What BIOS settings do I change?

Gateway One all-in-one desktop with inte...
April 8, 2011 at 17:50:51
Specs: WinXP, 1.80GHz/512 MB
I changed the CMOS battery to my Gateway E3600. The battery is new and installed correctly and there's no dust around it. After I change the date/time in BIOS and save and exit it starts fine. After a while (several hours or so) however it shuts down and I have to reset the time/date. I know there might be something else I need to change or reset in BIOS I just don't know what. One time I did change or reset something in BIOS and it seemed to be running fine. I had to unplug it though and move it to another house. When I hooked the computer back up I had to go to BIOS all over again. Now I'm stuck not remembering what it was I had changed or reset. Can anyone tell me what do I need to reset or change along with the date/time in BIOS? It's running on WinXP, 1.80Ghz, 512MB and a 80g hard drive. I had it working before I just don't remember how I configured it. Thanks!

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#1
April 8, 2011 at 19:46:17
Try going into the bios & resetting to Setup defaults.

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#2
April 8, 2011 at 20:21:46
Thanks Johnw! I'll try it!

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#3
April 8, 2011 at 21:56:20
Been hoping I would hear back on how it went TheDay.

If it dos'nt work, try this way.

Unplug the computer, take the battery out of the motherboard, hit the power button once, and then put the battery back in, (make sure it goes in the right way) plug the computer back into the power outlet & boot up.


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#4
April 10, 2011 at 15:10:28
I tried both ways and now when it starts up it shows the WinXP screen and then it goes black and never boots up. Everything that I try now doesn't work including the last known good configuration option.

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#6
April 10, 2011 at 21:31:42
I tried the above info but still no success. It only starts in safe mode. I've been trying for hours and still stuck.

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#7
April 10, 2011 at 22:11:23
xp boots into safe mode

http://tinyurl.com/3cfgmnn

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/safeboot.htm


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#8
April 11, 2011 at 16:21:53
It's starting up fine now. I'm going to keep it running just to see if the settings in BIOS are correct. Thanx!

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#9
April 11, 2011 at 17:36:02
Good news, fingers crossed.

If it were my comp, I would wait a few days & then run Chkdsk.

How to Run CHKDSK
http://www.ehow.com/how_2037270_run...
http://www.updatexp.com/images/chkd...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chkdsk


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