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reset the bios on my compaq desktop

By lilbee_56_2000 ·
not sure how to reset the bios on my compaq presario desktop to the default settin can anyone help me wit this

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by w2ktechman In reply to reset the bios on my comp ...

To get into the Bios press F10 while booting. then go to the restore defaults.

If you cannot get to it PW protected, usually with a desktop system it can be done via a jumper on the MB or removing the Cmos battery for 10-20 min.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to reset the bios on my comp ...

If you have to remove the Battery remember to remove the mains lead first as if you drop the battery with the mains plugged in you run the risk of damaging the M'Board so it's safer to remove the lead first.

Once you have the BIOS Clear you'll need to go into it on the initial reboot and set the Date & Time so that it will work but everything else should be OK to leave as is.

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