Just my 2¢:
Voltage of the CMOS battery is supposed to be 3 volts: http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/cr2032.pdf
What he means about checking the voltage is that you should go into the BIOS and see what readings (for the power) are there.
It appears that's what you've checked in the BIOS - wait for jhayz to reply as I'm not real good with this stuff.
Flashing the BIOS is dangerous because of 2 things:
- user mistakes
Either one of these can result in the flash not being completed properly.
The use of programs that update the BIOS while in Windows (actually they do all the prep in Windows, and then auto flash when you reboot) have reduced the risk significantly.
This is so significant that I routinely advise people to update their BIOS from within Windows.
BUT!!! Your system freezes on the BIOS splash screen - so that is a concern. What if it freezes while the flash is going on? I don't know if the flash mechanism has enough "intelligence" to survive an interrupted flash.
The question here is why the system freezes on the splash screen.
You'll either fix the freeze and then continue with the flash
Or you'll take a chance that the system will do the flash properly despite the freezing (or that it'll skip the freezing when you try the flash).
Replace the CMOS battery. They're cheap and are used in many different devices around the house.
Edited by usasma, 25 June 2015 - 06:24 AM.
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