BIOS wont stay saved?! Turn on carputer...always the default bios setup...HELP!?!
more adventures through carputer land. This time, it involves an ASUS A7V-266C motherboard. My friend got my on ASUS a while ago, but since I have found that I am disgusted with them. I already had to send the board back for replacemnt, which they sent me back a board that has white "VOID" lightly imprinted over the CMOS battery and the EPROM aswell. This one however, will not keep my bios settings. I'm off an inverter, but even if I was on DC-DC I wouldn't want ANY current going to the carputer when I'm not wanting to hear tunes, for fear of battery draininge. I cant exactly figure this out, I've tried everything. Re-seting the CMOS battery, clearing the CMOS and starting over (GOD HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE DONE THIS) tried different batteries. Nothing. The computer just starts up and goes to the inital bios setup screen, as if you had added a new CPU or something. It actually saved the bios once last night, re packed everything up the way I like it, was ready to go cruize, and what do you know...default bios setup screen! It seemed to be fine if there was no power going to it for like 5 seconds or so, any more than that and when I restarted next time, you know that pretty blue screen I'd get!
Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated. I'm not even doing "PWR ON AFTER AC LOSS" anymore, for fear that maybe that would lead to these damn bioses not saving.