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Old 06-21-2005, 12:15 AM   #11
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About replacing the battery, I think the battery should be working fine. Otherwise my system may not be even booting up properly.
I haven't tried flashing the BIOS. I am not sure I know how to do it. I am searching on the net for information on this. If I get more clarity on this, I will try to do it sometime later in the day today.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:21 AM   #12
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About replacing the battery, I think the battery should be working fine. Otherwise my system may not be even booting up properly.
I haven't tried flashing the BIOS. I am not sure I know how to do it. I am searching on the net for information on this. If I get more clarity on this, I will try to do it sometime later in the day today.
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Your computer is booting up in the default bios which is available from the mains power, even with a flat battery. As I said before replace the battery with a new one.

Do not flash the bios as it does not need it to fix this problem.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #13
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Thanks a lot. Ok, I will try it later in the day today.
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Once you put the new battery in, set up the bios the way you want it. Save the settings, then exit and restart your computer.

Edit: If it's more like the BIOS has been flashed by the hack/crack, and this can only happen if the write protect on CMOS is disabled. You might have to reflash it.
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:32 AM   #15
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be careful when you flash your bios tho. because you can mess it up. and no system restore there buddy.
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Yep, though it looks like it might have been messed up already if this has happened, though you should still be able to acces the bios which will hopefully have a bios flashing utility within it.
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It may be a script that is written to the "lead in" on the hdd. This space doesn't normally get formatted on a reformat as it is set up like a partition. You will need to use a 98SE or ME boot disk that has a good version of fdisk to remove the alloted space and then reformat the hdd and reinstall.
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:38 AM   #18
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So, flashing could cause problem if not done properly. ok. But I am not understanding why the battery could have a problem. As the system boots up properly. Anyway, will try changing that.
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