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#1 shaz12

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:42 AM

My computer clock keeps losing time... logged in on Sat around 9am and the clock was reading 4:30... then this morning logged in around 8am and it's showing 2:30. Any ideas what this could be and is it serious??

Any help would be greatfully appreciated! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:46 AM

Hi shaz12,

It sounds like your regional settings might be off, since it appears to be a 5-hour time difference, although since you didn't include a.m. and p.m., I'm not quite sure. If you double-click on your clock in the lower right-hand corner of the screen and open it up, click on the Time Zone tab, is it set correctly for where you live? If not, use the drop-down menu to find your setting.

Does that help?
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:49 AM

I'm just guessing here but I'd say to check or replace your CMOS battery.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:51 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. Sorry, the time was am... Just checked and the time zone is correct!

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:54 AM

I'm just guessing here but I'd say to check or replace your CMOS battery.


Sorry, not very good with computers... what is the CMOS battery?? Is there something I can do to test if it is dead and is it easy to do yourself?? Would I need to do it right away?

Thanks for the reply!

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:05 AM

I can't tell you how to check the battery but the battery is inside your pc's case.

It sits in a round slot on the mother/main board.
About quarter size and looks like a large watch battery.

Go to Google and type CMOS battery in the image search and you'll see what I mean.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:07 AM

Thank you! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:10 AM

Yes, simple to replace and yes, if it were me I'd change it as soon as I could.

Only a couple of dollars and 5 minutes to replace.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:12 AM

UR Welcome! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:12 AM

Thanks.. I'll give it a go!

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:13 AM

http://www.computerhope.com/help/cmos.htm

Scroll down at the above page and you'll see how to change the battery, but note, that it makes changes to your computer when you change it. There will also be information at that site about possible changes.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:25 AM

Thank you! :thumbsup:




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