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I believe that your motherboard may need a new battery for internal clock. When your turn the computer, it takes a long time to boot up would indicate that the BIOS system is loosing it's internal stored data including the time and date. First unplug the power cable from your computer. Look on the motherboard for a sliver colored coin shaped battery. It usually is toward the rear of the motherboard, The battery will be mounted in a holder with two spring arms to hold it down. Look on the side of the battery facing up. It will have a number on that starts with the letters "CR" and some numbers, perhaps 2330. So the whole number would read "CR2330". Purchase the new battery from a computer shop or from Radio Shack, sometimes a drugstore will have them. Remove the old battery by placing a fingernail on one of the spring arms and pushing it open. Now use a fingernail on the the other hand to lift the the old battery out of the holder. Do not force, if all is right the battery will just lift rout easily. This is slightly complicated and can be frustrating at first. Now take the new battery, holding it by the sides, slide it into the holder toward the bottom of the holder. When the battery is firm to the bottom of the holder press the upper edge of the battery down into the spring loaded arms. They will snap into position and hold the battery into position. Now replug the power supply cord into the power supply. Reassemble the machine and turn it on. Reset the time and date and use the machine for a while. now turn the machine off and wait through one of your favorite movies. Now turn the machine back on and verify that the machine does not stop for time and date entry. If it does that the clock section of the motherboard is damaged. If this happens then the only solution is to replace the motherboard. If there are further problems please retunr here and post them. Hope that this helps.
Posted on Nov 29, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: update of time and date
Almost certainly you need to replace the battery on your motherboard. Radioshack will carry the part.
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Posted on Nov 16, 2007
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