Slow Clock in Windows XP

  matthew_sargent 10:10 01 May 03

My clock in Win XP is always running very slow resulting in inaccurate file and email properties. Any advice on how to solve? (It appears to run 2 seconds for every realtime second)

  graham√ 10:28 01 May 03

This is usually due to the cell (battery) on the motherboard either loose or failed.

  moore_mat 10:32 01 May 03

In addition to the above - if you are on the internet a lot, you could try setting Windows to synchronise with an "online" clock..

click here for a nice little site to show you the way!!

Hoe this helps


  -pops- 10:38 01 May 03

In XP you can automatically synchronise to internet time by clicking on the time indication on the task bar, clicking the Internet Time tab and ensuring the "automatically etc.."


  graham√ 10:58 01 May 03

Synchronising only occurs once a week. You still need a good battery in your motherboard, it doesn't only keep the clock running.

  -pops- 11:01 01 May 03

Yes indeed but, I have seen machines that do not have this facility enabled. The time loss is not as drastic as that described here but it happens nevertheless.


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