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    A few niggles after resetting CMOS data

    As detailed in this thread I had to reset my CMOS data by removing the battery the other day. I've since had a few things happen, and I'm not sure whether they're problems or not.

    1. When I booted last night, the BIOS said the computer had been shut down improperly, and the CPU was being detected as an 1100MHz XP. I checked the parameters in the BIOS and all seemed well. Saving and exiting gave me a properly detected 2.2GHz XP3200+ in AIDA32 and System Information.

    2. The Start menu listed loads of programs as newly installed, when obviously they aren't. I cleared this up by unchecking the relevant box in the options menu.

    3. Windows asked me if I wanted to register my copy of Office 2000 with Microsoft. It only came up once, so I didn't worry about it again.

    My question is, is anything else likely to have changed as a result of resetting the CMOS data? What should I check?

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    Just out of interest, has the date and time been reset in your BIOS. I recently had to clear the CMOS and found a few strange problems when the date and time were reset to the year 2000.

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    Ok

    1. Your bios will detect 1100+ as a safevalue to enable the machine to boot, in case you'd been overclocking etc and it wouldn't post, Abit motherboards do this when you hold insert down and boot, thats normal. It detects it in bios and when you save it will be ok.

    2. Reseting the cmos also resets the date and time back to the date the bios was created, windows then see's the date has changed and flags programs, this is cured by setting the date and time in the bios or windows.

    3. Again becuase the system date has been set to the date before you registered your office, cured by setting the correct date and time

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    Thanks guys, I'l check date and time tonight.


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    A little util i use is cmossv38. You can use it to save & restore your cmos settings. Saves you having to do it all over if you ever need to wipe the bios.
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    Now that is really useful!

    http://mindprod.com/zips/cmossv38.zip
    Last edited by Olly1234; 15-03-2005 at 06:41 PM.

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    Seems OK at the moment. Had to restore several settings in the BIOS. Interestingly, the low framerate problem seems to be only in coastal_05. Once I got through the tunnel it's back to 45-50 fps again with 2xAA/AF. Weird.


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