so thats why my computer will stay on but everything else(mic, keyboard, speakers, monitor) stop working..?
lol sorry just still not clear..
I suggest after you replace the CMOS battery, you enter your computers BIOS setup utility and make sure to set the system time and date.
I also suggest you find the F
key commands which should be listed at the bottom of your BIOSs main menu screen for loading the system defaults, there may be two F
key settings mentioned, one might be the F5
key the other might be the F7
key, there should be something next to the key command which says Load system Defaults
or Load Best Configuration
, which ever the keys are press them, then if needed exit to the main menu by hitting the Escape
key, once you are in the main BIOS menu, hit the F10
key this will will ask if you want to save changes to CMOS and exit? Type Y
for yes and allow the computer to reboot.
If this fails to fix the problem, then you have have a power supply issue that has popped up.
Being that your computer is over 6 years old, this can happen, I won't bore you with the technical jargon, but power supplies do have a burn out period that they reach after so many hours has passed, some have a 500 to 700 hour rating, the better more expensive ones are much higher!
I would look into investing in a newer power supply, there are a lot of great deals on them from places like http://www.newegg.com
and or http://www.tigerdirect.com
search computer components and power supplies.