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My laptop will not keep the correct time or date.

I know the main battery needs to be replaced because it only lasts about 10 minutes.

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  • Ambrosia Williams
    Ambrosia Williams May 11, 2010

    Your time and date is kept by your BIOS battery located inside of your laptop. These batteries are made to generally "last forever" However sometims they can go bad/die etc. I once bought a brand new desk top with a bad bios battery, so there you have it.



    Now if you can tell me the make and model of your laptop I can help you in locating it and replacing it,



    its very easy, all you need is to buy a new battery ( or if you are still under warenty you may be able to call the manufacturer and get a new one for free, and if its a dell they will send you a free one regardless ) and you will ned a mineature phillips.

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Hi

Try running a bios update on your system. Make sure your charger is plugged in while running the update. Bios file can be downloaded from your manufacturer's website.
Also sometimes rarely firewalls blocks the windows from being able to access the time servers.

http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?t=212688

Issues like this one discussed in the above mcafee link can also cause issues like this.

Also try these things http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307897.

Well I am not sure in the earlier solution, that Dell will replace even if its out of warranty. Normally they do not. Definitely you could try if you believe that is the issue.

Rakesh
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Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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Ibms r20 is a old computer mite try battery plus for new battery or www.ebay.com

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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