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win 98 clock

Posted on 2000-02-29
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My win98 clock dosnt keep the correct time....about every week it winds up being an hour ahead or an hour behind.  Any body know why and how to fixit?
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by:ajmcgarry
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Sounds like the battery for your bios is going. Windows doesn't actually keep time on the pc, it simply displays it and allows it to be set.
If its a fairly old PC, get a new battery, otherwise complain like shite to who ever supplied it.

Other than this the only other problems could be a faulty or cheap bios, or possibly a virus.

Try a virus check to be on the safe side.
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by:st_steve
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anything on daylight saving times?? are you using DST by any chance??
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by:AdamWoodland
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The times on PC clocks are never accurate, one way to fix it (extra to the other, previous answers) is to download a free program that you can set to correct the time on the machine every time you connect to the internet or whenever you want it to.

It talks to a time server on the internet that uses GPS to get an accurate time, which then modifies your PC time.

Although this will not completly solve your problem, its a way to get the problem temporarily solved until a more perminate solution is found.
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by:liketaknow
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thanks the article you supplied a link to help me out a bunch.
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