MESSAGE: RTC mode fixed - time & date may be wrong. Time of day clock stopped

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MESSAGE: RTC mode fixed - time & date may be wrong. Time of day clock stopped

  • HELP
    Insprion 3800 - First I was getting the message "No boot device available". After trying to fix the problem myself (BIG MISTAKE). I am getting "RTC mode fixed - time & date may be wrong. Time of day clock stopped."

    Computer responds to nothing at all now...esc, ctrl-alt-delte,

    My main concern is saving the information I have on Quick Books and some photos.....

    Any suggestions
    Thanks
    Seeshel
  • The RTC is the real time clock in your computer.  The CMOS battery may have died or when working on your computer, you may have loosened or disconnected the cable to it.
     
    Here are the online instructions on how to get to it.
     
    Can you enter the BIOS when it boots up and you hit the key F2 when you see the Dell BIOS splash screen?