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On Reboot The Date And Time Change


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#1 doofly48

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:40 AM

I've been having this problem for about a month and a half. Every time i reboot my machine, the date and time get change. At first the month would get changed to january , and the time would change exactly 1 hour back of the real time. The day and year were fine. That was in october. Now that its november and the daylight saving took place. The time is fine, but the month still gets rolled back but February. It seems to go back 9 months from the current month for some reason.

I've ran Registry Mechanic, fixed all the probs that it found, but it didn't help this prob.
I've ran Anti virus' programs - nothing
I've ran Spyware removers - nothing

So I'm kinda out of ideas now and any help would be appreciated.

thanks in advance,

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:57 AM

This is usually a problem caused by a dead battery on the motherboard. They are inexpensive and easy to change.

You can see the procedure on this site. Don't worry about writing down the CMOS settings, it not required IMHO.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 12:22 PM

Nope it's not the battery actually. Forgot to mention that i did test that.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 01:55 AM

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 04:26 AM

You tested the battery? And what did you find?
I'd suggest the only way you can be sure it's not the battery is to replace it with a new one.

Have a look at the start-up processes in msconfig and see if there's anything in there which could be playing around with the date/time. Do you run any time synchronisation software?

Maybe your realtime clock is defective? - that would require a motherboard replacement. I don't think that's likely though.

Some hardware and software details might inspire others with fresh ideas to help.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:36 AM

Nope it's not the battery actually. Forgot to mention that i did test that.

I usually notice the time getting a little slow when power is off when a battery is getting weak. This is strange. Try booting up after you pull your internet connection. Try not to be off more than a few short minutes. Did time change ? No? suspect an autoupdate software then. Shutdown wait 10+ minutes. Is time correct ? If yes then battery pretty good. Shutdown, reconnect internet cable (lan phone cord whatever), bootup. Is time goofy now ? Definately suspect something running in your system. Look for phrases like "nist" "time" etc for processes that might change your clocks.




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