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Losing time in 98

By stephied ·
Lately, I have been 6-7 minutes off in 98. I have 1) replaced the battery 2)not logged into network 3)unloaded all startups 4)only loaded system.ini 5)flashed the bios and am still having problems. After I changed the battery, it kept time for 7 hours until I rebooted, then it was 6 minutes off again. Before, it didn't seem like I had to reboot for the time to be off. I am not logging into a server which changes my time. Safe mode made time come up ok. Any suggestions?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Losing time in 98

Microsoft cites Advanced
Power Management (APM) as one possible cause of this problem. Disable APM to check out the difference. Other possible causes are recorded as third-party antivirus
programs, screen savers, system utilities (programs that depend on
timing), and, of course, a weak CMOS battery.

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by insatiable In reply to Losing time in 98

I'm with the second part of your first answer!
I've installed a weak battery before. I've never had the Win98 lose time that it hasn't been the battery.

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by saihib In reply to Losing time in 98

Get yourself a nice watch.

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by ec364 In reply to Losing time in 98

If your PC is manufactured prior to 1996, you must update the BIOS (if it's upgradable). Otherwise, your BIOS does not work well with the serial number of dates after 1999. Hence, Y2K problem.

If your PC is newer than 1996, then you can try changing the short date style of Windows from mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yyyy. Go to Control Panel/Regional Settings.

Enjoy!

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by Pyracket In reply to Losing time in 98

There are some problems caused from a file date and time being wrong causing the clock to be worng also a known issue from MS for Date and time lose in win98/95, the reason for it not loosing time untill restart could be a file date time being incorrect, run a through scandisk and check date and time. The Technet srticle for date time lose is Q189706

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