Problem with time clock on my pc

  dublin lad 12:58 30 Mar 2005
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The time clock on my pc always seems to be slow even though i change it to the right time it goes back to been slow. what could be the problem and is it easy to sort out .
Celron 766
windows me
256 MB RAM

i keep my system updated on everything.

  Timmy!! 13:12 30 Mar 2005

There is a 'button' battery on your motherboard that looks after the clock when the pc is powered down. I suspect due to the age of your machine its gone flat and needs to be replaced.

  961 13:18 30 Mar 2005

If you go to google and search for TClockEx you will find a free download that will enable your system to update time daily from the atomic clock at Rugby. Windows xp does this automatically but earlier versions don't.

If other problems appear then as indicated by Timmy!! the battery may need replacing

  Fingees 13:38 30 Mar 2005

I agree with Timmy.

It's better to change battery now, rather than keep updating time, as your Bios CMOS is powered by it, and can cause problems if it gets corrupted.

  Fingees 13:38 30 Mar 2005

I agree with Timmy.

It's better to change battery now, rather than keep updating time, as your Bios CMOS is powered by it, and can cause problems if it gets corrupted.

  DieSse 14:49 30 Mar 2005

If it loses time when the system is switched off - then the battery is probably the culprit. If it loses time when the system is on, then it's an effect of some software.

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