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Time/date is not stable...goes fast! daily!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by margelevy, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. margelevy

    margelevy Thread Starter

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    My time date function is not stable and goes fast, about an hour a day. I have it set to update automatically AND I can and do manually reset it. But it is wild. I had the same problem on XP home and recently updated to xp pro and updated the whole thing with service pack 2. My computer is a fast emachine and is 3 months old.

    Any advice?
     
  2. barnnyardd

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    i do not have the date problem but i had to just reset my time to daylight savings time eastern us. it changes by itself still trying to figure out why. running xp home
     
  3. CoasterFreak

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    Motherboard/CMOS battery is going. That's the only thing I can think of. You should get it changed by someone who knows what they are doing. I mean anyone can do it, but I wouldn't want you to accidently burn something out or anything.
     
  4. margelevy

    margelevy Thread Starter

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    It gets faster and this is a brand new computer, a fast emachine, that Gateway now owns. Good or bad? Who knows.
     
  5. telecom69

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    Right click on the clock,then adjust date and time ,then click the internet time tab and sync it
     
  6. CoasterFreak

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    If the time is automatically changing itself, its the Mobo battery. It shouldn't just change for no reason. IF YOU KNOW HOW, check the time in the BIOS and see if that is off. If so, its the battery. Get it changed.
     
  7. techkid

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    It is possible for the CMOS battery to be crappy (saw one at a major retailer once with some CMOS error), but it could also be some other problem.

    I once experienced where the year was unstable when I upgraded from Windows ME to XP Pro. I'd set it to the correct year (2003 at the time), but within hours it'd be 2009, 2012 or 2017 (these were the 3 most popular values). The battery was great (it's still inside it now), but when I had to do a proper installation of XP (after a slight mishap on my behalf... :eek: ) the date was fine.
     
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