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    Clock & Calendar

    One of our employees has just gotten a new computer. She has Windows 98, Office XP, and Outlook 2000. Every day she has to set the correct time and date on her calendar. Each morning it boots up showing January 1, 2000 at Midnight. She can make the corrections manually, but the next day we're back to the same old thing. Any ideas?

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    Re: Clock & Calendar

    Battery?

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    Re: Clock & Calendar

    We discussed a battery problem (and will try that) but I don't understand why it would keep perfect time all day long, but then go back to the same date (Jan. 1, 2000) and time each morning when she boots up. Previous battery problems have resulted in losing time during the day, but never going back to the same date each time the computer is booted.

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    Re: Clock & Calendar

    <UL><LI>When the operating system is running it maintains the time for itself.
    <LI>When the computer is shut down the only way it knows the time is by the battery powered clock on the motherboard
    <LI>When it reboots the BIOS tells the Operating system the current date and time, the operating system then takes over incrementing this for itself again.[/list]So the effect of a flat battery is that the time gets lost whenever you reboot.

    StuartR

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    Re: Clock & Calendar

    Thanks for the very clear explanation. Now I know what's happening.

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