Updating bios on dell inspiron 1420
She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing.King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.Clearing CMOS, in this case, involves popping the battery out and then putting it back in.Move the little plastic jumper from the 2 pins it's on over to the other pins (in a 3-pin setup where the center pin is shared) or remove the jumper entirely if this is a 2-pin setup.Clearing CMOS, in this case, involves unplugging the white connector from the motherboard and then plugging it back in.Desktops: The CMOS battery in most desktop computers is much easier to find and looks just like a standard cell-type battery like you'd find in small toys or traditional watches.
Since I found people with bugs that sound very similar (see below), I want to raise awareness in this forum and help other people google it (if they encounter the same problem).If you don't do this, CMOS will clear on every restart of your computer!Hello, I have this problem when trying to upgrade from Windows Vista (ultimate) to Windows 7 (ultimate), and it tells me that I need to upate the BIOS. I have a Dell XPS-M1530, trying to update from BIOS A08 to A9 (1530_A09.exe) or A12 (1530_A12.exe). My tech friend says he cannot understand why the Windows 7 upgrade program is asking to update the BIOS before it will load. I can download the BIOS file from Dell, but when I try to execute I get the following error: "An unexpected error occurred while trying to execute the flash application. Application error return 0x00000406" I reboot and no help. As the administrator of your Dell computer, you have access to the system and BIOS settings where you can change the way the machine boots and runs.
One reason to clear CMOS is to help troubleshoot or solve certain computer problems or hardware compatibility issues.