Re: Motherboard : How do I know?
Sure we dont have a jumper setting problem? I know I keep mentioning that but the reason I suspect it is, when I first installed this board it didnt run and since I didnt have internet at the time I had to figure it out on my own, and Im certainly no guru. I was using pretty old computer manuals from thrift stores and such because Walmart just doesnt cater to Computer Tech very well, and since I live in a cowfield I couldnt get a real help book. I know there are only a few jumper settings and maybe this thing wouldnt be running if they werent right but ......you tell me. could I be wrong in assuming that.
Also should mention, and it probably means nothing, but the jumpers a saw looked the same as the ones from a hard drive. I got this board used, but that isnt the problem is it? I mean they just have to make the connection, correct?
EDIT: Ok, I checked the jumpers. JP2 is BIOS protection and its enabled. JP1 is Clear CMOS and its set for Clear CMOS
So Im guessing if that JP2 (Bios Protection) wasnt enabled Id be having problems, LOL
OK so, How would I clear CMOS? I mean I know right now I just:
Turn off the COM and Diable the "BIOS Protection" and the "Clear CMOS" is already set, but then what.
1)Do I turn on the COM with those settings, (CMOS set for clear and BIOS Potect set for disabled)?
2)Do I wait a few minutes and then set the "Clear CMOS" jumper to "normal" like it should be and then start the COM and leave the BIOS Protection disabled to try the flash utility again?
3)Do I wait a few minutes and then set the "Clear CMOS" jumper to normal and the "BIOS Protect" back to Enabled and then start the COM?
One Last One. Would the BIOS Protection actually stop the CMOS from getting cleared when the battery got pulled out.
ok 2.....Am I way off.....CMOS.....BIOS.....BIOS.....CMOS, I just realized Im talking about two completely different things here. SEE I should not be messing around without help here, LOL.