Have changed CMOS battery for a new one but if I take the power lead out of the PC the Mboard goes back about six years in time.
Its a Dell Vostro 260, Win7 desktop.
If you've also synchronized the time and date and checked if the new battery isn't a dud, then it may be a virus. I'd try running your security software in safe mode.
I'd suspect a dud battery - or a battery fitted upside down. If the latter isn't the problem, for 99p, it's got to be worth trying a different one.
If its not a dud battery, then check the contact point or strip to see if the battery is firmly bedded.
It's none of the above.
Have just reformatted the drive and reloaded Win7. Not on net yet so no bugs.
Have changed battery twice.
Thanks for suggestions anyway.
How old is the Dell? If still under warranty I'd contact Dell just in case a mobo fault.
Good morning Rdave. I will check with Dell. This is the same PC with the BSOD problem.
Have you ever heard of a Mboard causing BSOD? Can't think what else it can be. See other post.
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