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Start up Yes, I can get into the BIO settings. I have a desktop computer, I didnt know that it had a battery, where is it located? Also, do you know how to reset the settings?

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To enter you HP BIOS try one of the follow buttons to get into it.
F2,F8,F9,F10 or Del (Delete)

Start pressing one of these buttons repeatly (not like insanely fast pressing) when you turn on your computer and displays the HP logo. Taking out the battery is a choice but why open up the panel if you don't have to.

I hope this will help you out.

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- BIOS not BIO :)

- all computers, laptop/desktop/server..etc ... have a small battery, that helps keep the settings in BIOS as the user changed them !

- u;ll have to go through u're motherboard user manual to see exactly where the bios reset jumper is ! If u don't have the manual, u will see the battery (is a round and flattened 1.5 cm battery...u cant miss it, is the only one in the computer) somewhere on the motherboard (ussualy in the lower right part of the motherboard). You just have to remove it for 5 seconds or so (force it out of the soket it is in) and then replaceit back. By doing this all the BIOS settings go to the manufacters default settings...

Posted on Aug 09, 2008


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