Time of day clock stopped – Dell Bios
You turn on your computer and get this error:
Time of day clock stopped
You can’t even get into the BIOS to set the time. It just sits at this message forever. My machine is an XPS M1330 but others have reported the same problem with other models.
This article was helpful.
- Remove the battery.
- Remove the CMOS battery (coin battery inside the laptop).
- Remove the AC power adapter.
- Hold down the power button for 20 seconds to drain the system of all power.
In my case, I continued holding down the power button while I inserted the AC power adapter and the system booted to diagnostics mode and began working again. I then replaced the other batteries and the machine works again…for now. Time will tell if this is a permanent fix.