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DATE AND TIME COMMAND

by lamartinm / November 27, 2004 10:58 AM PST

Unable to change date or time in Windows 98. My PC freezes when I try to change the time or date. My computer has not changed since the change from daylight savings time Pacific Coast time.

Does the date and time command use a WINdows (specific driver).

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Re: DATE AND TIME COMMAND
by Kees Bakker / November 27, 2004 7:40 PM PST
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Lamartinm,

DATE and TIME are MS-DOS-commands. It's remarkable you quote them in relation to Windows.
If somehow the Windows software regarding date and time is corrupted, try the DOS-equivalent. Just open a command window, type date (enter) and enter the new date. Same with time. Then exit.
If it doesn't work in a command window, then boot into MS-DOS (it's a choice in the Start>Shutdown screen). Then after changing date and time type win in stead of exit.

If any of the above works, and you've got no other problems, I think you should accept this minor annoyance.

Kees

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Re: DATE AND TIME COMMAND
by reefurbb / November 27, 2004 9:25 PM PST
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Some PC's allow w98 to reset the time/date in BIOS (setup), some don't. Try resetting such in BIOS.

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Re: DATE AND TIME COMMAND
by Bob__B / November 27, 2004 11:33 PM PST
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Not sure about date/time command but if I go to start>settings>control panel>date/time I get a screen that allows me to adjust these settings.

If I go to windows/system/datetime.cpl and open that file I get the same screen to adjust with.

If I found that that did not function I might be inclined to run a pass of SFC just to see what it found.

If that turned up OK I might use SFC to extract this file from the install disk and replace the existing file.

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