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Datetime issue

By Prospero
Dec 19, 2005
  1. I have this really bizarre problem...
    I have a server running Windows2k, service pack 4. It is accessed by multiple users who update information on a SQL database. The database logs the user and date every time there is an update.
    For some reason, this server at random times just decides that the date is June 1, 2001.
    Whats going on and how can this be fixed?
     
  2. Prospero

    Prospero TS Rookie Topic Starter

    more info

    OK i found out this date its changing to is in fact the date the OS was installed...
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Like all oldtimers Win2k is wnting to live in the past. :D
     
  4. Prospero

    Prospero TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ...

    Well Noone has had much to say on this but I decided after thinking about it for a while that it must be a dead CMOS battery.. does this sound like a fair guess? So the date/time doesnt get stored on the computer when it shuts down? any other ideas?
     
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    yes a dead or defective CMOS battery is generaly the casue of the problem.
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If it's important, you can get a PCI card that checks regularly on an atomic clock to keep your server's time up-to-date.
    But a (near-)dead battery might well be the case.
     
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