BIOS is the basic controlling system of your PC as it allows your hardware to be identified and also helps you to control your hardware by allowing you to change the various parameters that are not normally accessible from the windows.
CMOS is used to store low level settings like system time and hardware settings. Sometimes when installing a hardware driver conflict can arise which may lead to the hardware being not recognized on your system. In such cases you can reset your CMOS settings to default factory settings either from within the BIOS or in some cases you need access your motherboard.
We have prepared a guide for you that will allow you to reset your CMOS settings easily.
How to Reset CMOS Settings
- The most easiest method for resetting your CMOS settings is from within the BIOS so refer to your computers manual on which key press will allow you to access the BIOS settings
- Once in BIOS look for the option that says either Reset to default or Load factory default or Clear BIOS settings
- Once you select it and press enter your factory settings will be applied. Any changes you made to your BIOS needs to be applied again manually.
- If you are unable to access the BIOS then you can clear the CMOS by using the motherboard jumper which can be found out using the motherboard manual.
- After you have located the CMOS jumper power off your computer and make sure there is no static electricity remaining and then flip the jumper to clear position and turn on your PC. Turn it off and then flip the jumper to original position and your CMOS settings should be restored to default.
- If your motherboard does not contain the CMOS jumper then you can reset the BIOS settings simply by removing the battery which is on your motherboard and then replacing it after 5min. If the battery does not come off then don’t force it.
There you have an easy guide that will allow you to reset your CMOS settings. BIOS reset is always good to be carried when you are troubleshooting a PC.
Do let us know if there is any other way with which you can reset your BIOS and clear you’re CMOS Settings.