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HELP - Accidentally Pressed CLR CMOS *SOLVED <3*

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i was plugging in my mouse and i accidentally hit CLR CMOS, now it just keeps trying to restart from my last successful boot but it fails every time. Ive pressed F2 and looked at the boot order and ive been going around forums for hours trying to find a solution. Everyone is saying it went to IDE Mode and it needs to be set back to ACHI mode, sad to say im not exactly sure where to find this or if is the correct solution.

EDIT: My Motherboard is an Asus Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 and my boot drive is an SSD if that matters
Edited by spenceaj - 4/5/14 at 7:46am
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post #2 of 14
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i was plugging in my mouse and i accidentally hit CLR CMOS, now it just keeps trying to restart from my last successful boot but it fails every time. Ive pressed F2 and looked at the boot order and ive been going around forums for hours trying to find a solution. Everyone is saying it went to IDE Mode and it needs to be set back to ACHI mode, sad to say im not exactly sure where to find this or if is the correct solution.

 

AHCI Mode is the Advanced Host Controller Mode. It's a SATA mode.

 

What motherboard do you have?

 

(usually, switching from IDE to AHCI or from AHCI to IDE after installing Windows results in a BSOD during the Windows startup, meaning it's possible that this isn't the culprit)

 

 

Edit: Just a heads up: we aren't allowed to post multiple threads for the same thing. It's the same as butting ahead in line.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/5/14 at 7:44am
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post #3 of 14
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Asus Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 and my boot drive is an SSD if that matters
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post #4 of 14
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Asus Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 and my boot drive is an SSD if that matters

Press delete repeatedly until you get into the bios then tell us what you see, or post pictures.
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when do i press delete? if i dont interrupt the boot by pressing F2 it just attempts to repair then it says send windows an error report then shuts back down
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post #6 of 14
When you turn on the PC, you need to press Delete when the lights on your keyboard went on and off. You can just hammer the key instead of looking for that. tongue.gif

Looking at screenshots, I bet the AHCI<->IDE setting is somewhere in the "Advanced" section (third from the left). Look for settings for the SATA controller like TwoCables mentioned. IDE might also be named something like "Legacy". You'd typically want to use AHCI but your Windows might be installed in IDE mode, so try both settings until it boots.

Note: if you actually find out that your Windows uses IDE on the SSD, you should research how to change it over to AHCI. This is possible without re-installing Windows. The SSD's performance degrades over time on IDE.
post #7 of 14

Just press and hold Delete during the POST (Power-On Self Test). There's no need to press it over and over and over and over. Just hold it down. It's 10x easier. Don't release Delete until it's obvious that the BIOS will be loaded. Then, use your manual to find out how to toggle IDE and AHCI mode. However, the default for your motherboard is AHCI, so I highly doubt that it's in IDE mode now. Like I said, switching from IDE to AHCI or from AHCI to IDE after installing Windows results in a BSOD during Windows startup. That is, it does not result in what you're seeing.

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it went to was set in IDE mode, i switched it back to AHCI and it worked great, i couldnt find the setting to switch IDE AHCI and RAID but it was in my advanced Motherboard Settings and wasnt named what all the threads i looked at said it was. Thank you guys so much for the help, you are saints. <3333
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post #9 of 14

OCN to the rescue. hehe :)

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post #10 of 14
The e3 G3 I found to be a very surprising board.

You should overclock to high hell asap. :]
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