MB reset to factory spec, happened twice in the last few weeks

By ebohatch
Jan 6, 2010
  1. I have a Biostar AMD R690A-M2T board, I have it setup to boot up when I turn on the power strip to it. Occasionally it will not boot as if the MB got reset to factory spec (or the CMOS battery failed). I then have to hit del to get to the bios and reset the date and eliminate the floppy (because there isn't one). I don't think the MB battery is bad but unsure. What can I look for??
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The CMOS battery is the first thing you should replace here
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    ditto- your CMOS battery is either failing or dead.
  4. ebohatch

    ebohatch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, I will replace it ASAP,

    BUT why does it not fail every time I shut the system down?
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