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BIOS defaults despite new Battery

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This is a THREE pin header. I have removed the jumper to read the words on the board. It connects from 1 to 2 or from 2 to 3. Do you know the correct position?


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This terminal may not be the cmos jumper, it will have a number and letters next to it, as there are many 3 pin jumpers

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How do I reset my BIOS/CMOS to defaults?

Let's get to it!
There are two ways to reset your BIOS/CMOS, the first way is to locate the three pins that relate to the BIOS/CMOS clear header. If the jumper is over pins 1 and 2 it represents normal operation. Therefore to clear the BIOS/CMOS one would place the jumper over pins 2 and 3 for about 15 seconds.

Now remember that the BIOS chip is a EEPROM, this means that it will store information so long as it has suffiecient power, from a power source. In this case it is a silver button cell located on the mainboard, usually of size CR2032 3Volts. Once the jumper is placed over pins 2 and 3 for about 15 seconds, quickly place the jumper back to the normal position, which is over pins 1 and 2.

The second way to clear the BIOS/CMOS is to simply remove the BIOS/CMOS silver button cell, for about a minute and then reinstall it in the correct orientation.

Well thats it, now you will be able to boot your system on the defalts settings. Remember to enter the BIOS/CMOS by hitting the approprite key during Power On Self Test. There are many different keys, depends on your computer system. Common ones are Delete another is F12.
Enter the BIOS/CMOS to correct the date and time and to set the boot priority.

Shown below, on the left, the silver button cell of size CR2032, centre, a yellow jumper on the clear BIOS/CMOS header, on the right, the BIOS/CMOS.
All the best!

on Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do i reset the pc to original settings

remove the power from CPU then remove the side covers in the motherboard near the c mos battery you will see a three pin jumper with 2 pin shorted remove them and insert the jumper to the 2 and 3 pin then switch on the computer in some case the computer doesn't work switch off and remove the power and replace the jumper to early position and connect the power and restart the computer this will reset the system to default

Oct 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I can't start my dell . how can i disable memory bios?

You cannot disable the BIOS memory, you can clear it (or more correctly reset to default). On the MoBo near the BIOS battery will be a 3 pin header with 2 pins shorted out with a jumper. WITH THE POWER LEAD REMOVED move the jumper across so that the centre and opposite pin are shorted for 5 seconds then move back to original position.

Your BIOS has now been reset to default.

If you can't find the pin out header then remove power lead and BIOS battery for 24hrs to allow the bubble memory to discharge fully for the same result.

What makes you think it is the BIOS memory stopping your system starting?

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How to reset cmos in c521 dell

Hello Friend, Follow the procedures in Before You Begin[Click here].
  • Reset the current CMOS settings:
  • Locate the 2-pin CMOS jumper (RTCRST) on the system board. See Jumper Locations [Click here]
  • Remove the jumper plug from pin 1.
  • Place the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2 and wait approximately five seconds.
  • Replace the jumper plug on pin 1.
  • Replace the computer cover.[Click here]
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May 31, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Chassis intruded asus m3a78-cm

I actually did a little research on this one. I downloaded the User Manual for this board. USUALLY, there is a jumper on the board somewhere that needs to be set in the correct position. I looked through the manual and can't find a jumper for this . I even looked through the bios setting just in case it might be covered there, no luck. If you can't find an undocumented jumper on the board somewhere labeled something like TRPWR, then I would try the reset next. My suggestion would be to use the LCRTC jumper to reset the board. Heres the procedure according to page 1-17 of your manual:


This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.

Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMDS, reinstall the battery.

You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.

Feb 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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DG31PR hang after bios update


Remove the power cord from your Computer

On your motherboard, Just below the PCIe X1 slot (The shortest one on the board) you will find a silver disc (Watch style battery)
Remove this and set aside.

On the lower left of your board there is a series of four SATA connectors, just above #1 connector is your Front panel wire header. Just above that there should be a 3 pin connector with a jumper block on the top and middle pins. Remove this block and set aside.

Now for the hardest part. We need to wait for an hour.

OK now that the hours up replace the battery, Replace the power cord. and boot up the PC. Do you get into the BIOS?
If so then power off the system, unplug the power cord and replace the CMOS jumper on pins 1 & 2 on the 3 pin connector.

If resetting the CMOS of the BIOS in this manner does not get you back up, then I'm sorry to tell you there is no simple fix. The board will need to be serviced by an authorized repair facility that has an EPROM recorder. You can check with Intel customer support for details of the nearest authorized repair facility.

Thank you

Nov 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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BIOS defaults despite new Battery

unless you have cleared the cmos the jumpers should be in the right place, but check the JBAT1 or CLRMOS or CLRCLK, depending on mobo, if tey are over pins 1 and 2 move to 3 and 4 or visa versa

Aug 29, 2008 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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A bios password has been set and i cant remember it, how do i remove it or get into my system Mark

Open up the side of the case. You should see three headers, with a jumper on the first two. It should be labeled something like cmos or something like that. Remove the jumper, and switch it so that is is covering the last two. Then, remove it again and put it back. That should reset the BIOS to defaults, including the password. If you cannot find the jumper, remove the battery from the motherboard for a period of time (I'd try 24 hours just to be safe). When you replace the battery, it should reset the password.

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HP D530

A thing known as BIOS or Basic Input Output System or system BIOS has been configured for security. When after the system starts, you are unable to boot up or go past the password due to a password. Try this:

To delete or disable the Power On password:
Shut down (Power down) the system and disconnect the power cord from the outlet
or the system unit.
Remove the chassis cover.
On the system board, remove the jumper on pins 1 and 2 of header E49 and place
only on pin 2.
Replace the chassis cover and reconnect the power cord.
- OR -
Remove the E49 jumper (green) next to the battery. Make note of whaere jumper was (pin 1-2 or 2-3).
Power on the computer, enter bios (Setup), F10 or F2 (I don't recall if they changed the key)
Disable 'Power On Password'
Switch off PC and replace the jumper.

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