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By jdrankos ·
I am having a time loss problem that I just can not figure out... The problem follows platforms win/98 to ME... I can not find a hardware issue, nor a cpu or memory hog... The machine mysteriously loses time and slowly locks up... The machine is an older PII/400...

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by maxwell edison In reply to Time Loss on windows

Greetings,

The "time-loss" problem is not related to the "lock up" problem.

The computer (and Windows) looses time because of a failed and/or failing motherboard battery. They are easy to replace, and cost about 5 dollars.

Regards,

Maxwell

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by maxwell edison In reply to Time Loss on windows

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As far as your lock-up problem, after you replace the battery try to isolate the things that lead up to the lock up. That will assist in diagnosing that particular problem. Post those things on this thread, and you'll get plenty of replies.(At least I've never heard of a bad battery causing lock up.)

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by jdrankos In reply to Time Loss on windows

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by Ann777 In reply to Time Loss on windows

If the computer battery is drained and the power supply is defective, then it is possible for the two problems to be related.

I'd start with replacing the CMOS battery, then if that does not make a difference, then replace the power supply. If neither of those makes a difference, then something on your motherboard has probably been fried and is causing a drain from the battery/power supply.

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by jdrankos In reply to Time Loss on windows

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by tjc In reply to Time Loss on windows

Some sub versions of windows have a time slip problem, update all windows drivers on the comtpuer. You can see if this is the case by going to a msdos prompt and check the dos "time" command with what the windows clock says. If they are diffrent then windows is not reading the bios correctly.

If they both show the time loss the same (the dos time and windows clock) then you have a bios battery problem and you will need to replace it. To see if this is the case, turn off the comptuer and waitone hour and turn it back on, see if the time slip has happened while the time is out. if so then it is the battery.

The lock ups can be any normal windows problem. i suggest you treat the time slip first and see what happens.

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