CMOS Problem - figure this one out!!

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brianc

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I just built a computer from the ground up - it works great except for one problem.

When I disconnect the power cord, then reattach it (with pc shut down of course), and reboot, the cmos settings are cleared.

However, if I shut the computer down, but leave it plugged in, and reboot later, they are maintained.

Does anyone agree that this is a cmos battery problem, or could it be something else?

Thanks!
 
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If the settings are gone with no power connected, I say battery or a problem with the board itself, ie.. one of the traces that connect the battery is broken. Try a new battery, if that does not solve the problem.... OUCH>>>> probably the board.

Good Luck
 
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:D Check the jumper that clears the CMOS. It is possible that the jumper is beside one of the pins instead of on it. Also on some mobo's the jumper is set to "Clear CMOS" when shipped from the factory and you have to change it when you install the board.

Good luck.


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if the jumpers were reversed on the cmos it wouldnt boot its probally the battery or a short somewhere clearing the cmos turn the lights out and look for sparks:D
 
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Being that the battery is a few bucks and takes 3 seconds to replace, I'd replace that first because if that works, it would be the easiest fix and you don't need to mess with looking for something you don't know for sure is there and/or where or what it actually is you're looking for..
 
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