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IBM Thinkpad looses 20min or more a day

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Hello,

I have a user with a IBM T-30 (model 2366-63U) running Windows 98 that keeps loosing time. This happens after the screensaver (windows Default)initalizes. He'll come in the next morning and the time is 20min to a hour off.

* Power management has been disabled
* No Norton Software loaded
* This happens only connected to a ethernet connection.
* Happens in or out of the docking station
* Only happens when there is a mouse connected (USB)

Thanks
Chris
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by:d_dingy24
ID: 8090390
It sounds like the CMOS battery is getting bad.  Replace that and it should fix your problem.
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by:hospwr
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I forgot the CMOS battery was first replaced, and later the motherboard. Any other suggestions?
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by:hospwr
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I forgot the CMOS battery was first replaced, and later the motherboard. Any other suggestions?
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by:hospwr
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I forgot the CMOS battery was first replaced, and later the motherboard. Any other suggestions?
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by:d_dingy24
ID: 8105294
There are programs that will keep your computer clock up to date from there website.  Here is a link for you to check out
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/0,collid,604,00.asp
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by:vangucht
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Typically for CMOS bat., you say it only happens connected to ethernet, are you then logged on to a server, he can set your time to "network" time also...
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by:hospwr
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We are going to load XP to see if  this make a difference. If not we may look into a program like Atomic Clock, even though the workstation should sync with the MDC when he logs in.

Chris
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