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PC clock keeps going haywire.


The Kestrel

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Three times recently the clock on my PC has overnight reset to a time in the year 2003. This is only discovered when I boot up and find several programs will not work until the time is reset correctly. There has been a gap of two or three weeks between each of these incidents. I always shut down my PC at night but leave it on standby, so it has power available 24/7. Can anyone suggest what is causing this problem and how to rectify it please?

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Nontek

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Probably needs a new CMOS battery.

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Nontek

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woodchip

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If its not the Battery, or it could be Battery Contacts need cleaning. It will other than the above be Faulty BIOS or Motherboard

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woodchip

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PS Windows takes its time from the BIOS Clock. It can be reset from within windows Control Panel

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BT

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Almost certainly needs a new battery on the motherboard, they don't last forever. I've just replaced mine after the clock kept resetting to 2008. Its simple to do, see Nontec's link above.

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The Kestrel

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Thanks everyone for your input. I will go ahead, using Nontek's link and change the CMOS battery and see if that solves the problem.

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wee eddie

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To clean the Contacts: Rub them with a blunt pencil

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