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Date and time problems with windows XP

by rodney5 / February 15, 2008 11:42 PM PST

My Fujitsu Siemens computer running under Windows XP resets the date to January 1st 2002 00:00:00 everytime i switch on and load windows?
This started happening after i had problems with panda antvirus or should i say virus! any thoughts on how to sort this out would be greatly received

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How old?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 12:14 AM PST

Is this and did you put in a new CMOS/BIOS battery?

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date and time problems windows
by rodney5 / February 18, 2008 4:46 PM PST
In reply to: How old?

No but thanks anyway how old?

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Re: date and time problems
by Kees Bakker / February 18, 2008 5:20 PM PST

Before resetting the BIOS to default options (as suggested below) check the time there. Change it, reboot, turn off the machine, turn it on, go into the BIOS again and see if it sticks.

If the time in the BIOS is wrong, it certainly isn't correct in Windows.


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Date ang time errors
by rodney5 / February 20, 2008 4:46 AM PST

Thanks for that but sadly date and time still wrong

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Reset BIOS
by pasomalo / February 16, 2008 1:55 AM PST

Go into the Setup screen of BIOS by hitting F2 when you first turn on the computer, and reset it to factory defaults. I'm thinking this could be a Windows problem but try this first.

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date and time problems in windows
by rodney5 / February 18, 2008 5:26 PM PST
In reply to: Reset BIOS

Thanks for the info but it didn't work. any other thoughts?
Sorry it took so long to get back but we have had lots of panda problems!! all ok now i think?

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About time, date and PANDA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 10:07 PM PST

There are some softwares such as AV scanners that insist the date be proper of it gets wonky.

If I read your replies proper I think your machine needs a new CMOS battery.


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Date and time errors
by rodney5 / February 20, 2008 4:48 AM PST

Where is the cmos battery located?

Sorry to be so thick but have never had to change one before

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CMOS battery is...
by pasomalo / February 20, 2008 4:56 AM PST
In reply to: Date and time errors

In the motherboard, its probably close to the edge of the motherboard. Anyway its silver, round, and about the size of a quarter, maybe bigger.

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date and time problems
by rodney5 / February 21, 2008 11:10 PM PST
In reply to: CMOS battery is...

Thanks i will go and buy one at the weekend
Hey this is great anyone got any good cake recipes?

Thanks again

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The cake recipe from Portal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2008 11:14 PM PST
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