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Dead PC My mums pc had a few viruses on it and was running like a slug so i cleared the cmos ready to do a clean install i tried to flash the bios which ive done before on my own computers but i just cannot get the jumper switches right.been up 2 nites now so am ready to jump off the nearest building any help would be fab thanks. juicyone

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Smart looking pc's work well .;but run like slug even with a fresh install.(vista)
install xp and notice the difference.
if you remove the rtc battery for a few minutes then replace your bios will be reset to factory default.

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Hi, When flashing a BIOS, you would need a bootable diskette (or CD) with basic DOS and the ROM .bin or BIOS update files plus the flashing software. In the CMOS/BIOS setup, you have to instruct the computer to boot first from the floppy diskdrive (or the CD as the case may be). Then run the flashing software/application and type in the filename of the new BIOS. Most modern motherboards no longer uses jumper switches to allow/disallow BIOS writing/update. If for some reason there are jumper switches, perhaps we can confirm if you would post the brand/model/version of the motherboard/computer. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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    Hi again,

    It may be that you just relocated the jumper pins of the CMOS reset which as you posted should clear the CMOS/BIOS setup and set it to default.



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Make sure your clear cmos jumper is not in the clear position! It is usually close to the battery and there is labelling on the mboard near it. If you're sure you didn't move it, then don't worry about that.Did you try setting the bios to defaults?
One possibility - it could be it does this if you don't re-set at least the date (and possibly the time) in the bios from the default it sets itself to when you remove the battery or use clear cmos - set it to today's date and time, or to anything other than the default, save settings.
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161 POST Error - System options not set - (Run SETUP) - battery
162 POST Error - System options not set - (Run SETUP)
161 System options not set; dead battery
162 System options not set; CMOS checksum/configuration error
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Switch off the computer and open pc cover.
First check the ram, clean by eraser or with solvent and install again ,if the problem same install thre ram to another computer either it damage or not .If the problem is same change ram.

If same as before, remove the cmos battery or clear the cmos jumper and hold " on off "switch for 40 seconds. Install battery again and start pc .

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