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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by greenbug, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. greenbug

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    When my computer is loading something flashed on screen. The next time it appeared I hit pause. It's called American Megatrends AMI.com. Did a search found nothing . What is it? Also the clock is set back to Jan 1 2001. Norton won't run a live update and under programs it shows new progams added which have been on the computer for a few years. Any ideas?

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  2. moper

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    American Megatrends is the Bios maker on your motherboard. Possibly the battery went dead. 'Usually', they are easy to replace, and only cost a few dollars.



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  3. greenbug

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    Ok when I reset the time everything works fine.
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  4. Frank4d

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    If the clock goes back to Jan 1, 2001 again the battery is probably dead (not an issue unless you use non-default BIOS settings). CR2032 batteries are about $4 at pharmacies, and camera and computer shops.
     
  5. greenbug

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    Will it be easy to find in my HP
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  6. moper

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    Model pavilion a320n. When I shut my computer down I always unplug it. Now when I puug it in it starts up on its own without pushing the button.

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    No I didn't get the battery yet. I found it in the manual and it's showing it on the lower left side of the computer in the lower right side of the motherboard. The manual tells you to replace it so I guess all you need to do is unplug the computer and replace it. When I shut it down I will take the side panel off and check it out.

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  10. greenbug

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    OK the wife picked up the battery. I put it in and seems to work OK. One problem, after I tried it I looked at the package and it had 2032 one it but, the battery has DL 2032 not CR 2032. Any problem?

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  11. moper

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    I don't think so. Just a different manufacturer. Glad you got it working.


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  12. greenbug

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    Once again Thanks a Bunch.
     
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