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windows server 2000 change years

September 9, 2010 at 11:31:28
Specs: Windows 2000
The other day my W2K server suddenly changed from being the correct date to the right month and day but year 2043. Any ideas on why this happened. I fixed it but i want to know how it happened so i can see about making sure it doesn't happen again. Thanks.

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September 11, 2010 at 21:31:06
Sounds like the CMOS battery is too weak to hold the settings. The CMOS battery is a quarter sized flat silver battery mounted to the motherboard. You can buy them most anywhere batteries are sold.

Unplug the computer before entering the case and take anti-static precautions. Also pay attention to the orientation (which side up) of the battery before removal.

Upon first boot you will need to immediately enter the BIOS screens to reset values as required. Date, time, boot order, possibly others too. Removal of power to the board resets all CMOS values to defaults.

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