Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Can't adjust date and time!


  • Please log in to reply

#1
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
I am the admin.

I use old-timers TFC regularly where you MUST be logged in as admin to use it! Yet I cannot put my clock right because of the above message.

Please - any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,019 posts
Hi pyotrr
Try setting the RTC (real time clock) in the BIOS, do you know how to get into the BIOS?

cannot put my clock right because of the above message

Sorry I`m not sure what you mean! What message?
  • 0

#3
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
Thanks for your reply.

By the above message I mean I get this when I try to change the date :

"you do not have the proper priviledge level to change the System Time"

I do not know how to get in to the BIOS.
  • 0

#4
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,019 posts
Ok now I understand and if this is the only issue you are having the easiest way
to change the time and date is in the BIOS, how you get into the BIOS varies depends
on your system, if it is a desktop try tapping F8 or Del as the computer is booting up
(counting up memory)if your computer is a laptop it could be by tapping F1, F2, F8 or Del.
Once you are in the BIOS/Set Up area use the arrow keys to highlight the time and date
boxes, adjust them accordingly and when correct press F10 to accept and then Y to accept
the new settings.
Hope this helps and let us know how it works out for you.
  • 0

#5
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
May I add that if the time does not stay correct then the CMOS battery is likely to be flat.
It will stay correct when the system is powered on, but as soon as you shut down, if the CMOS battery is flat it will lose the setting.
The CMOS battery is a button cell on the motherboard usally but not always like this.
How to locate it:
  • Turn off your PC
  • Remove the power cable attached to your System unit and remove the hatch.
  • Discharge your System Unit from static electricity by touching it with a metallic object.
Posted Image

Removing the discharged battery
  • First of all be sure that your System unit is laid down horizontally.
  • The +ve pole of the battery should be visible.
  • Remove the battery, but avoid any forcing and any contact with other parts of your motherboard (refer to the manual provide with your motherboard).
  • Go to your local retailer any buy a battery of the same model or something equivalent.
<a name="installing-the-new-battery">
Installing the new battery
Be sure that the battery is place correctly (firmly) in the slot allocated (positive side visible, depending on the model of your motherboard).

Verify the BIOS data and resetting the clock
  • Once the operation complete, it is important to configure the BIOS settings.
  • Start your PC.
  • Enter the BIOS.
  • Modify the Date.
  • Verify if the parameters are the same as the one noted in step 1(perform any modifications needed)
  • Save and quit BIOS.
ADDITONALLY for the permission to change the system time, check that administrator is shown in security settings., as below.
Start->Run-> gpedit.msc
Navigate to:
Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->
Security Settings->Local Policies->User Rights Assignment
In the right window, verify that beside "Change the system time", you
have "Administrator" listed.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 21 May 2011 - 05:29 PM.

  • 1

#6
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
Thankyou philpower2 and thankyou macboatmaster for offering your time and expertise.

I am running XP Home Edition it is a nine year old computer!

Mac I don't think it is the battery because the clock is always 1 hour 7 minutes behind the real timw whether the PC is on or off. It only happened suddenly a couple of days ago.

Phil I have tried tapping F8 but can't seem to come across time etc.

All I see is an option to start with XP Home Edition or some Windows thingy.

I am definitely logged in as the administrator but get the message I described when I try to alter the clock in the conventional way.
  • 0

#7
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
Try F2., normally first post screen will tell you to enter setup press (and the key)

AND

ADDITONALLY for the permission to change the system time, check that administrator is shown in security settings., as below.
Start->Run-> gpedit.msc
Navigate to:
Local Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->
Security Settings->Local Policies->User Rights Assignment
In the right window, verify that beside "Change the system time", you
have "Administrator" listed.



Additionally is this computer part of a network, as frequently the system administrator will disbale rights to reset time etc. If so that will explain why you cannot do so.
If it is part of a network then the time of all computers in the network may well be set by syncro of a time source and if that is wrong , then yours will be.
ONE HOUR out would be explained by DST if that applies to you, but ONE HOUR 7 minutes, apart from what I have described appears to have no other logical explanantion.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 22 May 2011 - 01:10 PM.

  • 0

#8
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
Thanks again Mac.

I will try F2 when I boot up again.

Cannot run gpedit.msc on my system. Windows cannot find it!

Also this PC is not part of a network. Just me!

Edited by pyotrr, 22 May 2011 - 01:38 PM.

  • 0

#9
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
Mac,

Tried F2 - nothing

Tried F8 again.

Page switched to list containing :

Safe mode
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Enable boot logging
Enable VGA mode
etc
etc

down to :

Return to OS choices menu.

Nothing about time.

Thanks anyway.
  • 0

#10
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
1. Well as I said before and as Philpower2 said, setup is not always F2.
You need to watch that first post screen and it will say - to enter setup press. --

You will then most likely have to restart as you will by then have missed the opportunity.

If you stay with me on it we can sort it.
Re GP edit, I apologise that does not work on XP Home.

Go Start, Control Panel and double click the Date and Time icon. what happens now pls.
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
Go Start, Control Panel and double click the Date and Time icon. what happens now pls.

This happens


"you do not have the proper priviledge level to change the System Time"

Strange!
  • 0

#12
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
Please check to see if you can access system restore.
That is Start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore.
  • 0

#13
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
Go start, run and type "cmd"
In the command window type "time" and press enter.
You should receive the option to insert new time.
Do the same with date if necessary.


Then type "exit" and press enter to leave the cmd window.

This will or should allow you to set the correct time.
It does not of course solve the problem of why you cannot.
Pls post back with the answer to my ealier question re system restore .
If you cannot access that, then we need to look at other possible issues.
  • 0

#14
pyotrr

pyotrr

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
Hi Mac!

Yes I can access systems restore and yes I have altered the time following your suggestion.

Thanks very much!
  • 0

#15
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
Start in Safe Mode on F8 key
Then log in on the built in admin account.
See if you can now change the time and date in the windows system as against in dos.
I
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP