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CMOS resetting after unplugging brick

Q: CMOS resetting after unplugging brick

after unplugging the cord for a day, the following message appears upon booting system: cmos settings wrong cmos date/time not set
after resetting time and date in setup, all is cool. shouldn't there be a supplemental battery on board to hold this setting in case the main battery discharges? Is it replaceable?

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A: CMOS resetting after unplugging brick

Yes, there's a battery and it's replaceable.

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Ok, so I bought a HP Mini Notebook for my wife. Model: 1035NR
Everything was working fine. She goes to boot it yesterday and she gets hit with a password right after the AMI bios screen. She asked me if I set the PW, I told her no and she said she didn't either.

No big deal. I take it apart and unplug the CMOS battery for about 20 minutes.
Hold the power button down for a bit to discharge any left over juice. Put it all back together and same thing.

So I tried to leave it out for over 12 hours and the same thing.
I even tried various AMI master passwords (I knew it wouldnt work, but you know how desperate we get). So now I'm stuck.

I googled it today and found various information.
Most leading me to believe I am stuck with a paperweight or will have to send it to HP to have it fixed which will run me almost what I paid for it.

So am I missing something here? Anything else I can do?
Thanks guys!

A:BIOS password. Unplugging CMOS battery doesn't work.

Well I can tell you that removing the battery will NOT clear a pw on a laptop. This is a security feature. Next we do not assist with pw help. This thread is now closed.

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I adding memory to my computer but when I tried to boot it up it was running but no visual. I checked the monitor connection and took out the new memory and rebooted, again nothing. I was told to reset the CMOS b/c the memory was incompatible, but I don't know where the jumper is on my motherboard. It is a generic board with a serial number on it, does that help?

I made sure that the memory is seated FULLY in the slot and it sounds like the computer is booting up but then nothing happens.
I also pulled out all the memory and reseated the old memory and nothing.

I have reseated all the cards and checked all the connections but thanks.

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I was just wondering what resetting your cmos actually does...ever since i reset mine the desktop takes a very long time to load and i get a "tcp/ip not installed" error from my email proxy.


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I deleted some battery settings on a laptop of mine & now it wont boot because it doesnt recognize the battery power being there, either plug or battery... if i leave the power cord unplugged & the battery out for 24 hours or something will that reset the Cmos ?

I dont even know where the battery is on this Gateway M285-e & so if i can avoid taking apart the laptop I'd rather but if it comes down to it, so be it. any advice would be great, thanks.

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I want to reset the Cmos on my motherboard so that it will accept new periferal. I got this motherboard from a friend and he used it for a while first and it won't boot from my hard drive when I try to put it in. Will resetting the CMOS help this? I am not sure how to do it if it will.

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Hello all, glad to have found the forum.

I had an issue with being frozen on the Windows Resume Loader. Following directions from a previous thread, I disconnected power, removed the battery, moved the CLR CMOS jumper for ~10 seconds and replaced in original position.

I then replaced the battery and connected the power. When I power on the PC I get a screen which lists specs for my PC, and states "Date & Time Not Set", and in a blue box "F1 : Boot".

While I now have a new screen other than the Windows Resume Loader, my USB keyboard continues to not work and pressing F1 does nothing.

Using an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1234

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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I'm trying to reset the CMOS on an HP laptop to see if I can get it to turn on. The battery is on the other side of the motherboard. So I take the whole thing apart to find out its soldered to two little pieces connected to the motherboard. So now I can't take the battery out. Is there any way I can discharge the battery temporarily in order to reset the CMOS? Thanks.

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Hello, i was wondering what does resetting to BIOS or CMOS exactly do.

What is the difference between those two?

What are the risks?

Does it wipe my programs?

If there is a high chance my motherboard will die, should i consider using a recovery disk?

My main problem is http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1019615-drivers-gtx-460-keep-reversing.html#post8091884. I really can not find a solution, i might try a few more things before taking more extensive methods.

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Can someone help me with this problem please.

On January 1st, 2011 my PC clock reset itself to default factory date which is 2009.

Duse to this event most of my software registration and activation has been screwed up.

Every tine I start my PC, I am told that my CMOS setting is wrong. Eventhough I entered Setup to change the CMOS date to 2011, the same thing will happen all over again when I restart my PC!

Below are the details of my problem and PC:


1. CMOS Setting Wrong
CMOS Date and Time Not Set
Halt On: [All, but Keyboard]

2. Computer reverted to 01/01/2009
CMOS Setup Utility
System Date: 01/01/2009
System Time: 12:10:57
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Computer OS: Vista-X68
Processor Type: Intel [R] Core [TM]2 Quad CPU Q8400 @2.66 GHz
System Memory: 4096 MB
System Manufacturer: Acer Aspire M5800/M3800
System BIOS Version PU1-AO
BIOS Release Date: 12.10.57
Antivirus and Internet Security: Trend Micro Titanium

Any help from this forum will be appreciated bbefore I decide to reformat and re-install my Vista.

Thank you in advance,


A:Help: Cmos resetting problem

Change the battery in your computer. Reset your bios to clear any errors that may have been caused. Change the data in the Bios to how it is needed. The battery is quite cheap and will save you alot of time.

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Hello to whomever will read this.
The device in question is a Sansui Lifepad (Etab WIB 700) running Windows 8.1 (not mobile, just full-on Windows)
I noticed it had an issue with it's graphics adapter not being able to display in its native resolution which cause incorrect calibration of the touch screen.
I (foolishly) went into the BIOS and disabled the internal VGA and now it boots up completely blank, no bootup logo at all. I can tell it's powering on because after a few minutes the back starts to warm up showing usage.
I encountered a laptop some months ago whose VGA had also been disabled. For that laptop we disconnected the battery and removed the CMOS and that managed to reset the BIOS.
The problem is the tablet has no CMOS and disconnecting the main battery has yielded no results.
In trying to connect it to an external monitor, the device does not have any output port (micro HDMI) at all.
Is there a way to reset the BIOS?

A:Help with resetting BIOS (without CMOS)

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I have a 760GXK8MC motherboard which randomly decides to refuse to boot. Last time it did it I just removed teh battery and left it for 3 hours. I really cannot wait 3 hours for it to reset.

I have located the clr_cmos jumper, how do I reset the BIOS/CMOS on it because doing that seem to fix it last time.


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Hello. I have trouble with MB Foxconn 865A01-PE with Pentium IV Prescott CPU. When I press power button, HDD and CPU fan spins up but screen remains blank, there is no beep from MB speaker and LED on MB is blinking. I tried to reseat every component and cable many times, but only way how to get it working is resetting CMOS by jumpers. When I do it, PC boots up normally and works without any problem. But when I shut down that PC, I have to reset CMOS every time when I want to boot. It seemed that the problem is in a battery that keeps BIOS settings alive so I replaced it. When I did it, it seemed that problem is solved and I could boot OS for about three times, but next day the problem returned. This problem has started to appear after I tried to replace that noisy P4 fan but PC didnt start up when I pressed power button so I put stock cooler back. Any suggestions?

A:Boot possible only after resetting CMOS

I'd say power issues..Try a new power supply if you can get one.

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Does anyone know how I can reset my motherboard to reverse several CMOS changes that I made?

I have a K7SEM v.1.0. mobo by Elite Computers and I need to reverse CMOS changes since I cannot produce a video signal to my monitor when I turn on my computer. My computer was working fine until I monkeyed with the CMOS. I have just installed a second hard drive, but the system was only recognizing the original hard drive.

Thanks for any assistance.


A:Resetting Mobo - need to reverse CMOS changes

Go into the BIOS and see if there';s a menu to Load Defaults or Load Failsafe Defaults. If that doesn't doo it, take the pwoer cable out and remove the CMOS battery for half a minute or so. That should reset everything. If you have the motherboard manual, or can get t online, you could also find and reset the CMOS jumper - also for around half a minute with the power cable out.

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Hello, All of a sudden, the CPU fan on my M58P was running on maximum speed.I tried to reset the CMOS (as some users suggested), but after that, the unit just reboots itself after a few seconds. No beep, no POST, it powers on quietly, then the CPU fan it's slowly increasing its speed, runs for about 2 seconds at max speed, then reboots. Forever.If it powers on having the CLR_CMOS jumper on pins 2-3, it makes 1 long beep, followed by 2 short beeps (the maintenance manual states RAM, MB or video error). Already tried different RAM sticks, placing in different slots, etc. Strange thing, the bootblock recovery process works, the unit boots from CD, makes some beeps, then powers off. But after placing the CLR_CMOS jumper to pins 1-2, it keeps restarting. Any way I could revive it? 

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Hi guys,
The problem I am having is, every time i shutdown or re-start windows xp O/S the cmos clock resets. This is not a hardware problem because if I do not boot in to windows or uninstall the hdd, cmos does not reset the time. The problem only happens if i logon to windows and shutdown or restart. I have already run the anti virus program, it is up to date and did not find any virus.
Is this a virus? Does anyone know how can i fix this problem without re-isnstalling xp?

A:Cmos Keeps Resetting-not Hardware Problem

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I need to remove a BIOS password from a recently purchased used Touchsmart 9100.The instructions are vague and they show the motherboard but they should have showed a picture of the jumper block with the pins shorted correctly to remove the BIOS password.The jumper block is labeled E69 and there are 3 pins on the left and 3 on the right.I have labeled them below as I see them and wondered if I need to take both jumper 1 (Pin 3 and Pin 5)  and Jumper 2  (pin 4 and Pin 6) off and then then where to put the jumper(s) for 5 seconds to remove the password. Pin 1 None           Pin 2  NonePin 3 Jumper 1   Pin 4    Jumper 2Pin 5 Jumper 1   Pin 6    Jumper 2     E69 <--------[CMOS PW] ThanksHarold

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hey guys, im running windows xp and vista on the same pc, and with both of them i seem to get the same problems, sometimes, the motherboard, an MSI K9N SLi Platinum, would just cut off or something, and i remain with a black screen but the monitor light remains on green. in other instances, the motherboard resets and begins to post, then on booting into windows, either vista or xp, i get a bsod before windows can load up. the strange thing, is that the only thing to solve this problem temporarily, is to clear my CMOS memory, this allows me to boot into an O/S for some time, ranging from a day to 3 or 4 days until the problem arises again. I'd like to know what causes these bsod's and i'm attatching a rar file with some of my dump files. Thanks in advance to anyone who can solve my problem. P.S. these dump files came from windows XP not Vista

A:Frequent BSOD, only way to solve is by resetting CMOS

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I recently bought a Bioware U8798 Pro MB and installed a P4 2.26 CPU.

On 1st boot I receive the following message pre- boot:

CMOS Chechsum Error - Defaults Loaded
Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio changed fail!
Please re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and save beore quit.

At the bottom I have the following options:

F8 to enable system configuration (this does nothing)
F9 to select Boot device after post (this does nothing)
F1 to continue (if I do this the pc boots and runs perfectly)
DEL to enter setup

Now this is where I'm puzzled. The very next time I boot the PC I get to the same point and have only the F8,F9, and DEL options, and the PC locks up (none work). But I do not get the CPU error messages this time.

If I remove the jumper from the CMOs 1 & 2 pins (I don't even need to clear the cmos with the 2&3 pins, just remove it from the 1st 2) and reboot the computer I again get the 1st window once again and can use F1 to startup again. The problem ( 2nd screen & lockup) then persists every time I reboot. Again, removing the cmos jumper and rebooting fixes the problem for the next boot.

I've tried replacing the cmos battery as well as upgrading the bios online to no avail. The thing that perplexes me is that the PC runs beautifully that 1st boot when I'm given the "F1 to continue" option.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Freezing on Boot. resetting cmos not helping..

no offense, but i'd expect as much from biostar. it would be in your best interest to return that if possible and get a name brand such as intel or asus. generic motherboard products often fail or refuse to work for no reason and the only option is replacement. have you tried to update the bios?

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I need to reset the CMOS on the Hard Drive of a Gateway 300 with Win XP. I need to know where it is and what it looks like.

A:Solved: Need Help Resetting the CMOS on the Hard Drive

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I was playing around with my overclocking settings on my recently new asus p5n-d. It has ai tuning which gives me the option to overclock 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%. I decided after playing around with other overclock settings ( got up around 2.66 ghz without heat issues) to go for the 20% and see how it would run. I picked it, saved to bios and restarted. Upon restarting my bios updated itself (flashed?) and then restarted. Upon restart I have no display yet everything appears to be running. If i remove my ram i get the usual ram beeps, no beeps if i remove my video card. I pulled my cmos battery a few times leaving it out for hours to no avail. My monitor also claims to be getting no input. Any help would be greatly appreaciated.

Asus p5n-d 750i
Intel q6600 G0
Zotac 9600gt 512mb
2x2 gigs OCZ 1066mhz
500gb sata
500w Bluestorm PSU


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I have "fixed" 4 computers for some business associates 3 of the 4 would not come on at all...and resetting CMOS fixed them...just wondered if there is something else I should be checking...could a weak battery be "one cause"?

A:What are general causes for system failures that require resetting CMOS to fix?

Hello chum-
Most probably- you will find out pretty soon if it is, as system may revert back date and time wise, have other boot problems....even older systems had a Low Battery warning and some make an alarm beep or two.
There could have been passwords on the BIOS- but you would probably have seen that shown. The resetting- not sure what you did, clear with jumpers? If you saw "NVRAM update successful" that's a good sign...clearing that helps, long as you remember to put the jumper back!
Bad batteries can do some funny things- the usual first symptom I spot are the date and time reverting back to 1993 for instance....after setting it all right, it just changes back, settings wont stick even if saved in BIOS. There could be hardware that was goofy- you see printer ports revert back from ECP for instance, and they cant communicate bi-directionally as well.
Of course, there are onboard features to contend with, I would think someone may have played around some and got something mis-configured... resetting solved it, hopefully!

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I unlocked my amd athlon II x3 445 to a phenom II x4 b45... I ran hwmonitor to see the temps, and my computer blue screened. I figured it was unstable because of this and reset the cmos in order to set it back to an athlon II x3. I set the bios settings to fail safe defaults and loaded up windows. I ran hwmonitor again to test it out, and a blue screen still occurred. Before I unlocked the 4th core I was able to use hwmonitor on a regular basis. I included the dmp file. I'm using windows 7 64 bit if that helps any. The dump file date will probably be wrong since resetting the cmos set my clock to 2001 XD...

A:hwmonitor causing bsod after resetting cmos/unlocking processor core

This one related to hardware. If we had more than one DMP we might be able to spot trends, etc.

Stop 0x124 is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSOD here are some more things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
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This is only happening about every 10 tenth time I start the computer. When the computer is turned on, a message is displayed (white text and black background) that the "CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad, CMOS Date/Time Note Set, Press <F4> to Run SETUP".
Windows XP is started and the time for the computer is set to January 1, 2002 01:00AM. I can manually change the date/time in Windows to the correct time. However, this is happening only occasionally. How can I prevent this from happening?
I have ran anti-virus scan and no viruses were found. Also, downloaded the latest version of Adaware and Spybot Search & Destroy and scanned the computer, nothing was found. Ran Disk Defragmenter and ScanDisk and no errors were found.

A:Solved: CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad, CMOS Date/Time Not Set - Only happens sometimes

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Hey there,

I purchased an ASUS x501U a few months ago at Target--it is a cheap computer but it got decent reviews and the specs are actually pretty good. I went to reset the factory settings, and there was an error (This also occurs with refreshing). After several tries, I have gotten my computer to the screen that says "System Restore" "System Image Recovery" "Automatic Repair" "Command Prompt" "UEFI Firmware Settings" "Startup Settings". I don't know what steps to take from here--I'm not computer illiterate but most of my knowledge is in graphic design. I figured it is not a lost cause because I can access Command Prompt. Someone please help! This is my first post, and I really can't eat the $400 I paid for this!


Sneaky Munky

A:Stuck in resetting--error resetting computer--need to boot

For the record, System Restore, Image Recovery, Automatic Repair---these don't work

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How do I unhook this cable ? It's the cmos cable, tried everything and it won't budge . 

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Dear experts, I run  a small business from home, today my main computer wouldn't boot up, I checked the error messages and it tells me that the CMOS settings are wrong and also that the CMOS memory size is wrong, I am not that computer literate and every time something like this goes wrong it costs me money that right now I cant afford, the operating system is XP, please could one of you wise people tell me what I need to do to put the problem right ?, a mugs guide would be appreciated step by step preferably, failing that do I need to get the computer seen by an engineer ?, I do hope note as I am officially signed of work with anxiety and depression and don't need too much extra stress or hasle at the moment.

A:CMOS Settings & CMOS memory size on XP please help.

Post the exact wording of the on-screen messages, please.  And tell us exactly when they appear onscreen.
Thanks .

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Hello guys, I just recently fell victim to so nasty malware and a couple of trojans. I done scans with malware bites and avg 2014 and got rid of everything they both could find. Now I am having problems getting IE 11 to work.

The proxy server isn’t responding
Check your proxy settings
Go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections. If you are on a LAN, click “LAN settings”.
Make sure your firewall settings aren’t blocking your web access.
Ask your system administrator for help.
Is what appears now. I manually went Internet options/Connections/LAN Settings unchecked "Use a proxy for your LAN". Click OK and go out try to use IE again and get same message, so I go to LAN settings again and Proxy Server is checked again. Firefox also acted the same way but I was able to fix it after the malware scans. Can anyone please give me a little input on this? Thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3350P CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12249 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 938063 MB, Free - 785046 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NW73C
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus 2014, Updated and Enabled

A:My IE 11 keeps resetting resetting proxy server

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My Windows 8 Asus Zenbook can't boot. When I turn it on, I see the Asus logo for a moment, and then I see this screen:

Yes, the screen is a little broken, but that hasn't got anything to do with the current problem.

Yesterday when I turned it on it had to update windows. The pc froze, and I had to reboot it. Things just escalated from here, I rebooted several times when it offered me to repair Windows. I tried that, and now this happens. I never reach the login screen. I just get the screen above, and the PC reboots itself every couple of minutes or so. It doesn't seem like I can press any buttons.
I think my recovery software is on my external hard drive, but nothing happens when I plug that in. I don't have a CD drive.

What can I do? Please help.

A:Is my PC just a brick now?

Try hitting F9 while booting, that should take you to the recovery consul where you select to repair or to restore to factory.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P205 17.3" laptop. It was running Windows Vista.

The other day I pushed the power button and got fan spinup, a blacked out dispay and nothing else.

The AC indicator stays lit, battery indicator stays lit, hard drive indicator lights for about a second then shuts off, the power indicator flashes orange and blue constantly (2 orange, 1 blue, rinse and repeat)

So far I have cycled the power (removed battery, unplugged, depressed power button for minimum of thirty seconds). I removed and reseated the HDD. Changed out the RAM sticks. Connected to an external display.

I am pretty sure the motherboard is fried but wanted to ask the fine people on Malware Tips if there was any other troubleshooting steps I could take before I scrap it for parts, or if there was another possible explanation for the shenanigans that are happening.

Thank you in advance for input and you guys rock!

A:I Think I have a Brick!

Usually the charging power indicator flashing orange, means improper voltage. It could be a sign of a bad battery or that it is improperly seated.. You could try to remove it and place it back in.

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New computer is out for delivery today, and I want to make sure it is on the latest firmware to solve the sleep bug and whatnot. However, I have seen reports of certain drivers/firmwares bricking the laptop. Is there an updated list of safe updates to install, or bad ones to look out for? Also, is it still a good idea to wipe and reinstall Windows on new computers? Haven't gotten a new one in almost 5 years now.

W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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Hi I've run into an issue with my CMOS. I'm using a Lenovo Y40-70 and the CMOS version that is currently installed is 99CN28WW(V1.11) and the EC version is 99EC28WW(V1.11). I had read somewhere that when you start to have problems with the CMOS you should flash it or update it. I tried that and got the following error message: The version of ROM file is the same as that of BIOS.This is true as I checked that the latest update for CMOS is 99CN28WW on the site. So here is my problem... My system is losing the date & time when I shut it down. For instance if I shut the laptop down at 7:40PM on Jan 1, when I boot it up the next day it will still be Jan 1 at 7:40PM. I have to manually go into the CMOS and change the date and time everytime I turn the laptop off and turn it back on. If I do not turn it off, it is fine, but I prefer to turn it off when I'm not using it. I've read that the best way to combat this type of CMOS problem is to install a new CMOS battery.  My question is how do I go about doing that? Do I need a special setup for it? The reason I aks is because I bought a standard CMOS battery at a local store and when I opened up the laptop the CMOS is actually in a black wrapper. When I unwrapped it there were two connectors on the battery itself which leads me to believe that perhaps I need to buy a specialized battery with the connectors already installed. Is that the case? If so where do I get that? If not how do I get those little connectors ... Read more

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This is a first...

A friend was visiting for three days and a few things seemed to change. He shut off my monitor when not using the PC. It didn't come back on when I hit the power, so I hit the menu button and tried to get the thing up & running. I didn't get into the monitor's menu.

That's the only thing that was done differently. Now XP asks for the CMOS setting every time I boot up. It asks for standard (F1) or advanced (F2). When I do the standard setting, my computer starts back to the year 2002 at 12pm.

How can I get things back to normal, when I turn the PC on and it boots up in XP like always?


A:CMOS setting: XP won't boot w/o going through CMOS

If the date changes, chances are that the CMOS battery needs to be replaced. Just a co-incidence on timing and your friend, I'd say.

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I have a Toshiba L745-S4210 (WIN 7 64 Bit) that has recently become a large paperweight. Up until this morning, it did boot, but was running extremely slow. I was going through programs and features to remove any unwanted programs and msconfig (console never loaded for msconfig) to see what was loading at startup. The machine locked up at this point and I had to a hard shutdown. After restarting again, the machine would not boot and displayed "no operating system found".
I was not able to use F8 or F10, but was able to boot to a WIN 7 disk and run startup repair options, but received an error that it failed and could not perform startup repairs. I ran chkdsk /f C:, which found and corrected some errors and re-acquired "lost" sectors, but machine still will not boot.
I ran the FRST tool and have attached the output (file size too large, have pasted last portion in window).
I suspect malware, and possibly even malicious tools for monitoring and recording computer use, but have been unable to identify specifics.
Any help is greatly appreciated...
Remaining portion of frst.exe output:
Files to move or delete:
C:\Users\april leigh\jagex_cl_runescape_LIVE.dat
C:\Users\april leigh\jagex_cl_runescape_LIVE1.dat
C:\Users\april leigh\random.dat
==================== Known DLLs (Whitelisted) ================
==================== Bamital & vo... Read more

A:Toshiba Brick

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I have been able to fix, delete, most of my problems with adware, viruses and the lot. xlime optimizer, though, has me looking for bricks to throw at my monitor. From reading online, i deduced i needed this hijack program and some people who are smarter than i to tell me what to do with it. ANY assistance will be greatly appreciated. ~Ray

here is what my hijack log says:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:34:01 PM, on 9/16/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Acceleration Software\StopSignProducts\Firewall\fwservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\winvnc.exe
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A:Give me a brick!

Welcome to TSF.

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Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Download CWShredder and click on Fix (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you). If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Go to this site to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. Also make sure to customize the settings in Adaware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up).

Hopefully Adaware has removed some entries for you already. So if you see that something doesn't exist anymore, Adaware probably fixed/deleted it already. Just continue on with the other fixes/deletions.

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So here's the story: I purchased a new Mobo, CPU and Graphics Card to upgrade my somewhat outdated PC.

I put in all the parts and was ready to go and turned it on, it went to POST (YAY! ), so then I proceeded to flash my BIOS so that the motherboard can support the new CPU. According to the manufacturers website, i will need the latest drivers so that it may support this CPU. So I dled the new BIOS drivers onto a FAT32 USB and was ready to do it, then hit a brick wall, not 1 keyboard allowed me to actually enter the BIOS.

I tried 2 different USB keyboards, (in all the USB ports) and even went out and bought a PS/2 keyboard, but none of them would let me go into the BIOS as if the keyboards were not being detected. I checked to see if it was the USB ports themselves, but it I plugged in my USB headphones and they lit up, so that wasn't the problem.

There was nothing I could do to get into the BIOS so that I may update my motherboard and get on my way to a new PC.

Here are the Specs:

- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R Motherboard
- Nvidia 780 Ti GTX
- Intel i7-3770k processor
- Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 RAM
- 2x300GB HDD
- 1x180GB Intel SSD
- Thermeltake 600W PSU (yes i know, this is the minimum required, but I will get a new one soon)
Any thoughts would be appreciated.


A:Hit a Brick WALL!

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I downloaded the Windows 8.1 preview from the store, and it was updating (fish logo + update % below it). At the end of the update, it did a blue screen and then my screen went black. Now when I turn on my computer, my screen just goes black. The BIOS screen pops up for 0.1 seconds and makes it impossible for me to hit Del at the right time. The one time I spammed Del while waiting for the BIOS screen, my screen just went green. What's going on?

Edit: While typing up this thread, 10 minutes after booting up my desktop and leaving it at the black screen, it finally boots to a blue Recovery screen where my choices are Try Again, Startup Settings or Different operating system, none of which do anything.

A:Windows 8.1 brick?

You can use Reset to recovery to factory setting.
How to do a Reset
Reset Windows 8

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Using F2 I was able to boot from my CD drive that was the "D" drive. I am trying to run a recovery using my XP CD. I get up to press F8 to agree to the license agreement then it hits the fan. It recognizes that I had upgraded to XP from Windows ME so it asks me to insert ME to prove I had a Windows system. After I insert ME it shows the "E" partition has about 38 GB and the "C" partition has 8 mg. It can not install in "C" and tells me I must delete the "F" partition to install XP. It tells me if I delete the "F" partition I will lose everything. I ran SFC and chkdsk but nothing helped. I need some fresh ideas. Thanks.

A:Hit A Brick Wall

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basically i have a 939nf4g-vsta board with original bios and a amd 64 x2 3800+ and ive managed to get the pc to 2.4ghz but the thing is i cant get it any higher the problem is that it just wont load windows now originally i thould i needed to change the v-core but ive been told i need to change the ht multyplyier or something now the problem is i tried to change teh vcore and in teh bios it doesnt seem to give me an option past 1.4 (but i might now be looking in the right place) and i cant find n e ht multiplyer settings now i really wanna get the best from this pc as im planning on using it alot its practically new (1month) i just want to no the problem and how to sort this out



A:hit a brick wall in oc'in

You want to keep the HT multi at around 1000 [HT multi X FSB= HT speed]
It should be at 5 now [5 X 200= 1000] If you fsb is getting close to 250, you would want to lower it to 4. These settings are in the manual so I would read the manual before doing anything.

Next your ram. When you oc the fsb, you are oc the ram as well. You might need to lower the ram speed to get it back to near stock [or buy faster ram]

Are you using prime95 to check the stability of your overclock?

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my very rarely used laptop does not run at all well. it doesnt like to shut down so when i turn back on it takes ages to get going. the only programs i use are google chrome and skype and they both take forever to load up and get going. below is my hijack this log#

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 20:09:59, on 23/01/2017
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17801)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Browser\SkypeBrowserHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Browser\SkypeBrowserHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Matt's laptop\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
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A:laptop running like a brick

oh, can i get rid of the toshiba rubbish that came with the laptop? dont know if that is why it wont shut down and runs slowly but they annoy me when they flash messages up


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The AC adapter brick for my Inspiron 7559, which I just bought two months ago, gets very hot during charging to touch (to the point where it would not be comfortable to hold in my hand).  Is this normal or expected behavior?  Could this be a symptom of a problem or even a fire hazard?  Or is this normal for these laptops?

A:Normal for AC adapter brick to be very hot?

Is the adapter working fine? Does it charge the battery? Are you able to test another adapter? Have you tried connecting to another wall socket? Do you have a surge protector connected?
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I started this project in october 2011 and my grandmother handed me this laptop and said if you can fix it its yours. When i turned it on i saw a multitude of problems. The battery life is 0% at all times and it even says 'plugged in not charging' the date was was set july 2009. The pc performance was terrible and i recived a notification that the version of windows on a computer that was bought from best buy was unathorised and i need to validate the software. I sat at the validation window for about an hour with the green circle still running. so i gave up on that. i updated all the computers software (Browsers applications ect.), fixed the date and time, got rid of McFee (which was set to expire in 2010 and got all glitchy when i reset the date). But the problem with windows still stood and i could not receive updates so instaled a version of ubuntu linix that was compatible with my current hardware. It requred a rebootso i restarted the computer and waited and waited and waited. slept on it and woke up and still saw a black screen. so i restarted it. and every time i started up the computer it was a black screen. so i didn't touch it for months and months and months and finaly for some reason the computer boot up with the option of picking Ubuntu but the problem with windows still stands and now a message saying an unauthorized change has been made to windows and i click for online support and i get a never ending validations screen. The last date that updates were instal... Read more

A:No updates. Is a brick in the LCD a solution?

Is there a COA sticker on the machine's case? If so, for what version and edition of Windows is it valid?

It seems to be a dual-boot with Ubuntu? - do you intend to do anything with Ubuntu or not?

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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Three week old laptop [with two week return policy!]
Second time vista64 has totally crashed and would not boot- No safemode, last known configuration, nothing. It shows splash screen, the MS progress bar, then reboots and cycles.

I did all the things I know--hold down shift key, remove any ext devices, safemode, etc etc etc.

First time I had to use the recovery disk, total wipe out, recover, and 18 hours later of installing my stuff, got it working. Lasted one week.

Now I am trying to recover with an Acronis backup [bought that after the first disaster] and it's running right now on that laptop, estimate another hour.

Sorry for the blather, but here is my real question:

Q: since the recovery disk is the scorched earth type, total wipe and install new, does it make sense to bite the bullet and buy the MS Vista [$130 - 240] so the next time I can use "repair windows" option? I hate to spend the money, but I cannot go through another 18 hours of installing everything.

Acronis might work, holding breath, but it seems you cannot buy a laptop today with anything except that wipe out recovery disk.

Gladly accepting opinions!

A:Cannot boot or anything: $1300 brick?

No need to buy a copy of Vista just to have the repair options, just go here,

Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files

and download the appropriate version (32 or 64 bit). It won't allow you to install or anything like that, but it will allow you to access all the repair/recovery options from a regular disk.

As far as the boot problems, I would really try and get the seller to either take it back or have it repaired. There is no reason why you should have to pt up with the problems on something that new. Failing that get in touch with the manufacturer and see what they have to say.

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Every time it asks me to reinstall the printer or a screen comes up asking for my zip code. Please help I love Q's

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So I created a whole disk backup. I ran the system check and uninstalled a couple of minor incompatible programs. I disabled my antivirus and ran setup from my desktop. It seemed to complete - multiple reboots, including "preparing" etc. I even saw Win 8 colors a couple of times. Then, it appeared to be doing last reboot. It shut down and then hung at the end of POST, at "press F2 for setup". Only setup won't run. I tried multiple times. I removed bios battery - no joy. I tried going back to one 8 gb stick of ram and also tried two 2 gb sticks. It shows alien face and "Press F2 for setup" and "Press F12 for Boot Menu". I get one beep after pressing setup, but no setup. F12 does nothing.

I have never seen anything like this. I cannot get to bios or boot menu, so I cannot restore. It seems incredible that an OS install could do this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.laptop has been very fast and reliable, but is well out of warranty. I have posted on Alienware forum as well.


A:Did Windows 8 Brick my Laptop?

I cannot get to bios or boot menu

Is there any kind of option to rollback setup appearing as a boot menu entry?

I assume not. Suggest you try a couple more times to see if you can past post.

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