I went to a client's home today to replace the CMOS battery in her old Dell XP machine. Should have been a 15 minute job tops. When i rebooted the computer all was fine,but could not get online. I looked at the clock(lower right hand corner) because everytime I opened the browser(any Browser) I got an error message saying to set the clock. Well-I did,I thought. Reset the BIOS to default,and still no internet connection.
After about 30 minutes of trying to figure out what was wrong,I looked at the clock again-and it was set to the wrong year. Reset the clock and BANG! everything worked perfectly! I know it's been a while since I worked on an XP machine- but I don't ever remember that happening or why?????