Losing the time and date

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Every time I switch my computer on, I have to correct the
date and time. Once on these remain accurate. Can you
help?
 
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Hi Stuart,

I would suspect the CMOS battery is dead. It is a simple matter to replace
it in most modern machines. Generally, it is about the size of a US nickel
and can be easily seen on the motherboard. Replacements can be found in
nearly any store that sells watch or camera batteries. Changing the battery
can cause the loss of any custom BIOS settings, but I suspect you are
probably using defaults anyhow or you would have noticed other system
problems.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Stuart" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Every time I switch my computer on, I have to correct the
> date and time. Once on these remain accurate. Can you
> help?
 
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In news:431a01c4a6d4$00603880$a501280a@phx.gbl,
Stuart <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Every time I switch my computer on, I have to correct the
> date and time. Once on these remain accurate. Can you
> help?


If you are losing the correct time and date while the computer is
powered off, almost certainly you need to replace the battery.

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Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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I have now changed the batery but the problem remains.
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi Stuart,
>
>I would suspect the CMOS battery is dead. It is a simple
matter to replace
>it in most modern machines. Generally, it is about the
size of a US nickel
>and can be easily seen on the motherboard. Replacements
can be found in
>nearly any store that sells watch or camera batteries.
Changing the battery
>can cause the loss of any custom BIOS settings, but I
suspect you are
>probably using defaults anyhow or you would have noticed
other system
>problems.
>
>--
>Best of Luck,
>
>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
>"Stuart" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:431a01c4a6d4$00603880$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Every time I switch my computer on, I have to correct
the
>> date and time. Once on these remain accurate. Can you
>> help?
>
>
>.
>
 

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