If you are having hardware compatibility issues or other BIOS related issues, the best way is to reset BIOS settings.
When resetting the BIOS settings, your computer will restore the BIOS settings back to the original default state.
Here is how to reset BIOS settings on a computer
1. Use the BIOS Menu to reset BIOS settings
To access the setup menu, restart your computer and press the DEL key or the F2 key.
On the BIOS settings menu, find the Reset option. This option has many different names such as: Reset to default, Load factory defaults, Load setup defaults, Clear BIOS settings or other similar names.
Use the arrow keys to select the Reset option and then press Enter and select Yes to confirm the operating system.
At this point the BIOS will restore back to the default settings.
2. Use CMOS Jumper to reset BIOS settings
To reset BIOS settings via CMOS Jumper, you must first unplug the computer. Then press and hold the computer power button for about 15 seconds to. This step will help discharge all remaining electricity stored in the capacitors.
Open your computer’s CPU cover and find the location of the jumper. The jumper will be named something like: CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, CLR CMOS, or CLR PWD. Often manufacturers will place the CMOS jumper near the CMOS battery.
Move the jumpers to the “clear” position, then proceed to power on your computer and turn on your machine. Then proceed to turn off the computer, remove the jumper and then move the jumper back to its original position.
3. Remove the CMOS battery to reset BIOS settings
- Unplug your computer completely.
- Open CPU.
- Find the CMOS battery location.
- Next remove the CMOS battery from its place.
- Press and hold the power button on your computer to discharge all the remaining electricity stored in the capacitors.
- Wait for about 5 minutes then proceed to install the CMOS battery in its original position.
After resetting BIOS settings, you can reconfigure all settings such as system date and time as well as boot options.