Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

xp system clock and USB

Posted on 2014-01-06
6
565 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-12
A standard XP computer would not connect to a good DSL network through a router AND no USB drives would recognize a flash drive.

I took the machine back to my bench and without changing a thing, connected a good cable broadband connection and it went on line immediately.  Tried the flash drives and they all read ths time.

Then I noticed the system clock was off by 6 years and some hours.

Does the system clock effect a DSL connection and a USB? Would it prevent a DSL connection and the USB from working properly?

Can't find anything definitive on the web.

Just trying to learn something.
0
Comment
Question by:DwEckert
6 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:SStory
ID: 39759797
I can't imagine how on the USB.  On DSL, could possibly affect how/when DNS looks for new entries, could be used by some of your software to verify subscription, etc.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Michael Dyer
ID: 39760822
I had a computer clock jump ahead a few hundred years and it messed up lots of things.  Every security certificate on the system was suddenly expired.  As soon as I reset the clock, it was good to go again.
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 39761450
i cannot tell what the date settings affect - it is different for all BIOS models, and even by manufacturer of the mobo; but it will cause a lot of strange things.
so don't wonder about what it affects - just set it right, and test if it's good to go
you may need to replace the cmos battery - CR2032 - should read 3 V
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:SStory
ID: 39761971
Good point on CMOS. If it is bad, the time would be bad and BIOS could "lose it's mind."
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DwEckert
ID: 39775241
I put the new battery in then left it off and unplugged for a day to see if the time and date changed.

So far so good.

Thankss

Dan
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39775861
tx for feedback
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question