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Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

The problem started a few months ago. We tried to scan and defrag the drive, nothing.

This is what is wrong: Our clock, right side of the properties bar, stops every time the computer is shut down. Why? Somehow there is a 5-hour separation between the current time (13:44) and the computers clock (07:45). The minutes are right but not the hours. I reset it yesterday, it was a few hours off then too.

What is up with this?


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Try replacing your CMOS battery. That would be my first guess.


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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Yup, sounds like you need a new battery. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Where is the "CMOS battery" located? I thought only laptops have batteries.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Open up your PC and there should be one, somewhere inside... probably close to the power supply.

What brand/type of comp do you have?



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User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 972 times:

The CMOS battery is located on the motherboard. It's usually a very large sliver circle on the motherboard. A word of caution though, be careful replacing the battery, because if the power is off, you will lose your BIOS info and anything else in CMOS.

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 964 times:

It is an Intel P1 200mmx, there is a sticker on the front of the mini tower, "Exptex computer", I don't know if it is a brand or something the store likes to tag on. We recently (July 2001) upgrade from Win95, because a virus hit the registery & backup, we had to change the computer.



Other problems exist like it takes a while longer for the "safe to shutdown" screen to come up.



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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 957 times:

It looks like a giant watch battery, could be anywhwere on the motherboard and could be hiding behind anything... so look hard, it's there. It's cheap to replace, just go to a computer parts store. It sounds like a pretty old computer, so it wouldn't surprise me that the battery is messed up and you're lucky if that's the only problem. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kcle, he's probably already losing all CMOS info when he turns off the computer and that's why his clock is screwy.


User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 938 times:


A word of caution, I read somewhere that the CMOS battery can explode if located incorrectly.


User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Ukair, I will assume you mean if it is installed incorrectly. Well that's true for any battery. But just install the new one exactly the same way the old one was and you'll be fine. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Are you splitting hairs or what.

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