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Just built a computer for a friend of mine and flew out to Vegas w/ it for him. Everything was going fine then windows got corrupted all to hell. I think it got corruppted cuz I had the IDE cable inplace wrong but IDK...


so. I get sum1 back home to overnight me my XP CD, taht takes 3 days(f'n USPS) and I'm leaving around 9PM today so this is urgent! onto the current problem.

It often fails to POST unless I reset the cmos and tell it to load defauilts and continue. sometimes i'm lucky to get a reboot or 2 out of it but, yeah...



OBTW I can't find the CMOS battery on the board for the life of me... do they ever mount them on the back of the board????