help me with laptop time and date problem

May 29, 2010 at 07:38:58
Specs: Windows XP

My laptop cannot update the time and date
automatically. Every time, i switch on the
laptop, the time always shows 12.00am and
the date is February 10, 2006. Each time I
have to reset the time and date manually. I
tried the time synchronization but failed. I keep
on getting the message as the
synchronization failed, the RPC server is
unavailable.

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#1
May 29, 2010 at 08:03:21

Sounds like an expired CMOS battery. It should hold time between boots.

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#2
May 29, 2010 at 08:10:16

so, I should send my laptop to repair the hard disk?

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#3
May 29, 2010 at 09:12:40

It should be relatively easy to replace the battery yourself. You don't mention anything about your brand of laptop, so you'd need to know that before going hunting for the correct battery. And unless you mean the entire unit itself, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your "hard disk"...

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#4
May 29, 2010 at 09:15:00

Read what T-R-A wrote again. It's not the hard drive, it's the CMOS battery. You didn't bother to list the make/model of the laptop so we can't tell you exactly where the battery is located, but once you find that out, just go buy a battery & replace it. They cost less than $5.

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#5
May 30, 2010 at 00:12:18

my laptop brand is Compaq Presario V3040TU. sorry that I didn't
mention it earlier.

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#6
May 30, 2010 at 00:38:18

and please help me to locate the battery. I have found out the
model of the battery but I couldn't locate where is it.

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#7
June 6, 2010 at 19:08:21

Page 120 (Section 5, page 10) of this guide:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...

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#8
June 6, 2010 at 19:19:28

Looks like this...shop around for the best price.

http://www.zkarlo.com/selected-zkar...

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