|There was absolutely no need to remove the battery! You were already told what the problem is - you removed the heatsink to clean it, then didn't reinstall it correctly. The system is going to continually restart until you attach the heatsink properly. And now you added to the problem by pulling the battery. |
Once you get the heatsink issue straightened out, you're going to HAVE to press F1 to enter the BIOS setup program, then correct all the settings that you "reset". You'll have to change the date & time, make sure the hard drive & optical drives are properly recognized, adjust the video & memory settings, check the boot order, make sure the onboard devices are still enabled, etc, etc, etc. If the BIOS isn't setup correctly, the system will run like sh!t! The bottomline is removing the battery was a very bad move, especially for someone who admits "I really dont know what im doing". Maybe you can ask the brainiac who suggested pulling the battery to fix the problem?
If you can post your system specs in detail, we *should* be able to get you up & running again. We'd need to know:
- make/model of motherboard (ex: ASUS A7N8X)
- make/model/speed of CPU (ex: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz)
- type/speed of memory (ex: DDR400)
If you can come up with those 3 items, we should be able to recommend the proper BIOS settings. If you have an OEM system (Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP/Compaq, etc), just post the model number.