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    Reoccurring F1 F2 screen

    Why when turning on the pc after a shut down I get a reoccurring F1 F2 screen, from there I do a ctrl-alt-delete, and she'll load up just fine, this doesn't happen on a restart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S t r e t c H View Post
    Why when turning on the pc after a shut down I get a reoccurring F1 F2 screen, from there I do a ctrl-alt-delete, and she'll load up just fine, this doesn't happen on a restart.
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    Usually caused by dead motherboard battery. If your PC is a desktop computer, the motherboard will have a "CMOS" battery to maintain BIOS/UEFI settings while the PC is powered off.

    A dead giveaway is if your time/date settings have reverted to defaults (look at the time/date shown by the clock in the bottom-right of your taskbar). If the time/date shown is wrong then you most likely have a dead motherboard battery.

    The battery is usually a 3.0v CR2032 lithium battery which you should be able to buy for a dollar-or-three at your local newsagents or grocery store.

    After you fit a new battery you will need to log into your PC's BIOS/UEFI and update the settings, particularly time/date.
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