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I Have To Keep Resetting The Date On My Pc


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#1 jdukze

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:37 PM

Is there any way I can stop resetting the date on a computer that I use. I have to do it every single time I turn on the PC and its quite annoying.
I correct it in the CMOS every single time and dont really know what is wrong even though I have scanned for viruses.
Now the hard disk is making clicking sounds and has stopped working,
Please help me guys, any bright ideas??????? :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 01:01 AM

It sounds as if your CMOS battery needs replacing. Usually a coin-cell battery that maintains the computer configuration, date and time information.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:12 PM

re: hard drive clicking, that's the typical symptom of imminent failure. Back up your data immediately! If it's already dead, you can try putting it in a plastic bag and storing it in the freezer overnight. This _sometimes_ will restore function long enough to recover the data. Best way to do this is to install Windows on a new HD then shut down, power off, and reinstall your old cold one in as a slave. Then it's just cut and paste.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:09 PM

Be very, very careful with the freezer trick. It doesn't work much more often than it does work. Also, be sure to get all the air out of the plastic bag before doing it - any moisture will condense on the drive and may ruin it further.

Once you remove it from the freezer it's essential to get it hooked up and running as fast as possible. Have any programs that you'll need set to autostart - so you'll minimize the time needed to access anything that you can recover. If there are particular things to recover - have the commands handy so you can enter them immediately. Time is of the essence here!

Humidity is your enemy here also - try it in as dry an area as possible. Pick a dry day rather than a rainy day if possible.
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Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:01 PM

Thanks so much guys I managed to get all the data out but I slaved it to another hard drive to do so, luckily it didnt die so the data was still recoverable, if the slaving didnt work I might as well would have risked the freezer trick, any ways thanks again all you helpful people.
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