#12213 by Super-Slasher
Sun Jan 05, 2003 4:20 am
Okie lemme just open by saying I'm a total newbee at stuff like this. While I am very familliar with software, hardware and such, BIOS is an uncharted territory for me. I am eager to learn...

Anyways, for education purposes, I decided to take an old 1993 IBM i486SX desktop I found at the dump and turn in into my own server. It has a 1.6GB HD and floppy drive only... yet the CMOS battery was long gone. So, I got a new one put in.

When I start it up, the screen remains blank and the A drive searches for a disk.

Can anyone tell me what this means and perhaps point me in the proper direction of how to solve it? Does it need to have a BIOS loaded, and if so, how do I go about getting it and doing it?

Thanks in advance.