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Error Loading OS

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On friday morning I turned on my computer and it had a cmos error, which I have seen before. I've had this error 3 times counting this one, in 4 years, the first time when I took the computer to get fixed they said it was a battery glitch and all I have to do is reset the clock in the bios. I did this and it worked. I restarted the comp under both operating systems after (Win 98 SE on the C drive, and Win XP Pro SP 2 on the D drive), and all was good.

A few hours later I turned it on and right before it would give me the choice of which OS to boot with it had an error loading OS. I hit the reset button and then it was fine. Once again rebooted and shut it down a few times and still all was good.

Tonight (Monday night) I turned it on and there was the error loading OS again, once again I hit reset and everything is fine. I am just wondering what is causing this.

As far as I can tell everything else is okay. The only weird thing I noticed in Win 98 is when I open my IE it cant find the page, its a microsoft redirect to msn.com, which is shown in the address bar. If I go to internet options home page, its the same address, when I hit the home button or paste that address in, which is the same as what was there, it loads it fine. It may have just been msn.com acting funny, but with the weird startups it made me nervous.

My friend said it might be my bios battery, could that be true? He said that stores where to look for the OS and if its dying it will have probs at startup.


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