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Fogetting Boot Sequence

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  1. Bustergrn

    Bustergrn Thread Starter

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    Hey gang,

    I am working on a Gateway machine that needed a complete reformat to rid some virus activity. After complete reformat and reinstall of WinXP, everything seems to work just fine. Ran all updates/drivers (hardware and software), everything is now back to performing the way it should, except....

    The BIOS is not saving the Boot Sequence. With every restart, I have to manually go back in and change the Boot Sequence back to the way it should be. It keeps going back to this configuration....

    1. CD-ROM
    2. Removable Device (but is trying LAN Boot)
    3. HDD
    4. IBA 4.1.08 Slot 0240

    ....when it should be....

    1. HDD
    2. CD-ROM
    3. Removable Device
    4. IBA 4.1.08 Slot 0240

    What is causing this? I've racked my brain and checked everything I know to check. Could it be the battery? I haven't seen any battery warnings. Maybe the RAM?

    Thanks for the help! :)
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

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    Is the time correct? It sounds like the battery. Unless you are not saving when closing. Look right after saving and see.
     
  3. Bustergrn

    Bustergrn Thread Starter

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    Yes, the time is correct. After saving the new configuration, it boots up normally. Upon restart, it attempts to boot from CD-ROM, then LAN. I cancel the LAN boot and get a message to check boot sequence. CTL/ALT/DEL and enter BIOS to find the old configuration to be in place again. Battery 'seems' fine by all other means but for some reason the BIOS isn't saving this setting, even after being told to.

    Thanks for the reply :)
     
  4. win2kpro

    win2kpro

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    Have you checked the Gateway site to see if there is a BIOS update that addresses this issue?

    Personally, I never set the BIOS on the machines I build to have the HDD as the 1st boot device. I normally set my machines up with the floppy as the 1st, the CD-ROM as 2nd, and HDD 3rd. The reason I don't put the HDD 1st is because if at some time in the future I need to run a diagnostic utility, I don't have to go back in and change the boot sequence. Not having the HDD as the 1st boot device will only add about a second or so to the boot time.
     
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