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roome

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HI all, Could you please keep your answer basic as I am not the most IT of literate of people. I think I have a currupt timedate.cpi. When i click on the clock onthe task bar I get a windows warning message system32/timedate.cpi is not a vaild image. Also when I go to control the icon as gone just a square box I have tried to repair from the install cd but the cd is just windows xp and i am running xp with service pack 3 and it says there not compatable.
Any ideas please
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to go.

I will attempt to help you.
The timedate control panel is as follows: timedate.cpl NOT timedate.cpi

Go to start.....then run....type in timedate.cpl and hit ok. Does the time date come up?

I will continue to look for an answer.
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Hi,
Nothing happerns at all
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Go to start.....run.... and type in sfc /scannow and hit ok.
This starts verification/replacement of the windows protected files.
You might need your windows CD available if it asks for it.

Note the space between the c and the /

EDIT: LINK TO WHAT SFC IS

Edited by 123Runner, 28 March 2009 - 07:34 AM.

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first...click start...run...type in services.msc...scroll to windows time ..
set it to automatic and start the service...
no joy

go to the control panel... Folder Options.... View... check to show hidden files and folders...
Go to the hidden folder C:\Windows\System32\dllcache
Check that the file timedate.cpl exists in this folder.
If it does, and only if it does, go to the System32 folder and
delete the file there. It will be replaced immediately with a copy of
the one in the dllcache folder...
reboot
no joy

If this doesn't fix the problem, you can extract the file from your
Windows XP CD by doing the following

Insert your Windows installation CD and stop any autostart...
Go to Start... Run.. and type in the following

expand -r E:\i386\timedate.cp_ C:\Windows\System32\ /y

Where E: is the drive letter for your CD-ROM...
There is space before and after -r and a space before C:
Note the underscore after .cp_ do not type in .cpl

Edited by happyrock, 28 March 2009 - 05:55 PM.

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just a note to say thank you for all those who helped me with this problem and a bif shout out to 123run who sorted for me
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