Toshiba Satellite Pro A40 - BIOS settings for parallel port lost at each reboot

I'm running Windows XP Pro on a new Toshiba Satellite Pro A40.  The machine is used for collecting experimental data through the parallel port.  In order to do this, the parallel port is set to LPT1 (378H/IRQ7) in the BIOS and it works fine.

However, everytime the machine is rebooted or shut down, the settings for the parallel port are lost.  When I look in the BIOS the settings have changed from LPT1 to 'NOT USED' even though I save the settings when I exit the BIOS.

I've checked that I'm running the latest version of the BIOS available for this model.  

Is there a way around this ?   Can I somehow force the BIOS to remember the settings for the parallel port ?

izzie2Asked:
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pkaanapuCommented:
Even if you have the latest version you may need to reinstall the bios. You can find it at www.pcsupport.toshiba.com
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CallandorCommented:
You may need to replace the CMOS battery.  It is responsible for settings being persistent, so if you save settings and later on they are not there, the battery may be low.
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