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First time BIOS setup, need help.

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#1 babicz


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:02 PM

I can't load any OS disks...the screen hangs @ post screen, displaying "Update new data to DMI!" for a couple seconds then goes black. What should I do? Are there settings I need to change/configure?

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:32 PM

Maybe a reset to bios defaults, that usually gets rid of minor stuff.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:06 PM

The first thing I would do is replace the CMOS battery
It's a round coin-sized, silver battery. You can purchase at any drug store, by the the watch batteries, most of the time
In a desktop, it's on the motherboard. In a laptop, underneath the keyboard or possibly in the memory compartment
Just be careful not to break the mounting tabs
you will then have to enter the BIOS and reset the date and time

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