I have a compaq M300 that I bought used less than a month ago.It has XP Pro installed and the battery held a charge for a few hours.Someone wanted me to demonstrate how to disconnect the docking station but I do not think it was powered down completely when I detached it and it made strange noises.
After I tried to power it up on the battery the next day nothing happened.I then powered it with AC and it showed the battery completely discharged.I do not recall if it happened then or there after but since when I would try to boot it would hang on the compaq logo for about 15 minutes before booting...unless I hit the Ctrl-Alt-Del buttons and then it would boot with the task manager screen showing.
I then reinstalled windows which cured this problem but now and then I get "Invalid System Time"at bootup.If I hit enter it boots with the clock set at 12:00 and sometimes It keeps the time and sometimes it looses it.I have discovered that if I do not hit enter on the Invalid System Time at bootup it will boot on it's own after about 15 minutes.
And now for the problem I am having.It now shows the battery at 100% but will not power up on the battery and when the AC is disconnected the computer dies right now.Other than the problems described the computer performs flawlessly as far as what I have used if for.
Any Ideas? Give it too me straight...I can take it.