Wait it's a laptop isn't it (mention that next time =)...
The point of resetting the CMOS is it will reset the BIOS settings to defaults, which I think has a good shot at fixing your issue.
Unfortunately it's probably going to be a pain in the ass for you to get to that jumper, removing the CMOS battery should perform the same function if you can get to that.
I'd google for specific directions on how to get to the internals of your laptop.
Thanks for the quick reply
I got lucky.
There was no jumper. this is a dual bios MB. Anyway I pulled the battery and put is back and that solved the problem
It is a desk top about 8 years old. Plenty of room inside to get to the battery
Now I have to decide if I want to mess with the gigabyte dual bios built in flash system which is suppose to fix the main bios using settings from the back up chip.??? There are two soldered in bios chips on the MB