Something is majorily fucked up

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    whenever i start my computer, i get this black screen listing a bunch of info about my comp, and ends with these two lines:

    Error
    0271: Check date and time settings

    Warning
    0251: System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used


    Whenever i turn on the comp, the time/date resets back to jan 1, 2005. and system restore doesn't work, cuz all the earlier restore points have been wiped out. i've installed a few things recently, but nothing i can think of that can cause this error. is there any way to repair this issue?
     
  2. Minox

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    The CMOS battery on you motherboard has probably gone dry. All you have to do is to get a new one and replace the old one.
     
  3. Devante

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  4. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    no the battery is not dead.

    why? i restarted my computer a few times, and now the time is fixed :S (and the error message screen doesn't appear anymore)

    don't tell me the battery repaired itself o.O
     
  5. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    maybe it slid a bit out of place? Might as well replace it anyway.
     
  6. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Maybe it's at that point where it has just enough juice left to work a few more times.
    It's only $1 for a new battery.

    If that's not it, the BIOS could be corrupt. Download your BIOS update and flash it to correct the problem.
     
  7. penguinwarfare

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    Your battery is just thirsty. Water it a few times. Lets hope you can ignore bad avice as easily as the good advice that was already given.
     
  8. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Behind you! I know you looked!
    That's kinda harsh.