Re: [OT?]Re: pc doesn't start
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Sudev Barar wrote:
2008/7/30 Wackojacko <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
I was refering to the coin cell that some motherboards have for
settings between reboots.
The OP mentioned that removing the BIOS battery for a few minutes
PC start so maybe it just gives the battery enough time to recover
charge for the reboot. Just a guess.
This means battery is having charge but removing it is causing BIOS to
reset to defaults. So is not likely problem.
Waiting an hour resolves this problem. Which means battery is not good
and waiting and hour resets BIOS (I am contradicting myself)
But why would running the client load BIOS with some useless settings
that go away when BIOS resets?
Hmmm wish I could contribute more....
Me too! I just remember reading that a dead, or dying, BIOS Battery can
lead to trouble getting the PC to POST, why I don't know. If you can
get your hands on another battery to test this it might be cheaper than
a new PSU :)
Those "coin batteries" are typically 2025's or 2032's, and are quite
common. In the US, Wal*Mart carries them. Elsewhere, try the local
Wal*Mart equivalent, e.g. Tesco, or Radio Shack, or the local computer
parts store should have some. Some are lithium, some are alkaline, it
really doesn't matter, they are fairly cheap either way. I keep some on
hand, not only do my computers use them, but the car "zapper"
locker/unlocker uses them, and so does my blood sugar test meter.