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If it's asking you to set the time and date every time you power down then that means CMOS isn't retaining that info along with all of your other BIOS settings. That would explain why it's reconfiguring your IDE channels every time. You probably need to change the coin sized battery on your motherboard.
If you can do small computer repairs, then get a new one and replace it in your motherboard. else you can call dell for assistance.
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Posted on Jun 04, 2009
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Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)
AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)
AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys navigate to Advanced Bios features press Enter you will see what the boot order is set to.
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
If you are unsure on what the boot order should be you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.
This will set the boot order.
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