Computer clock continually resets


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Gordon Biggar

I have a friend who is using Windows XP (SP2). Starting about a week ago,
when she boots up she gets an error message saying that her system's clock
is no longer valid, and that she should enter Setup (F2) to correct it.
This she does, but after shutting down the computer and re-booting at a
later time, she runs into the same error message (and a clock that is set to
August 1, 2004).

Is there a trick to setting the clock in XP (I am a Vista user) so that the
change is saved properly?

Gordon Biggar
Houston, Texas
 
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John Inzer

Gordon said:
I have a friend who is using Windows XP (SP2). Starting about a week
ago, when she boots up she gets an error message saying that her
system's clock is no longer valid, and that she should enter Setup
(F2) to correct it. This she does, but after shutting down the
computer and re-booting at a later time, she runs into the same error
message (and a clock that is set to August 1, 2004).

Is there a trick to setting the clock in XP (I am a Vista user) so
that the change is saved properly?

Gordon Biggar
Houston, Texas
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Maybe the CMOS battery is going bad.

How To Replace The
CMOS Battery In Your PC
http://tinyurl.com/12a2
or...
http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosreplace.asp

How To Install A CMOS Battery
http://tinyurl.com/z3l7g
or...
http://www.smartcomputing.com/Editorial/article.asp?article=articles/2004/w1510/32w10/32w10.asp

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Digital Media Experience

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This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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Greg Russell

In
Gordon Biggar said:
Is there a trick to setting the clock in XP (I am a Vista user) so
that the change is saved properly?

There's definitely a trick to changing the back-plane (a,k,a, "mobo")
battery, but that's too, too expensive to give away in Usenet for free.

"It's all in the wrist," as they say. We take PayPal at a different email
address; ask for further directions.
 
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Patrick Keenan

Gordon Biggar said:
I have a friend who is using Windows XP (SP2). Starting about a week ago,
when she boots up she gets an error message saying that her system's clock
is no longer valid, and that she should enter Setup (F2) to correct it.
This she does, but after shutting down the computer and re-booting at a
later time, she runs into the same error message (and a clock that is set
to August 1, 2004).

Is there a trick to setting the clock in XP (I am a Vista user) so that
the change is saved properly?

Gordon Biggar
Houston, Texas

Replace the battery.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

I have a friend who is using Windows XP (SP2). Starting about a week ago,
when she boots up she gets an error message saying that her system's clock
is no longer valid, and that she should enter Setup (F2) to correct it.
This she does, but after shutting down the computer and re-booting at a
later time, she runs into the same error message (and a clock that is set to
August 1, 2004).

Is there a trick to setting the clock in XP (I am a Vista user) so that the
change is saved properly?


It's very likely that the battery on the motherboard needs replacing.
They are very inexpensive and easy to replace.
 
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Gordon Biggar

In my fifteen years of playing with computers, I can't say that I have ever
had to replace a battery. Seems somewhat obvious -- in hindsight.

Thanks for the replies.

Gordon
 
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Pig-MVP

It's very likely that the battery on the motherboard needs replacing.
They are very inexpensive and easy to replace.

Are you sure piggy? All other people who have replied before you
already said that battery needs to be changed and you posted a message
with a view to contradict them but came out with the same or almost
similar solution (different words of course!). Do you actually need to
post a message whether or not it has been dealt with exhaustively?

You must be a very thick pig around here.
 
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Jim

Are you sure piggy? All other people who have replied before you
already said that battery needs to be changed and you posted a message
with a view to contradict them but came out with the same or almost
similar solution (different words of course!). Do you actually need to
post a message whether or not it has been dealt with exhaustively?

You must be a very thick pig around here.

So ; you are a pig ?
 
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Jim

Are you sure piggy? All other people who have replied before you
already said that battery needs to be changed and you posted a message
with a view to contradict them but came out with the same or almost
similar solution (different words of course!). Do you actually need to
post a message whether or not it has been dealt with exhaustively?

You must be a very thick pig around here.

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