Solved

BIOS continually esculates

Posted on 2008-06-10
9
208 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
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.
0
Comment
Question by:mikethacker
9 Comments
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
Comment Utility
i do not understand what happens, explain in more detail, or attach a picture please
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
jamietoner earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
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?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:JohnnyCanuck
Comment Utility
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.
0
IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
Comment Utility
waiting for some feedback...
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikethacker
Comment Utility
It's a laptop and when I am in the BIOS, the time rapidly counts up about 1 minute per second or more.
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
Comment Utility
since you updated the bios, i think the RTC (real time clock) circuitry is bad.
you need a new mobo to correct this imho
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Is it worth it to buy an Echo? In a word, yes! For me it was definitely worth it. I use mine on a daily basis. Prologue & Privacy At first, I was very skeptical about the Amazon Echo. In general, I don't like voice assistants. I don't li…
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now