mother board battery

  vmkwings 15:32 12 May 2005
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Can someone answer this question
If the battery on the motherboard has gone will this stop the computer from starting up?

  Fingees 16:26 12 May 2005

The first thing that happensis, as the battery begins to fail, the time clock tends to read incorrectly.

It doesn't normally stop computer from starting.
However, as it provides power for the cmos bios chip when the computer is turned of, it may well have that effect if it is allowed to drain completely.

  Stuartli 16:28 12 May 2005

I've never had to replace a CMOS battery yet and my current motherboard is six years old.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 12 May 2005

Yes you may get an error message like "checksum error"

CMOS Battery
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  DieSse 17:08 12 May 2005

And if it gets that bad it totally loses the settings for hard drives or other items, it may not boot up.

  vmkwings 08:39 13 May 2005

thanks everybody

  CurlyWhirly 21:21 13 May 2005

[QUOTE] I've never had to replace a CMOS battery yet and my current motherboard is six years old.[/QUOTE]


Crikey, I didn't think they lasted that long.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:17 13 May 2005

have a PC running win98 date on battery is Oct97

  CurlyWhirly 23:10 13 May 2005

Crikey. Oct97 thats close to a decade old!

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