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XP: Setting the Date


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Des90

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Odd problem. User has a laptop he travels with. Got back from trip and time mysteriously reset itself to 1990. Any attempt to reset to 2007 resulted in it going right back to 1990?

Get this, he brought the machine back today and the calendar was flipping back and forth between 1970 and 1980 (with the calendar being dislayed). Really odd. Does not seem to be causing problems in other areas. (not that I can tell). It reaking havoc on date/time reports <grin>

I'm at a loss on this one. ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Desmond
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Have you set BIOS defaults or looked for an update
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How old is the laptop? If its really old it may have Y2k issues which renders it unable to talk to dates in the 21st century.
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It's almost a year old, Sony Vaio....
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Possible bad Cmos battery on the motherboard.
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