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My computer's losing time!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Linpin, Sep 29, 2003.

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  1. Linpin

    Linpin Thread Starter

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    My cumputer clock loses time while it's on. After about 5 hours it has lost about 35 minutes .
    When you switch it off and on again, the time is right again.
    I have got a Pentium 4 and Windows 98 .
    What can I do? Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Linpin
    There is usually no easy solution for this problem since your CMOS on the motherboard appears to be OK. The problem then is software related to a program or a function. The only way to find out what is causing it is through the process of elimination.
    Have a look at This Website since it details the common causes and also provides a link to the Microsoft article pertaining to this matter.

    Good luck in your search and let us know what you have found.

    Dave
     
  3. jldjs

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    I had a similar symptom with my W98SE. FOund it to be my old version of Norton AV, NAV 5.0. I had downloaded a new reference file last fall and since then my clock would progressively slow down. Symantec support site has a "fix" for it which I used for a while, a fix for symevent.exe. However, while it fixed the clock, it didn't prevent the problem. I finally un-installed NAV5.0 and moved up to Norton 2004 and the problem is GONE!
     
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