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Windows 7: I think I am loosing my BIOS Settings...

23 Sep 2009   #1
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 
I think I am loosing my BIOS Settings...

but I really don't know for sure or why or what to do.

A few days ago I started to have multiple BSODs, the culprit (or so I thought) was one of the Ram sticks, which btw, I have already RMA back to Corsair.

Now, from time to time, the BIOS looses the settings it has and it will either not pass the posting stage (before it starts to tell you the Ram timings and Bus frequency, etc) or once it passes (the Ram frequency shows 800mhz when it should be set at 1048mhz), it freezes or it ask you to press F1 to get into the Bios.

When this happens, I either have to get into the BIOS and manually force the settings back that I normally have or I have to shut down the pc, unplug the A/C cord, press the On button, plug the AC cord back and start the computer and it will recover the settings.

Yeah, I know, this is very confusing (imagine how I feel that I am not a PC guru). So, does anyone have an idea of what is happening? how to fix it or what I can start trying so I can fix the issue?

I am set to clean the PC, go back to Windows XP + Win 7 RTM but I am sure that will not fix the issue because it has nothing to do with OS, I think it has more to do with hardware issues... again, I am just assuming since I know nothing about it.

I know I abuse the help of this community but, without you guys, I don't know where else to turn to.

Thanks


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23 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

Get a new battery for the mobo. What is the date of manufacture for the mobo?
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23 Sep 2009   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Time to change the CMOS battery.

Kari

Edit: Antman beat me once again, I see...
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23 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Time to change the CMOS battery.

Kari

Edit: Antman beat me once again, I see...
Better than beating a dead horse.

Hey, did you ever find out anything about the free MS servers?
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23 Sep 2009   #5
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Get a new battery for the mobo. What is the date of manufacture for the mobo?
The mobo was purchased on February of this year, I seriously doubt that the battery is dead but I guess it won't hurt if I purchase a new one, although, I am reluctant to believe that is it.

Also, how do I check the date of manufacture for the mobo? is it somewhere in the mobo?
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23 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
... I seriously doubt that the battery is dead but I guess it won't hurt if I purchase a new one, although, I am reluctant to believe that is it.
Believe it or not, you are reporting the symptoms of a dead battery.
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23 Sep 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just because a mobo is new from the factory, you can bet that the parts can be a year old or better .... change the cmos..
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23 Sep 2009   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Get a new battery for the mobo. What is the date of manufacture for the mobo?
First thing I thought of reading his post, then I saw you already said it. Oh well, an hour too late.

~Lordbob
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24 Sep 2009   #9
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Alrightee then... a new battery it is

Those can be readily available at Best Buy or Radio Shack, right?

It boggles the mind though, I had the 680i mobo for almost 2 yrs w/o a single battery glitch. Heck, it is still going strong because the new owner has not call me for a problem from it.

I am glad that, for once, my issues with my PCs is just as simple as a change of a mobo battery.
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24 Sep 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I think one of those bigger circular batteries from walmart would do...

Antman, Kari, lordbob, or others would have to say for sure...
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