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Old 04-17-02, 10:57 AM
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Computer Loosing time

For the past week when i turn my computer on the clock is always 5 mins slow. SO i change it back to what it should be but then it turns back to 5 mins slow when i turn off and turn it back on.

Do i have a virus?
Old 04-17-02, 12:22 PM
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Could be a couple of things.

1) How old is it? If the internal battery is dying it could be that.
2) have you downloaded any software to help it check time?

What OS are you running.

I had win 98 on my pc, and the clock would lose lots of time, when I upgraded to XP with built in TimeService all is right with the world
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Re: Computer Loosing time

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For the past week when i turn my computer on the clock is always 5 mins slow. SO i change it back to what it should be but then it turns back to 5 mins slow when i turn off and turn it back on.

Do i have a virus?
How old is the PC? Does anything else happen besides it just getting slow? If you don't change it, does it keep loosing time?

If the PC is a few years old it might need to have the CMOS battery replaced. Check with the manual or manufacturer to find out what type of battery is needed. Most of today's PCs take a standard CR2032 battery.
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Its about 3 yearts old. I am running XP, and it loses about 5 mins every time i turn it on
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Hmmmm... I would recommend trying to replace the CMOS battery. If you don't have the manual and the system was built and not bought from a manufacturer (like Gateway or Dell) then you can try and bring the PC into a store like Radio Shack and they can usually tell you what battery you need and maybe they'll even install it for you.

Odds are it's a CR2032 watch-type battery.
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You can also get a program which checks the internet and keeps "fixing" the time for you.

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