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Wal-Mart carries those batteries also. I got one yesterday for $3.50. Or two for $4.65

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First, replace the battery as you were advised in the previous solution. The when you boot up the computer go into the bios and reset the time there. To go into the bios you will press either the delete key when it boots or the F2 key. You may even see a prompt when you boot up as to which button to press. Then be sure to save the changes on exit. Sorry I can't help with the drivers issue. Not enough info to work with.

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If your battery is going bad, that onmost computers can be replaced by anyone. Open the computer (un plug the power) and you will see on the mother board the battery. It is about the size of a quarter and about that thickness also. There are usually some kind of small tabs that hold the battery in place. Get the number and go to almost any store and buy one, usually less the $ 5.00. Pry out the old one and install the new. Plug in and set the time, see if the machine keeps the time.

As for the devices, What are they? If you are running XP or vista, Get on line and downlaod the drivers if you can and store them on the desktop. Go into control panel, System, Device manager and remove. Turn computer off and then on with the divices plugged in. Windows should find those devices and install the correct drivers if they are plug and play. If they don't install go in to control panel and add new hardware, find the device and try to install.. God luck

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Bios real time clock battery is going bad and the correct time/date is wrong giving a bios error.

Another problem is any new devices were added but not configured correctly. wrong drivers!

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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