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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

    Apr 15, 2003
    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


    Feb 28, 2001
    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.

  3. jldjs


    Sep 23, 2003
    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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