it doesn't really matter if the bios battery goes bad all that really does i think is just to keep time and bios adjustments the user makes other then that i don't think youneed a battery. most likey its the hd like qhn said.
1) my network places
2) view network connections
3) right click on the adaptor you want a static ip for
4) select properties
5) highlight internet protocol (tcp/ip)
6) press the properties button below to the right
7) select the use the...