the motherboard to support shutdown. Save and exit settings and reboot. Now go to control panel>performance and maintanance>power options and set the correct instruction for shutdown to shut the pc down. Remember evertime you remove the cmos battery or reset with jumpers you have to reset date and time and anything else you have changed to suit your set up

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