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BIOS continually esculates

Posted on 2008-06-10
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In a DELL Latitude, when I go into the BIOS, it is on crack!! It is counting up continually. I took the BIOS from A13 to A16. Still, CLOCK ON CRACK!!! The defaults was reset when I did the A13 to A16. STILL, the clock is quickly, before my eyes, counting up. PLEASE HELP.
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by:nobus
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i do not understand what happens, explain in more detail, or attach a picture please
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Sounds like the RTC on the motherboard is failing making time flyby. First try replacing the cmos battery(if possible), if that doesn't work the motherboard would need replaced. By any chance is it still under warranty?
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I second the CMOS battery suggestion but in the mean time you can try clearing the CMOS settings.  There should be a jumper located near the battery on the motherboard labelled CLR or Clear CMOS or something similar.  Power down the computer and move the jumper to the clear position, wait a few seconds then move it back.  Turn on the computer, enter the CMOS setup and load default values, enter the proper date and time, save and reboot.
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waiting for some feedback...
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by:mikethacker
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It's a laptop and when I am in the BIOS, the time rapidly counts up about 1 minute per second or more.
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by:nobus
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since you updated the bios, i think the RTC (real time clock) circuitry is bad.
you need a new mobo to correct this imho
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