Hello Everyone {experts},

I am a quite "pedestrian" computer user. But have run up against a "Bios" problem I am curious to "solve/cure". One of my computers, at home {e-machine}, has a Phoenix award Bios {about 3 yrs old} that during the last week began to post strange errors. The saga started with my installed Motherboard monitor "temp" listing turning to "0's", in temperature readings, then after a restart it "hung" at the bios screen indicating a "floppy disk failure "80"". So I unplugged the unit, vacuumed out the box thoroughly, checked connections, etc. After starting up it didn't hang at bios any longer --- seems ok. But I noticed the "temp" still didn't register. So, I did a restart & entered bios to check "PC Health" and noticed that the only thing listed was "fan speed" but such items as "Voltage VCore, Voltage +2.5V, etc. & system temp, CPU temp were all "MISSING" in the bios "PC Health"!!!
I am curious if this is a "clear" indication that the Bios is failing, motherboard is failing, etc.
Hoping someone can suggest most appropriate/prudent action to take {in order to avoid any/all serious consequences}!!

Thanks for reading and taking the time to evaluate/respond,


Three years is a long time for a CMOS battery (the one that looks like a shiny waffer), replace as a first step. The second is a bit tricky, i.e. reflash the bios itself. If you're not confident enough to do so yourself have someone else or better yet have a service rep handle it.

Thanks immensely for taking time from your professional schedule to consider my bios dilemma! I will replace battery in the next day {or so} & report my e-machines response.
Gods best to you,


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