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Computer doesn't start-up anymore, goes into looking for a bios backup file on hard drive. Has motherboard had it now, as there isn't a back-up for bios

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One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps

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Remove the BIOS battery on the motjher board and unplug it ffrom the back and wait a few minutes to reset the BIOS. Its a watch battery on the system board, little smaller than a quarter. Once this has happened it should reset the password for the bios and you can boot into the bios on start up. ( usually the DELETE Key or F1 at the splash screen. Set the password or disable it entirely and you shouldnt have that problem anymore.

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