Mint won't launch after replacing motherboard battery

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jwnyc1
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Mint won't launch after replacing motherboard battery

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I have 5 year old Origin PC that I converted from Win7Pro to Mint Tricia in January. Worked fabulously. Have had switching problems on and off and was told by Origin tech to replace the battery on the motherboard and replace the power supply. I did this today, and now the computer turns on and off with no problem - but it won't boot. We have tried every boot sequence possible. The only one that worked (UEFI/UBUNTU/UBUNTU) showed my monitor as a low-res 4x3 laptop with no options available. I'm losing my mind. How can replacing a battery cause so many issues? Do I need to get a new computer??? Reinstall Mint? Will I lose all my data??? HELPPPPPPP!!!!!!

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Re: Mint won't launch after replacing motherboard battery

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If you replaced the battery your bios settings are reset to default. Make sure your bios is set
to place your boot hdd at the top of the boot order (priority).
Do not reinstall anything at this point. Your data should be safe, but don't use a boot repair
disc or other utility yet.
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Re: Mint won't launch after replacing motherboard battery

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UEFI/UBUNTU/UBUNTU seems to indicate that you are seeing some sort of boot device. Can you boot from a live USB?
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Re: Mint won't launch after replacing motherboard battery

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The CMOS Battery on the Motherboard holds the System Configuration Settings...System Time...System Date and Boot Order.

If you remove this Battery...you must go into the BIOS and Re-set these settings...otherwise your System will not Boot and you'll get an error message every time. Image With the Boot Order...always set the DVD-Rom to number one. Image

Some people like to play around with System Configuration Settings and screw them up...so you then have to Clear or Re-set CMOS and that's done by doing the above. :D When you get...stop/start all of a sudden and continues...I would check for loose cables...Power Supply or HDD/SSD and other things...hope this helps. Image
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Re: Mint won't launch after replacing motherboard battery

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bob466 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:24 am
The CMOS Battery on the Motherboard holds the System Configuration Settings...System Time...System Date and Boot Order.
Plus EFI/UEFI information as I learnt the hard way.

It even holds MS-Windows serial so if you reinstall Windows you do not have to input the S/N again.
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