hi guys. I was having a problem which I posted about
my computer wasn't booting the fan would just be really loud and nothing would ever come on the screen. so I tried to troubleshoot it and find out what was wrong. two of the things i did were 1.) reset the CMOS settings by removing the CMOS battery, and 2.) I reseated everything including the ram. well, to make a long story short, I thought it was one of the ram mods that was broken but someone here suggested it may be the CMOS battery and that I should change that first and see if it fixed the problem since it would be cheaper then getting a new ram mod. well, I got a new CMOS battery and changed it and put the ram mod back in and now my computer works again and boots just fine but theres still a problem.
if I turn off my computer and flip the switch on the outlet strip I have it plugged into, it eventually forgets the cmos settings that I saved and so when I turn the computer back on, it will say "diskette error" or something like that and the time and date will change. I know how to fix both but when ever I do, it just forgets the saved settings all over again every time I shut the computer off.
does this mean the new CMOS battery I installed is bad? I ordered a 2 pack off of amazon and it was new in the package, but after this started happening, I looked on the package to see if i could tell how old the batteries were and it says the copyright is 2012 so is that the problem? the battery is just bad? or can it be something else?