Omnibook 2100 - Where is CMOS battery

Omnibook 2100 - Where is CMOS battery

Post by Pudn » Tue, 18 May 2004 16:01:07

A customer has an Omnibook 2100 which runs Windows NT and used to be
attached to a domain. He was allowed to take this old laptop with him when
he left the company. He has asked me to install Windows 2000 so that he can
make use of the USB port.

I can boot up with a floppy disk fine and have even been able to backup his
data onto a cd-r with an external cd-writer using a parallel port cd-writer
with a dos driver boot disk and Ghost.

My problem is that the machine will not boot from the CD drive when it is in
the machine and I'm not able to get at the BIOS to change the boot options.
I want to remove the CMOS battery so that the CMOS resets and have taken the
keyboard off and the plate underneath that but cannot see the battery.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Omnibook 2100 - Where is CMOS battery

Post by Andrew Z C » Tue, 18 May 2004 23:22:30

No, but why not try this instead...

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 197063
HOW TO: Create Setup Boot Disks for Windows 2000



Omnibook 2100 - Where is CMOS battery

Post by Pudn » Wed, 19 May 2004 05:29:02

is in

I've tried that. I should have included that in my original posting. I
downloaded the Windows 2000 driver and used the set of boot disks, pressing
F6 at the appropriate place and inserting the driver disk, which it
identified correctly. However when it came to switch to the CD part of the
setup it could not find the drive.

Thank you anyway.

Anyone else?