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    Boot up stopped asking to choose F1 or F10. When selected F1 the system indicated that operating system did not exist. I would turn off the machine and wait 20 seconds and restart successfully.
    When I choose F10 I go to bios selsct default and then system boots up successfully.

    This problem does not happen every start up (once last week and twice this week). When startup does not stop with this warning, boot up slows down at the HP start up screen lingering for nearly 30 seconds.

    System was "reformatted HP style" with no improvement.

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    How old is the system? It could be the battery on the motherboard needs to be replaced.

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    Is there a simple way to test this theory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Feldman View Post
    Is there a simple way to test this theory?
    Hi Nathan,

    If you do not mind going inside your case, the battery looks like an oversized watch battery contained in a socket on the motherboard. You should be able to write down the battery number by using a flashlight to take a good look (or if you can't see the number, just pop the battery out). Pick up a new battery at any department store or electronics shop and you can pop out the old and insert the new battery to test the theory.

    Before you open the case though, be sure to unplug your computer from the outlet, and after opening, ground yourself by touching any unpainted metal part of the computer chasis to release any static before touching the battery.
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