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BIOS Problem?


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HyDekar

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Heya, I'm just about to reformat my computer because of some bad problems that have been happening, so I thought I'd ponder this question and check it once I'm back up and running.

It has happened on two seperate occasions now, but when I start up my computer, not all the time, just on rare occasions, the bios will say clock not set, press F1 to enter setup, etc...
So I go into set up, fix up the clock and date, and I find that everything has been put back to the default settings!
Once I fix it up, it's fine... MEh?

ASUS A7V880 Mainboard
AMD Sempron 2800+ @ 2.18Ghz
512MB 400MHZ DDR

Can anybody give me an idea of what's going on and a way to fix it?
Thanks!

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Tyger

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It just needs a new CMOS battery, about a two dollar item you can get at Radio Shack or any computer store. It's about the size of a nickel and you need to get the right replacement, there are several types but most of them are the same.

The CMOS remembers your BIOS settings and the clock is part of the CMOS circuit too.
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They are usually quite common just check the CR number and get an identical one. When removing the battery make sure the computer is off and you take your time not to damage the board if you decide to use anything like a small screwdriver to remove it.

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Excellent, that's what I thought it might be, I just thought I'd double check to see...
Thanks for the quick reply guys! I'll look around tomorrow after work.

THANKS AGAIN ;) :tazz:
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