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Having To Press F1 To Continue & The Clock


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#1 BoltonByrd

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:29 AM

Hi,

I hope I am in the correct category for these two questions. When I start my computer I have to hit F1 in order to contine. Once I am signed in I have a message telling me to alter the date and time, which has set itself at 31 Secember 1999. I duly obey and new date and time is showing in bottom right. However, I have to do this every time I start up my computer. Does any kind soul have a remedy for this little tinker please? :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:33 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

This is very common, if not recognized by users the first time it happens. The remedy is cheap and readily attainable by all :flowers:.

CMOS Battery. - http://www.geocities.com/micksmix2000/cmosbatt.html

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

Louis

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:22 AM

Thank you for that Louis, it was very helpful. I didn't know there was a battery in 'there'! I will certainly give that a go.

Do you think the F1 issue is connected?

Cheers BoltonByrd

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:28 AM

Thank you for that Louis, it was very helpful. I didn't know there was a battery in 'there'! I will certainly give that a go.

Do you think the F1 issue is connected?

Cheers BoltonByrd


During boot up, press F1 is likely because in the bios settings you are not properly set up in boot sequence.
Sometime after power up, there should be another F? to set up or bios. You want to boot from CD first then the C drive.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:47 AM

On my systems...I get the F1 option whenever the BIOS clock needs to be reset, regardless of reason (power failure, my turning PS off, failing CMOS battery, etc.).

It's the BIOS leading me by the hand :thumbsup:.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:58 AM

If the battery isn't holding the settings (as indicated by the clock being off), then the BIOS may default to this behavior because it can't recognize the devices. F1 is usually just used to indicate that you understand that there is an issue.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:20 PM

Thank you ALL very much for your replies, I really do appreciate them.

I did noticed that on the rare occasion that I wasn't asked to press F1, the clock didn't need altering.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:57 PM

Hello,

I'm facing a similar problem. Every time, I start my comp, it says:
Press F1 to continue, or DEL to enter set up

But my clock doesn't trouble me. It's just the F1 trouble at start up. A technician has fixed it a couple of times but it keeps coming back. Is it a CMOS battery thing too? DO I need to change it or something?

Thanks,
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:07 PM

I suggest that you start a new post...your situation seems to be different and possibly more complicated, IMO.

FWIW: My systems will default to the F1 thing...whenever a boot is intentionally or unintentionally interrupted or fails to complete.

A bad CMOS battery is not always the cause of F1 references in error messages.

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