computer freezes before getting to windows

August 6, 2011 at 09:46:10
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dell Dimension E521. The computer told me that the system battery was low. I replaced the battery. And now it won't boot past the big black screen that says big blue "DELL... dimension 521E.... then a progress bar and Bios revision 1.1.4". I thought maybe the battery was no good, so I bought a new one and got as far as setup. I reset the time and date, hit enter and it went right back to the for-metioned screen.
Can someone tell me what might be wrong? PLEEEEEEASE.

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August 6, 2011 at 20:05:03
Process of elimination, did you try your recovery disk.

Dell Dimension E521 recovery disk

Dell Dimension E521 won't boot

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August 7, 2011 at 22:30:45
When you removed the battery, you lost the data from the CMOS chip. Your BIOS now needs to find all your hardware. This might take more than a few minutes.

How long did you wait, before deciding it had frozen?

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