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i recently noticed i didn't have some of my bios options for oc'ing right so i went to change them. they weren't any changes the computer wasn't able to handle. after a reboot the bios said something to the effect it was fubar (messed up.) after a hard reset it won't even post. *** do i do? did i fry my bios? i currently have the battery removed. i have late homework to turn in abd need my pc running. help!

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Its a stab in the dark but have you reset the CMOS
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first thing i would do is reset the jumper, there should be instructions for that in your owners manual of your mobo.

if you can get it to post but you get a "BIOS Checksum error" then i also know how to further help you. (at that point there is a possibility of permanent damage) but before all that reset jumper and maybe even re-update your bios to the most recent version.

IMO, i dont think there is permanent damage, but i could be wrong.
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Got it working but now have a new problem. I used the 2nd option in bios once i got it back up, which uses whats programed in the bios for the date and time, all that good stuff. when I went back later to change that, my antivirus is now saying expired because it thinks about 14 months has gone by. Will resetting the CMOS again and then setting up the time manually the first time solve this?
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Got it working but now have a new problem. I used the 2nd option in bios once i got it back up, which uses whats programed in the bios for the date and time, all that good stuff. when I went back later to change that, my antivirus is now saying expired because it thinks about 14 months has gone by. Will resetting the CMOS again and then setting up the time manually the first time solve this?
No need to reset the CMOS as it only affects the BIOS. I would just set the time correctly in the BIOS...save and restart
post #6 of 10
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That's why I posted. I did change the time in BIOS, and when I did, the anti virus says it's outdated, and every web page I visit asks me about liscenses. Should I re-reset the time? Is another CMOS reset (very easy thing to do BTW) viable?
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post #7 of 10
Thats odd but you can always set the time in Windows after a reset and just restart
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what about my poor anti virus? will changing the date in Windows change the fact it says it's out dated (I've only had the AV 1 month)
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this might be a silly idea, but have you tried a system restore yet?....if that was my situation i would try one, i think that option is over looked somtimes..
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post #10 of 10
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I think I got it now. reset the CMOS. redid the date and time right there, and turned on the comp. at first the antivirus said it was outdated, but then it's ok. I should be fine. tahnkx to all for the help.
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