My step-sons Dell inspiron 530 resets to the defaults on every boot no matter what you have set it to. I've changed the motherboard battery, didn't make a difference-still resets to the defaults. During boot it looks for a floppy drive, there's no floppy drive installed in the computer. It will give you a message to continue to the operating system by hitting F1 on the keyboard. Once you get to the operating system it runs normally.
This computer originally had Windows vista as it's operating system. Vista got hosed so I installed Ubuntu Linux on it. But, it was doing the same thing before the change. It stops during boot looking for a floppy drive and then gives you the option of going into setup (F2) or going to the operating system (F1). I've tried several time to reset the BIOS to look for the hard disk on boot, but no joy.
Any ideas on how to get it to keep the BIOS setting? Thank you.
Spec: RAM=2.9 GB
Hard disk=311.8 GB
Processor= Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220@2.4 GHZ +2
Graphics= Intel G33