My ageing Alienware M17X R4 is having an issue wherein sometimes, when I turn it on, it only beeps, and doesn't go any further. Then when I turn it off and on again, it works, but the date and time settings have been lost in Windows. The beep code is either three or four beeps in a row (unfortunately I can't make it do it on request).
Any suggestions what the issue is, and how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.
Apologies - the code is 5 beeps, which I believe is a BIOS power error? However, I've tried replacing the BIOS battery, and the machine is still doing the same thing.