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June 9, 2014

Each time you turn on your computer, you get a message that the BIOS configuration has been set to the defaults and must be reconfigured. Which of these would be the most likely reason for this message?

A) The BIOS has just been upgraded

B) The BIOS configuration must be periodically updated

C) The BIOS battery is no longer charged

D) An upgrade is now available for the BIOS

E) My Mondays often need a reset to defaults

The answer: C) The BIOS battery is no longer charged

The battery that maintains the BIOS configuration will eventually lose its charge, which means that the BIOS configuration will only be maintained while the computer maintains a power source.

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