|Following a 12-hour power outage, my Dell XPS Windows XP PC reported that the onboard battery had failed and that the BIOS needed to be reconfigured. I opened the box, replaced the system board battery with an identical one, reconfigured the BIOS, but now I can't get Windows to start.|
Windows gets only as far as displaying the "Loading Windows" screen then I briefly see a classic blue screen of death with what appears to be a GPF error, and then the PC reboots again.
After the second boot I get a Windows command line screen that tells me that Windows didn't start properly and offers various safe mode options, however I get the same blue screen error when I try to start in safe mode.
Unfortunately I never had an opportunity to write down all the BIOS settings before the battery (allegedly) failed, but I can't figure out what setting is *maybe* keeping Windows from starting.