This might be a bit lengthy so I will apologize in advance.
While playing a game the other night my video froze, I couldn't Ctl Alt Del to fix the problem so I had to turn the computer completely off to try to get it to reset. Now after turning the comp back on, I get a screen that detects my video card and the amount of memory on it, then it goes to a black screen with a blinking curser in the top left corner. I have tried to boot from a startup disk, and tried to go into bios as soon as the power is turned on, and it still goes straight to the blinking curser. I am running Win 98, 768 megs ram, GeForce 5200 Ultra Video card. Any idea what might cause this to happen? Thanks
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Turn your PC off and disconnect the power cord. open up the case and find the CMOS battery on the motherboard. It'll most likely be a round Lithium cell in a clip holder. Remove the battery.
After waiting for a while to allow any residual charge to drain (longer …
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