Netbook's Clock Keeps Resetting To 2001

Discussion in 'Tech Chat' started by lonesome killer, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    For some reason this netbook I have keeps resetting the clock to the early 2000 years. When it does that it messed up programs. For example Skype and some websites will not work unless I fix the clock back to 2012. It's using Windows 7 Starter.
     
  2. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus Not a Noob

    If you can reinstall Windows, I would do that. Being an older machine and a netbook, it wouldn't be a horrible time for spring cleaning via the nuclear method. It might seem like a lot of work, but it's basically guaranteed to fix your problem and that's more than I can say for any other potential solution.
     
  3. Insanity

    Insanity Moderator of ALL the things VF4 Supporter

    sounds to me like your cmos battery is dying or is dead, does it only reset when you restart the computer?
     
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  4. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus Not a Noob

    Omg, I didn't think of that. If that's the case, then reinstalling your OS will not fix the problem.
     
  5. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Didn't think about reformatting. May have to. How do I check to see if the cmos battery is dead?
     
  6. Insanity

    Insanity Moderator of ALL the things VF4 Supporter

    if you have another computer in your house that is tracking time accurately just switch the batteries around, if it works then you have your answer, unfortunately there is no quicker method i can think of other than that
     
  7. Razer

    Razer Well-Known Member Member from long ago...

    what is the netbook make/model? that information will make finding out if the CMOS battery is replaceable.
     
  8. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Eee PC 1005HAB
     
  9. tigar

    tigar Achievement Hunter

  10. Razer

    Razer Well-Known Member Member from long ago...

    here's a vid of someone replacing the battery to fix the exact same problem:
     

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