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BIOS setup. Need help!

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  1. voice

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    A week ago Kilowatt helped me discover why I was getting a warning sign upon start-up; Battery on Motherboard is dying he said. He kindly said that if I wanted help he or someone would help me through the Bios Setup. As I can't find the manual for the computer I would appreciate if somebody could walk me through the Bios setup.

    I haven't replaced the battery yet as I want to know how to do the Bios set up first. I probably won't do that until the weekend or next week.

    I have Window's 98 SE. My computer is IBM Personal Computer 300. On the tower it says Intel Inside Celeron.

    If you want any more information I will be back later today or tomorrow.

    Thank you.

    Voice
     
  2. BarefootJ

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    Well, have you ever changed any BIOS settings? Most people only need to use the default settings and require no setup. The only thing you might have to setup is the date/time after you replace the battery.

    If you have changed your BIOS for some reason, then simply write down the settings you want to remember, and reconfigure them after you replace the battery.
     
  3. voice

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    Barefoot,

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    To your question: No, I have never changed any settings; including BIOS settings. Are you telling me that all I have to do is just change the battery and switch the computer back on? You mention the default settings. What does that actually mean? That it will automatically set itself when I switch on the computer? Or do I have to accept something as it goes through its start up procedure?

    The date and time set up should be straight forward as I do that at the moment. Every time I switch on my computer the warning sign comes on "Warning your computer case has been opening." I then have to press F1 to continue. Then the next step my computer tells me that I have to set the date - because it thinks it has gone into winter mode/ winter settings. I then set the right date and time and it goes on its merry way - through the set up motions - so that I can use my computer.

    Just a matter of interest; if I didn't replace my battery and kept going through the motion of pressing F1 and resetting the clock and date would this do any long term damage? Other than being a pain in the backside? I am just curious on this point. Again thank you for helping.

    Voice.
     
  4. bandit429

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    Change your battery and switch your computer back on,,,grab the case before you change the battery to discharge any static electricity your body may have stored. After you install the battery just start your computer and when windows loads you may set the time and date by clicking your clock in the lower right corner. After you do that everything will work normally.

    To awnser your question about long term damage...I think the engineers would say no damage would occur...personally I have found the more you mess with something the worse it gets....just an opinion, not the rule.
     
  5. bigbear

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    After removing and replacing the battery it is always better to reset the time and date in bios as you might find windows will not boot if this is not set first.
    To enter the bios watch the screen on startup and look for instruction " to enter setup press delete" or it might be F2 or some other key depending on the bios manufacturer.
     
  6. voice

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    Bandit429 & Bigbear,

    I have just printed off both your replies. Hopefully I shall be doing this the weekend (changing the battery). Thank you for your kind response to my queries. I wish you all the best.

    Voice.
     
  7. bandit429

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    Back atcha :)
     
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