BIOS settings gone
I took the CMOS battery out of my computer overnight to remove a password on the BIOS and now the computer won't reboot. Lights flash on the tower, key board etc. but won't boot. Any suggestions.
You need to go into the bios and reset all the data, specifically CPU multiplier, voltages et.al.. Many BIOSes will start with a default setting that is incorrect and the system won't boot.
Hope that helps.
PS what kind of CPU, mobo, etc.
[This message has been edited by awforrest (edited 07-31-2001).]
Ok, the system finally loaded the default settings and booted and then I just reset use 'default settings' and it's working fine. My question now is, hyperthetical of course, given the answer that was provided to my original question, if the computer won't boot, how do you get into BIOS to restore the original settings?
If by not booting you mean nothing happens at all (no beeps, no lights etc.) then you have to solve that problem first, which is never associated with the BIOS. --This is actually called the POST sequence-- This usually a short on the board.
If this is the case you can never get into the BIOS.
If the computer simply halts prior to loading the OS, you can always get into the BIOS with F10, DEL or whatever.
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