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BIOS Calendar is incorrect

By hpywndrer ·
My PC quit booting (see prior question "My PC Won't Boot"...)but I was able to recover it by resetting the CMOS. I did that by pulling all power and pulling the CMOS battery for a while, then putting it back together and booting up again.

Now it boots, but the BIOS calendar is wrong. It allows me to set the date, but the day is wrong. For instance, it is showing today as Sunday, 1/17/2004 instead of Monday.

Overriding the day is apparently not an option.

Any ideas are appreciated!


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by TheChas In reply to BIOS Calendar is incorrec ...

Hello Again,

Well, today is Monday 1/17/2005
NOT 2004

Still, 1/17/2004 should have been a Saturday if I'm thinking correctly.

Anyhow, the calender is a look up table in the BIOS code. As such, short of a bad BIOS flash or a BIOS virus, the table should not have changed.

Just make sure that you set the clock for the correct year.


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by TheChas In reply to

If the calender is actually off, check with the motherboard manufacture for a BIOS update.

Make sure that you get the correct BIOS for your motherboard. AND follow ALL instructions when flashing the BIOS.


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by hpywndrer In reply to

Ah, Chas...! Just goes to show what you get when you mix an idiot with a machine!

Sure enough, I haven't successfully made my internal year change yet, apparently... I was trying to force it to accept a 2004 date... sheesh! I only stared at it for several hours and then posted my ignorance on a global forum!!

Thanks Chas! Once more, you get the points! (and well earned!)


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