how to fix dell bios version 1.0.13 back to original setting

May 20, 2012 at 07:39:19
Specs: Windows 7
When booting am getting a screen asking if to boot to windows press "f1", if not press "f2" to go to set up.
Been having this problem for about a week. Don't know how to change the bios version back to original settings.
Looks like the boot sequence is off. Don't seem to be booting correctly.

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#1
May 20, 2012 at 07:53:42
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...

Have a look at this article. It could be a bad cmos battery . If you haven't changed the bios settings since you bought it, there should be an option to reset to the original settings. Don't reset the bios unless absolutely necessary. Be very careful whenever you mess with the bios.


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#2
May 20, 2012 at 07:57:19
I did replace the bios battery about a month ago. I think I must have changed something on the boot sequence at that time but now don't know how to correct the boot sequence.

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#3
May 20, 2012 at 08:28:13
"I did replace the bios battery about a month ago"

Why did you change the battery? What were the symptoms that prompted the battery change? If it worked for a month after changing the battery, it's unlikely the BIOS settings are incorrect. It sounds more like the hard drive is failing.


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#4
May 20, 2012 at 08:34:37
The clock setting was incorrect so I changed the battery. The clock is now working properly but the bios setting are as follows:
it boots to the HDD first, then to the dvd drive - I want it restored to its original settings but don't know how to do this.

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#5
May 20, 2012 at 08:43:54
Boot to the bios settings. It is the "setup".

Hang up and live.


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#6
May 20, 2012 at 08:44:19
The settings are fine and like Riider said, it could be a failing hard drive. Find out what brand name it is and download the diagnostics disk from the manufacturer, and run a test on it. There's nothing you can change in the bios that will make it boot properly if the drive is going bad. The boot order is correct right now.

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#7
May 20, 2012 at 12:04:37
Try selecting the failsafe or default settings in bios to return them to OEM state.

Sometimes you have to go through bios settings and save them even if you didn't change any settings to correct the F1 F2 issue at boot. It is saying that some setting is off. Any setting could be causing it.

It could be a failure with the battery maybe if it is new but weak. If you power down and the time is correct it may be OK.

Hang up and live.


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