phoenix awardbios v6.00pg

Micro-star international Motherboard, at...
April 6, 2010 at 19:02:56
Specs: Windows XP
I need a software to upgrade my bios, cause im having problem when i shutdown and unplug my power and when i reboot it again it always prompted me to press f1 to proceed.It always resets my bios set up.
anyone can help me with my problem.Thank you very much.

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April 6, 2010 at 19:49:02
You don't need a BIOS upgrade. If the computer was working fine before there is no reason at all why it should suddenly stop working because there is something wrong with the BIOS.

Of all the things that can go wrong with a computer, a BIOS upgrade is the very last thing you think of. It is something to consider when all else has failed. You only need to upgrade the BIOS after a major hardware upgrade and then only to fix a particular problem.

What you do need is a new CMOS battery. The CMOS battery retains the BIOS setting in CMOS memory when the power is removed. Replace the battery, reconfigure the BIOS, save and re-boot and everything should be fine.


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April 6, 2010 at 20:00:22
"phoenix awardbios v6.00pg"

I believe that's an older bios version, and that's probably not what
"Product: Micro-star international Motherboard, atx, am3, 750a, sli, ddr3"
has on it, so I assume you're having this problem with an older mboard.

If the time and date are set to defaults after you shut down the system, shut off the power, then turn on the power and start it up again, you have a Cmos battery problem.
It's either
- too weak
- dead
(they typically last about 5 years)
- upside down in it's socket, so that the polarity is wrong
+ is supposed to be visible when it's installed
- or - it has an improper connection - the top contact in the battery socket is bent and doesn't touch the battery, or there's corrosion in the battery socket that needs to be cleaned off.

Replacing the battery on the mboard - it's usually coined shaped and shiny - will fix your problem, if the present one is too weak or dead. .
You will get a Cmos Checksum Error or similar message the first time you boot - go into the bios and set at least the date and time, Save bios settings, and you won't get the Cmos Checksum Error or similar message the next you boot and after that.

I'm assuming this is about a desktop mboard.

If this is about a laptop mboard, you need other info.

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April 6, 2010 at 20:04:03
You're posting in the XP forum about a hardware issue?

As the others have said, you need a new CMOS battery, not a BIOS update.

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April 21, 2010 at 11:49:03
No. This would be the Hardware forum... jam.

I had a similar problem with my MSI K8MM-V motherboard with the same bios and version. I haven't found a solution yet, but this problem also causes my video signal to stop responding after a restart, until the BIOS battery is removed and BIOS is reset. I found a bulged capacitor next to my CPU that I think may be part of the problem. Hope this is helpful.

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