Corrupted RAM or CMOS battery

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I arrived at my cousin’s province yesterday for a vacation and he shared to me the strange and troublesome condition about his laptop that he bought one year ago. According to him, since last week, every time he started his laptop, the error message has been appearing on the screen saying “RAM is corrupted, settings cleared.” We did some researches from various computer related websites and forums and one of the bloggers said that the error is caused by the defective battery. After checking the battery of his laptop, we found out that the battery has no physical damage and even a small scratch cannot be observed. What is the problem and how can we solve it? 

Thank you very much in advance for the inputs.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113111

Corrupted RAM or CMOS battery


Dear Willis

You can not tell that physically the battery is not damaged means the battery is well. The output power supply of the battery might be decreased. Take it to a technician. He will check the output voltage and current of the battery. If that don't work, I fear your ram might be damaged or corrupted.

Answered By 0 points N/A #113112

Corrupted RAM or CMOS battery


Hello Willis,

The information you have provided is very limited. You should at least include how many memory or RAM is installed to your laptop. Anyway, I will provide an alternative in a general way.

  • Since the error displayed is pertaining to RAM, then all you have to do is to check your RAM. To do this, make sure your computer is turned off and remove the battery and press and hold the power button for about 10-15 seconds to drain excess power.
  • Remove the RAM. If you have more than one of those then simply remove them all and install back only one RAM. This is to test whether one of your RAM is damage. Start your computer and see the results.
  • If your computer starts successfully, it means that the installed RAM is okay then you can switch the other piece by removing again the installed RAM which is already tested just like what you did in the first part.
  • Start the computer again and see the results. If it is still functional then it means that it is only dislocated since laptops can be moved and carried to different angles or positions else that RAM is already at its end.


If you have a doubt with the battery, you can plug your laptop in the AC power source to see if it works in there without displaying an error. If it performs well compared to using the batteries then it could be the batteries that needs replacement. It doesn't mean that if the batteries still looks good then its still good. Always remember that it also has its limit or lifespan.

Answered By 0 points N/A #195441

Corrupted RAM or CMOS battery


Hello Dear,

First, know that RAM is not a software that can be corrupted.

RAM is a hardware component of a computer.

Second, if RAM has a problem, then there will be no display on the LCD screen.

It is a problem with the CMOS chip, because the CMOS chip has a software installed in it called BIOS.

I think you need to update your BIOS and change the CMOS battery of your computer.

It will fix this problem.


Answered By 40 points N/A #113113

Corrupted RAM or CMOS battery



Dear Willis,

Thanks for asking us.

Dear RAM and CMOS both are the hardware components of the computer.

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. RAM is used to load the files. In fact when we open any file by double clicking on it, it loads into RAM.

CMOS stands for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. This is a ROM chip place on the motherboard. This chip has direct link to all components of computer. In short this chip is the control panel of Motherboard and components.

It has software installed in it called BIOS.

BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. This software can be damaged. Some bad settings can make this software corrupt or unreadable.

To overcome this problem, please remove the CMOS battery placed on your motherboard. It will save all the default settings.

I hope you got your answer.



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