Originally Posted by blackbalt89;15298597
It's almost impossible to reload settings when you reset it via jumpers or the battery. If there's no power going to BIOS chips then I can't see how they can retain their memory.
Reset them by shorting the pins while EVERY source of power is unconnected.
Odd thing is, when I reseat the battery and reboot the computer, the BIOS would tell me that the CMOS is corrupted and presents me with a menu with the last known settings. Unfortunately, I can't seem to use my USB keyboard to select the "set to Default settings" option. After thirty seconds, it defaults to the last known settings.
I've heard that Gigabyte also stores BIOS settings inside hidden partitions on hard drives and loads them when necessary - is that true?
I'm guessing it reads the settings from the other BIOS and reloads them.
I'll do the shorting the pins trick with a screwdriver tomorrow, but I'm not terrible optimistic. Granted, this was my fault to begin with. I might need to purchase a USB to PS/2 adapter, but I hear that not all such adapters are compatible with all USB keyboards (mine being a Logitech K800).Edited by XX55XX - 10/13/11 at 5:58pm