I am fairly knowledgeable with computers but I am really unsure of what to do at this point. Recently I assembled a computer for myself, all of the parts I bought online. The problem I'm having is when I turn on the computer, it goes to a setup screen listing BIOS <F2>, Flash BIOS <F7> etc., the screen blinks a few times then goes directly to the POST.
One of the messages that came up was "Firmware has detected CMOS failure". I tried removing the battery for a few minutes then putting it back in, but that didn't work.
It also says it doesn't detect any bootable devices, but I can't get into the BIOS to configure the boot order.
Ok well I tried to reset the BIOS by moving the jumper block over to the 2-3 position, then moving it back to the 1-2 position like it had mentioned in the manual I found. I also bought a new CMOS battery to replace the one that I had to see if that would fix anything. However, it hasn't seemed to have fixed anything because I'm still getting the same problem. Could it be just a defective motherboard?