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Windows doesn't keep the time.


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#1 beholder

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

So I read this could be my CMOS battery but I want to be sure.

 

My computer can't keep the time. I can sync it, and in about two hours it's off again. If I restart the computer after sleep mode, it is REALLY off, as if it wasn't able to keep time at all. Is there a way to check if there's a software problem, and, how expensive/hard is it to install a new one? I built my computer from parts so I assume that as long as this is not super complicated or expensive I could handle it.

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

A low battery could do exactly what you're saying.  A CMOS battery is bigger than a watch battery, but easy to replace, usually.  Check this out:

 

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

 

Best of luck.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:20 PM

What kind of battery do I need for my motherboard? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330)



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:57 PM

Pop the old one out and look at the number stamped on the surface, then go pretty much anywhere and get another. Be sure to note which side is facing up, and when installing the new one keep the polarity the same. Long ago once I accidentally reversed the battery, and I was getting weird error messages that came from Alice in Wonderland :lol:


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:56 AM

What kind of battery do I need for my motherboard? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330)

 

CR2032, available just about anywhere selling electronic/watch batteries.

 

After replacing the battery, reboot the system, go into the BIOS...and reset the date/time data and ensure that your boot options are as they should be.  Then save the changes, which will reboot the system.

 

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