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Old 09-20-2001, 10:27 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2001
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Default BIOS won't hold time/date settings

have switched batteries to no avail. every time i boot, it gives two beeps and says "check date and time settings". when i go into bios, the clock has started at 00:00 with seconds ticking. the date says 01/01/1990. i set it right, f10 then reboot and it does the same thing. are there jumpers on some mbds that reset the date/time at boot? or is this a bad bios chip?
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Old 09-20-2001, 02:16 PM   #2
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interesting, wonder if this is a Y2K glitch!
can you update your present bios??
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Old 09-20-2001, 07:44 PM   #3
Bozo Galora
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Could be virus
Could be corrupted bios
Could be bad real time clock chip

Run DOS based anti-virus (F-Protect)
Reflash BIOS

Run this program:

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