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My PC use Windows XP Professional. It automatically changes the date to 22 January 2004. I have replaced the CMos battery, but still the same. I manually adjust the date, but after a few minutes the date is back to 22 January 2004.  I have recently updated Windows and have also installed malcious Malware remover from microsoft. It detected nothing. I have copied a few music files from my PC to my notebook laptop via  my flash stick and now my laptop also changes the date to 22 january 2004. It causes problems with my mail being sent and received as being 3 years old and with security certificates when visiting web sites , etc. Please help me.

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    PC running Windows XP and the date keeps changing to 22 Jan 2004. Tried setting the time by double clicking the clock - changed back, tried setting it in BIOS - same story.

  • baldeo Oct 20, 2008

    i do have the same problem ... baldeo kumar mca from thapar university

  • hellojassal Nov 12, 2008

    hi my name is jassal and i am fasing same kind ofproblem my system
    year change in to 2004 from the year now isthis some kind of virus i
    think be couse i have format my pc 5 timesafter that i took another pc
    with my exesting data and i facing thesame problem in that also....

    pls help me ..............



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Check your bios and set the correct date there also. If this does not solve your problem check for a virus by running a scan with your antivirus program. If you do not have an AV Software Program check out this one which is very good


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