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    Dell Optiplex GX620 Will Not Retain BIOS Settings

    I have an issue with the BIOS in a Dell Optiplex GX620. It will not keep any of the BIOs changes I make. I want to be able to specify the Boot order, the admin password, SATA operation etc. None of these changes are remembered after reboot.

    I have:

    • Removed the BIOS battery and waited before re-inserting.
    • Changed the BIOS battery.
    • Updated the BIOS version to A11.


    Is there anything that I can try that I have not already?

    Thanks.

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    Check the manual to see if there's a jumper on the motherboard that you can unplug in order to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busybub View Post
    Check the manual to see if there's a jumper on the motherboard that you can unplug in order to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.
    Not sure I have a copy of the handbook any more [A major clear out about a year ago went a bit too far...] However I think I should be able to download a PDF version.

    As a first step I have looked at the motherboard and I can only see one jumper [password reset jumper]

    Edit: I found the 'Restore to factory settings' in the BIOS. All values reset and then edited. All settings are retained except for BIOS password and boot sequence. The two values I am most interested in.
    Last edited by DaveP; 30th June 2010 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Add detail to the post.

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