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PC Clock issues

By alun.pincombe ·
The PC is an atlon 450MHz running Win XP.
For the past few weeks my clock keeps resetting itself. But not the date??
Is this still likely to be a battery issue?

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by glenn In reply to PC Clock issues

Are you using Windows Time Service ?
(ie a windows time server to set the clock?)

Also - visit www.download.com and download the following anti-spyware apps...

Adaware & Spybot --- perhaps a spyware application is running in the background...

email me if all else fails - I doubt this is a battery issue - - -

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by alun.pincombe In reply to

Poster rated this answer.
No time server being used.
Ran Adaware found more than expected!
time keeping has been OK since, But will probably give the true answer battery / spyware after weekend.

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by dmiles In reply to PC Clock issues

The cause could very well be the battery and the cost of a replacement is not costly enough to try,most of the time a battery that is going on the blink will start by losing the time,so try replacing the battery

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by csmith In reply to PC Clock issues

Yes, it is probably the battery.
If you leave the PC off for several days, you will probably notice a lost day.
I do not recommend this.
When the battery goes bad, you also loose all of the BIOS settings.
Write down all of the BIOS settings, then replace the battery.
This is not expensive.
Regards, Chris

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