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I changed some BIOS settings and things went wrong


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tsbthall07

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I changed the boot up drive from CD ROM to Hard Drive, in Advanced Chipset Features, I switched the Frame Buffer Size from 128MB to disabled. That's all I changed. Which I guess...was quite enough because when I restarted the computer, the moniter won't come on (display) the CD/DVD writer steadily runs but won't open up to put in a disk. Also, the fan is constantly running and when I unplugged the system and plugged it back in, the computer automatically starts without me pressing the power button. Have I fryed this machine? Is there anything that I can do to fix it? Stephanie
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Pull the power out and take the side of the case off and look for the battery, the little round battery.

Somewhere near that battery will be a three-pin jumper which is often marked as CLRCMOS or CLR CMOS or something similiar to that. Move said jumper across so it covers the middle one and the one that wasn't previously covered. Leave for a few seconds and move it back. Now power up the computer, it should come on and claim either that the CMOS battery is low, CMOS data is invalid or the Date/Time is not set or it should just complain. Go into Setup, reset the date and time and reset the other options as you see fit.
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