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PC date resets itself. Why?

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PC date resets itself. Why?

PostTue Dec 01, 2020 10:41 am

I'm refurbishing an older PC that I took in part-exchange.
Every time I start it, the date has reset itself to January 1st, 2012.
Any suggestions why it does this? Maybe the CMOS battery needs replacing?
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Re: PC date resets itself. Why?

PostTue Dec 01, 2020 10:57 am

Have you reset / set the BIOS settings? I have seen PCs where unless the clock has been set in the BIOS, each time the machine starts the clock resets. However, I agree with you. Change the CMOS battery.

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Re: PC date resets itself. Why?

PostTue Dec 01, 2020 11:47 am

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Re: PC date resets itself. Why?

PostWed Dec 02, 2020 3:19 am

Change the battery
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Re: PC date resets itself. Why?

PostWed Dec 02, 2020 4:21 am

Agree, I had one recently doing exactly the same thing. New CMOS battery and all fine.
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