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Set bios

Last response: in CPUs
September 20, 2009 4:34:13 PM

I have a compaq computer running at 2.4 ghz with 1 billion memory.
I need to set the bios readings from scratch. AOPEN mx46-533v board. Please
help to solve my problem. Phil at

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a b à CPUs
September 20, 2009 10:34:32 PM

Look for three jumper pins on their own on the motheboard, probably near the 3V battery. The battery is about 20mm or 3/4" in diameter, you can't miss it.

Typically, pins 1-2 will be bridged by a jumper. Remove the jumper and place it over pins 2-3 for about five seconds. Replace back on pins 1-2. CMOS will now be cleared (reset).
a b à CPUs
September 20, 2009 10:47:20 PM

Alternatively your BIOS should have an option to set fail-safe defaults (or similar wording) which should set everything to either default or basic settings and you can build back up from there
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a b à CPUs
September 21, 2009 3:34:19 PM

Third way:
Remove the power. Remove the battery for 30 secs.
September 28, 2009 3:17:49 PM

Your answer was right on. Thank you

Phil Webstalkr