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Windows 7: cmos battery replacement

28 Mar 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

To access the BIOS, tap either Del, Esc or F1 during the time that the very first BIOS screen is displayed. If you check, that first BIOS screen probably has instructions as to which key to tap. Chances are that there will be a line appear to indicate when that command to enter has been registered. By tap, I mean repeatedly, either until that line appears, or that screen disappears.


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28 Mar 2011   #12
rsinbad

vista
 
 

Thanks sygnus21

No i have'nt saved the bios settings will have a look when i find out how to get into the bios settings

Regards Roy
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28 Mar 2011   #13
rsinbad

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
To access the BIOS, tap either Del, Esc or F1 during the time that the very first BIOS screen is displayed. If you check, that first BIOS screen probably has instructions as to which key to tap. Chances are that there will be a line appear to indicate when that command to enter has been registered. By tap, I mean repeatedly, either until that line appears, or that screen disappears.
Many thanks will give that a go


Roy
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28 Mar 2011   #14
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Seekermeister gave good instructions, once you get in look for something like "Optimized settings" and hit enter and choose yes.

Let us know.
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28 Mar 2011   #15
rsinbad

vista
 
 

Ok finally got into the bios F2 I could see no optimized bios option only restore default and exit.

Phoenix Bios revision ... 05/24/2007

core version 6.0

Looks like an old bios is it easy to update? or should i leave well alone

Roy
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28 Mar 2011   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Flashing the BIOS is easy enough, but it is also somewhat risky. Unless there is a specific problem that you need to deal with, leave the old BIOS as it is. If you do feel that you must flash the BIOS (assuming that there is a newer BIOS), I would recommend that you check the BIOS chip on the motherboard and see if it is socketed or soldered in. If socketed, you can buy a new chip already flashed to the current BIOS at a number of sources, and they are not expensive.

As far as resetting the BIOS, I think that you will find the time and date on the first tab of the BIOS. Use the mouse keys to navigate to an element that needs changing, and the enter key to select it. Change the element to the correct value, press the enter key again to register the change, and then save the settings and exit the BIOS...before exiting the BIOS, since you have not been there before, look around and familiarize yourself with the options available, they are good to know.
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28 Mar 2011   #17
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you know nothing about BIOS flashes I'd leave well enough alone. Done wrong you could lose your system.

I've done tons of BIOS updates, in fact I'm the type of person who always like to have the latest BIOS version whether I need it or not. Still a flash done wrong will make your system inoperable.

As for the optimized BIOS settings I would find the owner's manual for you motherboard and check out the BIOS section and see what you need to do for optimized settings. Search the net for the manual if you hve to.

Good luck.
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28 Mar 2011   #18
rsinbad

vista
 
 

Ok thanks guy's for all your help, I have more of an understanding regarding the bios, I think i will leave the bios update ; but will explore the settings.

Thankyou all, for your time and feedback to my issue

Regards Roy
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28 Mar 2011   #19
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Happy to help. Post back if you have other questions.

Good luck.
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31 Mar 2011   #20
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Most (but not all) of the motherboard manufacturers provide updates to their bios and also provide a program that will automatically update your bios in live mode. I would always go to the manufacturers site and see if they have an update to your bios and a program that you can update the bios from within windows. Some are so backward that they only provide a floppy disk program that boots and updates your bios but I would stay away from that as most of the newer pc's don't even come with floppy drives.

But the bottom line is that "if it's working, don't mess with it" regarding bios updates, unless your one of those types of people who like to be on the bleeding edge.

Rich
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