Try Clearing CMOS Setup

Question

I bought a new motherboard (pentium4-2500gh, 256ram)

after installing ,I start my computer, I enter the bios and make (i think) corrects modifications.

-> save and exit

-> problem: the system seems to reboot, but my screen resets, there's nothing i can do after...and when i restarts i return into bios

Answer

This question was answered on January 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try clearing CMOS Setup, which should restore setup to default values Try each of the following

1.- Look for a jumper on the system board that clears CMOS setup when closed If you find it, turn off the PC, close the jumper, remove the jumper cap, and turn the PC back on.

2.- On some PCs, you can clear CMOS by unplugging the PC, Unplugging the battery that powers CMOS, and disconnecting the power supply connections to the system board Leave the system board without any power for a couple of hours, and then put the battery back and turn up again.

3.- As a last resort, replace the CMOS RAM chip, when you reboot with the new CMOS chip, a CMOS error message will be displayed and default settings are restored.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 27, 2004