Removing the CMOS battery doesn't cause the settings to be "lost". Instead they are RESET to their default settings.. Many computers don't need any changes at all after the reset.
If you're familiar with the method to access the BIOS settings, then do so.. (Restart the computer and immediatley press the appropriate BIOS/CMOS setup F-key for your computer.. Each computer is slightly different as the correct key could be the F1, F2, F10, Esc, Delete, or a combination of keys.. Sometimes the BIOS setup key is indicated on the black screen at the very beginning of your startup.) Once in the BIOS settings section, check for anything that you might need to change.. There may be no changes necessary.
Hope this helps.
I have a Toshiba Qosimio G35-AV600 running WIN XP OS. It has two SATA Drives. It also has a finger sensing unit which was used to run the laptop. It was working fine and then one day when powering up, the Qosimio LOGO would came up and then a screen that said PASSWORD = followed by a flashing cursor.
I had not used a password in the past, always the finger sensing unit, so I originally thought that it was asking for a HDD password; however after removing both hard drives (one at a time and power up after each SATA removal)until both were removed. When powering up it still presented a screen that said PASSWORD = followed by a flashing cursor..
I then disconnected the CMOS battery for an hour and then re-connected it.
1 -- I understand that now all of the BIOS settings have been lost and,
2 -- Therefore I assume that the need for a password to boot has been removed, and
3 -- I do not know how to reset the BIOS settings.
What is the proper procedure for setting up the BIOS in this situation.