when ever i start my computer i have to press f4

November 4, 2014 at 06:53:31
Specs: Windows XP
Now, sometimes the computer does not start or switch off. The computer has to be turned off at the powerpoint. Also, when the computer is started and the time is incorrect (set to January 1, 2002 01:00AM), I entered the BIOS settings and found that the processor speed has been changed from 3.2GHz to 2.8GHz.
I have been able to adjust the computer's time to the correct time in Windows XP and then Restart the computer. The computer is started properly, but as soon as I shut down the computer and later start the computer, the time is incorrect (set to January 1, 2002 01:00AM).
I will have to contact the manufacturer as the computer is still under warranty and I only purchased the computer a few months ago. I do not think that this should happen with a new computer.

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November 4, 2014 at 07:17:54
Sounds like the battery for the BIOS is dead. That is why the date/time changes to January 1, 2002 01:00AM.

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#2
November 4, 2014 at 23:44:38
If it's got XP on it, it's not a new one, although it may be new to you so the battery seems the likely problem.

After you replace the battery go into cmos/bios setup and set the date and time and make other adjustments--such as cpu speed--as necessary. There may be a 'default' option there that will configure most settings.


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