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Variety of issues, one cause?


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adams0423

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I worked on a friend's computer last night. On bootup the system date was wrong, and he said that he had to change it most times he boots up. I told him he needs to replace his CMOS battery.

Once booted, however, he is getting a variety of program failures. Office programs all report that the program hadn't been installed for the current user. Antivirus will run a scan of the computer, but won't launch the interface due to errors. The computer runs at a good speed for about 10 minutes, and then starts to slow down to a crawl.

Could all of these be tied to the CMOS battery? They all started happening at about the same time...

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Hi, welcome to this site
remember we are working blind so bare with us
to help others reply to your question
if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it


just making quite sure here, are you saying that the BIOS time settings are unstable, can you get to the battery, on desktops they are very easy and cheap to change

Edited by fleamailman, 29 November 2006 - 05:35 AM.

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Thanks for your help.
This is a Desktop, specifically a Dell Optiplex GX260, 512MB RAM, 2.33GHz proc, running Windows XP, and is about 2-3 years old.

He is purchasing a new battery today and will replace it... I just didn't know how likely this will be to resolve the other issues.

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The battery is only a guess based on coincidence, you could always try the security department here to see if there is a malware problem too, link is:

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

Edited by fleamailman, 29 November 2006 - 12:25 PM.

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