Reply 440 of 452, by IanB
How do I get into the bios now that the CMOS is battery-backed?
Disconnect the battery for 30 secs or so. (You can also get in via the test3.exe program but that only works if the system is booting OK.
Do you see the XTIDE bios banner at all?
Have you connected the CF card as well? If so did you remember that the IDE connector on one end of the IDE cable has been fitted backwards on both mine and vipersan's machines so may well be like that on yours (you have to get one end of the IDE cable to fit in the IDE header on the CF adapter backwards if that's the case either by cutting a slot in the shroud of the IDE connector on the CF card or by filing off the key bump on the CF end of the IDE cable)
Compare pin 1 on the motherboard with pin 1 on your CF adapter and make sure the same side of the cable is going to pin 1 at both ends