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June 1, 2005 9:32:05 PM

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sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I want to
save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I have not
made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some changes
in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol Should
I? why am I there? thanks Rainy

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Anonymous
June 1, 2005 11:14:43 PM

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Hi Rainy,

You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when you
power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about the size
of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a motherboard
manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to look at the existing
one to get the right size. Most electronics stores will have these.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I want to
> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I have
> not
> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
> changes
> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
> Should
> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>
>
June 2, 2005 7:56:10 AM

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are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi Rainy,
>
> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when you
> power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about the
> size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to look
> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores will
> have these.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I want
>> to
>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I have
>> not
>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
>> changes
>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
>> Should
>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 10:31:23 AM

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No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Rainy,
>>
>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when
>> you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about
>> the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
>> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to look
>> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores will
>> have these.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I want
>>> to
>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I have
>>> not
>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
>>> changes
>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
>>> Should
>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
June 2, 2005 10:31:24 AM

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well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really funny.. :) )
but since I have never replaced one I thought it best to ask... another
question... how do I know which brand or type to get? I have Aida32
installed, and it can tell me what I need to know.. but don't know where to
look??? I'm assuming in the motherboard? thanks Rainy
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi Rainy,
>>>
>>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when
>>> you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about
>>> the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
>>> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to look
>>> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores will
>>> have these.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I want
>>>> to
>>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I
>>>> have not
>>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
>>>> changes
>>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
>>>> Should
>>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 1:57:17 PM

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In news:eUtT4K2ZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:

> well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really
> funny..
> :) ) but since I have never replaced one I thought it best to
> ask...
> another question... how do I know which brand or type to get?
> I have
> Aida32 installed, and it can tell me what I need to know.. but
> don't
> know where to look??? I'm assuming in the motherboard? thanks
> Rainy


Yes, it's on the motherboard. Brand doesn't matter and most
computers these days use a flat disk around the size of US
quarter. Look in your computer manual or at the motherboard
itself to be sure.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated...
>>> Rainy
>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi Rainy,
>>>>
>>>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to
>>>> defaults
>>>> when you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the
>>>> battery
>>>> is about the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged.
>>>> If you
>>>> don't have a motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a
>>>> small
>>>> flashlight to look at the existing one to get the right
>>>> size. Most
>>>> electronics stores will have these.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>
>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>
>>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked
>>>>> me if
>>>>> I want to
>>>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing
>>>>> that as
>>>>> I have not
>>>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has
>>>>> made
>>>>> some changes
>>>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm
>>>>> chicken..
>>>>> lol Should
>>>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:53:40 PM

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Rainy wrote:
> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy

Oh yes, incredibly so... The one for your system will set you back around
$5,000. ;o) <eg>


--
In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:53:41 PM

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You be nice!

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:HGAne.3208$C72.958@fe06.highwinds-media.phx...
> Rainy wrote:
>> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
>
> Oh yes, incredibly so... The one for your system will set you back around
> $5,000. ;o) <eg>
>
>
> --
> In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
June 2, 2005 5:34:07 PM

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thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't really have a
computer store where i live in clinton Iowa... Rainy
"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:uJgxjQ5ZFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> In news:eUtT4K2ZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>
>> well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really funny..
>> :) ) but since I have never replaced one I thought it best to ask...
>> another question... how do I know which brand or type to get? I have
>> Aida32 installed, and it can tell me what I need to know.. but don't
>> know where to look??? I'm assuming in the motherboard? thanks Rainy
>
>
> Yes, it's on the motherboard. Brand doesn't matter and most computers
> these days use a flat disk around the size of US quarter. Look in your
> computer manual or at the motherboard itself to be sure.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>> news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
>>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi Rainy,
>>>>>
>>>>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults
>>>>> when you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery
>>>>> is about the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you
>>>>> don't have a motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small
>>>>> flashlight to look at the existing one to get the right size. Most
>>>>> electronics stores will have these.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>>
>>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>>
>>>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if
>>>>>> I want to
>>>>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as
>>>>>> I have not
>>>>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made
>>>>>> some changes
>>>>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken..
>>>>>> lol Should
>>>>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>
>
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 6:05:09 PM

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In news:o raTIE7ZFHA.1088@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:

> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't really
> have a
> computer store where i live in clinton Iowa... Rainy


You're welcome. Office Max probably does. If they don't, you may
have a store that specializes in different types of batteries;
those usually carry them.

Worst case, you can order one on the internet.


--
Ken Blake
Please reply to the newsgroup


> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:uJgxjQ5ZFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> In news:eUtT4K2ZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>>
>>> well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really
>>> funny.. :) ) but since I have never replaced one I thought it
>>> best
>>> to ask... another question... how do I know which brand or
>>> type to
>>> get? I have Aida32 installed, and it can tell me what I need
>>> to
>>> know.. but don't know where to look??? I'm assuming in the
>>> motherboard? thanks Rainy
>>
>>
>> Yes, it's on the motherboard. Brand doesn't matter and most
>> computers
>> these days use a flat disk around the size of US quarter. Look
>> in
>> your computer manual or at the motherboard itself to be sure.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>>
>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>
>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>
>>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>> are they expensive~! thanks for the input...
>>>>> appreciated... Rainy
>>>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Hi Rainy,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to
>>>>>> defaults
>>>>>> when you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the
>>>>>> battery is about the size of a US nickel, and is easily
>>>>>> exchanged. If you don't have a motherboard manual, pop the
>>>>>> cover
>>>>>> off and use a small flashlight to look at the existing one
>>>>>> to
>>>>>> get the right size. Most electronics stores will have
>>>>>> these.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it
>>>>>>> asked me if
>>>>>>> I want to
>>>>>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing
>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>> as I have not
>>>>>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has
>>>>>>> made
>>>>>>> some changes
>>>>>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm
>>>>>>> chicken..
>>>>>>> lol Should
>>>>>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 8:05:21 PM

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The person who said $5,000 wasn't being 'funny' rainy she was just being her
normal obnoxious self. As usual she has an axe to grind and, obviously, too
much time on her hands.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:eUtT4K2ZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really funny.. :) )
> but since I have never replaced one I thought it best to ask... another
> question... how do I know which brand or type to get? I have Aida32
> installed, and it can tell me what I need to know.. but don't know where
> to
> look??? I'm assuming in the motherboard? thanks Rainy
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi Rainy,
>>>>
>>>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when
>>>> you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about
>>>> the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
>>>> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to
>>>> look
>>>> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores will
>>>> have these.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>
>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>
>>>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I
>>>>> want
>>>>> to
>>>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I
>>>>> have not
>>>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
>>>>> changes
>>>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
>>>>> Should
>>>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 9:31:46 PM

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Rainy wrote:
> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...

Radio Shack will probably have them:

http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003

Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:

http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm

http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...

http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2

Good luck

Nepatsfan
June 2, 2005 9:31:47 PM

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is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery or is it one
and the same? Rainy
"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
news:p rWdnSuh1Ztc5wLfRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
> Rainy wrote:
>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>
> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>
> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>
> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>
> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>
> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>
> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>
> Good luck
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 9:31:48 PM

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In news:o 08oCv7ZFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:

> is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery
> or is
> it one and the same? Rainy


There's anly one battery on the motherboard. These are
essentially two names for the same thing.

--
Ken Blake
Please reply to the newsgroup


> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
> news:p rWdnSuh1Ztc5wLfRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
>> Rainy wrote:
>>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>>
>> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>>
>> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>>
>> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>>
>> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>>
>> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>>
>> Good luck
>>
>> Nepatsfan
June 2, 2005 9:52:44 PM

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thanks.. I hope it doesn't go out before I have a chance to replace it.. :) 
Rainy

"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> In news:o 08oCv7ZFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>
>> is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery or is
>> it one and the same? Rainy
>
>
> There's anly one battery on the motherboard. These are essentially two
> names for the same thing.
>
> --
> Ken Blake
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
>> news:p rWdnSuh1Ztc5wLfRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
>>> Rainy wrote:
>>>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>>>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>>>
>>> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>>>
>>> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>>>
>>> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>>>
>>> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>>>
>>> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>>>
>>> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>>>
>>> Good luck
>>>
>>> Nepatsfan
>
>
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 1:55:06 AM

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Hi Rainy,

It's probably already dead. That is why the system resets to the defaults.
Replacing it with a healthy battery will likely resolve the issue. The
battery supplies power to the BIOS (or CMOS chip) so that it retains its
settings when the system is powered off. What is happening to you is that
when it is powered off, there is no retention of the settings because there
is no battery power to the chip so, by design, the motherboard goes to
defaults and enters the BIOS so that you can either accept these or change
them to settings you prefer. The term CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide
Semiconductor) is a description of the type of chip that holds the BIOS
(Basic Input/Output System) information.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:%23NAmLf8ZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> thanks.. I hope it doesn't go out before I have a chance to replace it..
> :)  Rainy
>
> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:119v19hg1vksi86@corp.supernews.com...
>> In news:o 08oCv7ZFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>>
>>> is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery or is
>>> it one and the same? Rainy
>>
>>
>> There's anly one battery on the motherboard. These are essentially two
>> names for the same thing.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>>> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
>>> news:p rWdnSuh1Ztc5wLfRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
>>>> Rainy wrote:
>>>>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>>>>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>>>>
>>>> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>>>>
>>>> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>>>>
>>>> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>>>>
>>>> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>>>>
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>>>>
>>>> Good luck
>>>>
>>>> Nepatsfan
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 3:19:06 AM

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Most are size 2032 3V Lithium batteries available at Wal-mart, Radio Shack,
Circuit City, etc, for about $3.
Gene K
"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Rainy,
>>
>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when
>> you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about
>> the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
>> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to look
>> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores will
>> have these.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I want
>>> to
>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I have
>>> not
>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
>>> changes
>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
>>> Should
>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 3:30:03 AM

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John Barnett MVP wrote:
> The person who said $5,000 wasn't being 'funny' rainy she was just
> being her normal obnoxious self. As usual she has an axe to grind
> and, obviously, too much time on her hands.

Oh FFS, John, didn't you see the 'smiley'?! Don't you know what <eg> means?!
If you don't like my posts, then you know what you can do, you disgrace to
the MVP programme. If you and Carey are the standard, then it really isn't
much for anyone to aspire to, now is it?


--
In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 5:12:38 AM

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You have the potential to be of some use to this newsgroup but you choose
not to be. I am not the only person sick of your snide remarks - and no they
are not all MVP's. How can I or Carey for that matter be a disgrace to the
MVP programme? I've been an MVP for 5 years continuously now offering advice
not only in the newsgroups, but also on my website and the computer press. I
am sure Carey has been an MVP for even longer. But perhaps the reason for
your resentment towards MVP's in general is the fact that both I and Carey
have MVP after our names and you DON'T!

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:QLLne.4516$Kt2.3654@fe07.highwinds-media.phx...
> John Barnett MVP wrote:
>> The person who said $5,000 wasn't being 'funny' rainy she was just
>> being her normal obnoxious self. As usual she has an axe to grind
>> and, obviously, too much time on her hands.
>
> Oh FFS, John, didn't you see the 'smiley'?! Don't you know what <eg>
> means?! If you don't like my posts, then you know what you can do, you
> disgrace to the MVP programme. If you and Carey are the standard, then it
> really isn't much for anyone to aspire to, now is it?
>
>
> --
> In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 11:51:27 AM

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"John Barnett MVP" <> wrote in messagel...

> I am not the only person sick of your snide remarks.....

You could choose to ignore them. The poster's name is pretty obvious.

> I've been an MVP for 5 years continuously now offering advice not only in
> the newsgroups, but also on my website and the
> computer press.

And your advice is much appreciated, but not when you get involved in a
slanging match.

> But perhaps the reason for your resentment towards MVP's in
> general is the fact that both I and Carey have MVP after our names and you
> DON'T!

Not a mature comment, John.

No offence.

Regards
Joe Steele
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 4:05:16 PM

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"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:eUtT4K2ZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really funny.. :) )
> but since I have never replaced one I thought it best to ask... another
> question... how do I know which brand or type to get? I have Aida32
> installed, and it can tell me what I need to know.. but don't know where
to
> look??? I'm assuming in the motherboard? thanks Rainy

Once you open the computer case - after properly powering it down - and
moving whatever cables out of the way, you'll see a silver "button" type
battery probably about the size of a quarter.

These are clearly marked as to type and voltage. Write this information
down, and get a replacement - many electronics, drugstores and hardware
stores carry them.

When you have the replacement and confirmed that it is in fact correct, pop
the old battery out and the new one in. Put the covers back on after making
sure you haven't unplugged any internal cabling. Restart the system and
reset the BIOS.

If the system shuts down and restarts properly, yes, it was the battery.
If not, something else may be adversely affecting the system.

HTH
-pk

> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
> >
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> >
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >
> > "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> > news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
> >> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>> Hi Rainy,
> >>>
> >>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults when

> >>> you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is about
> >>> the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
> >>> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to
look
> >>> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores
will
> >>> have these.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Best of Luck,
> >>>
> >>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>>
> >>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I
want
> >>>> to
> >>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I
> >>>> have not
> >>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
> >>>> changes
> >>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
> >>>> Should
> >>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>
June 3, 2005 4:50:08 PM

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Hi.. I feel bad because my sarcastic comment of "really really funny" should
not have been said.. I certainly would like to receive help in the group in
the future.. but do have a comment..

It seems to me that too many people like a good fight and what's strange
about this is, that no one really knows anyone here.. we are all working
from perception... so I don't see how we can get so angry at anyone.. ??

So I apologize to the lady trying to be funny and all of you!

Thanks to all who have been a big help....
Rainy

PS. It's odd to see that other times in other groups I have posted a
problem and gotten no response at all.. Did you see this thread??? WOW!! :) 



"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%234dwJ99ZFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi Rainy,
>
> It's probably already dead. That is why the system resets to the defaults.
> Replacing it with a healthy battery will likely resolve the issue. The
> battery supplies power to the BIOS (or CMOS chip) so that it retains its
> settings when the system is powered off. What is happening to you is that
> when it is powered off, there is no retention of the settings because
> there is no battery power to the chip so, by design, the motherboard goes
> to defaults and enters the BIOS so that you can either accept these or
> change them to settings you prefer. The term CMOS (Complementary Metal
> Oxide Semiconductor) is a description of the type of chip that holds the
> BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) information.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> news:%23NAmLf8ZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> thanks.. I hope it doesn't go out before I have a chance to replace it..
>> :)  Rainy
>>
>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>> news:119v19hg1vksi86@corp.supernews.com...
>>> In news:o 08oCv7ZFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>>>
>>>> is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery or is
>>>> it one and the same? Rainy
>>>
>>>
>>> There's anly one battery on the motherboard. These are essentially two
>>> names for the same thing.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken Blake
>>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>>
>>>
>>>> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:p rWdnSuh1Ztc5wLfRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
>>>>> Rainy wrote:
>>>>>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>>>>>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>>>>>
>>>>> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>>>>>
>>>>> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>>>>>
>>>>> Good luck
>>>>>
>>>>> Nepatsfan
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 8:40:55 PM

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Tick,

le/on Thu, 2 Jun 2005 23:30:03 +0100, tu disais/you said:-

>John Barnett MVP wrote:
>> The person who said $5,000 wasn't being 'funny' rainy she was just
>> being her normal obnoxious self. As usual she has an axe to grind
>> and, obviously, too much time on her hands.
>
>Oh FFS, John, didn't you see the 'smiley'?! Don't you know what <eg> means?!
>If you don't like my posts, then you know what you can do, you disgrace to
>the MVP programme. If you and Carey are the standard, then it really isn't
>much for anyone to aspire to, now is it?

A smiley doesn't make a smartarse remark witty, it simply adds a symbol that
is meaningless in context. Instead of using your knowledge to help, you use
it to demean and to mock. You should be ashamed of yourself.
--
All the Best
Ian Hoare
http://www.souvigne.com
mailbox full to avoid spam. try me at website
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 4:36:05 AM

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Rainy you have nothing to apologise for. The lady in question is well known
for comments that put people's backs up.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:uzJ0$TGaFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi.. I feel bad because my sarcastic comment of "really really funny"
> should not have been said.. I certainly would like to receive help in the
> group in the future.. but do have a comment..
>
> It seems to me that too many people like a good fight and what's strange
> about this is, that no one really knows anyone here.. we are all working
> from perception... so I don't see how we can get so angry at anyone.. ??
>
> So I apologize to the lady trying to be funny and all of you!
>
> Thanks to all who have been a big help....
> Rainy
>
> PS. It's odd to see that other times in other groups I have posted a
> problem and gotten no response at all.. Did you see this thread??? WOW!!
> :) 
>
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%234dwJ99ZFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Rainy,
>>
>> It's probably already dead. That is why the system resets to the
>> defaults. Replacing it with a healthy battery will likely resolve the
>> issue. The battery supplies power to the BIOS (or CMOS chip) so that it
>> retains its settings when the system is powered off. What is happening to
>> you is that when it is powered off, there is no retention of the settings
>> because there is no battery power to the chip so, by design, the
>> motherboard goes to defaults and enters the BIOS so that you can either
>> accept these or change them to settings you prefer. The term CMOS
>> (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) is a description of the type of
>> chip that holds the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) information.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23NAmLf8ZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> thanks.. I hope it doesn't go out before I have a chance to replace it..
>>> :)  Rainy
>>>
>>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>>> news:119v19hg1vksi86@corp.supernews.com...
>>>> In news:o 08oCv7ZFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>>>>
>>>>> is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery or is
>>>>> it one and the same? Rainy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> There's anly one battery on the motherboard. These are essentially two
>>>> names for the same thing.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ken Blake
>>>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:p rWdnSuh1Ztc5wLfRVn-sQ@comcast.com...
>>>>>> Rainy wrote:
>>>>>>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>>>>>>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Good luck
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Nepatsfan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
June 4, 2005 1:08:46 PM

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reset the bios? haven't a clue how to do this.. thanks Rainy


"Test User" <test@dev.null> wrote in message
news:6f%ne.39919$_r1.1187854@news20.bellglobal.com...
> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> news:eUtT4K2ZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> well I knew the person who said $5000 was being really really funny.. :) )
>> but since I have never replaced one I thought it best to ask... another
>> question... how do I know which brand or type to get? I have Aida32
>> installed, and it can tell me what I need to know.. but don't know where
> to
>> look??? I'm assuming in the motherboard? thanks Rainy
>
> Once you open the computer case - after properly powering it down - and
> moving whatever cables out of the way, you'll see a silver "button" type
> battery probably about the size of a quarter.
>
> These are clearly marked as to type and voltage. Write this information
> down, and get a replacement - many electronics, drugstores and hardware
> stores carry them.
>
> When you have the replacement and confirmed that it is in fact correct,
> pop
> the old battery out and the new one in. Put the covers back on after
> making
> sure you haven't unplugged any internal cabling. Restart the system and
> reset the BIOS.
>
> If the system shuts down and restarts properly, yes, it was the battery.
> If not, something else may be adversely affecting the system.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:usDh%2341ZFHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > No, they're not expensive, around $4 US.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Best of Luck,
>> >
>> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> > Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >
>> > "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> > news:eLAxoR1ZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> are they expensive~! thanks for the input... appreciated... Rainy
>> >> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> news:%23sS72%23vZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >>> Hi Rainy,
>> >>>
>> >>> You need to replace the BIOS battery, it is resetting to defaults
>> >>> when
>
>> >>> you power off. It is a fairly simple thing to do, the battery is
>> >>> about
>> >>> the size of a US nickel, and is easily exchanged. If you don't have a
>> >>> motherboard manual, pop the cover off and use a small flashlight to
> look
>> >>> at the existing one to get the right size. Most electronics stores
> will
>> >>> have these.
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Best of Luck,
>> >>>
>> >>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>>
>> >>> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
>> >>> news:%23LElPnvZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >>>> sometimes when I restart, I end up in bios .. and it asked me if I
> want
>> >>>> to
>> >>>> save the changes and exit... I'm very nervous about doing that as I
>> >>>> have not
>> >>>> made any changes to my knowlege and wonder if a virus has made some
>> >>>> changes
>> >>>> in bios and wants me to save them... I never do.. I'm chicken.. lol
>> >>>> Should
>> >>>> I? why am I there? thanks Rainy
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
>
June 4, 2005 1:10:44 PM

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exactly what settings are you talking about.. in msconfig.. the settings
are the same.. where else should I check? Rainy
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%234dwJ99ZFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi Rainy,
>
> It's probably already dead. That is why the system resets to the defaults.
> Replacing it with a healthy battery will likely resolve the issue. The
> battery supplies power to the BIOS (or CMOS chip) so that it retains its
> settings when the system is powered off. What is happening to you is that
> when it is powered off, there is no retention of the settings because
> there is no battery power to the chip so, by design, the motherboard goes
> to defaults and enters the BIOS so that you can either accept these or
> change them to settings you prefer. The term CMOS (Complementary Metal
> Oxide Semiconductor) is a description of the type of chip that holds the
> BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) information.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> news:%23NAmLf8ZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> thanks.. I hope it doesn't go out before I have a chance to replace it..
>> :)  Rainy
>>
>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>> news:119v19hg1vksi86@corp.supernews.com...
>>> In news:o 08oCv7ZFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Rainy <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> typed:
>>>
>>>> is there a difference between the cmos and or the bios battery or is
>>>> it one and the same? Rainy
>>>
>>>
>>> There's anly one battery on the motherboard. These are essentially two
>>> names for the same thing.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken Blake
>>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>>
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>>>> "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
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>>>>> Rainy wrote:
>>>>>> thanks so much.. hope office max has them.. as we don't
>>>>>> really have a computer store where i live in clinton Iowa...
>>>>>
>>>>> Radio Shack will probably have them:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://tandy.know-where.com/RadioShack/cgi/site?01-6003
>>>>>
>>>>> Here are a few articles you might want to take a look at:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.pctechbytes.com/cmos.htm
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosrep...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://tinyurl.com/5mkw2
>>>>>
>>>>> Good luck
>>>>>
>>>>> Nepatsfan
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