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Every time i start my pc it goes to bios

Every time i switch my pc on it goes to bios settings. The time & all the settings are gone back to factory settings. how can i solve this. i am not a technical person. if some one can give me a step by step guide to see what the problem is it will be much appriciated


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What model is your PC ? It may be that your CMOS battery needs to be replaced. Its a little battery on the motherboard, usually round like a size of a nickel. On laptops its called an RTC battery. Once you replace that try again.

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