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    NVRAM

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    by jessjenn ·

    Everytime I boot-up my PC. It always tells me that the NVRAM is cleared and it ask me two choices: Press F1 to setup or Press Escape to continue to boot-up. What is the problem and How can I fix this.

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    • #3546146

      NVRAM

      by s_pryce ·

      In reply to NVRAM

      NVRAM is non-volatile RAM and is used to store things about your computer like what drives etc are present.
      Its supplied with power, when the pc is off, from a small battery on the M/B looks like a watch battery (small flat metal disk) and needs replaced every few years. You can get replacements anywhere that sells a good selection of batteries. The other cause is a jumper to clear it when the contents got corrupted but I assume no jumpers have been changed recently.
      Hope it helps.

      • #3437765

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        by jessjenn ·

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    • #3546798

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      by dmiles ·

      In reply to NVRAM

      To clear NVRAM is to set it to factory defaults which could be manual settings to an ISP or GATEWAY
      Go to the following site
      How to Clear NVRAM
      http://www.enterasys.com/support/techtips/tk0109-9

      • #3437766

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        by jessjenn ·

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    • #3548601

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      by simon@srn ·

      In reply to NVRAM

      The NVRAM can usually be cleared be placing a jumper over two pins on the motherboard. You only have to jumper these pins for a second. If you left the pins constantly jumpered, you would get the exact error your reporting. Is this what you’ve done ???

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        by jessjenn ·

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    • #3568374

      NVRAM

      by dimm ·

      In reply to NVRAM

      NVRAM (Non violated Ram) E.g.

      You Should Enter Setup and try from there to enter a setup prompt cmd,dosprompt

      try inserting a start up disk
      and when the computer boots off that go to with cdrom support and when you get c:\ come up

      type format c:

      once thats done

      insert a windows 95,98,98SE,me,2k,xp cd and type dir (Directory)

      Then type in setup.exe

      then follow the command prompt by doing this u will lose all information on your pc but will have a clean start and may fix the problem it may also be a nvram problem try opening the computer to check the power supply and battery
      make sure the ram is alright and check for beaps (post beaps ) etc…………

    • #3437764

      NVRAM

      by jessjenn ·

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      This question was auto closed due to inactivity

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