BIOS keeps resetting after powerdown

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Buffy, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Buffy

    Buffy Guest

    Anyone any ideas as to why I get the BIOS screen asking me to reset my CPU
    speed everytime the PC is powered up after a shutdown. Could it be a battery
    thing?

    PC works fine apart from this

    W2K OS
    ASUS A7266E Motherboard

    Thanks
     
    Buffy, Jul 26, 2004
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    °Mike° Guest

    Yes, the CMOS battery is dead or dying. Change it.
     
    °Mike°, Jul 26, 2004
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  3. Buffy

    Buffy Guest

    How long to CMOS batteries usually last?
     
    Buffy, Jul 26, 2004
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  4. Buffy

    °Mike° Guest

    How long is a piece of string? If you get a bad one, it
    may crap out in the first week, on the other hand, I
    have a very old 486 with the original CMOS battery
    still in, and working ... well, the last time I looked.


    <snip>
     
    °Mike°, Jul 26, 2004
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    JamesBenson Guest

    As far as I could see, mike's mum is his dad and vica versa, well I was
    stood next to them
     
    JamesBenson, Jul 29, 2004
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    TCP/IP Guest

    Yeah, Buffy, it sounds like your CMOS battery is dead. Just buy a new one
    at your local computer store for a few bucks, replace the old one, and
    change your BIOS settings once more. That SHOULD take care of it.

    One other thing that it COULD be is if you are shutting your computer down
    during the POST (at startup), your motherboard may be resetting the BIOS to
    the safe defaults. Some newer motherboards do this because they think that
    if the POST didn't complete then there must have been a problem and the
    BIOS settings will be reset. I think it is more than likely the battery
    however.

    Port139
     
    TCP/IP, Aug 10, 2004
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