Clock slowing down

  Kuching 23:03 24 Feb 2009

A previous discussion put this down to a weak CMOS battery and gave a guide to how to change the battery. I am not technical and would rather leave the battery as it is. If I adjust the clock each time I turn my PC on, can I carry on using my PC without any problems?

  birdface 23:13 24 Feb 2009

Maybe computer may crash it a laptop or desktop that you have.Is it just changing 1 hour or does it vary.

  Kuching 23:24 24 Feb 2009

It is a desktop. The slowdown varies and it has reverted to January 2002 a couple of times.

  Sea Urchin 23:25 24 Feb 2009
  Switcher 23:37 24 Feb 2009

Best change the battery it's a very simple job.

  canarieslover 09:20 25 Feb 2009

It could lose ability to detect settings for the hard drive and prevent booting. Change it, half an hours work and a couple of £'s and you have no more worries for 2-3 years, even longer if your lucky. It really is not much more difficult than changing a watch battery.

  tullie 09:27 25 Feb 2009

Then again,reading the above article,it is only essential for the time?

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