1.    11 Jul 2017 #1
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    Time always wrong, sometimes error in POST


    My family computer has a bunch of issues.

    First, the time is always wrong when you boot it up (you have to synchronize it every time you log in to Windows).

    Second, while it doesn't do it all of the time, there are occasions when it won't boot up at all and the screen would flash 'Keyboard Failure', then 'Hard Disk Failure - strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utiliy'. Even though I would press F1 or F2, nothing would happen. I would have to manually reboot the computer a few times until I get it to work again.

    The hard drive is fine, according to CrystalDiskInfo.

    I already tried replacing the CMOS battery with a brand new one, the problems still remain. BIOS is latest version.

    I reckon it might be something with the motherboard, as it once belonged to an old Dell Inspiron 660s unit. My dad bought it online. When it arrived, it was missing a heatsink.
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  2.    12 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Try a fresh new CMOS battery, and in the Bios set it to Default settings.
    If you still have problems, go to the Dell Drivers site, Support for Inspiron 660s | Drivers downloads | Dell US
    Download and Flash the Bios.
    If you still have problems, you may have a bad PSU. Try replacing that.
    Restart computer and press F12 and run Diagnostics.
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  3.    12 Jul 2017 #3
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    Be very careful Flashing that bios , only flash the bios as a last resort of if you need to install new hardware - follow the instruction to the letter and never flash within windows.

    I thinks it's the coin battery - first port of call.
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  4.    15 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Try a fresh new CMOS battery, and in the Bios set it to Default settings.
    If you still have problems, go to the Dell Drivers site, Support for Inspiron 660s | Drivers downloads | Dell US
    Download and Flash the Bios.
    If you still have problems, you may have a bad PSU. Try replacing that.
    Restart computer and press F12 and run Diagnostics.
    Maybe it's the PSU
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  5.    15 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by damocles View Post
    Be very careful Flashing that bios , only flash the bios as a last resort of if you need to install new hardware - follow the instruction to the letter and never flash within windows.

    I thinks it's the coin battery - first port of call.
    I already mentioned that I have replaced the CMOS battery with a brand new one
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