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clock shows wrong time


Hi there,

Bought new machine last September and so far everything has been running fine except for one niggly problem that I cannot solve. Every time I boot up in the morning, I find that the clock on the task bar is at the wrong time. It appears to have stoped during power down, or is running slow. Once I re-synchronise it on the internet, it's fine while the PC is running. Is it the internal battery that is causing this? Surely not have such a short space of time.

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Most likely not the battry. If so you would get other symptoms like it may forget the HD type etc.

Most likely a flakey clock chip.

I would put a time set program in startup and forget it. Depending on the motherboard it might take a whole new MB to fix it. It will not effect anything else.

As for the time setter, get one that sets the time and terminates and does not stay in memory.

XP and 2K can be told to set their on time thu a time server so look into that if you want.

Or if you don't know how get back to us.

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ronseeth--Norton Anti Virus used to mess up the clock and Symantec provided a fix (SymEvent). But I thought that was only in NAV several versions back.
http://service1.symantec.com/support...6?OpenDocument
You could also read here
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=189706
but I have no idea whether any of this could apply to WinXP.
So mflynn may have given you the best advice.


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Hi again,

In response to MFlynn above, I know I did say initially that I had no trouble with the machine, I shold say that I did have a need to return the PC after a week and it had a whole new motherboard replaced then......apart from that....no problems. I will try the advice you suggest.

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Did you check to make sure your clock is set to the correct time zone? Control Panel - date and time - time zones.

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ronseeth--I should have mentioned that I use a free time sync program, Dimension 4, which works quite well. It runs in the background and has a splash window which shows only very briefly at startup.
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,1856,00.asp


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Welshjim - XP has a pretty good one built in.

ronseeth - just so you'll know, it is a very rare PC that keeps correct people time. The internal clock the PC uses to operate itself must be OK since your system runs but that absolutely does not mean the "clock" you see will keep proper time.

However, since you indicated it keeps good time while running and only gets way off if powered down for a while, you might want to consider hibernation rather than routinely powering it off. It certainly doesn't harm a PC to stay on 7x24 and in hibernation mode it will draw very little power so no significant cost involved.

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thanks to all who replied to my post. As usual, I know you guys are out there if I need help.

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I shold say that I did have a need to return the PC after a week and it had a whole new motherboard replaced then
You don't suppose they left your battery out?

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Seem to remember that Dimension 4 did not support XP when I moved to Pro. Checking Welshjim's link only shows NT - perhaps that's why it works. May have been updated?

I use YACS (Yet Another Clock Synchroniser}

Works fine for me.

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