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chipgoober1   Posted 19th Feb 2006 12:20am
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today i was trying to install windows 98 on an old computer and i went into bios to set the floppy drive as bootable. when i tryed to change the setting (any setting) it wouldent let me so i wanted to see if i could change the BIOS password and i just pressed a some keys and hit enter. i somehow forgot the password so i took out the CMOS battery for 1 minute and put it back in and then i tryed to turn on the computer...the power supply fan came on and thats it. I unpluged the floppy and the cdrom drive and pushed the power button and the hard drive powered up (after pushing the power button 4 times). the monitor stays black, there are no beeps... befor i reset the CMOS the computer was fine, it started up without a hitch. anyone know what is wrong?
   
 Foe   Posted 19th Feb 2006 12:45am
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DVL_IAC   Posted 19th Feb 2006 1:06am
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When resetting the CMOS your not supposed to take out the battery... Near the battery there should be like 3 little pins with a connector thingy on 2 of em. your supposed to just take the connector off the 2 pins its on and move it down 1 pin, so if it was on the first and second you would put it on the second and third or if it was on the second and third you would move it to the first and second, anyway after you move it wait a few sec then put it back onto the original 2 pins it was on, then turn on comp.
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sobe    Posted 19th Feb 2006 3:12am
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Actually, if you read most motherboard manuals, they will tell you to take out your battery, and get a metallic object such as a paper clip, and touch both battery slot pins with that paper clip at the same time, then leave battery out for 1-5min. then place back battery, and start pc

That is how you reset your CMOS.

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DVL_IAC   Posted 19th Feb 2006 3:14am
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Hmm every mobo I've had said to do it the way I described..
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LordSeafood   Posted 19th Feb 2006 3:33am
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When i overclocked my old mobo too far and couldnt even get back to the bios i just removed battery, put it back in and everything was at default again.

Unless you somehow shorted out the mobo while removing/replacing the battery i cant see that as being the problem.
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sobe    Posted 19th Feb 2006 4:29am
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Yea, just unplug the power cord to your PSU, then pop out the battery, and leave it out for around 1-5min., and pop it back in. That should do the trick.

I have noticed if you pop it out and right away put it back in, it doesn't reset the BIOS.
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LordSeafood   Posted 19th Feb 2006 7:11am
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Yes it needs to be out for about 1-3 minutes for it to reset
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