I was helping a friend fix his pc.
Using mine to slave a drive, to save data prior to re-installation of the OS on his.
Several things were done, to make the job progress, but the bottomline is this:
Everything back to normal on mine, at reboot, my pc failed POST.
I recall it having to do with the CMOS.
So, I pulled the Bat2 jumper with the power off, replaced it as recommended on 2-3 instead of 1-2 pins, then put it back on 1-2. Powered on, with a "cleared CMOS".
Now message shows "bad checksum" "defaults loaded".
Well, hit F1 to continue (general info) or hit Delete to enter setup are the only options.
Neither does anything.
I've checked cables & jump pins.
Pulled the battery and tested it. a 3V Toshiba battery about 3 years old tests at exactly 3.06V with a Fluke meter.
yes, I had that one too.
I'm too proud to admit to idiocy though.