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XP clock problem


soulboy
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My XPSP3 clock won't keep time when switched off. I have tried resetting and changing which server it's supposed to use etc. but still I always seem to have travelled back to 2006 when I boot up. Cock everyuthing up and can't get into email etc. until clock has been corrected. I recently did a full format and reinstall on my C drive. As far as I know all the updates have been done.

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Graphicool1

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Sounds like it could be the Mobo battery?

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Graphicool1

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Look here...CLICK

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soulboy

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Right. I knew there is a battery on there. Cheers for your help. I think I might even have a spare one. Thanks a lot, guys.

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zarobian

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Change the CMOS battery. I think it is CR2032. Open up the case and you will find the type of the battry.

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soulboy

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It will be ok to use any battery that fits like a watch battery?

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zarobian

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No it should exectly be the same type as original.

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woodchip

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It could also be a Faulty BIOS chip as a Cmos Battery lasts for years if its not turned off at the Mains Plug

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