Laptop cmos dead, need temporary fix


My mum's laptop is not storing the date and time, I understand this is most likely because of the cmos battery being dead on the mainboard and needs to be replaced but I was wondering in the mean time is there a console command or software I could use on boot up to automatically set or synchronize the time to? ( PLEASE NOTE - Date is defaulted at 01/01/2005 and will not sync when using the date and time GUI in windows xp unless I manually change it to near today's date).

Thanks, Rob.
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  1. Why don't you give us the make and model number of your mom's laptop?
  2. Ah sorry, didn't think it would be relevant but it's a toshiba equium a110-252. :) Quite old by today's standards,
  3. I would contact toshiba. The uk number is the first on the list. Maybe they can send you a replacement battery and schematic diagram of your motherboard so you can replace it.
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