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#1 jahid91

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 05:05 PM

hi there i was just wondering if you can help. basically what happened is ma pc had so mcuh viruses and became very slow, so one of my friend he came and installed window xp professol all over again. but he didnt do quick format he did full format. after that i was just having problem with my time & the date of the pc. everytime i start the pc the following message comes up.

"Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A09
copyright 1985-1988 phoenix technologies ltd.
copyright 1990-2004 dell computer corporation.
all right reserved

dell system dimension 4600i series
BIOS Version A09

invalid configuration information-please run SETUP program
performing automatic IDE configuration

Primary master: Disk Drive
Secondary master: CD-ROM Device

time-of-date not set please run SETUP program
strike F1 to continue, F2 to run SETUP utality".


when my friend tried to install the drivers from the cd that came with ma pc, it wasnt working because there was some problem with my cd drive so he bought his one to my house and connected it and installed all the drivers from the cd. Then he puted back my cd drive again back to normall.


but my main question is how can i fix the time n date. everysingle time time i start the pc the time automatically changes. but ma pc is not very old its window xp and i have been using it for 3-4 year.

anyway i think you got enought information to tell me what is wrong with my pc. im hoping for a reply as quick as possible. thanks.


{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate Forum~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 04 November 2007 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2007 - 07:41 PM

Welcome to BC
You have to reset the date and time in your BIOS. When your first boot your computer stat tapping the Delete key (or maybe F2 on a Dell) This will take you to the BIOS where you can make the changes
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:29 PM

yh i do dt everytym bt again nxt tym start da pc i av 2 change it again.
so hw cn i solve the problem?

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:45 PM

Do you have all of the current Windows Updates? If not try updating.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:02 PM

the mobo baterry could be dead too
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:03 PM

yh i do dt everytym bt again nxt tym start da pc i av 2 change it again.
so hw cn i solve the problem?


Wow. I thought they spoke english in the UK! :thumbsup:

I think mike b could be correct. The BIOS battery that lives on the motherboard is dead. This is causing the time to go back to Jan 1 everytime you reboot. These can be purchased for just a few dollars at a computer or electronics store. Press the F2 key at startup to reset the time and date after changing the battery.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:48 PM

fnx, i went 2 pc world da uva day 2 buy a battery n im finkin do i av 2 install window xp all ova again or its gna ok if i change e. i quickly wntd 2 ask u a question about my cd-drive. my cd-drive it dont work propely so im getin a new drive but im confused which 1 to get. i got 256 MB RAM and my processor speed is 2.9GHz so wt do u fink i shud do. im nt sure exactly which 1 to byr.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:27 PM

Your RAM and processor speed has nothing to do with an optical drive. Get a DVD burner. IT will read and burn both DVD and CD's. They're inexpensive, 30-50 US dollars
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:39 PM

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:15 AM

yh i do dt everytym bt again nxt tym start da pc i av 2 change it again.
so hw cn i solve the problem?



fnx, i went 2 pc world da uva day 2 buy a battery n im finkin do i av 2 install window xp all ova again or its gna ok if i change e. i quickly wntd 2 ask u a question about my cd-drive. my cd-drive it dont work propely so im getin a new drive but im confused which 1 to get. i got 256 MB RAM and my processor speed is 2.9GHz so wt do u fink i shud do. im nt sure exactly which 1 to byr.



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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:06 AM

On the date and time propertise, i ticked a box which says automatically syschoronize
with an internet time server. but it doesnt work properly so i try to update manually an error occurs which says the following message "an error occurred while windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com". why does the error come up?

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:15 AM

There is a known problem with time syncronization on some systems after a MS update earlier this year.

Don't know what server you have elected but I find that I had to change mine from time.nist.gov to time-a.nist.gov and that one has been working well for me since I changed.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:11 AM

i have two server there. one is "time.windows.com" and the other one is "time.nist.gov".
can you please explain it to me what i should do. im very confused.




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