:-----Original Message----- :From: Mac OS X Newbies :[mailto:X-Newbies at lists.themacintoshguy.com] On Behalf Of G.M. HADLOW :Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:04 AM :To: Mac OS X Newbies :Subject: [X Newbies] Date and time settings : : :My OS X keeps on loosing its preferences everytime I :restart (not a battery story, I am not switching the machine off) It :never keeps the Rand, Date, Keyb setting I change. Very annoying. Any :help? :PowerBook G4 Ti on 10.2.6 :Gen did you actually replace the battery to confirm this. Because, how do you figure you are not switching the machine off? Isn't a restart by definition an automatic reboot which implies having shutdown the machine for albeit a second or less and then restarting it? So if the battery is shot of course you would lose all your settings. On the other hand I have seen this issue before and can not recall how we resolved it.