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Post Posted June 4th, 2021, 5:49 am

All of a sudden when I start my PC I'm getting a black screen with message saying Time & Date Not Set

F1 Reboot

I changed the date and time but it doesn't "hold" it

What happened?

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Post Posted June 4th, 2021, 6:26 am

Moving to MozillaZine Tech as this has nothing to do with Firefox.

It sounds as though the CMOS battery in your computer may have died. See this article -- https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-cmos-2625826

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Post Posted June 4th, 2021, 6:27 am

Computer time and date get reset or losing time
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000386.htm

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Post Posted June 4th, 2021, 4:46 pm

You don't see it with newer Motherboards but the earlier ones used to have a separate cmos battery most are coin cell ones make sure the polarity is correct
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Post Posted June 5th, 2021, 5:49 am

From some websites provided it appears there is more to it than just replacing the battery.

It looks like settings need to be made.

Is it as simple as replacing the battery?

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Post Posted June 5th, 2021, 9:43 am

It can be. If that battery is dead, updating the settings should work while the system is running. Shut it down and, because that batter is not providing power, the settings will revert to default values.

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Post Posted June 5th, 2021, 4:44 pm

Most modern Operating systems will pick up the date and time from one of the government or other time clocks when you are connected to the net. Its really not that hard to set system time and settings
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Post Posted June 6th, 2021, 5:44 am

I keep resetting the date/time but doesn't hold.

Will get new battery.

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Post Posted June 8th, 2021, 6:25 am

Installed new battery and time/date change is fine and holding!

A lot easier installing than I thought.

Thanks all!

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Post Posted June 8th, 2021, 7:51 am

You're welcome.

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