I want to see if I can fix a non-working computer.
It's not my primary computer, but I want to see if I can get it working.
It is an ancient HP Compaq.
It will not boot.
For some time if I used the computer it would randomly freeze and then reboot.
Then one day when it tried to reboot instead I got a blue screen saying, I think, that the date was wrong.
Then I tried again to boot and just got a blank light blue screen, a solid light color.
It never booted again.
I'm guessing that because the error mentioned the date being wrong that I need a new CMOS battery for it.
I remember this from reading something long ago about what it means when the time is wrong.
But I could be wrong.
What do you think?
Are there different types of CMOS batteries?
Anyone know what type of battery would go in a really old HP Compaq?
Just as important, where inside the computer case would I find the CMOS battery?
That's assuming this is actually what the problem is.
I'm guessing I bought this computer fifteen years ago!
Running Windows XP.