I keep getting the above message on start up, I can hit F1 to continue or del to go into setup. If I hit F1 windows boots up normally or I can go into BIOS and reset factory defaults and then boot up normally, either way the pc date and time are wrong. Is this likely to be the CMOS battery ? Or can anyone advise?
I'll give tha battery a try. Can't get a motherboard manual, its an oem board by Time - I already tried to get hold of one from the MSI website, I eventually emailed them and they told me to contact Time. I emailed them but as usual there's no reply.
If you are looking for a manual to get the battery specification, - you can remove the battery yourself and see the number etched on its surface.
I assume that your motherboard is similar to the majority these days, and the battery will be a shiny disk about the size of a 1p coin near the BIOS chip. It will have a spring retaining clip holding it in place.
Try and avoid direct handling (particularly with sweaty hands)a wipe with a clean cloth will help if you left fingerprints!