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When i start the computer after sometime before starting the windows their comes a message indicating A:drive error time and date not setup, but when i resolve it by disabling it at start up menu and shut down the computer and again restart it .It again shows the same what should i do give me the solutions i' ve also formatted it once but the same happens there is no floppy drive to my computer

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The BIOS chip no longer remembers the settings - this is a sign that the motherboard is nearing death.
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