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How do you clear your BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings?

#1WyzeGyePosted 3/11/2014 11:28:52 AM
This is where a question usually goes. - Results (34 votes)
By using the jumper pins on the motherboard.
35.29% (12 votes)
12
By pulling the battery on the motherboard.
50% (17 votes)
17
By buying a new motherboard.
5.88% (2 votes)
2
By bringing it to a repair service.
2.94% (1 votes)
1
By asking a family member or friend more knowledgable than yourself.
5.88% (2 votes)
2
This poll is now closed.
I've always been the battery pulling type. I've only been forced to buy a new motherboard once due to a failed flash.
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#2MaxCHEATER64Posted 3/11/2014 11:44:25 AM
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 3/11/2014 11:46:27 AM
Which options are still available?
Pulling battery doesn't seem to work always, it holds it anyways on most of my systems.
Jumpers seem to be gone on my newer systems.

So far I just go into the BIOS controls and load defaults.
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#4ChetyrePosted 3/11/2014 11:46:40 AM
my motherboard has a clear CMOS button
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#5MarceloSampaioPosted 3/11/2014 11:47:00 AM
Last time I did that, I used the jumper. But its been YEARS since I needed to clear my BIOS settings.
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#6WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 3/11/2014 11:51:30 AM
Chetyre posted...
my motherboard has a clear CMOS button


I forgot about the button. Though isn't that just a button attached to a jumper anyway?
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#7ChetyrePosted 3/11/2014 11:53:24 AM
WyzeGye posted...
Chetyre posted...
my motherboard has a clear CMOS button


I forgot about the button. Though isn't that just a button attached to a jumper anyway?


Probably, but it beats having to open the case and mess with the jumper
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#8arleasPosted 3/11/2014 11:58:32 AM
My current motherboard has a button so I'd press that. With my LAST motherboard I think there was a jumper but because I never memorized its location and I didn't want to risk screwing something up, I just removed the battery.

For the purposes of this poll I answered "jumper" since that's what the button is replacing.
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#9samurai1900Posted 3/11/2014 11:59:33 AM
CMOS button here, yes.
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#10Knighted DragonPosted 3/11/2014 12:09:49 PM
Jumper, battery is too much of a pain to get in and out vs spending literally 2-3 seconds with the jumper
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