The tx2000 failure you are asking about is pretty well discussed. Try a new CMOS battery and hope. If not, shop around for the most common failed part. Your research will reveal what that is.
The computer is quite a few years old and went largely unused for about a year and a half, and I'm trying to bring it back to life. I am having a bit of trouble with start up, but when it does turn on, the system works great.
The Issue- when I power it on, the power lights turn on and I can hear it starting up, but a bit more than half of the time, all I get is a black screen and the only option that I can see is a hard shut down and to try again. The times that it does power up, I find it more likely to do so when I repeatedly tap the space or enter key as soon as I begin to hear activity- not sure if that's a coincidence or not. I've done all the cleaning up that I know how to do,. Should I reformat? Or am I looking at a bigger problem?
I'm not super skilled with computer but I've gotten a lot of help with this clean up through tutorials and such so I'm all for giving fixing it myself a shot if its plausible.
Thanks for any insight.