Looks like I’ll be working on my sisters computer again. It is her birthday after all. Someday soon, I’m sure she’ll be older than me. Her computer just can’t seem to retain the contents of her CMOS ram. I’m pretty sure she has a bad lithium battery. I just hope it isn’t one of those soldered in jobs. The symptoms were the failure of her floppy disk drive on boot up (she doesn’t have one) and the fact that her sound card stopped working. The sound card conflicts with the built in sound on her mother board, so that has to be disabled. I fix it up, she takes it home, and it fails again the same way. I think it needs to be turned off for a while before the CMOS looses it’s mind. That may have to be part of my “burn in” for testing fixes.