Re: Bios erased whenever unplugged?

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Subject: Re: Bios erased whenever unplugged?
Name: Bob
Date: 3/16/2002 9:51:12 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Bios erased whenever unplugged? posted by me

I forgot to mention that all my gaming computers have PS2 optical mice & they all stay on along with the keyboard when I only shut down with the standby button. Its normal with ATX PSU as the MoBo timers, network, keyboards & case button can turn your computer on depending how you have it setup & also standby does not use very much power either.
The checksum error just means your CMOS settings are not matching the checksum that is also stored in a CMOS location too because you lost power & therfore lost all your CMOS settings too, this should be cleared up the first time you set up your CMOS setup & save it back to the battery backed up memory.
You could have broken memory, another bad battery, backwards like someone else said. & your default CMOS settings may not have HD settings & maybe no floppy or that part is broken & the BIOS wants something to bootup on, so you get the boot disk message. The last job of the CMOS & BIOS is to allow an OS to load so the computer will get smart enuf for you to tell it what to do.


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