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#1 cclambie

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:37 AM

Hi All,

I have a mumma problem that I just cant solve for want of finding it on the net....

I have a laptop,
Compaq Presario 2200
Intel Celeron 1.5Ghz
480 Mb Ram
40G HDD

Running Windows XP Home, SP2 Installed.
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Spy Bot S&D
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The Problem:
I cannot correctly set the time, it keeps reseting back to 1/1/2004
I cannot use most programs when the time is incorrect, ie MSN Messenger

Tried Solutions:
Changed Time Server , removed Time Server
Changed time in BIOS
Changed time in Windows
Full Virus, spyware, adaware, hijack this check

I cannot find a solution to this time zone and setting problem.

I cannot remove the CMOS battery as the machine is under warranty and is a laptop, is inaccessable easily.

Does anyone have any ideas on this one?

Help is appreciated.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:26 AM

The CMOS battery would be my first guess.
If it's still under warranty, send it back.
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:44 AM

Yep - if it's under warranty, then this is a job for their techs! Depending on the place where you bought it tho' - they may want to send it out for the work to be done.

If this is the case, you'll have to balance the need for the laptop vs retaining the warranty. FWIW - it's not that easy for a tech to spot a replaced battery if you do it correctly (without buggering up the screws).
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