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Solved: Clock keeps running slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by asuss06, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. asuss06

    asuss06 Thread Starter

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    ive got windows xp on a toshiba satellite laptop and the clock in the lower right corner will not keep accurate time. each day, it ends up running about 45 minutes to an hour slow and im resetting it daily. is there a way to fix this problem?
     
  2. bp936

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    have you checked in the Date and Time Properties if it is automatically set to synchronize with Internet time and that it is set to your area time zone ?
    Sometimes (but rarely) a program changes the time.

    On the other hand, I once had to get a new battery inside the desktop computer, but I would not touch my Toshiba, they are impossible to take apart and put it back together, at least for me.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Model number and how old?
     
  4. asuss06

    asuss06 Thread Starter

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    it as toshiba satellite M45-S169 and is about 5 yrs old. i replaced the hard drive about 2 yrs ago and think i saw the little battery in there that probably keeps the clock up to speed perhaps. its real easy to get to. ill give that a whirl.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    That's right that s the first step!
     
  6. sulasno

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    could it be an application that is running in the background ? create a batch file with the following; w32tm /resync /nowait exit put the batch file into the schedule task and run it every hour
     
  7. asuss06

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    ill start with changing the battery. all batteries eventually fail so thats the best first step. ill consider this problem solved for now. thanks everyone!!!
     
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