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Bios setting do not get saved


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#1 abhii

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:13 AM

hello every one :thumbsup: i hav win xp in my desktop and every time i boot the machine the boot sequence changes and will has floppy drive as its first preference but i dont hav a floppy drive and its become a nuisance to change the sequence every time please help me :flowers:
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:28 AM

Is your date and time correct?
I would first suspect a failing CMOS battery
Make sure you are saving the changes when exiting the BIOS
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#3 abhii

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:38 AM

:thumbsup: i will by changing the CMOS battery :flowers: actually i never tried changing it . can u tell me were is it that i can change :trumpet:
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:00 PM

The battery is on the motherboard.
It is about the size of a quarter & looks like a big watch battery.

Turn the computer off
Unplug it
open the case
locate the battery
It should be held in 1 of 2 ways.
It should have a little metal retainer "arm" holding it down , in which case gently lift the arm, be very carefull not to break or bend it, & remove the battery.

Or, It will have a small metal retainer on the side of the battery socket
Take something like a small flat blade screw driver & compress the retainer toward the outside of the battery holder
The battery should pop up slightly & allow you to remove it
DO NOT just pry the battery out
That will break the little plastic retainer piece opposite the metal release & the new battery won't stay in.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:00 PM

How to replace the CMOS battery. - http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:54 PM

i will try changing the CMOS battery thanks
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