My Computer has come to a complete stop
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Sat Jun 21 16:12:24 UTC 2008
> On Sat, 2008-06-21 at 09:49 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> reset the CMOS or reset the BIOS.
> Note: The CMOS is just a battery which powers the portion of the BIOS
> that stores your system settings. With out it, you would manually have
> to enter them in every time you poweroff/poweron
Not really. The CMOS is memory (Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor).
Attached to the CMOS is a battery, commonly called the CMOS battery, which
provides a tiny trickle of current to keep the CMOS memory refreshed.
So, "the portion of the BIOS that stores your system settings" _is_ the
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