BIOS that never seems to "hold settings"

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rodeognome

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I'm dealing here with an American Megatrends BIOS that never seems to "hold" the boot order settings.

For example there is a CD-ROM drive onboard this computer...If you go to BIOS and set it to boot up
first and then "save and exit" - the CD-ROM will boot up first.

BUT, boot up a second time, and it will have reverted back to the hard drive?

This happens everytime.

Any ideas anyone?
 
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Replace the cmos battery. Check the battery socket for signs of corrosion.



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rodeognome

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CMOS battery is fine, as Time settings are always perfect. No signs of corrosion on battery either.
 
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Ok, don't replace it.

No way to test a cmos battery for defects, an no a voltmeter cannot do that.

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