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How Can I Restore Cmos Settings?


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#1 burnselk

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:28 PM

I have a 1998-99 (a guess) era computer (mobo MS 6117 version 1.1 LX6) that I'm trying to put back together and get working. This computer was given to me (I have no documentation). The mobo does have 2 USB ports so that may help determine the age of the computer.....just a thought.

Here's a concern of mine if I can get the mobo and everything else hooked up correcty (the mobo was only partially attached to the case when I go it)......The CMOS battery is gone[u]!! This means the CMOS settings have not been saved.

And that means the computer is not going to know how to configure the computer if and when I get it put back together.

As a result, it's not going to be able to boot the computer until the "settings" are restored.

Any good advice for me (other than saying dump it)?

What can I do? I'd really like to get this thing going again.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:27 PM

As a result, it's not going to be able to boot the computer until the "settings" are restored.

It isn't????? BIOS batteries go dead everyday. Simply replacing them puts you back on track - usually. Get a BIOS battery and try it. They only cost about $7 USD.
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#3 burnselk

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:24 PM

Thanks Albert....I'll definitely do that.

I appreciate your response.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 02:12 PM

Let us know how you make out.
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

Thanks Albert.....

I can assure you I'll need your help getting this thing up and running.

And, as we go about it, keep in mind that I'm a newbie and I'm going to need all of the understanding help I can get.




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