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By alfonsit ·
After I switch off the computer the correct time I had entred before is changed (wrong). Is the battery on the motherboard not good any longer and need to be changed?
Thank you for your help.
Al

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by saihib In reply to Real time clock

That's the most common reason for this occurring. Even if it's not the battery, if the battery is a few years old, it's a good idea to change it out anyway.

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by svdineshkumar In reply to Real time clock

I had experienced this problem in the past. Changing the battery solved my problem. It is a good habit to change the battery once in 2 years or so. Change the battery and your problem will be solved.

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by davidfranks78 In reply to Real time clock

the most common problem is as mentioned, battery. But it could also rarely be due to some breakdown of the motherboard. To confirm this, try changing the setting of the "boot up seeking" sequence to something else. Usually default is 1st FDD 2nd HDD and then others. Change it to 1st HDD, 2nd FDD or visa versa (Note the original sequence somewhere for safety!). Save and restart the system. See if this changes to the default in subsequent startups. If it does, then definitely it is a bettery problem. If not, then it could mean some other hardware problem related to the system clock.

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by davidfranks78 In reply to

For the time being, if you have access to the internet, there is a free easy to set up software available that corrects your time automatically or whenever you want to.

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/

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