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Why must I reset the CMOS???

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Today I installed my old HDDs and my board wouldn't post. After tearing the entire machine apart to test it on cardboard as instructed, I took the battery out and did the jumper jump and it worked like a charm. Later on, I disconnected the peripherals to use the little dell for an online test, as it's not tri booting anymore after the ordeal just jumping to my system parition and running x64, and it does the same thing.

As I type this, I'm wondering if the problem has anything to do with unplugging the power cord, with the old IDE HDD jumpers on CS ? Should they be on slave? I do have to set the new SATA drive to my primary drive when I reset it . .
post #2 of 7
Im not sure im reading you right, you connect the hdd and you need to clear the cmos in order for it to post?
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more like, since I connected the HDDs I have to clear the CMOS if I disconnect power via PSU unit switch or like this morning, my luck, the power went off for about 10 seconds. Luckily I was fast on my feet and hit the I/O switch before it came back on for paranoia's sake.

BTW, you have been very helpful to me and I appreciate it.

I'm gonna call ASUS and see what they say, I'll post thier answer.
post #4 of 7
My M3A-H mb is behaving the similarly.

Whenever I power down and remove power from my system when booting up... the mb resets after ten seconds or so.. continuously.. unless I power down and reset the bios...

What gives??
post #5 of 7
try replacing your cmos battery, perhaps its defective. I had a system do something similar to me. It would run, but randomly crash with errors, was slow, all sorts of errors whic wcould be caused by different things. In the end I changed the battery and EVERYTHING went away, didnt even have to format. I almost **** my pants
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Didin't I just read that another member RMAed the same MB due to a faulty MB battery?
I think I did, but I ramed through so many posts I'm questioning myself

Im not nuts... not this time
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...-me-chose.html

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I apologize, I'll keep my threads to a minimum.
Edited by OpticWaves - 5/28/08 at 5:07pm
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