time/date keeps resetting

  nobbie 14:03 20 Feb 2007

hi all, when i switch my computer on the time/date keeps resetting to 1st jan 2002,
any ideas on how to rectify this, thanks..running win xp pro

  anskyber 14:07 20 Feb 2007

It could be your CMOS battery needs replacing.

  recap 14:08 20 Feb 2007

On boot up press the F2 key to enter system setup, change the date and time using the arrow keys on the keyboard, and Esc key to exit.

  Taff™ 14:15 20 Feb 2007

Sonds like battery to me. click here for instructions. They cost about £2.

  nobbie 14:15 20 Feb 2007

recap.. i presume that i would have to do this every time i boot up...
anskyber..is that the large watch type battery that is on the motherboard ??

  Taff™ 14:17 20 Feb 2007

Make a note of the number on the back of it first and get a replacement. Don`t remove it before you do. Its probably a CR2032. If you change it quickly you won`t lose all your settings.

  recap 14:17 20 Feb 2007

If it is just the system clock that is wrong and not the CMOS battery, then no, it's a once only thing. That is as long as you are using the system regularly.

  nobbie 14:17 20 Feb 2007

thanks Taff ( sorry dont know how you get the tm)will give that a go..

  €dstowe 14:27 20 Feb 2007

If the battery has already failed, the CMOS setting will have been lost anyway and you will be back to the defaults - which my be perfectly OK for you.

  recap 15:38 20 Feb 2007

Just highlight Taff™, right click select copy then paste.

  Taff™ 22:06 20 Feb 2007

(Alt Key + 0153) for TM. Agree with Edstowe the settings will be fine for you. Do Post back though.

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