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On startup goes to bios update screen

To get out i have to press f2 to go to default settings i then have to reset time and date this happens every 2nd or 3rd restart,hope you can help,thanks.

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Hi,
this means that your internal battery on the computer ie. the one that is present on the motherboard has gone out, you will need to replace the battery,
if you are comfortable with it you can replace it on your own, for that

unplug all the cables from the back of the system tower,
press hold the power button for 15 sec to release any flea power to avoid shock
and the open the system tower, it will be a button shaped battery, you will need to replace it
here is a helpfull link
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/81

Further Queries are welcome
if you think my solution was helpfull please do rate me

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