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System Clock Always Wrong


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I have Windows XP and my clock in my System Bar is always wrong. I ran an Ewido scan ,Spybot, Adaware,C cleaner,Easy Cleaner all to no avail. Even after updating the Internet Server for the System Clock, the clock always end up going fast after a couple of minutes. Can someone please shed some light on this issue. Thanks in advance.
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have u tryed changing the system clock?
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I have 11 computer running. Out of the 11, 5 of them have clocks that are always a few minutes off. One older puter is way off. It loses 10 minutes per day. Most lose only a minute or less per day. I don't even bother with the clocks anymore. have the Xp puters check the time daily but other than that who cares. One of the XP puters always gets a "cant find server" error so when it gets way off i have to switch between ndis and microsoft servers to correct the time. I might do this every few months. I guess if i wanted to replace the cmos batterys it might help but the puters run and thats all i need.

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You need to change the CMOS batteries in those computers. Losing time is a clear sign of a failing CMOS battery.

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Thanks for responding guys. Yes i have changed the system clock. I also will do some more research on the battery that i might need. Must admit though, i'm totally a novice about computers. Thanks again guys.
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If you take the side panel off of your computer case, you will see the CMOS battery clearly. It is shiny stainless steel about the size of a nickel. You will see a clip on one of the sides. Push that clip in with your thumbnail and release it and you will notice the battery pop out a little bit (sometimes pops all the way out and hits the bottom of the case depending on how tight the clip holding it in is). You will then be able to grab it with your thumb and finger and remove it. Of course do all this with your computer off and the power cord unplugged from the back of your computer to be safe. Then take that battery to a local computer shop and they will get you the proper replacement.

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