lehpron
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Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:43 am

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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desertjets
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:52 am

Try replacing your CMOS battery. That would be my first guess.
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:58 am

Yup, sounds like you need a new battery. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
lehpron
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:10 am

Where is the "CMOS battery" located? I thought only laptops have batteries.
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:13 am

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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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:24 am

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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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 6:30 am

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.
 
ukair
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:38 am


A word of caution, I read somewhere that the CMOS battery can explode if located incorrectly.
 
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:53 am

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
 
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RE: Windows 98: My Clock Is F-ed

Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:27 am

Are you splitting hairs or what.

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