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How do I boot my T3100e with an empty CMOS battery?

This may apply to other T3100 models. If not, please let me know. I'd be happy to collect and share on the web whatever we can learn from these machines. Thank you!

  • If the CMOS battery is empty, you will be prompted with the following error when you power on the machine.

To continue from this error screen, do the following:

  • Press F1 to enter System Configuration.

  • Use the cursor keys to move the cursor to menu option titled: 1. Hard disk type
  • If your system has a 20 MB hard disk, select type 11.

  • My system has the 40 MB hard disk, so I need to select type 12.

  • Once you're satisfied with the selection, press F10.

  • Press Y to confirm.
  • Note! If you make the wrong selection on this screen, you can do the following:
    • Turn the machine off, then while booting, press CTRL + SHIFT + F10 when the computer powers on.
    • If this does not work, you may turn the machine off, wait 5 minutes, then turn it back on. If you have an empty CMOS battery, you will be prompted with the same CMOS error message again.
    • You may also manually enter the system configuration, by running the TEST3 utility found at the Files and Resources section.

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toshiba_t-series_support/how_do_i_boot_my_t3100e_with_an_empty_cmos_battery.txt · Last modified: 2019-06-01 23:43 by omolini