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By terranovap13 ·
I have an IBM Thinkpad, that keeps lossing time, by up to 1hour. One minute I will look at the clock on the lower right hand corner and it will red 1:30 next time it will be 45 minutes off. Less time. Any suggestions.

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by churger In reply to IBM ThinkPad 600e

hi,

The system time is maintained by the Real Time Clock (RTC). The operating system clock on the taskbar only synchronizes with the RTC during power up, resume from suspend, or resume from hibernation. Certain applications or functions can interfere with the operation of the operating system clock. Since the clock does not update with the RTC, the interference becomes cumulative and can result in a substantial loss of time.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Solution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Add the following patch utility below to the Startup folder so that it starts every time the system is powered on.
ftp://ftp.pc.ibm.com/pub/pccbbs/mobiles/yptf$075.exe

1.Click on Start, then click on Settings and then click on Taskbar &Start Menu... The Taskbar Properties window appears.
2.Go to Advanced tab, Click the Add.. button. The Create Shortcut window appears.
3.In the command line box, type C:\YPTF$075.EXE. 4.If you downloaded the file to a different location, enter that location instead. Click Next.
5.In the "Select folder to place shortcut in:" box, scroll through the list and select StartUp. Click Next.
6.In the "Select a name for the shortcut:", type in "Windows Clock Patch" without the quote marks and click Finish.
7.Click OK to close the Taskbar Properties window.


This utility updates the operating system clock with the RTC on regular intervals so that no loss of time shows.

Hope this helps,
Alex

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by Still_learning In reply to IBM ThinkPad 600e

Two thoughts, I do not know specifically about the TP600E, but some of the older TPs had the equivalent to a CMOS battery. Secondly, are you logging on to a server? The time gets synchronized with the server when you log on. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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by Ann777 In reply to IBM ThinkPad 600e

Yes, the IBM ThinkPad 600E has a CMOS battery as well. If the first suggestion does not work, then you should replace the CMOS battery. It is a #2032... round flat, a little bigger than a nickel. Unfortunately it's internal and not accessible without taking the casing, keyboard, etc off.

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by Ann777 In reply to IBM ThinkPad 600e

Also it is proprietary, has a special connector. You'd have to take the computer to an authorized service center to replace the CMOS.

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by Ann777 In reply to IBM ThinkPad 600e

Also it is proprietary, has a special connector. You'd have to take the computer to an authorized service center to replace the CMOS.

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