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Clock losing time

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Stakker, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. Stakker

    Stakker Thread Starter

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    My OS is Windows 98 1st edition and my clock keeps losing time but only recently can anyone tell me why please ?
    Thanks in advance

    Stakker 70913161
     
  2. $teve

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    how old is the system? it could be that you need to buy a new cmos battery.....you could check that its seated correctly,but if you havent been insude the box lately then it could be time for a new one.
     
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  4. Stakker

    Stakker Thread Starter

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    Thanks for both of your replies, looking at the MS product support pages this looks most likely "When you leave your computer on for an extended amount of time, the time may lose from two minutes to an hour per day." as I have been leaving my pc on for long periods recently. But in saying that I still feel that something is wrong as my clock seems to have lost 4 mins since my 1st post (roughly 3 hours) , that really isn't that long a period of time.
     
  5. harpstringer

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    First - buy and install the battery. Be advised that although these machines have a clock on them they're notoriously poor at keeping time - Your's sounds excessive though.
     
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