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Clock Malfunction

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  1. united red

    united red Thread Starter

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    Suddenly the clock on my computer is showing thw wrong time & sometimes date. I have tried manually changing to the right time & date & also synchronising with timewindows.com. But each time I boot up the computer, the time is again wrong. My son suggested that the battery on the motherboard might be running out. Help!!!
     
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    could be ...
    replacing the CMOS battery means powering down the machine, (ground yourself) open the case, find out which type of battery sits on your motherboard, (shiny disc size) buy another, (low priced). replace the old with the new coin sized, battery.

    carefully lifted out and clips back in

    other reasons is the time zone (win7 fix)
    Right-click the system clock in your taskbar and select > Adjust date/time. Under the headline > Time Zone check whether the information is correct. If not, click the > Change time zone… button and set your time zone. Don’t forget to confirm your changes and you’re all set.

    the last possibility could be malware but see how the first two go first. from link:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-windows-computer-loses-time-date/
     
  3. united red

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    Thanks for the info. I have tried changing the time zone/ time date, but it didn't last past closing the computer down. The next time I booted it up, the time was wrong again. However, my son came today & changed the battery on the motherboard & low & behold, it now works fine. Thanks for the help.
     
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    great news,
    thanks for replying to let us know
     
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