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clock malfunction

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jakewade, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. jakewade

    jakewade Thread Starter

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    hey folks,

    i think this might be an easy one so...........

    my clock rarely displays the correct time. if i reset it to the correct time it loses time rapidly, falls behind, much like a battery operated clock whose battery is failing. i am assuming that this is the problem but i don't know for sure. still looking for my motherboard manual to figure out if this is the problem and i just need to swap out the battery. since i'm having trouble locating it , i thought i'd ask. please help if you have the time.

    thanks,

    jmw
     
  2. buddhafabio

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    the problem you state is consistant with a cmos battery going bad it is just a silver disk on the mother board. easy to remove and cheap to replace.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    If the clock loses time while the PC is on, you need to look for a process that's interfering with the timer interrupt. OTOH, if it's a power-off problem, the battery is indeed the place to look first.
     
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