BIOS Boot up Issue

I have an older pc that is used for one specific use. I changed the BIOS setting to not allow a quick startup so I would have more time to react to the bios tests. Now it boots, runs memory test and re-boots. I have tried to cancel the memory test and also tried to renter the bios menu but nothing is working. Anyone know how I can get into the bios setup to change back to quick boot and get this pc back in service?
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Try taking out the CMOS battery and see if there is a button or jumper you can short to reset the BIOS to factory default.

Please post the make/mode of the computer or the motherboard so we have more information.

Also, try removing all but one memory stick and see if anything changes.   If it doesn't switch the sticks one at a time and test again.

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If you are using PS2 keyboard, power the PC off, then disconnect the keyboard and connect it again, then try again. If it is a USB keyboard, try it on different USB ports. Maybe the one you are using it on now isn't active at bootup (some mainboards have one or two USB ports that are specialized for keyboard and mouse).

If none of that works, remove the power cord and then the CMOS battery, or look for a jumper on the mainboard to reset the BIOS. Then put the battery back in and add power. The default settings should allow you to access the BIOS normally.
sschlundtAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for leading me in the right direction. I ended up having to pull the drives, memory and battery. That reset the bios and I was able to get in and get things back to normal. Thanks you both.
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