You can try to reset the BIOS manually to resolve the problem. Disconnect all power sources, including the power cable, monitor cable, and powered speakers. Once disconnected, press the power button to discharge any residual power stored in the system (seriously).
Next, pop the cover off and locate the motherboard battery. Remove the battery. Wait 1 minute. Reinstall the battery. Put cover back on and reconnect all connections.
If that fails, I suggest you contact Dell for more detailed BIOS recovery assistance.
some mb if you put the bios on a cd or floppy it try and recovery the bios when you power up the pc..if the floppy and cd-rom being looked at. sometime with bios there are hard keystokes to hold down to recover the bios. google bios recovery and you should find ami and the other vendor bios recovery.
did you follow the instructions.? (serious question)
you have to wait at least 15 seconds after powering down.
then you move jumper for about 5 seconds or so.
then move jumper back.
power has to be disconnected and not just powered off.
My computer was removed from the power. I opened it up. The CMOS jumper for my cable is two little blue things. There are three slots. I moved the two blue things to the other slots. I waited and then I moved the slots back. I then closed the computer and then plugged it back in. When the I placed the plug into the computer it turned on and started beeping again.
two things that might save you. look at the bios chip label. if it ami or one of the big bios vendors see if they have a forced bios recovery. sometime it a keystoke and a bios file name a certain way. if the bios chip is toast and wont recover look at it and see if it can be pulled and replaced. some mb it soilder on some mb you can pull and replace it. if it a pull and replace then all you need do is look on ebay for a replacment bios chip or buy one from a bios chip seller. then all you need do is flash the bios. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/870-Bios-Recov...