we know it is hard to fix PCs by reading useless posts , endless on forums.
that is because years matter and models matter
no 2 are the same, ok?
and cures are different.
my wild guess , is you read forums and see everyone yacking about UEFI and telling you to turn off UEFI, (sorry cant do that on oem pcs)
and for sure this old and is MOOT, it is a non UEFI PC
the PC has no safeboot , disable feature so you can boot optical media , and USB media.'' its not there nor relevent at all here.
Lacking UEFI, means PC is old fashioned BIOS.
That can in fact boot from anything, (exceptions happen)
the first thing I do use take my voltmeter and read this red arrow
battery below , as after 7 years old (yours is 2 years older)
goes bad, most are 2.9 to 3.3vdc below 2.9v means it going dead fast and in all cases it will
cause TIME OF DAY and MM/DD/YY to scramble
if you see any of that wrong the RTC coin cell below is dead.
acid test. below:::::::
remove huge battery, first. (battery Pack large), snaps off bottom.
remove AC line Power pack next.
wait say 1 hour, even try to turn on PC , to discharge capacitors.
now turn on PC with AC only. leave out that useless 9 year old large battery. Until such times all other failures are cured first.
is the time and date settting wrong? bingo? RTC Dead.
ok not RTC dead battery coin..
next we do this.
FULL HDD TESTING IS NEXT 160GB drive there,
most are dead this old, you know that right.?
or XP the virus magnet died, with over 700 exploits? and rising each day.?
in dog years that is 63year old HDD, (laptop years are like that)
So to test a PC next, , if the HDD is bad, or corrupted.?
what do we do , we boot Linux media. using the linux boot media.,
or get it the PC diagnosed by folks that do , in PC Repair shop.
This PC came with virus magnet XP, still running that? mess?