PC booting to BIOS

  Colio 09:29 16 Dec 03

Does anyone know why a PC would boot to the bios screen and all the bios setting ie clock,hard drive etc have to be reset. I am unable to get past this as when resetting the bios it reboots and ends up back in the bios.

any help


Strange! Is the delete key stuck? Try booting with the keyboard unplugged.

  Colio 09:36 16 Dec 03

Thanks [email protected]@m
But don't think so - and would that cause the bios settings to reset?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:07 16 Dec 03

A dead CMOS battery perhaps? How old is the battery / PC?

For some reason the settings are not being saved. Do you tell it to exit the bios and save settings?

  Colio 10:21 16 Dec 03

Thanks Diodorus Siculus - Changed Battery and this did not resolve the problem and i "save on exit" which causes it to re-boot. But it still ends up back in the bios.

  LastChip 10:34 16 Dec 03

On the motherboard, there should be a jumper for clearing the CMOS (BIOS).

Check it's not been left in the clear position.

  Colio 10:40 16 Dec 03

Thanks LastChip - Initialy i cleared the cmos as part of my first steps.
The bit that causes me most concern is the resetting of the bios information.

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