Why is my clock slowing down?

Question

My system clock loses time seemingly at random. Sometime it stays fairly close, but usually not - I don't see any kind of pattern, it can be an hour or two off, but is often 8 - 10 hours or more behind. I synchronize with the internet clock (or with a free-ware atomic clock synchronizer) and it works for a while, then starts losing again.

I found one place that had a procedure that used the commands:

net stop w32time

w32tm /unregister

w32tm /unregister

w32tm /register

net start w32time

but it did not work - it just went right back to losing again.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Stan

Answer

This question was answered on October 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I think the problems lies in your CMOS battery It’s a battery that looks similar to the ones used inside watches Your CMOS battery helps keep the system time running and you should replace it as soon as you can Read this website if you need help http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/tutorials/tutorial.php/id/58 its best if you do replace it soon I hope that helps

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Posted by joseph of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 20, 2004