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#1 fred04

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 04:32 PM

I changed and upgraded the memory and hard drive on my Gateway Laptop computer. I am having problems installing the Windows 10 ISO file from my USB as there seems to be a problem with BIOS. Prior to the upgrade of hardware I was tinkering with the Bios due to the hard drive being affected. I may have messed something up in the Bios settings as I am asked to enter a password as I don't remember creating one. Is there a way to reset the settings?



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:37 AM

Hi,

 

Motherboards have BIOS/CMOS jumpers on them that will clear any settings. Might be labeled the CMOS also on the board itself. Alternately you can remove the CMOS battery itself then replace it- that will do the same thing. This is a good thing to do after making a hardware change anyway. You can set the BIOS settings back to there defaults.

 

  Dont think Gateway is around anymore but you might find more info on there website as to the actual location of the jumper on your board.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 02:12 PM

I opened up the computer and removed the CMOS battery; however, I did not replace the battery just reinstalled. Unfortunately, the computer was unable to

clear the settings. Should I have replaced with a new battery? Not sure where the BIOS/CMOS jumpers are located on this motherboard.

Do you know or have the exact location of the pins to jump?



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:57 PM

Removing then replacing the battery should work. Jumper locations vary from board to board and theres more than one jumper. If you look closely, a magnifying lens might help you might see it actually labeled on the board itself near the correct jumper. Not really sure if that would be the case on a stock Gateway board.

​See if this link helps;

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000235.htm


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