Wrong date and time on XP

I think this should be an easy question:
I booted up my PC today and received a 'statement' during the startup process, which I hit F1 to continue without paying too much attention unfortunately. My PC then booted up fine and all seems well, but the date and time on my PC have been reset - currently showing 01 Jan 2001 - 0100am.

With Apple Macs if this sort of thing happens it normally means that the lithium battery inside the machine as gone, but I've never come across this on a PC. Is it likely to be the same thing?

I'm running XP Pro, SP2 - and if it helps I can attempt to get the original message during boot up.

Many thanks,
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Most likely it's the battery (the lithium one)
when it looses power, the clock gets reset
replace it
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi HairJam,

Yes, very likely to be the same thing, just try setting the time right.
Then, shutdown the computer and disconnect the main power for a couple of minutes.
Connect it again and boot normally, if the time is again reset the CMOS battery is dead and should be replaced.



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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
nice timing Steven :o)
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HairJamAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys - that was the only thing I could think of. Hope you don't mind but I've split the points between you cos you both were really quick on the uptake!! :) I appreciate that.
Not a problem, glad we could help!
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Glad to help and thanks.

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