Every so often when I boot my computer, it will hang before the OS loads. Usually I just reset the thing, and then it starts up fine. It hadn't happened for a long while until this morning, only this time, when I reset the machine, suddenly my BIOS said it wasn't set up properly.
Turns out that it had somehow been set back to default overnight. That's really weird, to me. I managed to reset all the settings and get it to boot fine, but I'm wondering what the hell happened. Is this a cause for panic? I'm running an Asus P5K (vanilla) motherboard, and using a Corsair 620 W PSU.
Thanks in advance for any help.
are you trying to overclock anything?
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The board is less than a year old, but I suppose the battery could've died regardless. I'm not overclocking anything at all... mostly out of fear of screwing things up. But apparently I didn't need the help from overclocking to do that!
Is there any way to tell what size battery to buy, short of yanking out the one in my case and bringing it to the store? The manual is pathetic for this motherboard, and I can't find any information about the battery in there.
EDIT: Oh, I should note something else, too. Even though all of my settings were cleared when the BIOS reset, the date and time were preserved perfectly. I'm not sure what to make of that, but battery failures I've seen in the past usually clear the clock and calendar.
So if it looks like its 20mm in diameter and 3.2mm in height thats what you want.
It doesn't load slow at all. I've got 2 GB of RAM, but when the computer starts up, it starts up in <20 sec. If it takes more than 1 min, I know it's not going to load the OS and I reboot. This happens at max once a month.
After a full night powered down, it kept my BIOS settings, though. I'm inclined to agree with the assessment that the reboot during the hang was the problematic culprit. But I'm buying a CR2032 just in case.
Thanks for the heads up on that one, ArcticMonkey.
I have seen a Bios reset itself in the past but not very often. Check you MB website and see if there is a upgraded bios. If so it might have a fix to the problem.