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#1 Pankaj Mittal

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:33 AM

I have a four year old HCL desktop with Pentium dual core 2.66 Ghz, 80 GB HDD, 768 MB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP3 OS & Guardian 2009 registered antivirus. Few days back I noticed that the time shown in the system tray was lagging behind. I set the correct time but next day it was again running slow although the date was correct. I changed the the mother board battery & adjusted the time in the BIOS but the time is still running behind when ever I start the system, though the date is correct. The technician says that my BIOS needs to be updated to get over this problem. Is it true? I have read in CHIP that updating of BIOS is a daunting task & the mother board can be damaged & even my technician has said so. Will it rectify my problem.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:47 AM

Try changing the CMOS battery.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:06 AM

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

Ignore instructions to write down settings...that was done many years ago.

After changing the battery, you will have to go into the BIOS and reset the date/time data...and elect the default settings for the BIOS...then save the settings changes by hitting F10.

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