Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Boot-up Low Voltage Battery Warning


  • Please log in to reply

#1
ridgerunner16

ridgerunner16

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Can anyone suggest one or more possible fixes for the error I am receiving during bootup. The error says that I have a low voltage battery problem. I have a Dell 8300 Desktop running Windows XP Home. I have tried all the suggestions offered by Dell Support like clearing the Bios System Event Log, Disconnecting the power from the system, draining the flea power from the desktop, and connecting the system directly to the wall outlet. None of these worked. If I push F1 to bypass the error message, the computer works fine all day. If I reboot it works fine. It only happens each morning when I first try to boot up and on rare occasions it does not always occur even then.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Hi ridgerunner16...

How old is your machine? This sounds like the CMOS battery going dead. It's the coin shaped battery on the motherboard that's responible for holding the BIOS settings. Changing that may eliminate the boot error.

wannabe1
  • 0

#3
ridgerunner16

ridgerunner16

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Thanks. I kind of suspected that, so I will give that a try. The computer was purchased new on 6/20/03.
  • 0

#4
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Four years old? The CMOS battery would be a very good place to start. :whistling:
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP