Hi everyone. My daughter has been having numerous crash and other problems with her PC until it finally packed in completely. When it did, we could switch on, the fans would work but neither the hard disk or monitor would activate. Prior to this when we were having the problems, we noticed the date kept reverting to 2002 so as the PC is over 5 years old, we installed a new BIOS battery and the computer immediately came back to life.
However, after starting up again the BIOS boot process stalled almost immediately with a note to the effect that "the BIOS has lost some of its files and is unable to proceed. Please insert a start up diskette in A "
Is it referring to the XP emergency start up files which we downloaded from MS Support and put on 6 floppy disks or will we have to download a BIOS update and put the files on a floppy ? Any advice would be appreciated.