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#1 Renante

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:44 PM

I need ur help...i think i have a hardware problem of some sort...everytime i shutdown the computer and turn it on again it automatically enters the bios configuration without pressing delete button..and the configuration in the bios are restarted to defaults..like the time is 00:00:00 and the year is 1/1/2002..and the cpu speed is set to manual instead of the 2.8Ghz speed..this happens everytime we shutdown the computer..in the tab were the setting of the cpu is located..their is some sort of instruction that we should set the cpu frequency..how much frequency should be use so or is the frequency nid to be set...pls help me with my problem...and also i have a hardisk problem..during booting the computer detects my slave hardrive but when im already in windows..the hardrive doesnt show up..but in the device manager the hardrive is their and working properly and also when i reformated my other hardrive the other hardrive is still their..it seems fine..

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:57 PM

Your CMOS battery is dead. Open the case and look for a coin-sized round battery and gently lift the tab and sneak it out. It's easy to find a replacement, even drug stores carry them. Well, in the US anyways
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:09 AM

A new CMOS battery is the least expensive thing you'll ever replace.

After you put in the new one, you will have to reset the date and time.
Also check the boot order, you may have to reset it.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 09 December 2007 - 01:11 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:08 AM

wats the life span of a CMOS battery..?i think my CMOS battery was 1 or 2 years ago..is it that short..?i thot those battery last for long years..well anyway i will replace it immediately..and how about my HARDRIVE..it is still invisible in my computer and during booting process and bios set-up it is there and the in the device manager it says device working properly..i badly needed the files in my slave hardrive..

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:40 AM

A dying/flaky CMOS battery causes all sorts of irregular things to happen, so replacing it is the initial priority.

Afterwards check the status of your system and deal with problems, if any, by posting details here.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

CMOS batteries are like any other battery - it depends on how long it sat on the shelf before you got it, upon it's charging ability/state, and how it's used by the components in your system.

I got a brand new name brand mobo from a major online retailer a couple of years back - and the CMOS battery died within 3 months! Back then it was $1.50 for two of them at WalMart.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:50 PM

replace the battery and retest, this is a desktop machine, correct? how old is it?

Edited by RLI, 09 December 2007 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:41 PM

my machine is 4 yrs. old but the CMOS battery was changed 3 or 4 time..i wil replace the battery tommorow..

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:01 PM

if it doesn't hold the settings then the motherboard is failing.

Edited by RLI, 09 December 2007 - 06:11 PM.





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