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Old 10-20-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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My dell laptop wont save its settings evertime i switch it off. I did put it in to be repaired a while ago but they just helped speed it up. everytime i start it up it goes through all of my settings. how can i make it keep my settings?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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What settings? That could mean a million things.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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sounds like mallware
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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sounds like mallware
No it doesn't, with pretty much no usefull info suppplied in the OP, malware would not be first on my list of guesses.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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A dead cmos battery?
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Battery, if you're talking about BIOS settings.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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"goes through all my settings" is a pretty vague description of the problem. Exactly what is your computer doing? While you're at it, exactly what kind is it and how long have you had it? CMOS batteries usually last a long time, but they DO fail.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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A $10.00 bill says the OP never returns...
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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A $10.00 bill says the OP never returns...
A $20 that says we get more posts with random guesses as to what the solution might be, even though we don't know what the problem is
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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A $20 that says we get more posts with random guesses as to what the solution might be, even though we don't know what the problem is
Blow out the fan?
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