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boot up and switching off issues

booyaka

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Windows XP - Professional
#1
Hello

these two faults may be related or seperate i dont know

Everytime i turn my PC on it says (if i can remember as im on my laptop now) DSS settings not set or correct and time setting not set, so when my front screen boots up everytime i have to set the time and date.

the second issue is that nine times out of ten after ten mins my pc decides to re boot all on its own, which means i lose any data i was working on

any advice most welcome

thanks
 

booyaka

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#3
sorry yes thats the word CMOS.

Its Packard Bell and im running Windows XP with microsoft professional

would the battery be the factor for both issues? the time etc and the switiching off after ten mins?
 

booyaka

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#4
oh and when i mean it switches off it switches off and restarts without me doing anything, this happens nine times out of ten

not every time but its very annoying :)
 

AdvancedSetup

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#5
Not sure if it's the culprit for the reboot (probably not) but it is probably the issue for the time being off.

Once you have the CMOS battery replaced and the time set correctly we can work on the rebooting issue.

Do you have the Microsoft critical updates installed on your system? Are you running Windows Service Pack 2 ?