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#1 MCB

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 04:44 AM

Anyone got any idea why, when I switch my computer on every morning, the time and date have reverted to midnight on 1 January 2001?

It is set for GMT (correct) and I've used the Time Synchronize tab but every morning it's the same. :thumbsup:

I'm using XP Home version.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:39 AM

Quite possibly your battery on the motherboard is dead. Replace it and see if that helps.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:56 AM

Is that likely when it is OK for the rest of the day once I have corrected the date and time?

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:24 AM

Most probably. Your motherboard contains a small battery little bit like a watch battery. The battery emits a small amount of power to the mobo even if your PC is off, so when you do switch on your PC the date and time are correct.

Replacing isn't tricky, just pop out the battery and take to your nearest store for a replacement.
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:24 AM

Yes.
When your computer is powered up, it's running on your home's power.
When your computer is powered down, it's running on the CMOS battery.
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