the bottom right time clock

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bigpdb

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4003 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1809 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 99 GB (35 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03WVR2
Antivirus: AVG Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

the clock on starting up shows the time it was last shutdown or last reset.
on changing it to internet time via the time and date - internet time settings the clock goes to correct time and date but it will then at some point later revert to the last time it was reset this can happen as often as every hour but sometimes not so frequently when laptop in use.

any thoughts
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Weak/failing CMOS battery? What is the make and model of the computer? Oh, and how old is it?
 

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DELL VOSTRO 3550 about 5-6 years.

just put it on battery power not something it is often on went from 100% to 90% in 10mins and says 1hr 14mins remaining.

hadn't thought about the battery but looks like it could well be failing.

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No, no, not the laptop battery. The CMOS battery. It's a replaceable coin type battery (CR232) buried inside the laptop. You can pick one up at most Pharmacies or Grocery store for maybe $3 (USD). The problem is it's a bit of a pain to get to it on that particular laptop. You can see the battery in its holder in this video at about the 3:45 mark:
 
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