|Apparently the make/model of the computer is a closely guarded secret? If it's running Vista, it seems it would have to be a lot older than 2 years. Win7 hit the market over 3 years ago.|
I don't understand why you would buy a computer & just let it sit for for so long? It could be the motherboard battery died, that might explain the error message. We need to know the make/model & the exact message, not "something to that effect". And what happens when you press F2 as the message tells you to do?