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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

    Feb 20, 2002
    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.


  2. buddhafabio


    Aug 5, 2002
    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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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