I disconnected the power, remove battery and disconnected the new cmos battery held down power button for 2 min, waited 1/2 hr, plugged all in. I was able to restart 6 times before the problem started again. I followed the same procedure and I am typing on it right now. Why would this keep happening? I dont have another cmos battery today, but I seriously doubt a bad battery out of the package. Bad cmos? I was wrong btw, it's a 9700i, not a m9750.