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All the setting that the cmos and bios should be set to. it appears that they have all been changed. the computer did a crash and it wont restore and what a mess. plus my gal put a gateway vista restore disk in and now its all messed up windows cant load missing operating system it sounds pretty much terminal to me and right now all i can afford is what ever advice or options some one gives to me any hope here thanks

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If you boot to BIOS-there will be an option to restore default settings-then try to boot to safe mode

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I changed my "setup settings" : the F2 key and now almost everything crashes. i need the original settings in the different categories.


Unplug the machine, remove the CMOS battery, wait a 15 minutes
, replace CMOS battery, reboot, open BIOS, Set time ONLY. Save and reboot. That begs the question, Why change the BIOS setup?

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How do I restore bios?


If all you have done is change the CMOS battery then the BIOS should be fine but it will have been reset to default settings which may have changed the Boot device and / or boot sequence.

Go in to the BIOS setup when you power on the computer and check that you have your main hard disk drive set as the main boot device.

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How to save BIOS and change mother board CR2032 Lithium battery


if you only take 5 to 20 sec you might not lose any bios Cmos settings
im not sure what or why you want to save the settings for

once the Cmos battery has been removed for more than 30 - 60 sec your cmos settings will be restored which means no password and failsafe defaults
you could just restore failsafe or optimised defaults if you lose any Cmos settings
you will need to reset the password and the time and date


Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps you

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I can't remember my password??


If you have forgot the BIOS password of your desktop computer, then you need a simple way to change your BIOS password. Its not that difficult because you just need a simple trick to reset your BIOS password.

* Shutdown your desktop computer and switch off the power to the CPU
* Open your CPU cabinet
* Find a circular, (mostly) silver metallic object on the motherboard. This is the CMOS battery
* Carefully remove the CMOS battery and leave it out for about 120 seconds. This will flush the CMOS memory which stores the BIOS password and all other configuration.

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* Set the battery back into place and power on the computer.
* The computer should then warn you that the CMOS configuration could not be found. You can either reconfigure it yourself or restore defaults. Restoring the default configuration should be fine.
* You will notice that the BIOS password has been cleared and you can boot without it.

Note : Once you remove your battery from the mother board, you will find that all your time settings in your computer would be lost, and some softwares may stop working which are based on your computer time.

Good Luck...

Aug 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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P4c800-e gives error bios not loaded


this motherboard is supposed to have crash free BIOS an overclocking ability and power loss restart

is it happening on boot up the drivers have not been loaded or might not be detecting a bootable device the first things to check are the leads motherboard to your hard drive make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up also the same with computer ram and cmos battery and make sure the sockets are cleanThis message is generated by computers with SCSI / RAID controllers when no bootable drive is detected on the controller. This is not an error message unless you have a bootable drive on the SCSI / RAID or you are wanting to use a SCSI or RAID drive. If you are not using a SCSI or RAID drive and your computer has onboard a SCSI or RAID controller, this message can be disabled by entering the computer CMOS Set up and disabling the onboard SCSI or RAID During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart If your computer is unable to boot or you wish to restore the BIOS back to bootable settings and your computer uses an ACER BIOS, press and hold the F10 key as you turn on the computer. While continuing to hold the F10 key, you should hear two beeps indicating that the settings have been restored. AMI BIOS Older AMI BIOS could be restored back to bootable settings by pressing and holding the Insert key as the computer is booting.
BIOS / CMOS diskettes

Early 486, 386, and 286 computers may have required a floppy disk in order to enter the BIOS setup. These diskettes are known as ICU, BBU, and SCU disks. Because these diskettes are unique to your computer manufacturer, you must obtain the diskettes from them. See the computer manufacturers list for contact information. Early IBM computers Some models of early IBM computers required that the user press and hold both mouse buttons as the computer was booting in order to enter the BIOS setup.

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Finally, if none of the above suggestions help get you into your CMOS setup you can cause a stuck key error, which will usually cause the CMOS setup prompt to appear and remain until you press a key to continue. To do this press and hold any key on the keyboard and do not let go (you may get several beeps as you're doing this). Keep holding the key until the computer stops booting and you're prompted with an option to enter setup or to press another key to continue booting.
hope this helps

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Difficulty in booting or starting the computer


Determine if a new program was recently installed on your computer loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); If you recently removed a program or a Windows component from your computer by deleting it manually, related information that is still on your computer may be causing the problem. To remove the program or component, first reinstall it, and then use the Add or Remove Programs tool, or follow the manufacturer's instructions.

To remove a program from your computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the list of programs, click the one that you want to remove, and then click Change/Remove.
  3. Click Yes when you are prompted with the question "Do you want to remove the program?"
If the program is not listed in the Add or Remove Programs tool, contact the manufacturer to obtain instructions for removing it.

Use the Last Known Good Configuration tool to restore the operation of Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); If Windows does not start, try to restore operation of Windows XP by using the Last Known Good configuration. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer, and then press the F8 key when Windows begins to start. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
  2. Use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then click OK.
  3. If a start menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then click OK
Confirm that your CMOS/BIOS settings are correct loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); Confirm that your CMOS/BIOS settings are correct.

Warning This procedure may involve changing your CMOS settings and changing your BIOS. Incorrect changes to the BIOS of your computer can result in serious problems. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from changes to your BIOS can be solved. Change your CMOS settings at your own risk. Incorrect or corrupted CMOS and BIOS settings can cause startup problems or shutdown problems.

Microsoft cannot provide specific instructions for changing your CMOS and BIOS settings because they are specific to your computer. For information about the correct CMOS and BIOS settings for your computer and how to check and change these settings, see your computer documentation or contact the manufacturer of your computer


Confirm that your hard disk or file system is not damaged loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); Confirm that your hard disk or file system is not damaged. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, load Microsoft Recovery Console, and then use the Chkdsk command-line utility. This may solve your problem.

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Hi! My hard drive is password protected. I do not know what it is. I tried to use it as a slave drive but it wont appear in my computer. What will I do?


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there also

The most common way that most of us know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing a battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased. Hope this helps

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My laptop keyboard not work at booting time


Hello,
I would first try to reset the CMOS according to the manufacturer's instructions provided on the manual.
Try that, and please report back the results.

You might wonder what is CMOS?
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
is a type of semi-conductor chip that holds data without requiring an external power source. In a personal computer (PC), CMOS holds the basic instructions the computer needs to initialize its hardware components and boot up. These settings are known as the basic input output settings (BIOS), also referred to as CMOS settings.

Steps to Reset CMOS - BIOS Setting.
Turn on your computer and press the key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS. This is typically the Del (delete) key. Pre-built systems from major manufacturers may use a function key such as F1, F2, or F10. Go to the last tab or page of your BIOS. Select an option similar to "restore factory settings". Save your changes and confirm your selection if necessary. This will often be combined with the process of exiting a BIOS. Some BIOS types may have this as a separate option such as "F10: Save Changes".
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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2.processor may be corrupted
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what you need to do is put the XP cd in the cd or dvd drive first,then, when the pc is booting up press either F2 or Del depending on bios and the cmos setting screen will appear. Go to advanced cmos settings and the top line normal reads 'first boot device, this will be set at HDD or hard disk, this needs to be changed to cdrom. When you have changed it, save settings and exit, the system will now reboot and an option to boot from cd screen will appear, you then press Enter to boot from cd then follow the instructions to format or install windows.

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