BIOS won't hold time/date settings

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by carolinaboy, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. carolinaboy

    carolinaboy Member

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    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?
     
  2. bacillus

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    interesting, wonder if this is a Y2K glitch!
    can you update your present bios??
     
  3. Bozo Galora

    Bozo Galora Diamond Member

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    Could be virus
    Could be corrupted bios
    Could be bad real time clock chip

    Try:
    Run DOS based anti-virus (F-Protect)
    Dump CMOS
    Reflash BIOS

    Run this program:

    Test RTC/BIOS/CMOS