I've had the old computer unplugged for about 2 weeks while I built and configured the new one. I finished the new one. then hooked the old one back up so I could reformat the HD and get it ready for my brothers kids.
When I hit the power button everything came on, all fans, LEDs and LAN light on the rear panel but that's as far as it went. I didn't hear the HD run and the reset button wouldn't work, the green power light was flashing rapidly though. I had to hold the power button down to power it back off. Nothing posted on the monitor in fact nothing showed on the monitor, just like it wasn't detecting it. I tried again several times with the same results, every thing powered up but didn't post and the green power light was constantly blinking rapidly.
I think I've got the issue narrowed down but I'm far from an experienced and need input. I reset cmos with the pins and tried it again, same thing. So I let it sit for about and hour plugged into the AC and tried it again. It did the same thing the first try but on the second it fired up. Everything posed, Windows loaded and is acting normally. I shut down and restarted several times since then and it's been fine.
This leads me to believe it's the battery on the motherboard since it's so old and nothing else solved the issue until I left it plugged into the AC for about and hour....am I correct in that assumption? If I am correct are these batteries readily available at places like batteries plus which I have local? My bro is coming to get it this weekend and I don't want him to have the same issue so I would like to get it locally if that's the problem. If it's not or I need to check anything else please let me know. All input is very much appreciated.
Edited by Jakeman02, 11 November 2010 - 10:14 PM.