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BIOS that never seems to "hold settings"

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  1. rodeognome

    rodeognome Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Replace the cmos battery. Check the battery socket for signs of corrosion.



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  3. rodeognome

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    CMOS battery is fine, as Time settings are always perfect. No signs of corrosion on battery either.
     
  4. Mumbodog

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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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  5. rodeognome

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    I have an identical system to this one....and it does the same thing?
     
  6. win2kpro

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    Is there a motherboard BIOS update that addresses this problem?
     
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