You know you have an old computer when you can’t turn it off for a night. I built this computer in Jan 2003, and even then it was a budget build. I turned it off last night because of serious thunderstorms, but when I tried to boot up this morning, I had a few problems. First the computer wouldn’t stay powered up for more than ten seconds before shutting itself off. Then, after jiggling a few wires, I found that my CMOS settings had been reset back to their default, meaning the onboard battery has died. I’m up now, though… limping along, but booted.
Oy vey; I guess there is a reason I leave my computer on for years at a time.