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Trouble With Computer Start


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#1 rainydaze

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:36 AM

Hello,
I've been having problems with my computer lately, whenever I turn it on I get this message:
CMOS checksum errors - Defaults loaded
I have to press the delete key which brings me to the system page and then type in the correct date and time.After this the computer restarts and works normal. Any ideas what the probelm may be? Or how I can fix it? It would be much appreciated if someone could help. Thanks.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:38 AM

If it is losing the time when you restart it is time for a new CMOS battery. $4 at your local store.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:42 AM

Yes, the date always goes back to January 1st, 2002. Thanks for your help.-

Edited by rainydaze, 28 November 2006 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:43 PM

The CMOS (Better known as the BIOS) battery is mounted on the motherboard. It is about the size of a nickel. It is the only battery on the motherboard.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:13 PM

Hi again,
I have another question about the battery. I just put in a new one, and when I turned the computer on, the message CMOS checksum errors - Defaults loaded showed up again. I had to type in the correct date as it went back to January 1st, 2002. Did I do something wrong or can someone tell me how to check it and make the message go away? The battery is in correct so I don't know what is wrong. Thanks.

Edited by rainydaze, 30 November 2006 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:01 AM

Once you install the battery you need to set the correct time, time zone, and date.

After that there should be no further problem.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:51 AM

Sorry for the delay in replying back. Thank you for your advice, everything works normal again. Cheers!




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