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Question: Would pushing a CMOS "reset button" on the motherboard of a desktop PC (Compaq Presario #5410US) cause Windows XP Professional from booting up?Any info would be greatly appreciated, The Sturgeon General.
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Not necessarily. Resetting the CMOS causes the BIOS Setup to revert to all the original factory settings so all user-changes are lost.
All those settings are related to the system hardware, not the operating system, but it is nevertheless possible that changing a specific hardware configuration back to default may prevent the hard drive from being detected, for example.

That would be unlikely, however, since most BIOS can auto-detect hard drives anyway.

It's impossible to say for sure as it all depends what settings, if any, the user might have changed in the BIOS settings, and which of those changes were vital to the PC being able to boot from the hard drive.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 15 February 2011 - 07:29 AM.

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YOU started the quoted thread on the 12 February
You never replied to the last post on it.
Now you have posted this one here, which is clearly a question on the same matter that does not need a new thread.

Yesterday the 15 February - YOU started this thread

http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1
which again appears to be the same issue,


PLEASE do not start MORE THAN ONE thread on the same issue.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 15 February 2011 - 08:06 PM.

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