The date and hour setting doesn't work

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Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain working
continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the times
it fails.
W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    This is usually a sign the CMOS battery failing. Check your PC
    documentation with regard to this and for proper replacement. The battery
    is inexpensive and usually pretty easy to replace.

    --
    In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.

    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/


    "noesis" <noesis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8EBF28D6-2E5A-4B5E-BBFF-E4BCADE809A6@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    > working
    > continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    > When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    > when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    > Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    > times
    > it fails.
    > W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    > I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    While it could be the battery as stated, I had the same exact problem on my
    laptop with windows xp home a month ago. The time kept getting off and when I
    would try and update it from the internet, it failed. After about a week, it
    started working just fine and has been ever since. I have no idea what the
    problem was but it fixed itself.

    "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > This is usually a sign the CMOS battery failing. Check your PC
    > documentation with regard to this and for proper replacement. The battery
    > is inexpensive and usually pretty easy to replace.
    >
    > --
    > In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.
    >
    > Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    > https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    > Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    > DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    >
    > "noesis" <noesis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8EBF28D6-2E5A-4B5E-BBFF-E4BCADE809A6@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    > > working
    > > continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    > > When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    > > when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    > > Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    > > times
    > > it fails.
    > > W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    > > I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I wish I had self-fixing problems. :-)

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:3D2B4A8C-6603-40CF-B1D1-117B87B2C960@microsoft.com,
    Jennifer <Jennifer@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > While it could be the battery as stated, I had the same exact problem on
    > my laptop with windows xp home a month ago. The time kept getting off and
    > when I would try and update it from the internet, it failed. After about
    > a week, it started working just fine and has been ever since. I have no
    > idea what the problem was but it fixed itself.
    >
    > "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> This is usually a sign the CMOS battery failing. Check your PC
    >> documentation with regard to this and for proper replacement. The
    >> battery is inexpensive and usually pretty easy to replace.
    >>
    >> --
    >> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.
    >>
    >> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    >> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    >> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>
    >> "noesis" <noesis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8EBF28D6-2E5A-4B5E-BBFF-E4BCADE809A6@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    >>> working
    >>> continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    >>> When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    >>> when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    >>> Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    >>> times
    >>> it fails.
    >>> W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    >>> I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Noesis

    "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > This is usually a sign the CMOS battery failing. Check your PC
    > documentation with regard to this and for proper replacement. The battery
    > is inexpensive and usually pretty easy to replace.
    >
    > --
    > In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.
    >
    > Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    > https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    > Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    > DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    >
    > "noesis" <noesis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8EBF28D6-2E5A-4B5E-BBFF-E4BCADE809A6@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    > > working
    > > continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    > > When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    > > when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    > > Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    > > times
    > > it fails.
    > > W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    > > I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You're welcome.

    --
    In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.

    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/


    "Noesis" <Noesis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:669BD930-64FE-490B-9EC2-B9F6AEB95AA7@microsoft.com...
    > Thank you very much for your help.
    > Noesis
    >
    > "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> This is usually a sign the CMOS battery failing. Check your PC
    >> documentation with regard to this and for proper replacement. The
    >> battery
    >> is inexpensive and usually pretty easy to replace.
    >>
    >> --
    >> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.
    >>
    >> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    >> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    >> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>
    >> "noesis" <noesis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8EBF28D6-2E5A-4B5E-BBFF-E4BCADE809A6@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    >> > working
    >> > continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    >> > When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so
    >> > that
    >> > when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    >> > Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    >> > times
    >> > it fails.
    >> > W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    >> > I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
    >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You could also try a BIOS update for your motherboard.

    "noesis" wrote:

    > Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain working
    > continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    > When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    > when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    > Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the times
    > it fails.
    > W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    > I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I doubt seriously this is a BIOS update issue and if the CMOS battery is the
    source of the issue, not only will a BIOS update not fix the issue, it's a
    rather drastic and dangerous approach to something that is relatively simple
    to resolve.

    --
    In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.

    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/


    "MixNet" <MixNet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:091A37D8-8204-4E0E-BEDE-B08B870F3586@microsoft.com...
    > You could also try a BIOS update for your motherboard.
    >
    > "noesis" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    >> working
    >> continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    >> When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    >> when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    >> Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    >> times
    >> it fails.
    >> W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    >> I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Well of course if the CMOS battery was the problem the BIOS would not have to
    be updated. But if the CMOS is not the issue the BIOS would be a good thing
    to look into. Depending on the motherboard you can even get BIOS updates that
    are flashable within windows, so no floppy disk hassle.

    "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > I doubt seriously this is a BIOS update issue and if the CMOS battery is the
    > source of the issue, not only will a BIOS update not fix the issue, it's a
    > rather drastic and dangerous approach to something that is relatively simple
    > to resolve.
    >
    > --
    > In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.
    >
    > Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    > https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    > Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    > DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    >
    > "MixNet" <MixNet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:091A37D8-8204-4E0E-BEDE-B08B870F3586@microsoft.com...
    > > You could also try a BIOS update for your motherboard.
    > >
    > > "noesis" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't remain
    > >> working
    > >> continuously without having to set the every time one turn on the pc.
    > >> When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop working so that
    > >> when I turn it on they're wrong and have one day's delay.
    > >> Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the most of the
    > >> times
    > >> it fails.
    > >> W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    > >> I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
    >
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    In news:B4A96976-551C-4643-A5E7-53DA8D452F43@microsoft.com,
    MixNet <MixNet@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > Well of course if the CMOS battery was the problem the BIOS
    > would not
    > have to be updated. But if the CMOS is not the issue the BIOS
    > would
    > be a good thing to look into. Depending on the motherboard you
    > can
    > even get BIOS updates that are flashable within windows, so no
    > floppy
    > disk hassle.


    Although a BIOS upgrade normally goes well, it is not without
    danger. If something goes wrong while the upgrade is an progress
    (for example, a lapse in power) you can be left with no BIOS at
    all, and an unbootable computer.

    Do a BIOS upgrade if you need to--because you are having a
    problem that the new version is known to fix--not just because
    one is available.


    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup


    > "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> I doubt seriously this is a BIOS update issue and if the CMOS
    >> battery is the source of the issue, not only will a BIOS
    >> update not
    >> fix the issue, it's a rather drastic and dangerous approach to
    >> something that is relatively simple to resolve.
    >>
    >> --
    >> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.
    >>
    >> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx
    >> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    >> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>
    >> "MixNet" <MixNet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:091A37D8-8204-4E0E-BEDE-B08B870F3586@microsoft.com...
    >>> You could also try a BIOS update for your motherboard.
    >>>
    >>> "noesis" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Hi, I would like to know why the date and hour setting don't
    >>>> remain
    >>>> working
    >>>> continuously without having to set the every time one turn
    >>>> on the
    >>>> pc. When the pc is turned off the date and hour seem to stop
    >>>> working so that when I turn it on they're wrong and have one
    >>>> day's
    >>>> delay.
    >>>> Furthermore when I try to update them through internet the
    >>>> most of
    >>>> the times
    >>>> it fails.
    >>>> W98SE doen't have any problem with this issue.
    >>>> I have Windows XP PRO, English version.
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