Losing CMOS settings even with new CR2032


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Man-wai Chang

How do you check whether the CR2032 is supplying electricity to the CMOS
after the PC is shutdown?

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Don Phillipson

How do you check whether the CR2032 is supplying electricity to the CMOS
after the PC is shutdown?

1. Enter a non-default BIOS setting via the BIOS menu.
2. Key F10 to save BIOS settings and boot.
3. Shut down.
4. Restart and inspect BIOS settings: if your entry in
#1 appears, the battery is supplying enough power.
 
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Man-wai Chang

3. Shut down.
4. Restart and inspect BIOS settings: if your entry in
#1 appears, the battery is supplying enough power.

I actually unplug the PC and waited an hour. Nothing went wrong.

I needed to wait till tomorrow for a longer test period.

I hope nobody in my sister's home actually altered the settings to
justify the purchase of a new PC.

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ShadowTek

I hope nobody in my sister's home actually altered the settings to
justify the purchase of a new PC.

BIOS usually have an option to require a password to
modify the BIOS.
 
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Man-wai Chang

BIOS usually have an option to require a password to
modify the BIOS.

I replaced the power supply of that PC last night (Antec EA-380). This
morning, no problem reported. Need to wait a few more nights to be sure
whether it's the source of the problem.

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Man-wai Chang

BIOS usually have an option to require a password to
modify the BIOS.

I tried not to go conspiracy first... :)

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Man-wai Chang

I replaced the power supply of that PC last night (Antec EA-380). This
morning, no problem reported. Need to wait a few more nights to be sure
whether it's the source of the problem.

No problem so far for 2 nites...

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/ v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
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