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Hi, I have an Asus M2N motherboard that has 2 jumpers, one for cmos & time etc and the other is described as a usb jumper. I want to clear the settings as much as possible by moving the jumpers and taking out the battery, but am not sure if I should reset both, and if so should they be reset at the same time?
And if I reset the usb jumper will I then have problems with usb devices? my mouse is usb.
(I have a virus that has survived a few reformats & I want to wipe as much as is safe. I also plan on repairing/reformatting the MBSection of the hard drive.)
Just use the CMOS reset one - usual procedure, with the system turned off at the mains, move the CMOS reset jumper to the reset position for about 5 seconds then return it to the previous position. After the reset you may need to set things like your drive boot order to how you want them.
The USB jumper sets the USB power management behaviour on that board I think.
haha old style boards used to have 2 jumpers back in the day. One for the CMOS and one for the front side bus speeds. I would consider looking at the motherboard manual to just make sure it's okay to tinker with.