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PC Clock does not keep time


amyjen7

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I have for some time now found my computer clock and date (the date as only been wrong on a couple of occasions) failing to show the correct time, despite correcting in on a number of times. Following a recent article I opened the “change date and time box” went to “internet Time” then “Changed settings”. The synchronized button was ticked; I changed the internet Server from “time.nist.gov” to “time.windows.com”. Everything was ok for about a week then the clock was wrong again. When I pressed the Update button I received a message “Error occurred while Windows was synchronizing “. I would very much appreciate any advice as to what is possibly going wrong and how I can best address it and could it be the battery failing inside the PC which is 6 yr old. I run Vista Home Premium have the most recent Windows Explorer and my service provider is TalkTalk. Thank you very much

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Jock1e

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Think you are correct.Sounds like it needs a new CMOS battery.

Have you tried resetting the time in the bios.Make sure you have the correct time and have the correct area settings.

Does it just loose one hour or does it vary.

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Jock1e

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If in the uk make sure the region is set to (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.

Also make sure it is on the correct month.

If all of those are set correctly it looks like your battery needs replacing.

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Nontek

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Yes, you definitely need a new CMOS battery.

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