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Clock Isn't Right....


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#1 cherylisfun

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:21 AM

The clock on my computer isn't right. I fix it and it keeps going back to being like 3-4hrs behind.
What can I do about this?
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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:04 AM

Check the time zone setting

I'd suspect you need to replace the battery.

Edited by boopme, 16 December 2005 - 01:05 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:11 AM

cherylisfun,

My first inclination is that your motherboard battery is dying, and you need to:

Replace the battery

If it still continues to lag, then the reason might be a dying motherboard
battery. The time is stored in a little chip on the motherboard and that
chip is powered by a small battery so it can hold the stored settings even
if you turn your PC off. When that battery gets low, the first symptom is
usually a slow clock. These batteries are made to last several years but
depending on the age of your PC they will eventually die. The first you
should do is to reboot your PC so you can enter the BIOS. When the PC first
powers up, you get a black screen with some information on it. There is
usually a line that reads "Press F1 (or Del, depending on your type of
motherboard) to enter Setup". Press the appropriate key when that line is
displayed to enter the BIOS.

In here you will see a lot of settings. These settings which are specific
information about your PC and its hardware, are also stored in that chip on
the motherboard and are lost if the battery dies. Take a few minutes and
write these settings down. Then turn the PC off again and open the case.
Look around on the motherboard for a small silver button size battery. On
the top of that battery you should be able to see a model number. The
common model for newer PCs is CR-2032 but verify this information first.
You don't want to buy the wrong battery.



This is only part of an article regarding PC battery replacement . Which can be found here : At this link.

Hopefully this will resolve your problem. Either way please post back with your results.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 02:50 AM

my first guess would be incorrect tome zone settings.

the second is the nattery, but most likely its the time zone


right clik the clock, adjust dare and time, clik time zone.

whats it set on? set it to one that sounds like it corresponds with your area.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 02:58 PM

If Windows clock resets to Jan 1 everytime you Re-boot, the battery on the motherboard is getting low.

If clock runs slow - not enough RAM, or RAM is defective.
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Posted 16 December 2005 - 04:50 PM

most likely its set on the wrong time zone if its a 3 or 4 hr. change all at
once.

right clik your clock, clik time zone. does it correspond with your area?

if not set it to the one that sounds like it does....

mine is central time {us and canada}

i live in alabama and am on central.

set yours accordingly.

if not the problem then it would be your battery...

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:49 PM

It did seem to be the time zone setting was wrong. It was on Pacific,
I changed it to Central last night then waited all day and tonight it is
still on the right time. Thank You to everyone for your help and
suggestions. This website has helped me SO much so many times.
I am donating as a Christmas gift to this site!!! <3
-Cheryl

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:01 PM

Your welcome.. Happy it worked out..
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:04 PM

youre welcome cheryl. mine was doing the same thing once. it would lose 3 hrs once a week all at once.

turns out the time zone was set to tijuana. :thumbsup:




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