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Date & Time Error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by anthonyb, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. anthonyb

    anthonyb Thread Starter

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    Hello --

    I am running Windows XP and recently started having a problem with the date & time.

    If I shut the computer down for a short period of time everything comes back fine. However, after shutting things down for more than a few hours, the date and time revert back to the same date time of June 3, 2003. I am able to reset the date and time while online, but encounter the same problem each time after shutting down for more than a few hours.

    I was going to change the battery, but thought I would check here first, in case anyone has encountered such a problem and knows a solutuin.

    Thank you
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    Sounds like a nearly dead CMOS battery to me. I'd go ahead and replace it. Be gentle with the holder, some of them break easily.

    Jerry
     
  3. anthonyb

    anthonyb Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the reply and the confirmation.
     
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