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#1 Herbert667

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:37 PM

I have the following motherboard in my computer ( Ultra Durable Motherboard  GA-Z77X-UD5H ) and I am using Windows 7 Pro

 

When accessing BIOS I cannot make any entries since no key input works.I then have to shut down the

computer in order to continue.

 

Can anybody provide a hint of what the cause could be ?

 

Thank you

 

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:50 PM

What are you trying to do in the BIOS...and why?

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:56 PM

What are you trying to do in the BIOS...and why?

 

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I want to be able to either boot from a DVD or the hard drive

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

weird.  is the battery getting weak?



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

Are you following the BIOS instructions for making changes?

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

Are you following the BIOS instructions for making changes?

 

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No,as I told you I cannot make any changes as the screen ( computer ) is frozen

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:08 PM

weird.  is the battery getting weak?

I do not know but it is an interesting question.How can I determine/check that ?

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:45 PM

Herbert667:  it looks like a watch battery.  about the size of a nickel.  pop it out and check for 3 volts DC with a volt meter.  or just go get a new one for about 5 or 6 bucks.



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:54 PM

Desktop motherboards will generally have a BIOS reset jumper on them. Check it out for your motherboard and reset CMOS. That should enable kbd./mouse input.



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:40 AM

Desktop motherboards will generally have a BIOS reset jumper on them. Check it out for your motherboard and reset CMOS. That should enable kbd./mouse input.

 Hello,

 

I checked my m/b but have troubles to locate them . How do they look and what are their sizes ?

Thanks again

 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:49 AM

Take a look at your motherboard manual, page 7.

 

http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-z77x-ud5h_e.pdf

 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:08 AM

Take a look at your motherboard manual, page 7.

 

http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-z77x-ud5h_e.pdf

 

Louis

Thank you,I found them.Being a newbie I just want to confirm that I have to shut down the computer and remove the power cable before proceeding.

Thanks again

 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:26 AM

 

Take a look at your motherboard manual, page 7.

 

http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-z77x-ud5h_e.pdf

 

Louis

Thank you,I found them.Being a newbie I just want to confirm that I have to shut down the computer and remove the power cable before proceeding.

Thanks again

 

Hertbert667

 

 

There should be a short procedure for clearing CMOS - generally, after the proper jumper placement, you power up the system and the display will reflect the CMOS clearing. Sometimes, removing the jumper is adequate, sometime it has to be placed on an adjacent pin to clear it.



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:15 PM

I would simply replace the CR2032 battery with a new one...rather fooling around shorting jumpers, etc.  Shorting will not will reveal if the battery needs to be replaced and the battery is available at just about any store selling batteries...for less than $5.

 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:59 PM

Generally, the system will tell you when the battery needs to be replaced, as the time/date will no longer be preserved when not plugged into power. Also, replacing the CMOS battery will not necessarily clear the BIOS settings.






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