Compaq laptop. XP SP2
Excuse my simple question. I'd expect if you paid somebody else to do something most everything should come back aok.
I boot up and get a black screen with ERROR:0251 System CMOS checksum bad-Default Configuration used....
Option of F1 to enter Windows or F10 to go to BIOS.
Prior to ERROR theres some mention of 'time"? I only get this once per session. Inotherwards I'm using this computer now and will re-boot 500 times and will not see it. I put computer away and next session(tomorrow?) there the error message will be.
ok--I notice my clock on desktop is off. It went back to some date in 2000. Easy to correct.
In BIOS theres 2 times that will be 'off'...off time.... THE TOP ONE SEEMS TO CLICK BY THE SECOND and bottom is month/day/year.
I correct these to right date and approx. minute/seconds.
==BUT YET IT SEEMS NOT TO STICK...Tomorrow it will be back to default year 2000.(if thats default)
Something simple here I'm missing?
I'm sure people play with clocks. I'm new.
Clock off some programs go 'crazy".....
I hope I'm just missing something. Enough problems without every time you bring out computer clock on desktop and bios needs changing to 2005.
Edited by zz4, 03 September 2005 - 04:30 PM.