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Subject: Fix computer's date and time
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: bmf650-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 04 Apr 2003 04:42 PST
Expires: 04 May 2003 05:42 PDT
Question ID: 185898
My computer's date and time keeps jumping back to January 1st 2001. How
can I fix this ?

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 04 Apr 2003 04:49 PST
Is this the date in your BIOS or is this Windows?
Did you check your motherboard's battery? It might be loose.

Clarification of Question by bmf650-ga on 04 Apr 2003 05:14 PST
This is the date in Windows. I haven't checked the motherboard's
battery (my PC is a notebook).

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 04 Apr 2003 05:18 PST
Can you please tell me your Windows version?
Your laptop model + any other details you can provide?
Subject: Re: Fix computer's date and time
Answered By: feilong-ga on 04 Apr 2003 05:54 PST
Hi Bmf650,

I think the problem is caused by your laptop's motherboard battery. It
may have become weak or may have become loose from its place. In this
case, you need to open your laptop and check the battery.

Your problem is similar to the problem described in the link below. It
may not be the same as your laptop but the advice given is applicable.

The Hindu Business Line
"Error in displaying date, time"

In case you don't know how to open your laptop to access the
motherboard, I strongly suggest you seek the help of a qualified
technician so as to avoid possible mishandling of sensitive parts.

I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by bmf650-ga on 06 Apr 2003 08:28 PDT
Windows 98 Me. My laptop is an IBM Thinkpad iSeries 1200 type 1161-43G
with a Celeron 700 Mhz processor. Further specifications are at

I finish school next month so I'll have time to try to open the PC and
check the internal battery. Thanks !

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 06 Apr 2003 08:58 PDT
Thanks for telling me your Windows version. I asked for this because
problems with date and time can sometimes happen in the Windows
environment only. You will find the two links below very helpful:

Set system date and time

More info regarding WinME date and time
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