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Oh No! Bios doesn't load

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by:rmarotta
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It sounds like you may have a dead backup battery that keeps the CMOS information.
I think you only need to run the CMOS setup disk that came with the computer to get going again.
Give me the model number of the machine if you need help with setting it up.
Regards,
Ralph


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by:AJMan
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PS/2
model # 70 386
I think.
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by:AJMan
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PS/2
model # 70 386
I think.
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ViperOne earned 200 total points
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I've had that animation pointing to IBM on an old PS/2 286 a long time ago. It's actually very simple:
You've plugged the mouse in the keyboard socket, and the keyboard in the mouse socket (both have PS/2 connectors !)
This was the error in my case, if this isn't yours, sorry, and feel free to reject my answer...
If this is your error, be fair, you didn't need an expensive computer expert...

Kind regards!

Simon
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by:rmarotta
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Simon seems to have hit the nail.  As it turned out it was only a stupid bad keyboard and mouse connection that caused the ominous animation.  I thought, like RMarotta that it was a cmos or bios problem but I guess IBM likes to frighten people and call up tecs for support.  Thanks alot!
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