[HLUG] BIOS upset

Matt Rhys-Roberts matt.rhys-roberts at q-par.com
Mon Apr 16 11:48:48 BST 2007

Hi Graham,

Yes, this sounds like a classic case of CMOS battery failure, judging by
a) the dates of your last two HLUG posts (01/01/2000) and
b) your PC's amnesia regarding what devices are attached following each 
power cycle.

Happy battery upgrading!


Graham Cole wrote:
> Hi all,
> suddenly my BIOS started misbehaving, after a message that CMOS had a cheksum error-Defaults loaded'. Pressing F1 to continue threw up a message telling me that the floppy is not a bootable floppy, so put one in and try again! Actually there was NO floppy in there but I found I could change setup to look at CD then HD before looking at floppy, so I got the system to boot OK.
> But after a shut-down the same rigmarole happened, the change to setup was not remembered, the floppy was first on the list again (default I guess). Is this happening because the battery backing up the CMOS is not doing its job?
> Graham

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