disk read error- is it battery

  SparkyJack 09:45 AM 16 May 13
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when booted this machine gives 'disk readerror' despite the BIOS being reset each time boot from HDD it revertsto floppy first bott - and it has no floppy

Isc this amanifestation of a failing BIOS battery?

  onthelimit1 09:49 AM 16 May 13

You say it reverts to floppy. I assume you're exiting and saving with F10? I can't see it being the CMOS battery if the main battery is installed, but, as always, I may be wrong!

  SparkyJack 10:14 AM 16 May 13

an apology-- multiple postings -silly tablet

The machine in questionis one of those old fahioned desk tops The only batteyr is the BIOS and yes I am familiar with BIOS routines

  onthelimit1 10:23 AM 16 May 13

Sorry - assumed laptop for some reason. I believe the same applies to a PC if the mains is left connected. Still, 5 min job to change the battery in a PC, so worth a try.

  onthelimit1 10:25 AM 16 May 13

Loads of advice here.

  johndrew 10:36 AM 17 May 13

I responded to one of the other posts here

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