BIOS resets after PSU is plugged out

September 9, 2011 at 06:45:34
Specs: Windows XP Pro, P4 2.6GHz / 512MB

Got a wierd problem here with my neighbours' pc..

Whenever i powerup the pc after the power has been cutoff from the pc by removing the powerplug or flipping the switch @ the back of the psu, the fans and drives spin for a few seconds then it shutts off again.. then after a second or so it goes back on and boots up with the BIOS settings reset to default.

I figured this was due to a bad battery so i tried some other ones... same problem..

Figured it might be the clear CMOS jumper shorting the wrong pins but this also turned out to be OK..

I also tried a different psu just to be sure, also no help there...

I took a look @ all the capacitors, they seem to be visually healthy aswell...

..Now i'm out of ideas and can only persume its due to a bad mobo, which is an Albatron PX865PE Pro from 2003, so no more warranty ofc,

Soo if anyone has another idea i can try,
Thanks in advance!

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September 9, 2011 at 07:09:19
CMOS battery isn't installed correct or wrong CMOS battery is used.

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