When I turn on the computer the following message appears on my screen: "Alert! System battery is low. Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility." When I press F2 there are a lot of options but none of them appear to cure the battery is low problem. What should I do?
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Re: System battery is low
Go to radio shack and pick one up, you should get a half dozen on ebay for a few dollars, I keep them in with my computer tools, they have bailed me out on more than 2 occasion, take the old battery with you as they aren't all the same, good luck
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The cmos battery on the motherboard needs to be changed, it keeps the date and time and other functions in check. The battery is silver in color and shaped like a round coin, I would recommend a tech to set up the bios for you to make sure everything is working properly.
If you have another keyboard try swapping it out and see if it reads the new one. Also a stuck key could possibly cause this error. System battery message probably means you need a new battery for the motherboard. If you replace the battery get the new one before removing the old one. If you leave it out too long you can clear the CMOS
The "floppy" disk-drive (3.5-inch diskette) on your computer is broken.
Press F1 to ignore the error, and to boot from your C: drive.
Or, press F2 to enter BIOS SETUP, and then navigate through those "setup" screens to tell the computer to "disable floppy seek", or change the setting from "3.5 1.44Mb drive" to "none".
Or, take the computer to a technician, and buy a replacement disk-drive, and get it installed.
Please let me know what is the make and the model of the pc that you are using.. Also, go to the bios, under boot menu, make sure that you have hard drive as the first boot option.. For further queries please get in touch..
Make sure your HD Cables are all firmly plugged in, and that all drives are starting when you turn on the computer. You can tell with harddrives as they will slightly whine, and have a small, steady vibration to them. If they are all starting, and all cables are fully seated, check in your Setup utility that the drives themselves are Auto-Detect. If none of this fixes your issue, you may have to refer your computer to a computer repair shop.