Boot sequence problem

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April 19, 2010 at 23:29:41
Specs: XP/Win7 dual boot, Intel pentium/4 GB
My computer has two HDD, One 250 GB with
XP and one 150 GB with Windows 7 as dual
boot. The computer has been unplugged for
three months. The machine would not boot. I
changed the HDD bootsequence in the setup
to the 250 GB one as first HDD and disabled
the motherboard screen. Then at booting there
was no motherboard screen and I got the dual
boot screen and could go into either OS.

But at rebooting the motherboard screen
appeared again after which nothing further
happened. Then in the setup I found the 150
GB HDD as the first HDD again and the
motherboard screen enabled. Changed the
sequence AGAIN, disabled the motherboard screen and got in. Now this
happens every time I boot.

When I do get into either XP or Win7 the
computer is very slow. I ran Malwarebytes and
COMODO free AV and found no viruses or
other malware.

Can someone tell me what could be wrong ?
Do I need a new BIOS ? Is the backup battery
at the end ?

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April 19, 2010 at 23:52:12
It does sound like the CMOS (backup) battery is low (it's not
rechargeable as many people assume) - check & see if the date
has also defaulted to some time ago to be sure. It should be
easy enough to see the battery on the motherboard - just replace
with a new one (it should be a CR2032 lithium cell).

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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April 21, 2010 at 01:33:08
Indeed I could have guessed when the date and time had to be
reset. Replacing the CMOS battery did most of the trick. I only
remain with the problem that the time from the boot beep to the
moment the computer starts to inventarise the hardware is more
than one minute. Do you know a possible reason for this ?

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