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My PC clock does not keep time Why?

by musicmutt1 / November 30, 2009 4:37 PM PST

Hi everyboby me being a bit PC dull maybe asking a silly question ,, I upgraded my PC from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate since doing this my PC clock will not keep the correct time ,, if I shut down and restart the clock displays a different time if I adjust it on the time a date it will still not keep time and the apply tab does not function just the OK ,,If I sync with the internet time same applies the clock will stay correct as with the date and time adjustment until it goes into stand by when I restart the time displayed could be anything so I have to adjust the date/time again that's the gist of it folks anyone know a fix thanks for reading best regards to all ,,,, Tony

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Did you know . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 30, 2009 9:41 PM PST

that that complex piece of machinery called a PC relies on a little battery to keep the clock working? It's on the motherboard and is flat and silver, like a large hearing aid battery. Replace it.

Since you didn't share the make and model of the PC I'll let you investigate/read the owner's manual for the procedure.

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My Pc Clock will not keep time
by musicmutt1 / December 1, 2009 5:57 AM PST
In reply to: Did you know . . .

Hi Dude many thanks for your response to my question I will investigate it change the battery and post the outcome many thanks best regards Tony

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My PC clock will not keep the correct time
by musicmutt1 / December 1, 2009 8:01 AM PST

Hi well I changed the battery but the problem persists ,,, I changed the battery at 22.15 and at midnight GMT the time on the PC is 23.06 that ia a 51 minute loss in just under 2hrs ,, so the problem is not resolved ,,, thanks for the tip dude but it did not work ,,so does anyone have another suggestion ,,, best regards Tony

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My Pc clock will not keep the correct time
by musicmutt1 / December 1, 2009 8:14 AM PST

Well my friend changing the battery did not resolve the problem ,,i Changed it at 22.15 when I reset the correct time and resync ,, still no apply tab just the ok ,, the out come is that in just under 2 hours the time lost 51 minuets checked at midnight GMT by my watch and the time displayed was 23.06 ,,, thanks for the tip ,,do you or anyone else have a an alternative solution that may resolve the problem? ,,, best rtegards Tony

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by nefeteria / December 13, 2009 3:04 PM PST

I have windows XP laptop and my clock was losing time as well. When you do a resync,. make sure you are connected to the internet. Also after you have set the right time click on the REFRESH button on your browser. It worked for me.


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my PC clock will not keep the correct time
by musicmutt1 / December 13, 2009 10:33 PM PST
In reply to: Tony

Many thanks for the info unfortunately that does not work as I have tried it several times so my problem still persists any others ideas will be most welcome ,,,, I changed the battery again and that has not solved it either ,,,,

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2009 10:47 PM PST

I ran into this on a CRACKED (pirate) install of XP Pro. To fix it we had to go get the real license and such. And after that we had to install the OS just like we do all the time with drivers for the machine that MSFT does not provide.

This one is for the books. You gotta wonder why some think these pirate copies should work proper.

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my PC clock does not keep time
by musicmutt1 / December 15, 2009 7:39 AM PST
In reply to: Just sharing.

Thanks for the info but the copy of Vista I installed is bona fide legal as it is a full uk retail product since starting this thread I have evem reformatted my hard drive after wiping it clean and guess what I still have the same problem it is bugging me as to the cure many thanks again regards Tony

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MyPC will not keep the correct time
by musicmutt1 / December 25, 2009 10:55 PM PST

ok folks it's cured it seems that after a complete reformat of the hard drive with my Vista disc and all the updates and service packs it appears to be working fine now so many thanks to all who offered help regards to all Tony

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