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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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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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