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Ok, I have seen a lot of comments about that battery.

I will try to make the change to the sequence now and report back.

I don't think I've ever used a floppy in this machine, so concerned that is even an option

Wish me luck.
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To change the Boot Sequence in the BIOS/disable the floppy disk in this instance.
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the appropriate button that allows you to access the BIOS (Esc - Del – F2 etc)
This will enter you into the BIOS/CMOS
skhill62-selected F12
Boot Device Menu
1) Normal (highlighted)
2. IDE CD-ROM Device

3. System Setup
4. IDE Drive diagnostics
5. Boot to Utility Partition

I selected #3 System set up by hitting "enter".

Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Complete:
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to DVD/ CD drive
I had already selected #2, IDE CD-ROM Device as #1. the first listing, 1. Hard-Disk Drive C: is not checked.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive**This doesn't make sense to me, sorry.
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit.
I believe I saved changes
Click Y and the system will now hopefully reboot into XP with the new settings.


No luck.
nightmare.

While you are in the BIOS you will also need to reset the time and date and again save the new settings (F10) and then Y to accept the changes.
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BTW-I do not have a cd in the drive.
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Yep, blue screen of death.
But I don't think I did that correctly.
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In case there is a translation problem can I ask that you use the tools that are very kindly provided by Google here

In my reply #15 I specifically asked the following;

If you have something to add while waiting for a reply use the edit tab – bottom right of the dialogue input box and this will ensure that no information that you provide is overlooked (this can happen if your topic has more than one page) thank you for understanding.

It would be helpful if you told us if English was not your first language and that you did not understand so that we could provide the guidance in the most appropriate language, please see the example of what Google is able to provide for us, Google however cannot help a person if they do not help themselves first ;)

Just kidding with the attachment btw :whistling:
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Hello-So now that you replied is it acceptable to respond in this box?
I tried to explain exactly what happened and where the disconnect might be.
I am optimistic that it is the battery, but am concerned I am not able to follow the directions appropriately and would have sent a screen shot if I could.
Any idea where my breakdown was on my end?
Thanks!
I have changed the date and time.
Hard Disc Drive Sequence lists System BIOS boot devices and USB device (not installed).
In boot sequence #1, Hard-Disc Drive C: is disabled.
32-IDE-CD-ROM Device is enabled.
Escape and enter to get out and save changes.

When it tries to boot, I get the diskette drive 0 seek failure.
There is no disc in the drive, so I guess that makes sense.

Edited by skhill62, 25 February 2014 - 06:39 PM.

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When it tries to boot, I get the diskette drive 0 seek failure.

1) Reboot the computer and press F2 key to go into SETUP.
2) Arrow down to DRIVES and press Enter.
3) Arrow down one space to "DISKETTE DRIVE" and press Enter
4) Highlight "OFF" and press Enter
5) Press Esc to Exit
6) Highlight EXIT and press Enter

Unfortunately if the CMOS battery does need to be replaced the default factory settings will be restored every time that the computer is turned off from the mains power.

I have a Dell computer in the office and so I am aware that the BIOS/settings are not all laid out the same but the method to change the settings is the same, for example when I installed Window 8 on the Dell last year I had to change the boot sequence to;
First boot device - DVD drive = Enabled.
Second boot device - HDD = Enabled.
This enables the data to be read from the first boot device (the DVD drive) and then written to the HDD (C: in this instance) so in essence the HDD must be enabled as the first or second boot device in your set up, as it looks like the CMOS battery has expired on your computer the settings will not save once you turn off the power from the wall socket, this because it is the CMOS battery that provides the back up power to the BIOS chip when the computer is turned off.


Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to DVD/ CD drive
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit.
Click Y and the system will now hopefully reboot into XP with the new settings.


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Good Morning and Thank you for the response.
In short, are you asking me to boot up via the 1st hoption which is 1. Hard-Disk Drive C:?
I have selected F2 and am nwo in set up.
The only place I see anything about diskette is under the title
Drive Configuration:
Under which there starts with the Diskette Drive A: IF I hit the space key it changes it from 3.5 inch, 1.44mb, to "not installed.
Below the diskette are:
Primary Master Drive
Primary Slave Drive
Secondary Master Drive
Secondary Slave Drive
IDE Drive UDMA-which is listed as on.

I have now changed the Diskette Drive A: to Not installed.
F1 does not allow a reboot.
F2 sends me back to the set up page.
I have now gone back to Boot Sequence and enabled the Hard Disc Drive C-which is option A:
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Good morning

If the CMOS battery is dead it does not matter what boot device is first as it will revert back once the computer is turned off, by default the HDD is the first boot device so can I ask you to shut down the computer, disconnect the power cord from the wall, press the power on button for a few seconds, reconnect the power cord and turn on the power, has the date reverted back to November 9 2004, if yes then the CMOS battery needs replacing before you do anything else.
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Good Morning and thank you very much for the response.

I will go and do that tonight, and report back.

Thanks!
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You are welcome :)

I will look out for your next update.
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1) Turned off blue screen of death via the power button.
2) Unplugged from wall
3) Depressed power button for 5-8 seconds.
4) released power button.
5) Plugged into wall
6) Computer started to come up
7) Invalid configuration information-please run setup program
8) Selected F2 to run the setup utility
9) System date claims Monday, Nov, 8, 2004.

So is this a good thing?
Should I buy a new battery and try to install it?

Edited by skhill62, 26 February 2014 - 08:10 PM.

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Yes purchase a new CMOS battery please, desktop batteries are in the main the CR2032 type and these are readily available from stores such as jewellers (they are used in clocks), so that you can check this for yourself I would remove the battery first and take it to the store with you, an example guide to help here the batteries are not expensive btw.
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I will try and pull it out tonight and I was looking at directions last night so thank you for the link.
Is this something that is a standard product and I can find anywhere?
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CR2032 batteries are used in many things including bicycle lamps and as mentioned clocks, just enter CR2032 batteries in the Google search box and it should produce a list of local suppliers, my results here in the UK for example produced this list
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