Optiplex GX100

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Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted the hard
drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is not set,
go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time. Next time
I cold boot, I get the same thing.

Is it the battery or the hard drive?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >
    > Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted the hard
    > drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is not set,
    > go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time. Next time
    > I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    >
    > Is it the battery or the hard drive?

    The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the battery.

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  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    configuration error. Any thoughts?


    "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    news:0Vh%d.4103$rL3.1255@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    > On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >>
    >> Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted the
    >> hard
    >> drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is not
    >> set,
    >> go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time. Next
    >> time
    >> I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    >>
    >> Is it the battery or the hard drive?
    >
    > The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the battery.
    >
    > --
    > spam999free@rrohio.com
    > remove 999 in order to email me
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 19:36:42 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >
    > Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    > configuration error. Any thoughts?

    You should have, and I know this is not good, change the battery with the
    power ON, I would guess that removal of the battery reset the BIOS to
    defaults. So, you may need to go in and reset the BIOS to detect
    everything again.

    I have a 466Mhz Celeron GX100 (I actually have 6 of them), so I could take
    a look on Monday and post back, but it may not be the same.


    > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    > news:0Vh%d.4103$rL3.1255@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted
    >>> the hard
    >>> drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is not
    >>> set,
    >>> go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time. Next
    >>> time
    >>> I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    >>>
    >>> Is it the battery or the hard drive?
    >>
    >> The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the
    >> battery.
    >>
    >> --
    >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >> remove 999 in order to email me
    >>


    --
    spam999free@rrohio.com
    remove 999 in order to email me
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    That is what this one is. Actually I am having trouble just getting to the
    setup screen. But any suggestions will be great. Our school has had about
    a dozen of these donated and are probably getting another dozen in short
    order. I'm not going to kill myself on them, since we will have so many,
    but learning more about them would be good. if worse comes to worse, I'll
    just cannibalize it for parts for the others. Thanks for the help so far.


    "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    news:YYo%d.4180$rL3.3690@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    > On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 19:36:42 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    > >
    > > Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    > > configuration error. Any thoughts?
    >
    > You should have, and I know this is not good, change the battery with the
    > power ON, I would guess that removal of the battery reset the BIOS to
    > defaults. So, you may need to go in and reset the BIOS to detect
    > everything again.
    >
    > I have a 466Mhz Celeron GX100 (I actually have 6 of them), so I could take
    > a look on Monday and post back, but it may not be the same.
    >
    >
    > > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    > > news:0Vh%d.4103$rL3.1255@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    > >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>> Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted
    > >>> the hard
    > >>> drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is not
    > >>> set,
    > >>> go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time. Next
    > >>> time
    > >>> I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    > >>>
    > >>> Is it the battery or the hard drive?
    > >>
    > >> The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the
    > >> battery.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    > >> remove 999 in order to email me
    > >>
    >
    >
    > --
    > spam999free@rrohio.com
    > remove 999 in order to email me
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Nate Rosenthal" <ncrose@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:HsWdnWBY14GUiqPfRVn-ug@comcast.com...
    > Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    > configuration error. Any thoughts?
    >


    Pull all of the PCI expansion cards. Once you're finally able to get into
    setup/BIOS, default the BIOS settings and clear the NVRAM/configuration
    settings. Exit.

    Power down and unplug. Replace the PCI cards individually, booting between
    each install to confirm that you don't have a faulty card.

    hth

    Stew
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    The docs can be found here;
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx100/en/index.htm

    "Nate Rosenthal" <ncrose@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:QfOdnSIrvdnTL6PfRVn-hA@comcast.com...
    > That is what this one is. Actually I am having trouble just getting
    > to the
    > setup screen. But any suggestions will be great. Our school has had
    > about
    > a dozen of these donated and are probably getting another dozen in
    > short
    > order. I'm not going to kill myself on them, since we will have so
    > many,
    > but learning more about them would be good. if worse comes to worse,
    > I'll
    > just cannibalize it for parts for the others. Thanks for the help so
    > far.
    >
    >
    > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    > news:YYo%d.4180$rL3.3690@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 19:36:42 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    >> > configuration error. Any thoughts?
    >>
    >> You should have, and I know this is not good, change the battery with
    >> the
    >> power ON, I would guess that removal of the battery reset the BIOS to
    >> defaults. So, you may need to go in and reset the BIOS to detect
    >> everything again.
    >>
    >> I have a 466Mhz Celeron GX100 (I actually have 6 of them), so I could
    >> take
    >> a look on Monday and post back, but it may not be the same.
    >>
    >>
    >> > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    >> > news:0Vh%d.4103$rL3.1255@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >> >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I
    >> >>> reformatted
    >> >>> the hard
    >> >>> drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time
    >> >>> is not
    >> >>> set,
    >> >>> go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time.
    >> >>> Next
    >> >>> time
    >> >>> I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Is it the battery or the hard drive?
    >> >>
    >> >> The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the
    >> >> battery.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >> >> remove 999 in order to email me
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >> remove 999 in order to email me
    >>
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Ctrl>Alt>Del should get you to setup.

    "Nate Rosenthal" <ncrose@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:QfOdnSIrvdnTL6PfRVn-hA@comcast.com...
    > That is what this one is. Actually I am having trouble just getting to
    > the
    > setup screen. But any suggestions will be great. Our school has had
    > about
    > a dozen of these donated and are probably getting another dozen in short
    > order. I'm not going to kill myself on them, since we will have so many,
    > but learning more about them would be good. if worse comes to worse, I'll
    > just cannibalize it for parts for the others. Thanks for the help so far.
    >
    >
    > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    > news:YYo%d.4180$rL3.3690@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 19:36:42 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    >> > configuration error. Any thoughts?
    >>
    >> You should have, and I know this is not good, change the battery with the
    >> power ON, I would guess that removal of the battery reset the BIOS to
    >> defaults. So, you may need to go in and reset the BIOS to detect
    >> everything again.
    >>
    >> I have a 466Mhz Celeron GX100 (I actually have 6 of them), so I could
    >> take
    >> a look on Monday and post back, but it may not be the same.
    >>
    >>
    >> > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    >> > news:0Vh%d.4103$rL3.1255@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >> >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted
    >> >>> the hard
    >> >>> drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is
    >> >>> not
    >> >>> set,
    >> >>> go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time.
    >> >>> Next
    >> >>> time
    >> >>> I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Is it the battery or the hard drive?
    >> >>
    >> >> The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the
    >> >> battery.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >> >> remove 999 in order to email me
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >> remove 999 in order to email me
    >>
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Did that several times


    "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Rjz%d.1745$yq2.1392@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
    > Ctrl>Alt>Del should get you to setup.
    >
    > "Nate Rosenthal" <ncrose@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:QfOdnSIrvdnTL6PfRVn-hA@comcast.com...
    >> That is what this one is. Actually I am having trouble just getting to
    >> the
    >> setup screen. But any suggestions will be great. Our school has had
    >> about
    >> a dozen of these donated and are probably getting another dozen in short
    >> order. I'm not going to kill myself on them, since we will have so many,
    >> but learning more about them would be good. if worse comes to worse,
    >> I'll
    >> just cannibalize it for parts for the others. Thanks for the help so
    >> far.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    >> news:YYo%d.4180$rL3.3690@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >>> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 19:36:42 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> > Changed the battery, but on reboot, I'm getting a plug and play
    >>> > configuration error. Any thoughts?
    >>>
    >>> You should have, and I know this is not good, change the battery with
    >>> the
    >>> power ON, I would guess that removal of the battery reset the BIOS to
    >>> defaults. So, you may need to go in and reset the BIOS to detect
    >>> everything again.
    >>>
    >>> I have a 466Mhz Celeron GX100 (I actually have 6 of them), so I could
    >>> take
    >>> a look on Monday and post back, but it may not be the same.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
    >>> > news:0Vh%d.4103$rL3.1255@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
    >>> >> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:46:55 -0500, Nate Rosenthal wrote:
    >>> >>>
    >>> >>> Have an old Optiplex GX 100 that was having issues so I reformatted
    >>> >>> the hard
    >>> >>> drive. When I cold boot,, I am getting a message that the time is
    >>> >>> not
    >>> >>> set,
    >>> >>> go to Setup Utility. I do that and set the proper date and time.
    >>> >>> Next
    >>> >>> time
    >>> >>> I cold boot, I get the same thing.
    >>> >>>
    >>> >>> Is it the battery or the hard drive?
    >>> >>
    >>> >> The hard drive has nothing to do with the onboard clock, it's the
    >>> >> battery.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> --
    >>> >> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >>> >> remove 999 in order to email me
    >>> >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> spam999free@rrohio.com
    >>> remove 999 in order to email me
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Nate Rosenthal" <ncrose@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:hZqdnfRPMqRy3qLfRVn-tA@comcast.com...
    > Did that several times
    >
    >


    Try unplugging all of the drives so that the system has nothing to boot to,
    and force an error message prompting to 'enter setup'. ?


    Stew
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