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Ok, I updated my bios to the 623-3 and now whenever I restart my pc, it shuts down like it's restarting, but then the screen stays black and the pc still runs. I then manually turn it off, and turn it back on and it works just fine. But it keeps doing this. It didn't do this before the bios update. I loaded optimized defaults and then reenabled the appropriate ports and it's still doing it.

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I had this happen once on a dell. The solution for me was to flash from a floppy, because I had origionally done it from windows. If you already flashed it from a floppy, try it again. Sometimes it's a little funkey like that.
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post #3 of 11
Reset the cmos. some of them need that after a flash. If that wont work its probably a bad flash.
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Yes do like crash says, but it probolily is a bad flash.
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Reset the cmos. some of them need that after a flash. If that wont work its probably a bad flash.
Ok, noob here. How do I do that? I looked in my bios options and saw cmos reloaded and in the cmos settings, but I didn't see like a reset option?

And if it is a bad flash, do I just do the flash again or will I need to use a floppy as jrabb said?
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To reset the CMOS I take out the cmos battery. First turn off your PSU. The battery is this silver circle on the lower right corner of your motherboard that looks like a watch battery. On the outside of it theres this yellow holder it has. Above the battery theres this little piece of metal that sticks out. Push it up with your finger or something and the battery should come out. Be careful not to touch the center of the battery, only touch the edge. Wait like one minute with the battery out of the motherboard, then pop it back in (right side up) and start up your system. At the screen before windows boots up it will say CMOS couldnt be loaded ( or something like that, its late lol). Then restart your computer and its reset.
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Or use the cmos reset jumper. Just turn off your PC, short it for a second, and turn it back on.
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Or use the cmos reset jumper. Just turn off your PC, short it for a second, and turn it back on.
but before you turn on your pc, make sure that jumper isn't shorted!! you'll smoke your cmos if you start your pc up while that jumper is shorted.
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Oh jeez, lol.

So by shorting it, am I just pushing that button in? And then releasing it?
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Oh jeez, lol.

So by shorting it, am I just pushing that button in? And then releasing it?
Button? No, not that I know of. If yours is anything like mine there's just two prongs sticking out near the bios that are labled clr_cmos and you just stick something metal between them for like a second. I would imagaine DFI has come up with a more fancy way to do this though, so check your manual.
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