simply sets it back to the default setting, so should not cause any problem.
Use the jumper, that's what it is designed for. Removing the battery could lead to loosening the connection and creating other problems.
The maual should tell how long to leave the jumper in the clear position with power off. Give it a good 20 minutes, just to be safe. Got nothing else to do. LOL
Lets disconnect all drives, both power and signal and work with a minimum of hardware.
The BIOS is stored in the CMOS chip, on the mobo. Sometimes called the RTC [real time cllock] chip. Virtually always near the battery.
Can't do much re the BIOS until you get some video. To use a VGA card you would most likely have to disable the onboard video in the BIOS. Maybe a jumper on the mobo, but not likely but again RTFM LOL. In the meantime leave the AGP card out.
If you installed the mobo in a case that the former mobo was in, are you certain that you didn't leave any hex standoffs on the mounting plate that are not lined up to mounting holes in the new mobo? Could short out the artwork and cause problems.
Get the video working and then we can solve the floppy problem after that. One issue at a time. HD light permanently On is not normal. Certainly should not light when you disconnect the power and signal to the drive.
Ok here goes...
CPU fan on the old mobo died out and the BIOS popped up. I may have changed some settings before it permanently shut down.
Decided it was time to upgrade so I bought a new Mobo/CPU combo.
1 stick of 256 DDR RAM
2 HDs (1 master, 1 slave)
Mobo has built-in VGA but also has an AGP slot, I've tried booting with video card in and out (only built-in), not sure if I should be using an additional video card with a mobo that has built-in VGA.
Bought a new PSU and after several days, finally connected the front panel switches correctly.
Power switch turns the system on. PSU fan works, CPU fan works, CD drives light up, HD LED is permanently on. Floppy drive light is either permanently on, or with the cable flipped, permanently off. Does not read even with bootup floppy in, either way the cable is hooked up.
Not a single thing shows up on monitor, using either built-in VGA alone, or with AGP video card. Have tried two monitors, each of which to my knowledge, are working fine.
No beeps from speaker.
After a bit of research, I'm considering clearing the CMOS but want to know from others if this is recommended for a situation like this.
Also, is the BIOS stored on the mobo or the HD? Would my previous settings be stopping the system from booting properly?
I'm also a little confused about the proper way to clear the CMOS, if this is an option for me.
I know the proper jumper and where it is, but do I leave it in, power off, for 10 minutes or more?
Or is it better to boot the system without the battery?
Thanks to any who offer advice.