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Reset on Startup

Rourkefamily
Grafter
Posts: 241
Registered: 01-09-2007

Reset on Startup

Running an old Pentium III with XP.
Everytime we start up I have to go through Run SETUP before getting to windows. After running setup, everything is fine apart from the pain of having to reset date / time.
Any suggestions?
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Rourkefamily
Grafter
Posts: 241
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Reset on Startup

The message I get is 'CMOS' settings are wrong. F1 to run SETUP F" to load default values and contine.
I can go either way to fix. Usually F2. Once this is done, windows opens OK and everything runs fine. Power down PC. Switch back on. Same message again.
Rourkefamily
Grafter
Posts: 241
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Reset on Startup

Excellent. No problem with working inside. I will find the little fella and get it replaced. Thank you  Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,571
Thanks: 3
Registered: 13-04-2007

Re: Reset on Startup

Some old MB also have rechargeable batteries so leaving the pc on for a couple of days may solve it. A lot of old MB that had a none replaceable battery ie it was soldered to the board have pins close to the battery and you used to be able to get a little plugin box which you could put AA batteries.
If it is a soldered in one you can solder wires onto the battery and stick 6 volt on it from any dc source
Rich
Grafter
Posts: 184
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Reset on Startup

Quote from: samuria
If it is a soldered in one you can solder wires onto the battery and stick 6 volt on it from any dc source

Careful - 6 volts may be to much, some require 3v or 3.6v.  Also, check polarity (+ and -).

Richard