Question about Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop
Have you checked the on board battery?
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
Loosing CMOS setup because integrated Lithium battery is low. Replacing the battery will resolve the issue. You need to open the casing in order to reach the CMOS battery. You can also ask assistance of a qualified hands on technician for the replacement of the battery. Freezing also most likely a related issue due to BIOS settings.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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Reboot the computer.
If error still occurs after rebooting the computer enter CMOS setup and check all values, this includes verifying the time and date are correct.
During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
You will also need to set the time and date
In the main or system setup screen you should be able to see the date and time Using your arrow keys navigate to the date and change the date. Once highlighted on the month, day, or year, press your arrow keys or your page up / page down keys to change the date.
Once everything has been verified and changed make sure you save and exit CMOS setup.
If everything appears to be correct and the issue persists try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults or Reset Configuration Data.
If this issue continues to occur after you turn off your computer off it is possible that the CMOS battery may be failing or already bad. Before considering replacing the CMOS battery try leaving your computer on for several days.
If a BIOS update has been run on the computer the values stored in CMOS may have been reset. Enter CMOS setup re-enter all values and then save and exit CMOS setup.
If you're unable to enter the CMOS setup or after running a BIOS update your computer no longer keeps its values the incorrect BIOS update may have been installed for your computer or the version downloaded may be corrupt. We suggest trying to update the BIOS again or reverting back to an earlier version.
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