|I've noticed that I'm not the only one enduring - and endearing myself - to this particularly peculiar problem. Thing is, I have to remove my hard drive from its tower after every set of class since it is only a loan from my school, so I suppose mine is unique in this case.|
It can keep time from day-to-day, if I'm lucky, but as soon as the weekend rolls around and we're past it, the CMOS loses its 'sproing', as if the battery is low or in need of absolute replacement. I realize that the college isn't open on the weekends, exactly and maybe that's the problem, but I would like to know several things before I tell my prof and his assistant:
1. is there any program I can install that would verify the battery's status?
2. Is there any chance that the fact that I remove my hard drive and not connect it to a mother board for two days the cause of this? (the tower has to connect to other hard drives when I'm finished for the day so...)
3. Should I be making a fuss at all and just live with this rather inconvenient inconvenience?