Well...it seems to me that removing the battery...is just another way of loading the default CMOS settings in the BIOS.
Why that should have to happen with each boot...in order for a successful boot into Windows...is beyond me.
Perhaps the boot options are set up wrong...just a guess.
FWIW: I have noticed on one of my boards that the default boot settings...usually result in a non-bootable system where the options are my installed SATA drives, my installed Highpoint controller drives, and floppy disk. I have not made either of these bootable so the BIOS just sits there with various error messages when going into a loop. Of course, this would not apply to a system without SATA drives and a PCI controller.
Edited by hamluis, 01 August 2008 - 07:39 PM.