Time changing for no reason

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15Peter20

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Sometimes when I leave my laptop unattended for days at a time, I get back to find the clock is two hours behind where I set it to. Is there a good explanation for this or might it be evidence that I've been hacked or something?
 
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I wonder if the CMOS battery on the Motherboard is starting to go flat?

When you say unattended, does that mean it is operating, in standby mode, screen saver or completely shut down?
 
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I agree with Cuttlefish. Probably the CMOS battery. (it is disk shaped and easy to replace)
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If the times difference is a even hour, then I would say it is a Time Zone or Day Light Saving setting issue.

Do you have the correct time zone selected and do you have the correct location selected?
As these will determine which Day Light Saving scheme is being used.
 

15Peter20

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I don't know if it's the CMOS battery. I'm leaving it switched on and running for the time I'm away.
 
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