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Windows year will not reset

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by breible, Apr 9, 2007.

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  1. breible

    breible Thread Starter

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    I have windows XP media edition on a Gateway 510XL 3.2 mhz machine. My AVG was expiring so I decided to try another program. I got McAfee security suite and installed it on my system. I had problems on the install (conflict with ad-aware plus) and tried to reinstall. Before reinstall I picked up a bug that automatically resets my home page to http://www.new114.com.cn:8080/ every time I reboot.

    I installed McAfee and my system ran very slow and the date was reset to 1970 and cannot be changed. I removed McAfee and now the date is fixed at 1990. Is this progress?

    Checked the BIOs and it had the same year.

    Rechecked the BIOs date was 4/09/1990

    Replaced battery, no change BIOs date is 4/10/1990
    reset the BIOS date to 4/09/2007
    saved and started reboot
    reentered BIOS F2 on the bootup date was 4/09/2007
    at XP Welcome screen selected "administrator"
    date error message appeared
    The Windows start up sound (tones) stops half way through
    Check Processes running
    there is a Nortons.exe that has to be deleted before the boot will complete fully
    there are also some unknown processes running that would give me alerts when I had the McAfee security system installed that they were trying to access the internet.
    8CF2A84.exe
    931EFC53.exe
    CC1C4099.exe
    there are two others but they disappear quickly
    These are listed as "administrator" files

    Time appears to be correct at 22:51


    replaced battery no change
    rebooted - changed bios date remained 4-10-1990
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Sounds like you should try a new battery. If that solves the date/time problem, then run an HJT scan and put it in the Security forum for analysis.
     
  3. breible

    breible Thread Starter

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    Did that provided the answer that you needed?
     
  4. breible

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    New battery, still does not allow me to change date in BIOs or desktop.

    any ideas?
     
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