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Old 06-06-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
edweirdo
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dual op nightmare


fedcore6/winXP, the grubfile no longer loads either OS, aswell the bios options have been screwed, im afraid the primary user had 1 p/w for bios/admin & user login on xp/root & user login fedcore6. can i pull the battery out the Mo bo, and replace to restore bios default options, to boot/fix/replace the Operating Systems ? e_dub_onthe_coast@hotmail.com
 
Old 06-07-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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  1. Welcome to LQ.

  2. If you are including your e-address in the hope of a private answer, please don't -- this a public forum & all answers are supposed to be posted for the benefit of everyone. Especially folks who have the same problem in the future.

  3. If you need to reset the BIOS, there is usually a reset jumper on the mobo, often close to the battery. If you're lucky, it is labelled on the mobo. Usually they are 3-pin w/ 1-2 being the normal setting. To reset the BIOS, power down, disconnect the PS from the mobo, move the jumper to 2-3 for 30 sec., & reverse these steps. If you found the right pins, the BIOS will be reset.

    If you decide to remove the battery instead, be advised that the time needed to cause a BIOS reset is measured not in seconds, but in minutes or even hours. AFAIK, removing the battery is a sure way to do this, provided you wait long enough before putting back in. The big Q: "How long is 'long enough'? "
 
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thank you archtoad, my battery idea was about to flop. thanks for the bios tips,
 
Old 06-07-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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If you're unsure whether you've located the correct jumper, pulling the battery will eventually work. I'd just consider leaving it out overnight on the 1st try, rather than experimenting w/ ever increasing times (1 hr., 3 hr., 9 hr. == 13 hr. tot., etc.)
 
  


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