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On the right side of the board underneath the IDE and SYS_FAN connectors, there is a CLR_CMOS jumper. You just need to short that jumper briefly and it will clear the CMOS. Here is a link to the user manual for reference: GIGABYTE Motherboard Socket 7VM400M RZ rev 1 03
You will probably need to 'default' the mainboard. There should be a 'jumper' (set of 3 pins with a small cap spanning two of them) may say CLR or similar in silkscreen on the board next to the jumpers. Definitely get a manual for your computer to help you find this jumper - hopefully it will be as simple as moving the cap to the third pin (move from pins 1 and 2 to pins 2 and 3) This will short the CMOS and clear it. If everything else is default settings - then you are good to go. Move the jumper back to original position and try to start.
The hard drive / optical drive have jumper settings, not the motherboard. PATA has jumper settings, but SATA do not require any. The diagram of the setting is drawn on the hard disk itself below the serial number etc. For SATA, look on the motherboard for the SATA ports. Each port will be named as like SATA 0, SATA 1 etc. If you want the hardd disk to boot first, plug it in SATA 0. and the next device in SATA 1. However, you can also set the first and other boot device from the BIOS itself, in case of SATA.
Hi MATTOTECH, when you receive a reply from a tech or wish to continue the post with the same tech do this. When you log into Fixya go to you're profile, listed there will be you're question. Open that question & continue / post more question (s). When you create another question like above, you will not get the same tech. MATTOTECH if you do not have you're user manual for the ECS 661FX-M7 (V1.1) motherboard. You can download it from this link. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=476&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=44&LanID=0 Create a folder on you're desktop & give it a name. Download the manual, file name 661FX-M7.zip into the folder. Uncompress the file within the same folder. You will need Adobe PDF reader to view the pdf manual. If you do not have Adobe reader you can download it for free here. http://www.download.com/Adobe-Reader/3000-2378_4-10000062.html?hhTest=1 Go to page 4 which will show you a picture of the board. Each item is numbered. Page 5 will describe each number. Number 6 is the bios jumper. Than go to page 9. This will show you how to set the jumper to clear the bios/cmos. (Leave it in the clear position for 15 seconds), than move the jumper back to pins 2 & 3, its normal position.
Actually, your motherboard is a GA-7ZMMH, which we were lucky enough to see in the BIOS ID string.
You can find the latest BIOS's from Gigabyte's website at:
It looks like you're on the F5 rev. I would suggest the F10 rev, and only go to the F11b rev if you need the support for the Athlon XP 2600+. If you are not upgrading your BIOS for CPU support, or you do not need to support a CPU faster than the Athlon XP 2200+, then go with the F10 rev.