? bad download in ?AVG update? clock wrong

  p;3 17:06 09 Feb 2006
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Win 98 se IE 6 on tower

interesting occurrances here; despite having rebooted , my computer clock gets put to 00;01 and my AVG internal clock is also out of sync with the world; have the latest avg updates had a bad entry in them?; when I boot up my pc I am now having to press F1 as I apparently have a bad checksom when the computer loads;( it is either that or from the large a 2 update) I have not yet resorted to uninstalling and reinstalling AVG but may well be heading in that direction

  VoG II 17:07 09 Feb 2006

The motherboard battery may need changing.

  VoG II 17:09 09 Feb 2006

CMOS Checksum error - almost certainly battery click here

  p;3 17:10 09 Feb 2006

?? mother board battery? can you expand a bit on that please?

  p;3 17:13 09 Feb 2006

this does not sound good; neither does the fact that my mail notifications have not arrived for this thread :(

  p;3 17:18 09 Feb 2006

is it a coincidence, but the clock change seems to have only happened since taking ON the two uppdates? and the computer looking for a driver it canot find?

see this thread of mine

click here

coincidence or what?

  p;3 22:24 09 Feb 2006

having spoken wth my computer technician, a new battery should be with me at the beginning of the week and hopefully the problems sorted after that; each time I load up tower the date on PC has to be reset, and the AVG icon is black ; I am hoping to be able to resolve my threads later, so others can learn from this ; my computer tech did ask why I did not keep my PC running conmtinuously ??to keep the battery charged ?? first I ahve heard of THAT "need", let alone of the existance OF the battery; and i would have thought I spend sufficient time with the PC on to boost the battery?

  VoG II 22:32 09 Feb 2006

The battery is not a rechargeable one - if your PC is more than about 2 years old and you switch off overnight, it has most probably died.

Take photos of your CMOS settings before changing the battery.

  p;3 22:37 09 Feb 2006

what difference does switching off overnight DO TO it? my tower is never left ON;

and I am told thast the battery "recharges"? I am somewhat non-plussed that a battery IS inside my pc, considering my pc is also attached to the mains supply for its power!! contradition in terms perhaps?

and ??where are the settings for the CMOS? I do not have an "instant" camera here!!

  VoG II 22:46 09 Feb 2006

The motherboard battery maintains your settings whilst your PC is turned off - it is not rechargeable.

To get to the BIOS settings click here

  p;3 22:53 09 Feb 2006

thanks for that; I"ll make a note to "make a note" to take a reading of the settings in the BIOS

??what is the "normal" life of one of these batteries? or am I lucky to have gotten away with "no change needed so far" in the life of my tower?

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