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Compaq Presario r3000
January 10, 2009 at 14:01:59
Specs: Windows XP, 700
My computer keeps jumping the date and time, typically to the year 2050, or 2052. I don't think my CMOS battery is bad because it keeps my password in the BIOS, and I have not had a CMOS batter warning?

Anyone have any thoughts, seems like some setting cause it only changes when the labtop is not plugged in, and on turn off. If i turn it off when it is unplugged it changes.

Thank you, Chris


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#1
January 10, 2009 at 14:26:57
Does it jump to those dates and times in the bios, or just in Windows ? If just Windows, I would scan for viruses and spyware.

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#2
January 10, 2009 at 14:32:02
Jumps around in both. The BIOS clock is governing the Windows clock, i have scanned for viruses and it seems to be clean.

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#3
January 10, 2009 at 14:40:27
"The BIOS clock is governing the Windows clock" Not necessarily. I'd start by replacing the battery. They're relatively cheap.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
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January 11, 2009 at 15:04:16
Lets say, hypothetically that i did replace that battery, what would you suggest then?

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