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Old 02-12-2004, 05:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bad Battery?

Hello to all.

This is my first post, I hope I’m posting my questions in the correct forum.

1) What are the symptoms of a bad PC battery?

2) I have an old Gateway 233 that I’m setting up for my kids to use. I reformatted the HD and reinstalled Windows 98 2nd edition. The PC started up just fine and seemed to work as expected. I restarted the PC a couple of times and everything still worked as expected. I turned on the PC this morning and it goes to a “Microsoft Registry Checker” screen, “Repairing C:\windows\system.dat”, then “Unable to fix……” then a blank screen. I turned it off, then back on and I get the “Normal, Safe Mode etc screen. What the heck is going on?? Please help this novice fix this thing! LOL!


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Old 02-12-2004, 06:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A bad battery will become apparent in your clock/bios resetting with your power cord disconnected or during a power failure.
As for your snag, it could be caused by numerous things, including bad memory, bad sector on HDD etc... If you don't have too much data on your disk, try and reformat HDD then reinstall OS
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