Removing battery/RTC = dead system. What the...?

Hot-swapping and Boot-Block flash & Boot block flash and floppy support
BIOS Newbie
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Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2003 4:15 am

This happened to 2 of my mobo's and I can't figure out why (mainly because I can't find out any info about this anywhere on the net).

On my old i486, it operated perfectly until I changed the button battery, then the computer wouldn't boot anymore. Same thing with my rare S1467-01: changed the RTC and I can no longer boot the system. Just a blank screen.

What the heck? This shouldn't be, right? Please, tell me before I fubar any other mobo up, what am I doing wrong, if anything? Shouldn't it just be as simple as take out the old one, plug in the new one?
BIOS Bodhisattva
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Location: Thames Valley, UK

You are taking anti-static precautions ?
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Let's keep it to one thread per motherboard, please.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.