troubleshooting Question

xp system clock and USB

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Dan EckertFlag for United States of America asked on
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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.
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