can anyone tell me what this means? :
CMOS error-defaults loaded
lately i've been getting this message on startup, and when i press DEL to enter setup i notice my time's always set to January 1 2002 and i have to change it manually.
see, for some time now my floppy drive hasn't been working but i wasn't really using it anyway so i didnt do anything about it. but i seem to recall having read somewhere that this scenario is caused by an error at startup, so i removed my floppy drive from the boot sequence and disabled it altogether since i figured that was the error responsible for the defaults being loaded... now i don't encounter this error as much, only about 3 times a week instead of everytime i boot up. still...would you say it's time for a new battery?
also, most of my applications tend to hang after saying windows doesn't have enough memory to perform certain operations (like file save, cd burning). now i'm really stumped since i have no idea if i'm having hardware or software(system) problems.
-get a new battery
-get a new RAM card
-format my c: drive
any help would be great. thanks!