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Two Xp Home Problems: Date/time Loss


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:58 PM

hi

seem to have two problems with XP Home machine.

#1 Everytime i turn the PC on, i get a WARNING - CPU has been changed or overclock failed.

So i press F1 to continue.

#2 Once booted into the desktop the date is set back to January 1, 2003 and the time 12.01am.

The PC seems to be working fine.

Any sugestions?

It is really driving me crazy with Anti-Virus program.

Edited by Izzy, 07 January 2008 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:16 PM

It sounds like it's time to change the CMOS battery. This is the battery on your motherboard, it's round and about the size of a quarter. This is pretty simple, but I will mention that you should have the power off and should touch the metal of the case before you handle anything inside the case. If you want to read a tutorial you can read this one.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:47 PM

i figured it might be the battery for the clock time loss but wasn't sure about the CPU WARNING thing, but will get the battery and see what happens.

thanks.




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