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I screwed up the MB BIOS and CMOS

I did a foolish thing, I couldnt get any of the settings to work in the BIOS, I i needed to fix an IRQ problem, any way I loaded the syntax MB disk and tried to add things, when I tried to reboot the computer it wont load or do anythign except beep at me, wont load CMOS or BIOS, what do I do now?

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Re: I screwed up the MB BIOS and CMOS

Well we have to reset your BIOS. you have to remove the CR2032 flat battery(the silver and circle shape thing) on the motherboard and put it back just exactly before you removed it then you would be just fine that if the problem is on the BIOS setup..i need to know how many beeps you can hear when you power on the PC.?

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Manual reset motherboard: Soyo SY-K7VME

Bios settings are retained by the Motherboard Battery in the CMOS. Disconnecting the battery clears CMOS and returns the settings to their original state. Typically this can be done by simply removing the CMOS battery and waiting about 15 seconds before reinserting and booting PC. Nowadays most Motherboard manufacturers supply a jumper to not only disconnect the battery but also ground the CMOS to effectively drain any residual power.

The instructions for your MB are found below. JP5 is located to the left of the battery and next to the PCI 2 slot on your MB. There is a Manual for your MB on this site and the MB layout can be found at

Follow the steps below to clear the CMOS memory.

1. Clear the CMOS memory by momentarily shorting pin 2-3 on jumper JP5. Its white cap can easily identify this jumper.

2. Put the jumper back to 1-2 to allow writing of new data into the CMOS memory.

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Unable to POST MB

Try first resetting your BIOS configuration to bring it to its default settings and that should do the trick....

Hope that helps.........

Jul 06, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Bios password, how do i remove it. I need to change the boot system to install windows.

Unplug the power cord from the power supply.
The fastest way to clear the bios password would be to first find the bios/cmos battery on the motherboard. See the picture below.

Next find the 3-pin bios jumper. Asus motherboards usually mark the motherboard bios pins as, CLRTC.
It will be rather close to the bios battery. Pay attention to the current position of the bios jumper. It is currently set as normal. The jumper will cover pins 1 and pin 2.
Remove the jumper and place over pins 2 and pin 3. Doing this will clear the bios and will reset all bios settings to DEFAULT. Grab a small flat- head screw driver. Gently insert the screw driver slightly under the battery edge to help you to remove the battery. Wait 30 seconds and reseat the battery. Reset the bios jumper back to pins 1 and pin 2.
Reconnect the power supply cord. You will need to enter the bios and re-configure all your settings. Use your motherboard manual to help guide you through all your bios settings. Next time include the model number of your Asus MB.

Happy holidays!

Dec 19, 2009 | ASUS Motherboards

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Intel D102GGC2 . Not booting to BIOS

I had same problem in same Board i didn't get any solution this issue may be in Ram but if you are sure about RAM, it's not faulty so i think *********** board is out of service you should purchase a new motherboard.
I hope that this has been very helpful for you

Dec 05, 2009 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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F***ked up my BIOS settings for my RAM settings!! I NEED HELP

i think you may have burnt out your memory. try different sticks of ram or try the ones you have one at a time to see which one is affected.

Feb 26, 2009 | Intel D945GPM Motherboard

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Hi, open your manual to section 1.9, page 1-12. Follow the instructions to clear the cmos. (Do not forget to set the jumper back to normal).
If you no longer have your P4S800D-X manual, you can download it in PDF format from Asus at this link;
Need Adobe Reader? Download here;

Once the cmos has been reset your CPU should show auto the CPU to its default settings.

Good luck!

Aug 23, 2008 | ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard

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New asus m3n72-d motherboard bios will not post

If you don't already have a case speaker hooked up to the board, you might want to connect one since there isn't an on board speaker and you will not hear error beeps otherwise.

Also, if you have another non-phenom AM2 processor handy you should really update the BIOS to latest release. Many late model Phenoms will not work on motherboards that have earlier BIOS releases and you will not be able to post. You should then choose "Set Optimized Defaults" and save the bios without any changes then shut down (not reset). When you power on again it should post and you should be able to get into the BIOS.

A third thing you can try (after you get a case speaker hooked up) is using a cheap pair of ddr2-6400 RAM to get the board to post so you can get into BIOS and change the voltage to the correct settings for your RAM if it requires a higher voltage than the bios expects.

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Failed to take out motherboard

Hi Bhauryal,

Just want to now, do you mean you can't find the battery on the board or removing the battery didn't work?

If its the battery, it is usually a round flat coin like shinny thing on the board with a plus sign on it (like the batteries used on some watches), although there are some very old boards that use a different type of battery which looks like capacitors or small drum like things (but these type of batteries are not used on modern board designs anymore). If you really can't find the battery on your board, I suggest you check its documentation, you can try downloaing it from the motherboard's manufacturer website.

If you mean that removing the battery didn't work, it means that your board's CMOS has the capability to hold a charge to save the settings for a longer period of time, if your board has a CMOS reset jumper, I suggest that you use that instead, you will usually find it near the battery or BIOS chip. There are some PC manufacturers (especially branded ones) that implement a different method of BIOS reset so I suggest that you consult the PC manufacturer on how to do it (e.g. for DELL PC's you remove the CMOS jumper, power on the unit for a few seconds, power off, return the CMOS reset jumper again). Hope this helps.

Cheers and best regards,

May 06, 2008 | Dell C600 (002UH) Motherboard

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Iwill w100 usb drivers


Being a socket 370, perhaps you need to enable the USB ports in the CMOS/BIOS first before the motherboard can detect them and then the OS to request/install the necessary drivers.

You would of course need the CD that came with the motherboard to install the appropriate drives.

If they are enabled in the CMOS/BIOS but yet are not displayed in the Device Manager, you may have either an IRQ conflict or a hardware fault.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Feb 18, 2008 | Motherboards

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No video

The only thing I can think of is that you are using a Video card as well as the MB has onboard Video & it has defaulted to onboard Video? If you have this.. then simply put your monitor on the MB VGA connection, NOT ya Video Card, and see if ya get Video, if ya do then go into the BIOS and set the default to your Video card. Ya be good to go..

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