Windows XP Clock Issues

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  1. sonknuck23
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    sonknuck23 Mighty Switch Force >

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    I'm running WinXP Home, and the clock date and time settings keep opening by itself. I can't stop it, tried resetting, and checked on google; No results.

    Any ideas?!? [​IMG]
     
  2. MeowTheMouse

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    thats kinda weird o.o"
    what do you mean by opening by it self ??
    they just pop up ?
     
  3. sonknuck23
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    sonknuck23 Mighty Switch Force >

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    Yeah. I'll type and it'll just show the hourglass, stop everything I'm doing, and pop up. Worst part is, sometimes it doesn't happen at all. Like right now, it was happening 5 mins ago, and now it's good?! Anyway. It's weird.
     
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    You can try system restore to a date that this didn't use to happen ? >
     
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    Before you do that though - have you checked for viruses/malware etc ??
     
  6. tk_saturn

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    There's an easy way of doing it, rename timedate.cpl which is probably in the c:\windows\system32 directory to something else like xxx.cpl. If you want to adjust the time/date, you will then have to type xxx.cpl into the start menu => run box.

    You could also open the registry editor and do a search for timedate.cpl, so you can see if there are any references to a program causing it to open.