ALR Server circa 1997 NVRAM Configuration Utility

I have an ALR server that ran Win NT and I'm trying to start it up.  It ran fine last time I tried it.
Now it comes up with a message during boot that says there's an EISA NVRAM problem and to "run the configuration utility".
I'm looking for that utility....
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAsked:
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
First change the CMOS battery. With a mainboard of that age it is probably spent and it is possible that this causes the message.

Check the gateway site for  your mainboard/server model, maybe you can download the EISA utility from there. If it can't be found, and you don't have the original, working floppy disks for that server (the EISA utility was usually installed via bootable floppy disk), I'm afraid you'll have to get a new server. But after all, it is about time...
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gheistCommented:
cmos battery is CR2016 normally.

all support:
http://support.gateway.com/s/Servers/alr7200/E7200nv.shtml
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
gheist:
That could be helpful except it's not the right computer.  In fact, I can't figure out how you found that page that you cited.  How did you?

This is a pre-Gateway ALR server circa 1996/97

This one is a dual Pentium (55?) 200MHz with a Triton II marking on the MB.  
The CMOS battery is a giant 3.6v 3-pin post-soldered Varta.
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gheistCommented:
i wrote alr in gateway support...
if it is such battery then probably vmware on a new server is better solution....
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