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CMOS Battery Replacement and Loss Settings


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ths320

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I am very sorry if this is a repeat posting but I did try a search of this forum prior to posting.

I replaced my CMOS battery and did not copy down my CMOS settings prior to doing this (DUHHH!!!). Now it seems that I have lost the CMOS settings. I have a "homemade" PC operating with WIN XP Home.

Can anyone shed some light on obtaining these lost settings? I have tried "googleing" this topic without a lot of success.

Any assistance someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx,
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During the boot process you can enter the CMOS settings interface. You have to do this before any of XP starts loading, usually by pressing the delete or F1 key during boot. If you press the escape key it will usually present the boot screen and tell you what key to press to enter setup. But some motherboards requite that you change a jumper setting or enter an adminstrative password. If you know the part number of the motherboard go to the maker's website and download the manual. You may also be able to find it by googling the PN filetype:pdf or PN +manual.
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