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can not hold correct date and time


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kenbarber

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sometimes when rebooting this hp parsaio reverts back to jan 1 2003 12:01 am. of course it screws up several date sensitive operation including the anti virus kicking off a scan as it thinks it needs to start a missed scan when we do reset the time and date.

not fatal but it is perplexing and somewhat irritating to go thru.

any ideas as to why this would happen?

thanks guys.
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rshaffer61

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Most likely the cmos battery is low and needs to be replaced.
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I second that. Sounds classical CMOS battery problem. They can be picked up at a near electronics store, Batteries Plus, or possibly a place like Walmart. Shouldn't cost more than a few bucks and just a minute of your time popping the battery out, and putting the new one in.

It is located on your motherboard inside your computer.
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thank you so much. i did not even know there was a battery in this computer.
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We suspect you have a desktop since you didn't provide any information on your system type. Your symptoms are normal for a cmos battery going out. Be very careful taking it out and also FYI when you replace it you will have to enter bios and reset your time and date again. Also make sure default settings are clicked and then save and exit. Let us know how everything works out.
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finally got time to put in cmos battery. 5 dollar battery fixed the problem.
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Awesome! :) Glad to hear it.
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That is great to hear and it is funny how the simple things cause the most problems.
Thanks for letting us know and allowing Ferrari and I to assist you with finding the resolution.
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thank you, i did not know it had a battery.
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