System crashed during kernel upgrade.

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – This computer/motherboard combo has always been kind of 'strange,' as i have never been able to get it to boot without having to press #F1 before it would boot. Additionally,  I have to reset the date after every boot as the bios falls back to 2003 as it's default. So whatever happened, it happened on what was already sort of an odd ball system.1) Probably will not help with your booting problem and you have probably already tried this but it sounds to me like a bad cmos battery.  If the cmos battery goes dead or falls out of the system or was never installed for some (HowTos)