Program or how-to for saving CMOS settings to floppy or CD?

By Jboman
Dec 27, 2010
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  1. Hi to all.

    Does anybody know how to save your cmos settings to a floppy or CD?

    Is there a program that can assist with saving the cmos settings to floppy or CD?

    Is there anyway to perform saving the cmos settings within the BIOS to floppy or CD?

    I really don't want to go into the BIOS and write down all that info.

    I have an HP Pavilion 553w that is 7 1/2 years old, running windows xp home edition version 2002 sp3, 2 gbs of ram, AMD athlon(tm)XP 2100+ 1.73 GHZ, bios version/date Phoenix Techologies, LTD AM35308, 10/07/2002 (Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility) SMBIOS 2.3, BIOS Core Version V6.0, BIOS Revision 3.08 10/7/2002.

    I know my computer is ancient and I probably should have updated my BIOS, as it is out of date.

    Also, after starting up my computer I noticed my time and date is not correct and as of lately have to adjust the time and date to the correct time and date.

    I did some research and came across some possible reasons:
    1. RTC battery (CMOS battery) may need reseating on motherboard.
    2. The battery has become corrupt.
    3. BIOS version may be out of date.

    My computer is really taking longer than usual to startup and images of icons take longer to display, which may be a sign of the symptoms I listed above.

    My computer doesn't have any malware whatsoever, clean as can be.

    Any help or advise will be truly appreciated.

  2. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

  3. Inforanop

    Inforanop TS Rookie

    New battery
    Reduce the number of programs starting up with Windows.
    Run chkdsk

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