boot loop on post

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I have recently updated the BIOS on my FIC VT-502 board from v1.08FF11 (8/9/1997) to v1.13FF104 (2/22/1999) to add support for drives larger than 8GB, and to properly display my CPU's name (AMD K6) on boot. All had gone well until I re-enabled the onboard USB controller. After the RAM check, it would immediately restart without displaying any errors.

There is no means of resetting the CMOS on the board from what I can see. It seems to be random when the loop breaks and allows me into the BIOS settings to reset it to defaults.

Is this a bug in this version of the BIOS or something else I'm missing?
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quick easy fix to try is replacing the cmos battery with a brand new CR2032 3V litium coin cell.

other than that check for bad capacitors on the motherboard or in your power supply for more info

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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