This article was previously published under Q193912
When you restart your computer or connect to your network, the date or
time may change.
This behavior can occur if a program synchronizes your computer's clock
with a computer clock on your network.
To resolve this behavior, use the following steps:
- Set your computer clock to the correct date and time. To do so, use the
a. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click Date/Time.
c. On the Date & Time tab, click the correct date and time, and then
- Restart your computer in Safe Mode. To start Windows 98 or Windows Me in safe mode,
restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key, and then
choose Safe Mode from the Startup menu. To start Windows 95 in safe
mode, restart your computer, press the F8 key when you see the
"Starting Windows 95" message, and then choose Safe Mode from the
- If the date and time is correct, continue to step 4. If the date or
time is incorrect, this change is caused by a hardware issue. For
example, the battery in your computer may need replacing.
- Restart your computer normally, but do not log on to your network.
- If the date and time is correct, continue to step 6. If the date or
time is incorrect, a program that is not related to your network is
changing the date or time. For additional information about how to
identify the cause of the date or time change, please see the following
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows Millennium Edition
TITLE : How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98
TITLE : Troubleshooting Windows 95 Using Safe Mode
- Restart your computer normally, and log on to your network.
- If the date and time is correct, something else is changing your
computer date and time. Some other program is changing the date and
time, such as Task Scheduler (Windows 98 or Windows Me) or System Agent (Microsoft
Plus! for Windows 95). For additional information about Task Scheduler,
click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "task" (without
quotation marks), and then double-click the "Task Scheduler" topic. For
additional information about System Agent click Start, click Help,
click the Index tab, type "system agent" (without quotation marks), and
then double-click the "Overview: System Agent" topic. If the date or
time is incorrect, contact your network administrator to determine what
program is changing your date or time. You can disable the program on
your computer, or correct the date and time on the network computer.
For additional information about other ways that the date and time can
change, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Clock on Taskbar and in Date/Time Tool Loses Time
TITLE : Date Is Incorrect When Starting Windows 98 at Midnight
Article ID: 193912 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
- Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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