Date and Time in error at boot up.

  willco 20:42 PM 12 Nov 11

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 21:30 PM 12 Nov 11

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

  wiz-king 20:27 PM 14 Nov 11

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

  willco 20:33 PM 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!


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best Black Friday deals 2015 live blog: Best UK Black Friday deals & best UK Black Friday tech…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

ZAK releases more videos showing what happens if you ask other professions to work for free

20 Mac Power User Tricks... That You Didn't Know