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win 98 - CMOS repeatedly loses date

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#1 Carolyn

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:40 PM

I have an IBM Lenova laptop A20m running Windows 98 (not SE) and nearly every time I boot up, it takes me to CMOS to reset the date and time. Any idea why date and time in CMOS won't stick?

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:54 PM

Might be a faulty CMOS battery.

Have you tried replacing this battery with a new one? :thumbsup:

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If you're fixing a laptop it might be trickier because they are usually boxed and may require that you "produce" a new one:
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