Date and Time in error at boot up.

  willco 12 Nov 11
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For the past few weeks, every time I boot up my MESH Vista PC the Set-up screen appears and informs that the date and time are in error. I reset them and work without problems, but they are in error at the next boot up.Is it the American Megatrends CMOS chip at fault or something like a failing battery?

  proudfoot 12 Nov 11

How old is your PC. Sounds like your CMOS battery needs replacing.

  wiz-king 14 Nov 11

Dud cmos battery on the motherboard. Most of them are cheap and easy to replace.

  willco 16 Nov 11

Thanks romanby, computer built July 2007. Thanks wiz-king, you both comfirmed my suspicion of a battery failure. I have not experienced a previous battery failure having had one coputer for over 10 years!

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