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I cannot seem to update the bios, it keeps saying jumpers not set properly. in the bios screen it says boot sectors is set to erasable. my machine type is the acer power 1000 (w athlon chip)

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1. Don't flash your BIOS unless you really need to. If you got a reason for flashing your BIOS, by all means, but remember that If you load the wrong version or something goes wrong, it's a new motherboard that you will be needing.
2. Get the correct install procedures from the makers of your motherboard or the place where you downloaded the BIOS update from. If you know how to read, you know how to do it. There is nothing very complicated here.Be safe and good luck. :-)

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The BIOS is "software", recorded on a small "Eraseable Programmable Read Only Memory" chip.
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The BIOS has "settings" -- the battery on the motherboard should supply a "trickle" current to the chip that holds those "settings" -- like an alternator provides a "trickle" charge to recharge your automobile's battery.

Try using the "BIOS reset" jumper on the motherboard, to reset those "settings" to their default value, and then try to boot the motherboard.

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Always remember that when you add new hardware like a processor or faster memory you have to clear the CMOS to reset the BIOS to defaults so it will recognize the new hardware. Sometimes you have to do this with hard drives particularly SATA drives.

On the motherboard, near the motherboard battery look for a small coloured plastic jumper. If your motherboard has one it will be marked as CLR_CMOS. Just move the jumper to the other position and press the on/off button. That will clear the CMOS.

If you don't have a CMOS jumper then remove the power cord from the back of the computer and take out the BIOS battery for half an hour or so. Replace the battery and plug in power. Turn the computer on and hopefully the the computer will boot and you will see a splash/post screen. If you do remember to set the correct date and time in the BIOS utility.

If your still not getting a post screen go back and check the processor is compatible with the motherboard. Check that the processor is locked in the socket properly and also check to make sure your system memory is seated properly.

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