Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Clock keeps being reset in XP??




  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I just setup XP Pro on and old comp that I haven't used in a long time. It was a fresh format and I used an SP1 integrated setup. Here's the problem:

    Every time I login as any user including Administrator , an error message pops up that says something like The time setting in the control panel is not correct. When I go to set the time, it is set for 01/01/1601. I set it for the correct time and date, but every time I restart the system it is reset back to 01/01/1601. I have never had a problem like this before but then I have only use XP for a short time in the past and then went back to 98 SE for compatibility reasons.

    Thanks for any help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    315

    Default

    check the time and date in the bios.

    Depending on the age of the system, u may also want to update the bios.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    322

    Default

    He is correct, also that is a good sign that you need a new battery for your motherboard. One day if you find out your computer won't even boot up, then it's time for that battery.
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    sounds like a dieing battery to me, fortunatly it is a cheap fix =)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    1,158

    Default

    Yep, another vote here for the motherboard battery needing replacement. I can't think of anything in Windows which would reset the clock every reboot.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Yeah, I did try replacing the battery but the problem is still there. It's very strange. Luckily I only plan to use the comp for CD burning so it's just a minor annoyance

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    1,158

    Default

    What does the clock in the BIOS say? Enter your BIOS and see what that says on rebooting. Then set it to the correct time and boot into Windows. Let's see what happens...it may help narrow down the problem.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Is your computer made by Dell? If it is, here's something to look into....sorry, just grasping at straws here tryin to help.

    http://www.broadbandreports.com/faq/4423
    Join TweakTown's Seti@Home Team and put that idle computer to work. C'mon, I know you want to :)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    In fact what is ya hardware setup? :?:

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    caves of bedrock
    Posts
    3,129

    Default

    if u find things okk in BIOS too then look for a virus.
    try an online scan from norton.
    Latest Microsoft Security Updates.
    Last Updated:
    10th MARCH


    If you are a security freak: Use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (NT/2000/XP/2003)
    ======================
    icq : 203189004
    jabber : asklepios20@jabber.org
    =======================
    Linux user since: April 24, 2003 312478
    yabaa dabaa doo...
    Customized for 1024x768

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •