oops i forgot to mention that i was prompted to hit F1 to load the defaults,
i hit F1 and the OS (windows xp) loaded up
ricodirenzo, i guess what you mean by saved defaults is the default ones, correct? i guess i save the defaults from the bios, by default would there not be a saved bios settings?
yes, the OS did load up after i hit F1, can i safely reboot the machine?
i did not messs around with the BIOS? i aint into flash programming, i guess one would do that if one wanted to overclock, correct?
i got the mobo under 2 years ago, would it have a battery which is on its way out, i guess if the bios chip fails, then the mobo needs to be chucked out, correct? wonder if the mobo will be under warranty?
i did do a naughty(?) thing, i had shut down my machine (which was quite warm in the first place), disconnected the power to the machine (by removing the electric cable) and then hit the power on button (to check if there was any residual power in the PSU, i had heard there usually is), perhaps that is the cause of the problem
sounds similar to what you ahd written, only that i had shut down the machine from windows xp, it was off i am sure, would this have corrupted the bios settings for ever, if i restart my machine do you thiunk i will get the bios problem again?