you're sure your jumpers are set correctly? Check the red switch in the back and make sure it is at the correct setting for where you live. and if it still has probs try a diff PSU, the one you have ight be faulty or shorted.
energy is stored in the mobo, that's why when i clear my CMOS you count to 5 secs b4 putting jumper back on. if you don't wait long enough it doesn't drain the capacitors and it is still on previous settings. I just switch PSU on and wait and back on....works the same and i dont have to open my case and mess with jumpers and cords and all that crap.
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Compaq Presario V5000 laptop