W98 Desktop Clock display doesn't match system time??
Posted on 2000-03-17
Has anyone else found that their desktop clock display is erratic since Jan 2000??
My Win98SE desktop display is sometimes exactly one hour behind. Other times it is ten or twenty minutes behind. I have gone in and adjusted time by exactly one hour many times, Today I clicked on Adjust Date/Time, the correct time (4:02 pm) was showing in the dialogue box, while at the same time the desktop display showed 3:42 pm!!!
Computer is always on so I assume that I can discount a bad system battery as the problem.
Machine details: Unbranded Intel PII 350, 64meg ram, 3Comm network cards (2),runnning @home terayon cable modem, Black Ice Defender and Sygate to connect two other computers on home network (all thanks to Experts Exchange) Win 98SE fully updated.
I have talked to other users who report the same problem, (they have no idea why either). One of the other two computers has the same problem, also never off.
Either it is a glitch in Win98 or some program that we are running is freezing or retarding the desktop display.
This may be known to everyone and to Microsoft, or it may be a conflict with something here on our machines. eg, we installed @home cable modem about January 10/00. Two of the others I talked to are also on cable, but the third is not.
I don't know if this is an easy or hard question. I'm happy to up the points if this is specific to my machine. Thanks