Date reverted to Feb 2006

  exdragon 22:07 31 Mar 2009

My other half has just turned on his laptop to find that about 50% of his programmes are said to be new and the date has reverted to 02.31, 2 Feb 06.

The System Restore date is also shown as that date, although when he moves forward to the current date, there's a restore point from yesterday.

Any idea what the problem is, please?

  skidzy 22:10 31 Mar 2009

Possibly the cmos battery is dying so therefore not holding the correct settings.
Can be tricky replacing the battery on a laptop...check your manual on how to replace this,very cheap to replace the battery if done by yourself.

  exdragon 22:12 31 Mar 2009

Should it go after only 18 months?

  skidzy 22:24 31 Mar 2009

No it should not (3-5 years ) normally, under normal usage.

  exdragon 22:27 31 Mar 2009

Hmmm - we'll see what happens tomorrow! Thanks.

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