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#1 comet@earth

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:42 AM

Hello

 

Every time I switch on my system, I synchronize the system time manually with the windows server.

My system time keeps lagging behind even after repeated synchronization.

Kindly advise.

 

Thanks

 

 



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:41 AM

My system time keeps lagging behind even after repeated synchronization.

Hello -

Quick questions -

Is your ISP on the same time line as you are, and if you don't mind me asking, who is the ISP ??

 

Have you checked the Internal Battery, and Laptop or Desktop -


Edited by noknojon, 18 April 2014 - 03:46 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

A failing CMOS battery can cause the system time to change. The only way to know if that is the cause is to replace the battery.
Batteries don't cost much.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 18 April 2014 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:27 AM

I don't know who the ISP is. How do I find that out?

 

Its a laptop. The battery backup is around 7 mins. It has been this way for sometime now but the system time has been displaying correctly.

 

 

What is an internal battery?

 

How do I replace a CMOS battery?



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:43 AM

I'm guessing that this is an older laptop, make and model would be helpful.

 

Assuming that the time that the machine is off is not an increment of 30 minutes then it is not a time zone issue..

 

Replacing a laptop CMOS battery may or may not be possible for the average user.  For example HP laptops you need to remove the keyboard and the CMOS battery has the leads soldered to it, so you need to get a replacement from HP.  Other models require the complete removal of the case cover.

 

If this machine is over three years old, which it probably is, you will either need to live with the issue or replace the laptop as paying to have the CMOS battery replaced may go a long way towards a new machine.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:32 AM

Your ISP is whoever you pay for providing your internet service.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

My ISP is BSNL(India).

 

My laptop is Compaq CQ40.

Actually the time lag is not a problem. However sometimes when I try to log into some sites(eg.Quora), I get a SSL certificate warning which in turn causes the entire web page to be displayed as text. 

Am I misreading the problem?
Have you faced this problem? Is there a workaround?



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

What is the certificate warning that you are getting?

 

You can take a read or listen to Security Now! - Episode 195 - SSL/TLS to learn about SSL/TLS



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:29 PM

I guess I must have misread the reason pertaining to SSL error.

I will have a look into it as a separate issue.

 

Thank you for our inputs everyone.


Edited by comet@earth, 02 May 2014 - 12:29 PM.





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