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My computer went back to older clock date as 1610

Was on msn and the computer shut down ,right after restart and shut down ,i unplug ,and right after show message as--- internal virus database version is269.17.9/1198 andwas relesed on 12-26-2007.the date of the database is reported as newer than the current system date of the computer.check whether your computer date and time are correct. no test has been preformed with this date base,yet----------- the problem is the computer don`t let me do nothing,icons are like empty folders.show me errors

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  • marcobraga Jan 04, 2008

    thank-you for your help.I tried but it didn't work.I brought my desktop to a technical person and he had to replace the hard drive and had to install new windows.Now the only thing I don't understand is why the technical person installed 2 hardrives 20 gigs each one instead to install only one 40 gigs the way it was before.I need to know if this solution is the right one and if the computer is going to work fine.I would like to know why the technical person couldn't ghost the old hardrive.I have important files on it.



    Thank-you very much for your help.

  • marcobraga Jan 29, 2008

    Thanks for your time,once i replace the hard drive the computer is running ok.about gost the old hard drive the person he said to me he need to find another hard drive identical,or is not gonna be possibel gost the hard drive,is that right?.

    thanks

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Whenever i start my computer bios message appears the system date time checksum error press F4 when i press F4 it comes to bios setting date and time is wrong. i set it then save setting computer reboots then everything fine. but problem is that whenever i again start my computer same message appears acctually bios dos not saving correct date and time can any body help. i have replaced bios battery but problem still there

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Try starting your computer in safe mode and see if you can do anything productive there, like scanning for viruses or spyware. also check if you can do the following:
CTRL+ALT+DEL (open task manager)
goto Start>Run>Regedit (open registry editor)
goto Start>Control Panel>Display>Properties (change display settings)
right click on clock at tray and change the current time to correct settings

if you cannot do any of these activities, then your computer may probably been compromised by a virus or malware.

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    jonathan doe Jan 28, 2008

    i'm not so sure why h replaced your old 40gb hard drive with two 20gb ones, maybe there wasn't a 40gb hard drive available to replace your old one...or probably he just partitioned your 40gb hard drive into two 20gb partitions. either way your computer would run ok, provided the hard drive replacement is in good condition. about ghosting your old hard drive...it is practice when i repair computers to always try and retrieve the data on any defective hard drive. now there are certain damages to the hard drive that would make data recovery impossible by simple means. but if your data is really important, there are professional services that does extract data from severly damaged drives, but they're quite expensive though.



    take note: whenever taking your computer to anyone for repairs, always ask what are the findings of thier diagnosis. and if you can, try and look for a second opinion. taking a computer for repairs is just like going to a doctor...always know what your problem is, and get a second opinion.

  • Lisa Henrich
    Lisa Henrich Nov 23, 2013

    I went to Staples and PC DUDES, both said I have corrupted files. can't I fix this myself?

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