We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,862 Tutorials

How to fix the time and date on your PC

What to do when the time changes every time

QUESTION Each time I turn on my PC I have to reset the time and date, which appears as Jan 2006. Why can’t my PC remember this setting? F Brocklehurst

HELPROOM ANSWER The most likely cause for this is a dead or low Bios battery. This will need replacing if your PC is to remember these settings when not powered from the mains. A new battery will cost you about £3 from any electrical store. Take your old battery with you to ensure you get the correct one.

Get free tech support 24 hours a day at PC Advisor's Helproom Forum

IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals: Get bargains on smartphones, tablets, laptops and more

IDG UK Sites

What the Internet of Things will look like in 2015: homes will get smarter, people might get fitter

IDG UK Sites

See how Trunk's animated ad helped Ade Edmondson plug The Car Buying Service

IDG UK Sites

Yosemite tips: Complete Guide to OS X Yosemite