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Old 09-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hi, my mothers laptop s acting weird. Every time Windows boots, it goes straight to the firewall settings page, the antivirus presents a welcome message and starting firefox causes the screen asking if you want to make it your default browser appears. It seems to reverting to a previous point in time as though no settings are saved, but the time is correct, which, I assume would not be he case if it was the CMOS battery. Any ideas?
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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It does not appear to be an issue with the CMOS battery.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Did you use a battery from another computer? It's not the battery. i promise.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Yeah, the clock thing made me think it wasn't the CMOS battery. It does take a really long time to load the personal settings (windows xp, btw) but no personal settings seem to be loaded. Every time I boot up, every program thinks it's being started for the first time. I may try deleting the user account. It's just one extra icon for the OG to click, anyway.
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If the clock is fine, its not the CMOS. It very well could be a corrupted windows user account, yes. I've had this happen to me before, too, except my deal was with that AND with files.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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If I were you, I wouldn't make myself nuts trying to figure it out. It could be anything from a corrupted registry setting, to mal-ware, or anything in between.

I'd just save your data, and re-install the OS, and it will all go away.
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