pc looses the correct time and date

  franb 00:44 28 Dec 2004

When i switch my pc overnight it looses the correct time and date

Its OK if i switch off and back on again in a few mins

Any help would be appreciaed


  THE TERMINATOR 00:47 28 Dec 2004

It sounds like your mobo battery needs replacing, if not your mobo does....TT

  THE TERMINATOR 00:50 28 Dec 2004

You can also try flashing your BIOS, but you will probably find that it is your battery that is not holding your CMOS settings....TT

  Lasse 04:52 28 Dec 2004

I have just had the same problem. It was the battery on the motherboard. After you replace the battery remember to reset the time and date in the BIOS setup.

  Laser157 08:44 28 Dec 2004

The battery is almost certain to be the problem, but I like to have a device to ensure the time is always right and I find this free program is good:

click here

  fsbb 11:09 28 Dec 2004

More than likely it is simply your MB battery. Most MB batteries are CR2032 type but check before you buy a new one. I recently purchased from Tesco at £1.99, I think more expensive in PC World, Staples.

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