I suspect this may be caused by the CMOS battery not taking a charge, there is less than 1 volt across the poles. When I switch on, the hard disk makes the usual noises, but when I expect the single beep all activity stops although the HDD LED is still lit & the monitor LED flashes with nothing showing on the screen. Could this be caused by a flat battery? Can I simply change the battery & expect the PC to recover?
Its quite an old system I'm trying to keep going for the Kids homework. It's a Pentium 166MHz with 32MB Ram on a Super P55CMS mother board running Windows 95. The clock hasn't been very accurate recently, but it hasn't lost all the set up info. So maybe this problem isn't due to the battery. I've tried reseating the memory CPU & graphics card