CMOS Problem

  Simon_P 00:19 15 May 2003

Sorry no mobo info available as it is a PC of a work associate.

The problem is as follows:

CMOS Battery failed and was replaced.
On resetting BIOS changing settings resetting clock etc selecting exit and save yes / no and selecting yes, PC boots fine and works ok.
After being powered down when booted next time get the error message CMOS battery low and all settings are lost.
Tried another new battery but no success.

Any suggestions appreciated.

I will try to get Mobo info and post it as soon as I can.


  hugh-265156 00:30 15 May 2003

try setting the time etc again,save and exit then switch off for a five mins but remove the power cord from the back then turn on again.

some motherboards have a jumper to "clear the CMOS" perhaps if you try this it will forget that the battery was flat.

  Simon_P 21:26 15 May 2003

Thank you for your postings huggyg71 and horiz5

It was the CMOS reset jumper.

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