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Every time i start my pc it goes to bios screen

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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1. open the PC up.(make sure the power is switched off)
2. check for a small coin shaped battery on the motherboard.
3. remove the battery.
4. buy new one & replace.

most likely the battery is dead.

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