BIOS bootup runnig date problems

August 27, 2019 at 09:54:51
Specs: Windows 7, intel celeronE1200/4gigs
When I Initially boot up my windows 7 the date comes up as Sep 8th 2008 which turns out to be the original date of the BIOS which is a Phoenix v6.00PC.
My question is whether the BIOS requires a battery to keep the time running on shutdowm or is there another problem. If there is a run down battery then where is it and what type?.
appreaciate your help.

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August 27, 2019 at 10:22:09
Yep. Any machine has to have one to keep time and drive parameters when power is removed. Could be a button cell, module or pack. Failure to keep time or drive setting is a classic indicator of a failing CMOS/BIOS battery.

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August 27, 2019 at 10:40:54
You didn't provide any info about your system. Celeron E1200 is in your specs so I'm guessing it's a desktop PC rather than a laptop. The most common CMOS battery is the CR2032. You'll have to find it on your motherboard & carefully remove/replace it. Make sure to unplug the power cord 1st. After replacing the battery, enter the BIOS & correct the date, time, and the rest of the settings. Save & exit.

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